Deals, Europe, Food, Food & Wine, Ireland, Wine

Guten Morgan Valentine

Home is where the heart is which is why we spend Valentine’s Day here in Ireland.

Although I reckon Herself hankers after Venice, Rome, Paris, New York.

Drink up

I was back there today to follow up with post-Holiday World contacts… OK another excuse for morning Mimosas.

And to enjoy the Morgan hospitality… and, yes, I was sorely tempted to have one of their cocktails.

Don’t tell anyone but myself, The Scary One and Daddy’s Little Girl have all been back at various points.

Oh, I’ll have all three

The Morgan comes in at €162 for Valentine’s night. Check out https://mbe.bookassist.com/SelectDates?_ga=2.213394582.368839267.1580126964-851352647.1580126964&arrival=15&av_price=false&bp=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.themorgan.com%2Fen%2Freservations%2F%3Fprice_group%3D8%26kd%3Dy&ch=0&date_in=2020-01-27&date_out=2020-01-28&guide_id=1&hotel_group_id=0&hotel_id=271&nn=1&payment=All_charges_to_company&paymentOption=Guest_pays_hotel_directly&price_group=8&rp_vg_row=false&service_model=5&user_currency=EUR&user_language=en#/.

Temple Bar doesn’t have to be the Hen and Stag hub that it’s often portrayed as, although it is great craic too.

Laurie and a couple of Jims

You can though branch off and find cheaper drinks both across the Liffey and a couple of great pubs off Grafton Street…

Mary’s Bar & Hardware https://marysbar.ie/?utm_source=maps&utm_campaign=gmb on Wicklow Street (you’ll see why) which is tied in with WowBurger.

Mary’s Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin

And also O’Donoghue’s Bar where folk gods The Dubliners were formed https://www.odonoghues.ie on Merrion Row.

But, of course, it is well worth keeping you in house at 10 Fleet Street Restaurant & Bar.

We did and I’ll dig out my thoughts and share them with you.

Canada, Countries, Culture, Europe, Food & Wine, Wine

Meghan’s choice: London v Toronto

Eh? As they like to say at the end of every sentence in Toronto.

But it’s not the no-brainer you might think for Meghan and Harry.

Here’s a quick-fire comparison between Ye Olde England’s jewel and Canada’s pride and joy.

One day, I’ll be a princess

Toronto A

Restaurants

London: So we dug out her Instagram for this one and Meg-watchers will recognise Bocca di Lupo www.boccadilupo.com for the Italianophile actress.

Bijou; Toronto

 

Where to live

London: Frogmore Cottage in Windsor isn’t your old-style two-bedroom English country cottage. Obvs.

But it, and its royal household, is the property of the Sussexes. And they can always stay in Buckingham Palace when they’re in London.

Toronto: Outlook magazine http://www.outlookmagazine.ca/finance/8-richest-neighbourhoods-in-toronto/ recommends the old traditional neighbourhood of York Mills with starting prices of C$3.5m.

Well, Harry and Meghan have said they’ll work for their suppers… anyone for a new series of Suits?

And for more on London and Toronto visit www.visitlondon.com and www.seetorontonow.com.

And Harry and Meghan know what I think of both cities… Carole King… you’re Beautiful and Flyday Friday – Canada, eh?.