Dinner and a Show

Landed in Dublin after 14 hours of traveling. We were so exhausted but can’t sleep yet or else we will take a few days to adjust to GMT.

So we wandered a bit while waiting for my parents to arrive as well – their flight from London was a few hours after ours.

About a mile from our hotel is an open air shopping street like Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. We walked by an old church converted to a restaurant -and recommended by Rick Steve’s Ireland book, and decided that is where we will have dinner.

We managed to snag four seats at the bar since we didn’t make a reservation. Mom got a pineapple juice and dad ordered a glass of Guinness.

I’ve never been a fan of Guinness so I stuck with one of my favs.. Erdinger Dunkel.

Anthony got the beer flight. You can read his reviews on Beer Untappd.

For food, parents got the seafood sampler and the special which was Thai green coconut curry… in a pub… calamari was super bland. Absolutely no flavor in the breading or the squid itself. It felt like eating a rubber band.

Anthony got the fillet sandwich and fries. Fries were great. I didn’t like the sandwich all that much, esp not the dipping sauce.

I went for the beef and Guinness stew. It could go either way as the other foods we ordered didn’t meet expectations but I was gladly surprised. Great beefy flavor.. tough meat. Needed to be braised longer. Puff pastry was nice and flakey. But overall good.

But what we absolutely did not expect were the couple of dancers touring with River Dance! They were aaaaamazing!!!!

WordPress wouldn’t let me upload the video and I don’t have time to figure it out so you can see it here.


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