• Thanksgiving dinner at Token Dublin
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    Dublin Dishes: Token at Thanksgiving

    Dublin Dishes explores our dining experiences throughout the city. Who would have thought that a retro arcade/bar in Dublin would serve an impeccable three-course Thanksgiving dinner? Token was booked solid tonight, and we were lucky enough to snag the last two seats for the evening. We already loved Token for its games, having spent this past Saturday night there. Now we had pretty high expectations for the grub since Food Awards Ireland recently crowned Token as Dublin’s Best Restaurant of the Year. Tonight’s menu was devised by Irish chef Shane Guilmartin, who we were told had never cooked an American-style Thanksgiving dinner before. Well, he could have fooled us. He…

  • Foie gras pavé with plum, pistachio, and rose at Forest & Marcy
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    Dublin Dishes: Forest & Marcy

    Dublin Dishes explores our dining experiences throughout the city.  To celebrate our third wedding anniversary yesterday, Steve made dinner reservations at Forest & Marcy in Dublin 4. I had previously interviewed the owners, John and Sandy Wyer, for Eats Abroad, and critics have been raving about this cozy wine bar and kitchen since its opening in 2016. The food was, in a word, impeccable. Plates are available a la carte or you can go for a five-course chef’s tasting menu; we opted for the latter. It was so much food; we were surprised to receive nearly every item on the a la carte menu. Funny enough, the starters stole the…