I was a little uncertain about Guinness as back home it tastes absolutely terrible, but here in Dublin, Ireland it is rich, creamy and has no horrible after taste at all. This astounded me and Friday night I indulged in a real pint. This is exciting stuff you know, the change of ones opinions is and should always be based on experience and better information being available, not hear say and influence.
We ate at the Chophouse which is a gastro steakhouse. I had oysters followed by a beautifully cooked medium fillet with a glass of Chateau Nufe de Pape red, this was living it up as I do not indulge in such finery all the time, can’t really afford it. I had not eaten a really good steak since leaving the US nearly two months ago. Actually the last time was at Echo and Rig in Summerlin, Las Vegas.
That day Lottie and I went to an early morning stretch class and the strolled around Merrion Square (the park) checking out where Oscar Wilde used to write and thought I’d say hello. There are two stunning sculptures atop of plinths that are adorned with quotes from the great man himself that are truly beautiful.
Later that afternoon whilst picking up tickets for the Wednesday night performance of the Sound of Music we wandered around and checked out some of the modern side of Dublin’s architecture. Here’s a few shots to tantalise the building boffins.
Over the past few days I have had my first Guinness, eaten some amazing food and met some very lovely people at the Bath Hotel.