Green and Bean Café Bar
Cold-pressed juices, healthy shakes and tasty power-salads are the order of the day at Green and Bean Café Bar, which recently set up shop at Brown Thomas on Grafton Street. A team of chefs under the leadership of Johnnie Cooke have devised a nutritious selection of delicious breakfast offerings such as Avocado Toast and an intriguing homemade shake made with medjool dates, low fat coconut milk and cinnamon. Lunch options include a choice of Gulf Shrimp and Chicken Tacos, with coffee courtesy of Dublin-based roaster Two Spots. Green and Bean is located on the recently revamped level 2 at Brown Thomas. www.brownthomas.com
Bonac 24 Gin
Bonac 24, a small batch artisan gin containing a blend of twelve botanicals, is the first release from a new Wicklow-based distillery established by father and son team Michael and Gavin Clifford. Featuring hints of citrus, mint and star anise, the Wicklow newcomer makes for a cool and refreshing summer tipple, particularly when served with premium tonic and a garnish of raspberry and lime. Retailing at €45, Bonac 24 is available from O’Briens, Higgins Off Licence and the Celtic Whiskey Store in Dawson Street. A full list of suppliers can be found at www.bonac24.com
Neighbourhood Walks With Fab Food Trails
The lovely folks at Fab Food Trails continue to keep things more than a little interesting for those partial to a bit of grazing while taking in the tastes and stories of Dublin’s artisan food producers.
Complementing the ever-popular Dublin Tasting Trail, Coffee Crawls and the Food and Fashion Trail, founder Eveleen Coyle’s latest brainwave involves Stepping Into Our Neighbourhoods, a series of interesting new foodie walks, talks and demos throughout the city’s side streets and suburbs.
This month’s neighbourhood outings take place on Saturday May 6th and Saturday May 27th. For further details & bookings see fabfoodtrails.ie
Killruddery Farm Market
Following a short winter break the weekly Farm Market is back in full swing at Killruddery Estate.
The market houses a terrific selection of locally sourced meats, homegrown vegetables and flowers, and is also home to a variety of handcrafted arts, crafts and homemade bakes produced by local artisans.
The provision of extra picnic tables is already proving a welcome addition this year, perfectly placed for enjoying a mouthwatering selection of burgers, falafels and crepes, all washed down with a fine selection of freshly brewed teas and coffees. The market takes place from 9am – 3pm each Saturday.
For further details visit www.killruddery.com
The Return of the House of Peroni
This time last year Dubliners got to enjoy a glamorously authentic taste of Italy through the immersive pop-up House of Peroni experience, which makes a welcome return to Dame Lane at the end of the month. Showcasing the best of contemporary Italian food, drink and design, this year’s experience features food menus overseen by Calabrian chef Francesco Mazzei, working with Dublin pastry chef Aoife Noonan and pizza specialist Michael Ryan. The House of Peroni takes up residence at 1 Dame Lane from Thursday 25th May until Sunday 4th June. www.thehouseofperoni.com
Words: Martina Murray