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La Croissanterie – French Fast Food

I literally roamed around for 6 hours waiting for my hotel… there’s only so much walking you can do in Dublin before you run out of things to do. But if you roam around enough, you get hungry. There’s a big indoor shopping area at the beginning of Grafton Street. There isn’t too much to eat here and it’s pretty touristy, but I was tired and just decided to eat at La Croissanterie. Turns out to be a french chain. They sell sandwiches (baguette types, paninis, etc) and some sweets. I got a special which comes with a sandwich, dessert, and drink. I forget what this sandwich was called, but it had country turkey (don’t know what makes it country, except it has an orange-ish ring around the edges) and cole slaw. The sandwich wasn’t terrible, but it was freezing cold (everything is kept in refrigerated display cases). If they had maybe heated it up or put it in a press or something, it would have been a thousand times better. The pastry was an apple puff and it was stupendous. So I’d have to say oui to the pastry and peut-etre to the sandwich.

Lemon Crepes

What an amazing first meal to have in Dublin. I was seriously lacking sleep having just flown overnight into a european morning. While roaming around the Grafton St area a bit, I happened upon Lemon Crepe & Coffee. I actually remembered the location of this place. I don’t necessarily remember the restaurant being this restaurant when I was last in Dublin (years ago now) but I definitely remember the corner it was on. And that whatever restaurant it may have been those many years ago, it was always busy and full of people. I was not only tired, but starving, so I gave this a go. I thought this place would be a safe bet. Good decision girl!

I got the house special lemon crepe. It’s served with organic syrup and a lemon wedge. And I also got a latte. Yes, I needed to stay awake! I honestly don’t think much was in this crepe, if anything, but it doesn’t really matter, because it’s perfect. I haven’t had that many crepes in my life, but this was the best one yet, and it had no fillings of any kind. It was the batter that made it so good. I could eat this all the time. Just plain. It needs no accessories!!! Not that the syrup and lemon weren’t good on it, but it’s not necessary. And it’s big too! The latte was also excellent. He asked me if I wanted it strong or not, and I said not. I’m still in the process of acclimating myself to caffeine again. But it must have been not too strong, because I did just fine. This place is teeny tiny, and there are only a few spots inside and a few spots outside. Cash only folks, so bring your Euros!

Dining In The Skies

Heading over for my european jaunt, they actually fed us on this flight to Dublin. And it was even hot food! The entree was actually chicken in a cream sauce. This chicken was high quality chicken breast and well cooked! And the green beans and roasted potatoes that came with this were amazing! I’m completely serious. The roll and butter were also good. The salad sucked. Trying to keep mixed greens fresh in an airplane must not work. And this cake was good too. I know, I sound crazy, but this was a well appreciated meal.

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