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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

Posted in Dodder Diary