Friday, April 28, 2017

MR. DINH A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE [CAPEL STREET]

MR. DINH A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE [CAPEL STREET]

Be aware that this restaurant is at the Bolton Street end of Capel Street [where O’Hagan Design was based many years ago].

When it comes to eating out the choice in Dublin 1 and 2 is getting better by the day. I keep finding new restaurants every time I walk around the area.

I reviewed this restaurant on Capel Street at least twice since it first opened as Hanoi Hanoi. When it first opened I was very excited because it was a genuine Vietnamese restaurant rather than being a Chinese Restaurant that somehow morphed into being Vietnamese by virtue of doing nothing more than slightly changing the menu. Anyone that I invited to join me for a meal was more than impressed.

A while ago new management took over and they undertook many changes some of which were more successful than others and having learned from experience they shutdown for a week and then relaunched as Mr. Dinh and today was their first day.

They did a strange thing in that their core cuisine is now Hong Kong Chinese but they are also offering other Asian cuisines including Japanese and to a lesser extent Thai, Malaysian and Vietnamese.

What I like is that they are not offering Fusion Asian which is frequently a bit of a con but rather they are offering Hong Kong style dining as you would expect if you were to visit Hong Kong.

In case you are not aware the excellent Hungry Mexican has relocated to Aston Quay but will not be open to the public until August. Also if you are a Pizza fan you must visit BoCo on Bolton Street.




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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Overflow by Linda Brunker [Corner Barrow Street/Upper Grand Canal Street]

Overflow by Linda Brunker [Corner Barrow Street/Upper Grand Canal Street]


The location is a bit bleak and the large flower-pots [planters] don’t help.

This sculpture was commissioned by Cosgrave Homes, who wanted a suitable piece for the entrance of their Pembroke Square complex. The 8 foot plus tall female figure is caste in bronze strips and was inspired by Patrick Kavanagh's canal bank walk.



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