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Yelp Dublin Elite Pyg Restaurant Soiree



Picture
the scene. The
year is 1774 and Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt and his
wife Lady Amelia have just moved into their beautiful Georgian townhouse, built
specifically to
entertain guests.  This party spot has
transcended the years and retained it’s social prowess up to the present day. Rather fitting then that Yelp Dublin
Elite got their 18th Century on last night in a sophisticated soiree hosted by

Pyg Restaurant – the fabulously unique eatery created in what used to be the
old house gardens.  

         
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Ostrich
feather chandeliers, twinkling candles, and four levels of centuries-old
buildings
set the scene of grandeur for the night. DJ Seany B from All
City Records
/ Cut & Sew (check out their Facebook) had the tunes going, all we needed now was some
apertifs for the masses. Guests were greeted with a choice of freshly
made Cosmos or Caipiroskas. Dash of vodka, a spritz of lime, a spoonful of
sugar, and that medicine went down gooood. ‘Right away I felt like a
celebrity in front of the Yelp banner and a cocktail in hand’ proclaimed Nathan
E.

As if by
magic, Shireen Gayle appeared, AKA Miss Information.We were transported back
to the time of Lady Powerscourt and her opulent lifestyle
as Shireen divulged the
secrets of the house and highlighted the intricacies of the architecture.

      
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Then there
was the food. Oh the food. Lucky
Yelpers were treated to plate upon platter after platter of the signature
dishes that make
Pyg Restaurant quite so outstanding
. First up, a
charcuterie board with a selection of gorgeous cheeses and cold cuts. Next was the spicy chorizo stew, served with patas bravas and sour cream. Light, spicy, luxuriously delicious. Then the huge plates of exquisitely
presented Yucatan style seared salmon, and the finale, spicy lamb koftas of the
highest quality. 

    
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Bellies
full and imagination fired, the lucky lot were sent on their way to the
servants’ quarters & kitchens, AKA Pygmallion Bar to continue on the party.  But not before being armed with goodie
bags containing amongst other treats, a specially produced gift containing the
secret herbs and spices
(& recipe!) to make Pyg's own chorizo stew at
home.  Bonus!

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Quentin D
summed the evening up brilliantly. ‘The music was just kicking off as I had to
make my dramatic exit, dropping my glass slipper on the way. I expect Emily C
to call to my door any moment now with slipper in hand, asking me to another
Ball. An exceptional evening with exceptional people in exceptional
surroundings
.’  Want proof?  Pics here, and reviews on the night, here!

Huge props to Pyg Restaurant for the outstanding food and drink, to Shireen Gayle for the
hugely entertaining and informative tour, to Seany B for the tunes that set the
evening off, and to All Out Designs for the photos.  Dublin businesses
rock!

Pic11 See ya all at the next one! Emily C x

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