From bread to bao to Basque cheesecake, this week's things we most want to eat roundup features dishes from some of the city's newest openings, as well as from some solid staples continuing to kick things up a notch...
1) Potato Focaccia, Kicky's
Chef Eric Matthews' new opening Kicky's on George's Street is generating quite the hype machine on the Dublin scene, and here's exhibit #1. Just look at this 72 hour potato focaccia that comes with carbonara butter topped with Peter Hannan’s guanciale. If that ain't a mic drop...
2) Oxtail Bao Bun, Mae
Mae's snacks are always pitch perfect and a highlight of any meal there (seriously, they should open up a wine and snack bar), but this one makes us want to make a reso stat. An oxtail-filled bao bun with smoked Irish cheese, onion and a jus gras glaze. We think the words are, "I can't" and "even".
3) Pork Belly Bánh Mì, Maggi's Bánh Mì Bar
Maggi's is back! The pop up brain child from Happy's Bar & Street Food has reopened this week on Aston Quay, and boy were we happy to hear it. The home of the chicken fillet roll has welcomed the Bánh Mì with open arms, and we reckon these are among the best in the city. Plus everything's made from scratch - we love to see it.
4) Burned Basque Cheesecake, Mi Casa
Freshly opened Mi Casa in Smithfield is situated in the former home of the formal Fish Shop, and their burned Basque cheesecake with salted caramel and mascarpone cream looks like it could seal many a deal when it comes to reservation making.
5) Dark Chocolate Crémeux and Seville Orange Choux, Elliot's
Elliot's is just the shiniest little star in Phibsborough and their latest drop on Instagram has us repeatedly eye-balling their feed. The Dark chocolate crémeux and Seville orange choux is seriously winking at us (as well as the rest in that post).