Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Greene’s restaurant has changed completely over the past year or so. A big makeover, new chef and menu and a deli that serves crepes and light meals.
Kilmacud - China Sichuan Restaurant (Ceased Trading), a photo by infomatique on Flickr.
China Sichuan Restaurant - Some Sad News.
On the day that I took this photograph I had a chat with the waiter who served me lunch and he indicated that he was very unhappy about the fact that the owners had decided to leave their current location after 23 years. They were planning to re-locate to Sandyford Industrial Estate which he described as being a very depressing location. He believed that the move was a bad mistake and two years later he was proved to be correct. On the 19th. of February 2010 I read in the Irish Times the the restaurant closed for business last Saturday.
Bella Cuba Restaurant opened its doors to the public of Dublin, Ireland and in fact the world in 1999. It is a family Owned Restaurant with 100% Cuban Staff. The head chef and owner Juan Carlos Jimenez is very proud of the family business since Bella Cuba is The first and only Cuban restaurant in Ireland. Bella Cuba Restaurant has been recommended by many established critics and guides and have received many awards for their contribution in to food quality, service & presentation.
With great success in Ireland the family crossed the Atlantic & opened their second restaurant in South Beach, Miami, April of 2005. This Bella Cuba has many of its original traits of fine dining and extensive menus. Although the Miami restaurant is only open one year it has received much media attention and has already received great reviews from The Miami Herald and Sunpost Newspapers. The family expresses great interest in expanding their fine restaurant network in California, San Diego and Texas in the near future.
Our restaurants are Made especially for the clients comfort & so that everyone who visits our restaurant will be love the modern tropical atmosphere & the Cuban classics in the background.
All this is combined to give our restaurants a kossy feeling. With our extensive wine list in excess of 50 exclusively selected different types of wines to Havana Club & Matusalem authentic Cuban rums to the unique wide range of fresh Cuban cigars & extended cocktails list, everything you would like on the perfect night. Visit one of our restaurants soon to experience Cuban food with a flare & taste, great service & best quality like you’ve never tasted before.
Grand Canal Square, an exciting new urban space in Dublin's Docklands, was opened in June 2007. The square is located at Grand Canal Dock on the south side of the river Liffey between Sir John Rogerson's Quay and Pearse Street.
Designed by American Landscape Architect, Martha Schwartz and developed by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority, the 10,000 sq metre square is one of the largest paved public spaces in Dublin city. The €8 million project is among the most innovative landscape design projects ever undertaken in Ireland and Grand Canal Square is expected to become a key cultural destination for Docklands and the city.
Grand Canal Square is located at the west end of Grand Canal Dock with one side facing out on to the water. The recently completed tinted glass office building designed by Duffy Mitchell O'Donoghue - No.1 Grand Canal Square - is on the south side, with the Daniel Libeskind designed Grand Canal Theatre on the east side and the Manual Aires Matues designed 5-star hotel on the north side of the Square. There will be shops, cafés and restaurants at ground floor level. Already, the first of these have arrived with ely-hq, Fresh and the art gallery, Urban Retreat already trading successfully. The Square is built over an underground car park at the centre of the Grand Canal Dock development area.
The Square features a striking composition of a red "carpet" extending from the theatre into and over the dock. This is crossed by a green "carpet" of paving with lawns and vegetation. The red "carpet" is made of bright red resin-glass paving covered with red glowing angled light sticks. The green "carpet" of polygon-shaped planters filled with marsh like vegetation provides seating and will connect the new hotel to the office development across the square.
Grand Canal Square is also criss-crossed by granite-paved paths that allow movement across it in any possible direction, while still allowing for the Square to host major public events such as festivals and performances. The layout can accommodate a diverse range of activities throughout the day and night.
Kimchi Korean & Japanese Restaurant On Parnell Street (Dublin), a photo by infomatique on Flickr.