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adventures in eating

ely wine bar, dublin

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I took Joao’s team up on their offer for dinner and joined them at nearby Ely’s for some fancy pub style food.

The night started with Bulmers which is a sweet, lovely Irish pear cider and ended with pannacotta. In between was the main course and some good conversation whereby my work brain got full to the very very brim.

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I hear Ely’s was super swanky before but had to change their tune after the recession hit. Their menu is pretty short which I take as a good thing since that means there aren’t a million ingredients in the back just wasting away.

I ordered the chicken pie which was so cute. Buttery and flaky slightly bigger than personal-sized chicken pie with a side of mashed potates and a few asparagus (asparagi?).

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Look at that! Potatoes and peas and chicken all hanging out inside that pastry. Indulge. Think about the butter later.

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For dessert we split some pannacotta which normally I’m not a big fan of but this was more creamy and less jello-y. Why people like milk jello I will never understand. This was more of a stiff mousse so thumbs up for that. The tart raspberry sorbet is a good compliment but the shortbread I could live without.

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The entire meal was about 20 Euros per person.  Complimentary view of the docks included.

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Ely Wine Bar: Hanover Quay, Docklands, Dublin 2 (the restaurant is to the right of this picture, across the ways from the red matchstick thingies)

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Written by joann

October 2, 2009 at 9:35 pm

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  1. wine bars are great. my father installed a wine bar in my home and my wife also loved it .-,

    Projector Lamp

    December 4, 2010 at 1:59 am


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