Always a pleasure to visit Nash 19 and yesterday’s lunch time date with two colleagues was no exception as a warm welcome was followed by some top notch food and service, including a drop or two of mulled wine.

Quite a few of you will have seen Tipperary’s Crowe's Farm  featured in RTE’s Ear to the Ground earlier in the week. And their bacon was the main feature of my lunch. It was served with, among other things, an apricot chutney, and the combination was first class.

Will be watching out for
that bacon in the future. Amazing how much the pig has been on my table in the last week and a half. And every single time it was a pleasure, thanks to the skilled efforts of artisan producers such as Gubbeen, Woodside Farm and Crowe’s.

Just couldn’t pass the Nash 19 shop on the way out without taking a look. One of my companion raves about their scones and picked up a few while I helped myself to a couple of fish pies which will reduce the workload for this evening’s dinner.