Wednesday, 19 March 2014

37 Dawson St. & Other Adventures

Hey Guys!

In my school the 6th years have a 'pre-debs' every year, which allows us to raise money in order to make the actual debs ticket a little bit cheaper. However as many people are still not 18, the venues are pretty strict on letting us rent them out. Because of this, our pre-debs this year was moved twice before eventually being cancelled :( So to make up for it, my friends and I decided to go out for dinner and treat ourselves a bit. A friend recommended 37 Dawson St. (the address and restaurant name are the same… slightly confusing) so we made a reservation and sat tight till Friday.

The restaurant is gorgeously decorated. It felt quite burlesque to me, very dark, with sumptuous fabrics and plush couches everywhere. Every chair is different which I think is so cute and unique. Upstairs is even better.

Upstairs is sort of like the more mature, older sister section of the restaurant, with polished round tables and thick, heavy curtains. On the walls are lovely paintings, though some are a tiny bit… out-there if you get me.

The menu has something for everyone, with options to suit every budget. My friends and I are all saving for summer, so we chose the starters which were actually very filling!

My friends chose the Slow Roasted Baby Back Ribs with 37 sauce to share and then picked the Skinny Chips as a side. They looked pretty impressive, and according to the girls, they tasted great too!

I went for something outside of my comfort zone- scallops. I've never had scallops before, so I decided to go a bit crazy and try them out. I got the Pan Seared Scallops with fennel puree, chorizo crumble and aged balsamic reduction. Fancy eh? I'm not too sure about the scallops, it's something about the texture that puts me off them a bit. I quite enjoyed the chorizo though, and I also got a side of the rosemary and sea salt house chips which were delicious!

We then went around by Stephens Green where a huge stage was set up for the Paddy's Day festival. There was a huge ceili going on, and we just had to join in and show off our Seachtain na Gaeilge moves ;)

We moved on to Murphy's Ice Cream after wowing all of the Spanish and German tourists with our 'brilliant' Irish dancing. I chose Baileys ice cream and honeycomb toffee ice cream. I hadn't had ice cream in ages so I really savored it, and it was so good!

That signaled the end of our night, and we all headed home with full tummies and sore legs from our ceili!

With the Brown Thomas doorman!

Check out 37 Dawson St. here, and you can make reservations online.

xoxo, Emma


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