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Music added to menu of supper club

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Music has been added to the menu

A music quiz has been added to the menu of the supper club on Saturday 13 March.

Booking essential.

€25 membership includes three-course dinner followed by tea and coffee. Tips welcome.

See blog.


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February 18, 2010 at 12:56

Yorkshire pudding recipe – all recipes and food-related items have moved

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I have just published a recipe for quick and easy Yorkshire pudding – as a replacement for mashed potato – on the DublinSupperClub blog

This is where all future recipes and food-related blogs will be.

Thanks for reading!

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February 17, 2010 at 13:14

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The underground restaurant has moved!

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The underground restaurant has changed to the SupperClubDublin and moved to its own blog

Hope to see you there!

Written by SOKNH

February 16, 2010 at 15:21

Underground restaurant tomorrow!

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At first it looked like I wouldn’t get enough people to make it worthwhile holding the underground restaurant, but on Monday this week the bookings started coming very quickly. The 20 places are now fully booked and I am squeezing in one more too.

Spent last weekend spring cleaning in preparation and yesterday sorting out glasses, crockery, tablecloths, cutlery, napkins etc. I had to take a trip out to Ikea to get extra glasses and cutlery – so it looks like I will be doing this again.

Apart from the spring cleaning, I am really enjoying it all and the food is all coming together.

Thankfully made double batch of chilli last night for ourselves – sneaked a bit of it for my lunch which has kept me going.

I spent today in the kitchen cooking and listening to repeats of Smiley’s People on the BBC listen again website.

Better head back to the kitchen and get some of the bread started.

To see the menu and how it all goes, watch this space!

Written by SOKNH

February 12, 2010 at 17:22

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Underground restaurant Feb 13: Menu takes shape

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I have four bookings for my Saturday 13 February underground restaurant and now the menu is beginning to take shape.
It will be a three-course (minimum) meal – and the choice will be vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Everything, including bread, will be homemade.
The menu is not set in stone yet but the main courses may be Boeuf Bourguignon; and vegetarian chilli with guacamole and tacos.
The idea is to have really good food – not necessarily really out there food.
I will have at least one starter – at the moment I’m thinking of chicken liver pate or hummous with homemade oatcakes.
Or perhaps mini croque monseurs with green salad – inspired by Meryl Streep in ‘It’s complicated’.
The main course will be followed by cheese and several desserts.
I may also have some ‘amuse bouche’ at the beginning and various little cookies at the end.
And there’ll be a selection of different breads.

I can cater for up to 20 and it will be €25 a head – bring your own wine or whatever you like to drink.

If you’re interested, email and I’ll give you any other information you need.

Written by SOKNH

January 31, 2010 at 15:52

Underground restaurant, Dublin, Saturday 13 February

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Well I’m finally doing it – holding an underground restaurant in my home. I live in Rathfarnham, Dublin.

The concept is good food, all homemade, relaxed atmosphere and reasonable prices.

There will be at least three courses and I can fit 20 people. I have set the price at €25 – bring your own wine. Filtered water supplied.

I can fit 20 people and you can book in advance by emailing me at

Each course will have vegetarian options.

If you need any more info at this stage, please leave a comment or email me.


Written by SOKNH

January 27, 2010 at 15:43

Dodder river, and Dodder Road diary December 2009-January 2010

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A view of the last four weeks

Daughter put her take on 'Scream' on the Christmas cake icing!

My Florida niece and my sister enjoying the snow

As the thaw finally set in.

Sun sets on the river raging as melting snow makes it angry

Gulls gather around lake formed over grass in flooded park

Ray of hope for warmer days

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January 18, 2010 at 17:26

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