I’ve always loved serving food to the masses but just can’t commit to running a restaurant or cafe of my own, just yet! In 2011 I started one of the first supper clubs in Ireland, Loaves & Fishes. The supper club was the perfect way of dipping my toe in the restaurant scene in a noncommittal way. I’ve never stopped compiling recipes and dreaming of a place of my own to serve delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere to other food lovers. That place turned out to be my new book, Lilly’s Dream Deli – a collection of recipes that would be on the menu of my Dream Delicatessen. It’ll be out on October 4th.
I’ve been imagining this place for so long and I’m thrilled to be bringing it to life on the pages of my second cookbook . I’ve loved working out the perfect recipes to share and can’t wait to see people’s reaction to them when I road test them at my pop-up restaurant this Friday night for Culture Night in Cork.
It’ll be my third year at the Alternative Bread Company stall in The English Market for Culture Night. It’s always a magical night. The English Market is open late and most of the stalls offer gorgeous taster plates of their produce. I’ll be sharing the stall with The Copplestone Food Company. They’ll be dishing up delicious spicy lentil soup, ceviche and more.
So come and taste some of the gorgeous dishes from Dream Deli! Here’s what I’ll be serving up:
- Chocolate Soup with frangelico, softly whipped cream, toasted hazelnuts and a hazelnut sourdough soldier
- Berry Tabbouleh with lemon verbena, mint, mixed berries, Greek yogurt and honey
- Belgian waffles with salted caramel sauce and chantilly cream
- Indian Spiced Popcorn: Green Saffron garam masala, coconut, almonds and plump sultanas.
Hope to see you there!