Behind every great restaurant is a story, an unwavering inspiration that moves patrons and proprietors alike. There is a chef working tirelessly to bring ideas to life. There is a host, or in this case a hostess, who organises the team and welcomes their guests with subtlety, an apparent effortlessness to their every move. In no restaurant in Ireland is this more apparent than in L’Ecrivain.
For a number of years, if you walked into any bar off the street in Dublin and you’d find a similar scene: crowded rooms filled with noisy patrons, pricy pints getting spilled in your attempt to leave the bar and resume your position standing against a wall, and a seemingly endless flow of mixed drinks that don’t quite seem to quench your thirst but that burn a hole in your wallet faster than you can drink them down.
DUBLIN RESTAURANT FEATURE
One Pico Restaurant is Multi award winning fine dining restaurant which combines French decorum with a warm & welcoming atmosphere. One Pico serve modern classic cuisine with innovative touches. One Pico aims to use the best of local produce in season with menu’s changing by the month.
REGIONAL RESTAURANT FEATURE
For the last night of our break in Co. Limerick, we had pre-planned to visit Restaurant 1826 Adare. Owned and run by Husband and Wife team, Chef Wade Murphy, (President – Eurotoques Ireland) and Elaine, who renovated the cottage and opened the restaurant in 2013.
NEW RESTAURANT FEATURE
The construction of a city wide Luas line has seen Dawson Street uprooted- literally. Hammering and pounding have become a part of life for local businesses, driving owners and customers alike crazy. Restaurants, especially, have suffered under the ever present noise. One would assume that any and all potential customers would meander on by, ignoring the street altogether.
MONTHLY EVENT FEATURE
In Ireland, the craft beer industry has witnessed significant growth over the past 12 months. Despite this time of national recession, the craft beer industry is thriving with sales growing by a whopping 42% in 2012 and predictions of 35% growth this year.