What We Ate - Dublin, Ireland
Hi Everyone! We are currently in the midst of our two month adventure in Europe! It's very exciting and there will be many more posts to come, but this one is a new series we wanted to start here on the blog to highlight the kinds of foods we've been eating in each new country we travel to. We hope you enjoy!
Breakfast - Filtered coffee (we are still learning how to order coffee here in Europe,) with cream and sugar. Chris had scrambled eggs with olive oil, Gubbeen cheese, garlic and tomatoes on toasted brioche. I had avocado toast with peppers, cabbage, and an assortment of seeds on brioche. This was at a place called The Fumbally and was so good we actually ate there twice. The quote on their chalkboard reads, "All sorrows are less with bread," which I still love.
Lunch/Snack - We didn't eat breakfast until noon on account of sleeping off jet lag (oops) so we weren't too hungry for lunch. We ended up eating a snack of french fries in Trinity Bar and had it served with a glass of red wine (for me,) and a Guinness (for Chris.)
Dinner - We ate dinner in the oldest pub in Ireland called The Brazen Head (established in 1178,) and it was an incredible feeling to sit in our booth and imagine all the people who've sat in (nearly) the same place as us through the centuries. Chris had a dinner of bangers and mash (mashed potatoes and sausage,) while I had some vegan chili (I was incredibly surprised they had this,) served with tortilla chips and rice. We each had a Guinness to go with the meal. A perfect end to a rainy day.
Veggie Rating -- (4/5) It was surprisingly easy to eat vegetarian in Dublin. I was a bit worried heading into Ireland as I wasn't sure what to expect and thought everything would be meat and potatoes, but almost all the pubs had veggie curries available, there was Indian food everywhere, and most restaurants had at least ONE veggie option.
Safe travels and happy eating everyone!