I was recently given a couple of bags of Mrs Doyle’s Irish Blend Tea by my brother. Fond of a good brew and a big Father Ted fan, I was eager to give it a try. The Mrs Doyle’s website describes the blend of Assam, Sri Lankan Uva and Darjeeling as a “decent Irish tea” and it is hard to argue otherwise.
Assam is typically the main ingredient in traditional everyday teas and like most Irish people, I like my tae with a drop of milk. I let the tea stew for about 3 minutes and add a dash of milk (depending on the type).
I paid a visit to Devilles Restaurant in Dalkey last Friday. A new restaurant on Castle Street, I was interested to see what the latest Dalkey eatery had to offer, especially since it had replaced a long established (but questionable) restaurant on the main street. The menu consists of fairly standard meat and fish dishes that are common amongst a lot of restaurants these days, relatively traditional food with a twist or taken up a notch. The menu can be accessed here.
With ambient lighting and an array of different seating options including booths and high tables the restaurant is warm and comfortable. It actually reminds of a scene from Boardwalk Empire (without the threat of assassination) which for me was a positive.