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Restaurant of the Year Awards 2007

Third time lucky! I am off to Dublin tomorrow to the Mansion House to join the celebrations of the Restaurant of the Year Awards 2007 organised by the Food & Wine Magazine; should be great fun and I see that it is sponsored by Edward Dillon & Co who I worked for many many years ago on their wine side in Mountjoy Square – ahh what memories!!

However, 3rd time lucky with what! Transport. I had planned to travel up sleepily with Irish Rail, but all the seats are sold out on the morning trains – All Ireland Semi Finals – should have known bettter.  So off to Ryanair to find flights fine and times fine but price definitely not; I admire free enterprise and what Michael O’Leary has done, but there are times when I see profiteering for profiteering sake, but then I guess supply and demand rules. Thankfully Aer Arann don’t have that degree of flexibility to change prices to respond to market forces, so off to Dublin with Aer Arann – and I’m looking forward to it.

So an early start in the morning; have to leave home by 6.00am, arrive Cork |Airport around 7.00am and land Dublin 8.55am. Guess it beats driving, but the train would have been better!

[tags] Food & Wine Magazine, Edward Dillon, Ryanair, Irish Rail, Aer Arann, Michael O’Leary, Mountjoy Square, The Mansion House, Restaurant of the year awards[/tags]

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