Review: Cava Bodega, Galway

Cava Bodega Ext  With the Spanish Arch just minutes away, it makes sense to continue the Iberian trail, and so in the middle of the Galway International Arts Festival, we rocked up to Cava Bodega. No fools us, we nabbed a table for two a few weeks before, as we had previously learnt to our cost that this little tapas place is almost always booked out at weekends.

Review: Dunne & Crescenzi, Dublin

D&C outside

Born and bred Dubliner Eileen Dunne met Italian Stefan Crescenzi in the early 90s, married, moved to Dublin from Rome in 1995, and started stocking and selling fine Italian produce and wine from a tiny shop in Sutton, north of the city.

Review: The Winding Stair Restaurant, Dublin


Winding Stair  Whether paying customers know it or not, some restaurants have a lot of memories attached to them. Your reviewer, for example, recalls spending more time in the Winding Stair second-hand bookshop/coffee bar throughout the 80s and 90s than was good for the bank balance.