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Dec Elite Event: The Bakehouse’s Christmas Sparkle!



Last night was Yelp Dublin's final Elite Event of 2011 and it encaspulated everything that has made Yelp Dublin's past year terrific!

One

Firstly The Bakehouse is a hidden gem, yes an extremely over used term and sadly it has lost it's right hook punch power over the years, but here goes resurrecting the term to it's orginal glory. Yelp is all about finding and sharing the love of local independent businesses, businesses that are genuine about what they do and enrich the city of Dublin. The Bakehouse does this with ease. Not only does it have a lunch menu, it also has a dinner menu as well as freshly baked breads and pastries. If that's not enough it has been voted the best spot to get brunch in Dublin for 2011!

Two

On arrival Joanne, Chris and Oskanna presented the Yelpers with the choice of a glass of fizz or mulled wine and topped them up regularly so that they were jolly and full of Christmas cheer!

Three

Then the epic feast began! We started things off with a delicious mini beef and guinness pie, dreams are made of that stuff! Then on to a trio of exquisitely presented Bakehouse Bloomers; the trio consisted of:
– Hot corned beef, braised pickled savoy cabbage & horseradish cream.
– Roast turkey breast, savoury stuffing & cranberry and orange relish.
– Slow cooked pork belly, caremelised apples & irish blond frisee.

Four

All were served on toasted Bakehouse bloomer bread with bakehouse spuds and salad on the side. We were stuffed as The Bakehouse team then started filling people up with glasses of red and white wine!

Five

Next came the dessert which was a selection of The Bakehouse cakes, tarts and pies. Sugar heaven! The Yelpers also got their Christmas gifts of nifty Yelp watches! Joanne gave an excellent and funny speech about the history of The Bakehouse and how they rely on folks to spread the word – so do it!

Seven

Joanne's attention to detail is incredible, from the design of the space to the direction of the food. She has a simple mission statement. Great Irish food, the type that you grew up with but with a modern twist. All the ingredients are top notch from the cabbage to the bread and more in between. Ireland does great food and Joanne and her team are embracing that, it's wonderful to experience what a great little nation we are despite of all the hardship we have/are endured/ing.

Six

Get this taste buds drooling and check out the fantastic pictures from Claire Nash here! Read reviews here! Catch up on the gossip of the night here! Till next year, thank you so much for making 2011 such a memorable and successful year for Yelp Dublin!

Happy Christmas & wishing you and your loved ones a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Annie L

 

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