Do They Serve Beer With This?! Pt. 1

Recently my family and I took a trip to Ireland.  We were there for eight glorious days driving all around the country.  Actually, make that eating and drinking all around the country!  Here are my pictures from the first part of our culinary journey in Dublin.

 Our trip started off right with a stop to the Guinness Brewery.  How else were we supposed to battle jet lag?  This is my photo of the perfect pour.  Could it get more Irish than a Guinness with a shamrock in the foam?  Mmmmm stout!  Let’s just say my family made it a priority to grab at least one pint each day and try out each city’s brew including Murphy’s and Beamish.

 The following morning we got up and were ready to take on Dublin!  We stopped for a delicious breakfast at Lemon, which was a very casual creperie.  There were a zillion options and my favorite included the bacon and egg with the tomato marmalade.  Oh, and did I mention their gorgeous cappuccino and coffee?

After fueling up we were ready to take on Dublin. We met up with our graduate student tour guide at Trinity College and covered most of the city in just two and a half hours.  We ended our walking tour in the bustling area of Temple Bar.  Famished and seriously parched, we stopped off at Gallagher’s Boxty House for dinner.  I had a great seafood chowder, a pint of Murphy’s, and the star was the lamb boxty.  The boxty was like a thicker wheat-based crepe filled with lamb stew and topped with a yogurt sauce. Talk about comfort food on a rainy day.

And for my dessert I had a bit more of this.

The following morning my sis and I left the hotel in search of a killer breakfast and found ourselves at the Queen of Tarts

I had a pot of tea and a delicious savory breakfast of bacon, poached tomatoes, a fried egg, and a potato and chive cake.  As far as I’m concerned there was no better way to start our day.   

My only wish would have been to leave more room so I could have eaten breakfast dessert like these!

That’s all for part 1 of my meal pictures from Dublin.  Stayed tuned for part 2 which picks up in Galway!