Author: Colette

Bar Duende, Southgate Shopping Centre, Colpe Cross, Co. Meath

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Drogheda / Ireland / Restaurants / Uncategorized

When Duende Bar and Restaurant opened about two years ago, we started visiting because they had a nice selection of tapas, which we invariably ordered.  In recent months, however, the menu has been evolving and moving away from serving tapas and Spanish style dishes. Head Chef Janos Sarkozi, who has previously worked at Tankardstown House, L’Ecrivan and Scholars Hotel, is showcasing his dishes, alongside the main menu which comprises the likes of Steaks, Burgers, chicken […]

Sollun Restaurante, Nerja, Spain

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Restaurants / Spain / Travels

While researching for our first trip to Nerja, Spain in 2015 I found dozens of restaurants, but one stood out for me and that was Sollun.  We must have visited eight or nine times during the course of our time spent in Nerja over the past two years.  We returned on Monday evening last, after a twelve month hiatus.  Owned and run by Head Chef Juan Quintanilla,  it is a fine-dining restaurant with Michelin Bib […]

Eastern Seaboard Bar & Grill, Bryanstown, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Drogheda / Restaurants

Well, I suppose it was inevitable that I would begin this blog with a post about my “go-to” restaurant.  If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you could not possibly have failed noticed that little fact!  I haven’t written a post regarding The Eastern Seaboard in a number of years, so what better place to start than with our favourite neighbourhood restaurant. On Monday evening, last, after a necessary shopping trip to town, we […]

A New Start, A New blog…

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I decided a while back to leave my recipe blog “Cakesbakesandotherbits” behind me, as I haven’t added any posts there since November 2015. My blogging mojo left me, not surprisingly, after my Dad died that month and year, and with all that came after. I just didn’t have the time, interest, nor the energy for working on recipes and photographing same. I had a rough old year in 2016 with health issues, but managed to […]