5 Glossy Things To Do This Weekend

We’re planning a BOTTOMLESS MIMOSA BRUNCH, DONATING DRESSES and booking ahead for the DEAD RABBIT RESIDENCY at The Westbury next week …


WHY: Friday is Culture Night 2017 with thousands of events taking place across the country. Our top picks include; The Model in Sligo, which is hosting an exhibition exploring the pen and ink drawings and oil paintings of Jack B Yeats; or the life of Eleanor Shackleton, (sister of the Antarctic explorer) whose life as a paediatric nurse and midwife at the beginning of the 20th century will be explored at Ballitore Library & Quaker Museum in Kildare.


We’re keen to see Liz Roche’s acclaimed 12 Minute Dances. A leading choreographer, the dances will be performed at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght on Culture Night, this Friday September 22. Composed of a sequence of pieces inspired by the paintings of Mark Rothko, the dances are woven together to create story in motion. www.culturenight.ie.



WHERE: We’re keen to try out the new brunch menu at The Coburg Dublin. Recently awarded two AA Rosettes, executive chef, Marcin Kolnierzak’s selection of dishes includes popular staples (the Coburg breakfast comes recommended) with new options, including a decadent waffle and pancake menu to devour. In addition to healthy options there is plenty on offer for carnivores, while the “bottomless Mimosa” (€19) gets the weekend off to a bubbly start. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon – 4pm, housed on the ground floor of Conrad Dublin, located on Earlsfort Terrace. For bookings, telephone 01 602 8900, www.thecoburgdublin.com.


HOW: It’s the autumn solstice and harvest time – where better to celebrate than at the urban farm in Airfield Estate where Irish-born, London-based chef Robin Gill and Airfield Estate’s culinary star, Luke Matthews, are planning a series of collaborative dining events. The first is a Harvest Dinner on Saturday September 23 and Robin Gill will also host a Fermentation Master class at the Estate on Sunday September 24 from 11am – 1pm. In the latter he will inspire with a demonstration of how every harvest can provide produce for immediate use but also produce that can be treated naturally in order to be enjoyed throughout the year. There will be plenty of jars of fermented offerings to taste. Tickets are priced at €50 per person. www.airfield.ie.


WHAT: It’s definitely not to be missed, so best to book ahead. You’ll find us in The Sidecar at The Westbury next weekend, where the team from The Dead Rabbit is taking up residency from Thursday September 28 to Monday October 2. Voted one of the World’s Best 50 Bars, and the brainchild of Belfast boys Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, they will be bringing the atmosphere of The Dead Rabbit’s second-floor New York “Parlor” to Dublin for five days. An innovative cocktail list created by beverage director Jillian Vose and an enticing food menu will be on offer at the hotel’s stylish bar, The Sidecar. Its décor is a take on a 1930’s cocktail bar, complete with glass chandeliers, golden pineapple cocktail goblets and waiters in Gatsby-style attire, who will be crafting martinis tableside with a bespoke “Martini Trolley”. For reservations: www.doylecollection.com.

Penny McCormick

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