This Dublin restaurant has a new winter menu and it's peak indulgence
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
Don't worry if you haven't, we're not here to worry you (but there is only 29 days left until Christmas, just saying.)
If you are planning on hitting up the streets of Dublin for a bit of (last minute) shopping anytime soon though, you're probably going to end up on Grafton street at some stage.
And once you do, you're going to work up an appetite.
Lucky for you then that Dublin's newest all-day dining restaurant, Balfes, has recently launched the winter menu to end all winter menus - and it is peak Christmas indulgence.
They've got a tender grilled saddle of lamb, served with chickpea mash and roast aubergine with red wine jus.
The restaurant is also serving up a caustic chicory salad with Crozier blue cheese and pickled pear, and a walnut and honey and grilled chicken breast with cumin ballotine, puy lentils and a rich parmesan polenta.
And dessert is even more intense.
Diners can avail of some mixed berries with champagne sabayon, a rustic pecan torte with salted caramel or - and this is the one you're going to want - a sticky toffee pudding served with almond ice cream.
The full Balfes menu can be found here.
They've a fairly impressive cocktail menu too so if you're at all in the mood for a liquid lunch, they've got you covered.