Carluccio’s Caffè, Dublin

Panettone al CioccolatoOn a quick trip to Dublin today and enjoyed a brief visit to Carluccio’s Caffè on Dawson Street. Lots of gorgeous food to look at and buy – including some very presentable Christmas hampers and gifts in luxurious packaging – in the deli area at the front of their premises but we didn’t have time to linger. In search of some quick soup, we got Pasta e Fagioli, a sustaining bowl of borlotti beans and pasta in a rich broth, with a chunk of olive oil-soaked, salt-sprinkled foccacia. A cup of fresh mint tea (mint leaves in boiling water, sweeten as desired) finished off a simple and satisfying repast. Must go looking for that Pasta e Fagioli recipe in my new Carluccio’s Complete Italian Food cookbook…

Caroline

Caroline

Food writer. Broadcaster. Blogger. Author. Married to Eight Degrees Brewing. Member of the Irish Food Writers' Guild, founder of Irish Food Bloggers Association and co-author of Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer & Cider (New Island)

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  1. Julian says:

    Thank you for a tempting glimpse. I don’t mind if Carluccio’s is becoming ubiquitous in England (I think a Sunday paper sneered to that effect lately) – it would be welcome to expand its empire further into Ireland, if our last visit – to the branch nearest to London’s Natural History Museum – was anything to go by. We were well prepared to return for the millions of years’ worth of dinosaurs we hadn’t seen in the morning after a lunch at C’s.

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