NY, New York
February 6, 2006
After finishing a tour, our bus left off us on Grafton Street. Our hunger compelled us to find a place to eat. The sounds of Brewley’s on Grafton Street intrigued my mother and I, so we went in. There are four levels. On the top level there is a café theater. On the ground floor there is a café and patisserie serving breakfast, tea, coffee, and pastries from 8am. We wanted to sit down and eat, so we headed up. On the second floor there is a fish restaurant called Mackerel. Since I do not eat seafood, I almost walked out of the place. However, one of the staff members told us that on the first and ground level toward the back is a restaurant called Café Bar Deli. It was here that we headed.
The interior is a traditional mix of dark wood, amber glass, and deep red velvet. When we received the menu, we wanted to try something different. I had the pizza with roasted red peppers, pine nuts, tomato, goats cheese, mozzarella, and basil pesto, while my mother ate the egg tagliatelle with chicken, roast peppers, and pesto cream. While we waited, we had some of the soup, which was okay. When the food came out, the pizza was a bit burned in the crust; however, the combination of ingredients were excellent. My mother liked her dish as well, and I liked the forkful I manage to steal off her plate. Many Irish people and tourists go here, so the people-watching is good.
For more information, check out the website athttp://www.cafebardeli.ie/graftonstreet_index.html.
From journal Dublin: Irish Eyes Are Smiling