Stoneybatter and Smithfield Food Festival

The weekend of October 9-11th sees the first Stoneybatter and Smithfield Food Festival come to the Shire, with a calendar of events happening throughout the neighbourhood. We are particularly excited about Lilliput Store's Viking Tapas and DesIreland's screening of Symphony of the Soil at the Lighthouse.

L. Mulligan. Grocer will be hosting a long table brunch, celebrating the best of the season, with a Dublin 7 twist. The three course feast will include soft boiled bacon scotch eggs, Black Coffee IPA made by Brown Paper Bag Project in conjunction with 3FE, a stonking take on the Full Irish breakfast and stone fruits from our allotment griddled into rib-sticking perfection atop smoked dark chocolate brioche.

Date: 10th October 2015
Time: 1.30pm
Cost: €32
Book through here


Beer Tasting for Yes Equality

We are hosting a beer tasting in aid of the Yes Equality campaign this coming Saturday. We will be tasting a special release beer brewed by the L. Mulligan crew, a lovely beer from Trouble Brewing and some Wicklow Wolf treats. The Brown Paper Bag Project and ever experimental White Gypsy have also donated some cracking beers which are of the rare and interesting variety. Kate from brilliant Wildflour Bakery is providing beery cake and the wonderful Ciara O'Connor will have a booth set up to film #votewithus clips for anyone who would like to make one. Still some tickets left via the link below.

Saturday 11th April, 2pm prompt start
6 beers, snacks at half time, witty repartee €25
L. Mulligan. Grocer, 18 Stoneybatter Dublin 7

Book via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/beer-tasting-for-yes-equality-campaign-tickets-16168602726


Brown Paper Bag Project Dinner

Some time ago, we had a perky barman from Atlanta called Brian. While pulling pints and changing kegs, he dreamed of fermentation times, malt varieties and the intricacies of hop flavour profiles. Brian is now the full time brewer at the Brown Paper Bag Project, a locationless brewery that travels the globe making tasty beer influenced by local styles and the people they meet. As an ex-chef he is also keen to explore food and beer pairing in a way that not only complements the beer but allows us to traverse the flavour profile.

We are delighted to be hosting a beer pairing dinner in conjunction with the Brown Paper Bag Project. We are building the menu around five Brown Paper Bag Project creations (including one brand new beer!). We are using a beer as the starting point to create each of the five courses. The brewers and chefs are working closely together to explore the nuances of the beers through the produce they are paired with. Irish game, cheese fondue, smoked root vegetables and bitter dark chocolate all have their dance card marked for this St Patrick’s Day eve celebration.  

To book please email hopsandmalt@lmulligangrocer.com
Date: Monday 16th March 
Time: 7.30pm
Price: €55 euro per person, to include all pairings


Burns Supper

Early January each year we start to stockpile Irn Bru, tune the bagpipes, and dig our sporrans out of the sock drawer. Sunday 25th January marks our annual Burns Supper in honour of Scotland's national poet. As it is a Sunday, we will be commencing somewhat earlier than usual, but that leaves plenty of time for haggis-eating, whisky tasting and poetry reciting. Kilts are welcome, but not mandatory. 

Sunday 25th January 2015 6.30pm
L. Mulligan. Grocer. 18 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7Three courses & Arrival Canapes 
48 euro a head includes each course paired with a Scotch whisky or Scottish craft beer and all the Irn Bru your pancreas can handle

Booking now via sonsieface@lmulligangrocer.com


Single Pot Still Dinner and Barrel Charring

We have spent the past weekend pairing whiskey with food at Whiskey Live Dublin, a brilliant event organised by our friend Ally Alpine of the Celtic Whiskey Shop. We were alongside Irish Distillers, matching their Jameson Black Barrel and Redbreast 15 with some lovely canap├ęs. It was a great opportunity to showcase how whiskey and food can cosy up to each other and create a balance of flavours. The partnership was such a success that we have decided to team up to host a Single Pot Still Dinner. We will be joined by Ger Buckley, the master cooper from Midleton, who will raise and char a barrel in our beer garden and Liam Donnegan who will lead a tasting of some of the Single Pot Still range. Pot still is a style of whiskey unique to Ireland and we are very proud to be pairing it with the best Irish produce of the season. 

Single Pot Still Dinner and Barrel Charring
6 November, 6.30 Assembly
€65 Book now via UnmaltedBarley@LMulliganGrocer.com

Canapes paired with Redbreast 12
Goats Cheese, Almond Financier, Honey Carrageen, Fino Spritz
Smoked Bacon & Star Anise Devils on Horseback

Starter paired with Green Spot
Wild Trout Tartare, Whipped Toonsbridge Ricotta, Ginger Crisp, Brown Butter

Vegetarian Option
Toonsbridge Ricotta Gnudi, Pumpkin Puree, Ginger & Apple Jelly, Candied Hazelnut

Main paired with Powers John’s Lane
Venison Haunch, Roasted Rainbow Beetroot, Hay Smoked Parsnips, Black Pudding & Golden Raisin Bon Bon, Lovely Gravy

Vegetarian Option
Autumn Tart: Sour Cream Pastry, Sherry Glazed Root Vegetables, Smoked Gubeen Cheese, Parsnip Crisps, Beetroot Pesto

Dessert paired with Barry Crockett Legacy
Honeycomb Shortcake, Roasted White Chocolate Semifreddo, Sea Salt Toffee Apple, Almond Brittle

Menu strictly subject to market availability. 


The Gincident

The scene. It is a damp October evening. The rain relentlessly pelts against the dank Dublin streets and the hereunto humble Dublin paving stone turns sinister, splashing mucky puddle water that spoils our heroine’s best nylons. Up ahead Beer Street gleams with ale houses, its well fed citizens merrily going about their business, beakers of porter in hand. Our heroine glances furtively around and instead slips stealthily down a side street to Gin Lane, lured by promise of the heady juniper elixir. /Cut

A Very Hogarthy Tutored Gin Tasting & Botanical Nosing
Thursday 16th October
L. Mulligan. Grocer.
6.30pm €17.50

For one gin-soaked night only, join us as we embrace the spirit of Hogarth and skip down Gin Lane to explore the myth, alchemy and aroma of some of the more unusual botanicals used to flavour gin.  We will taste five spirits distilled with all manner of ingredients from exotic far flung places made on (mostly) elegantly named copper stills: Prudence, Constance, Patience, Christina, Ugly Betty. Tickets available from L. Mulligan. Grocer or via GinPlease@lmulligangrocer.com


Trouble Brewing Dinner Menu

Menu Subject to Market Availability
There may also be additional beery surprises.

Welcome Drink: Lazy Sunday Saison 
Crispy Whitebait, Coriander, White Pepper & Clove Salt, Burnt Lemon Salsa Verde

Starter: Agent Provocateur Rye Red Ale 
Toffee Glazed Pork Belly, Gubbeen Chorizo Aoili, Baby Beets, Grapefruit Jelly, ‘Sir’ Jack’s Black Pudding Crunch

Main: Whistleblower IPA
Saddle of Irish Rabbit, Crispy Rabbit Croquette, Braised Baby Gem, Garden Peas, Iona Farm Baby Carrots, Pea Tendrils, Lovely Gravy

Dessert: Big Brown Bear Brown
Bitter Chocolate Tart, Vanilla Meringue, Peanut Brittle, Sea Salt Semifreddo, Cinder Toffee, New Season Cherries