Foodies, pack your bags. In the grand tradition of New York’s restaurant week, 30 of Dublin’s best (and priciest) eateries will concoct three-course meals all for €25 or €30. “Dine in Dublin” is a chance to sample the cuisine across Ireland’s capital city from 20 April to 26 April.
Irish social web site Entertainment.ie (http://entertainment.ie) recommends these four restaurants:
The best thing to have is the half rotisserie chicken with chips instead of mashed potatoes, and a side order of green beans.
66 South Great Georges Street, +353 1 400 5878
Ely Wine Bar
We love their famous bangers and mash with onion gravy, as well as the beef burger with roast plum tomato and caramelized red onion The meat is organic, from Robson’s family farm in Clare, and everything on the menu can be adapted for coeliacs.
22 Ely Place, +35316768986
Fallon and Byrne
An epicurean’s dream: deli counters with fine meats and cheeses, an eye-popping selection of foods from all over the world, and a magnificent wine cellar in the basement with daily wine tastings. Mackerel on sourdough toast is a fine way to start. Follow it with simple, tasty fare like fish and chips or a steak.
11-17 Exchequer Street, +35314721000
The trick here is to insist on a table downstairs, ask the chef to order for you, and don’t overdo it on the poppadoms. The rest? Culinary history.
41 South Great Georges Street, +3531677 0999
Return flights on Eithad from Delhi to Dublin cost around Rs38,000 and Mumbai to Dublin, Rs37,300. For more information on the festival head to http://www.dineindublin.ie.