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Sunday, August 14, 2016

DeSelby's no. 9 Cambden Street Lower Dublin 2 Ireland


Wellington with traffic cone
A small brief menu with something for everyone.  Dublin is a big place and this gem offers respite from its overwhelming history of strife and beauty. In a town of fine words (sung, read, and spoken),
DeSelby's offers fine tastes tastefully served.

Wee Curry ; several Glascow locations.

Arnie Grad has many good ideas...this was another. Our last dining in Scotland featured fresh poppadoms and  said Jeanne "the best veggie curry" and great shrimp said I with paratha.
Paratha and rice
The best veggie curry

LAKESIDE MANOR HOTEL; Virginia; Co. Cavan Ireland

Pre staging for John and Virginia family wedding bash on a beauteous lake. Dinner included an oven baked stone with a companion steak and other fresh items but the clan emerging for after dinner drinks was a highlight .
Lakeside Stile

The Clan

Hot stone and steak


LA BELLA VISTA on High Street in Westport Co Mayo Ireland

Is a small intimate place perfect for the early bird so we could get to Westport house for a Doris Keane return to the stage after some struggles with health issues. This Italian spot could have been in New York or even Italia. Lovely pasta and fish .
Doris Keane sings

La Bella Vista

Saturday, August 13, 2016

ROADFORD Restaurant Doolin Village County Claire

First night in Ireland following lead from friend at Stone Park in BK....John Virginia Jeanne and I went to see Frank and Marian's place in Doolin.  Welcome to Ireland where the scenery and Beer and kindness and music reveal themselves within minutes of Shannon...but this is the vestibule to Irish comfort and good food. This is the cottage in a farm like setting miles from the cliffs of MOHER. ...Where a lovely lassie (daughter?) presents sweet cuisine. Outside cows roam. Inside we know we four are about to have a fine trip. If only the driving wheel were on the left side and the roads were a wee wider.
          The tomato soup went well with the ubiquitous brown bread. The minipizzabites were a welcome starter. And John's Lamb   was bah bah delicious and tender. My fish sampler offered a local shrimp salmon and bass and scallop  array. The lemon sorbet desert was followed by a bill so simply presented and modest that the urban weights of NYC commerce rose gently off my shoulders. An instant brogue embraced my tongue  ...never before had i wished more that I could sing. Luckily John could and soon did along with the music makers at the pub down the street.
crepe tower with veggies

jeanne john virginia

PUB Music


we 2

Crepe closeup
varied sea dwelllers
Her soup