Who says you need to go abroad to experience all the food and fun of a Christmas market? Add this one to your pre-Chrimbo ‘must-do in Dublin’ list, stat: the Gibson Hotel’s glorious Christmas food market is open once again, hurrah! Transforming the hotel courtyard into a mini-German Christmas market, this winter wonderland includes cute little chalets bubbling over with hearty festive favourites Santa Claus would totally approve of.
See what I did with the headline? Boom boom (groan!) With all the cute cafes, hotly tipped restaurants and non-Starbucksy coffee shops in Dublin, it’s easy to overlook the restaurants in the city’s many fine hotels when it comes to eating out. I’m as guilty of this as the next person so last week it was a rare treat to sample dining at one of Dublin’s popular hotel picks, none other than the Hilton. Was it worth writing home about? You bet.
The most common question I get asked about living out of a suitcase is if it’s difficult to be a vegetarian on the road. The answer is no…if you go to the right places.
I just spent 4 days in sunny Toronto and ate at a variety of swanky restaurants, landmarks and take away food places. Not all of them were as imaginative on the veggie front but these four really impressed me and kept the hunger pangs at bay. I’m sure Toronto has many, many other vegetarian food outlets, maybe even better than these, but here are my personal favourites: