It has been a while since I went to Dali's Restaurant in Blackrock for dinner - last evening Roma and I were there with Peter and Dorothy to celebrate Dor's xxth birthday. Though only about two thirds full, Dali's was busy, and had a good vibrant atmosphere. It has been a while since we have been out together, so we had a great chat catching up on news.
Seared scallops for starters left me wanting more - superb. Main course was delicious monkfish wrapped in parma ham. I followed this with a wonderfully sweet toffee pudding. As I am still on a Lenten fast from the booze, I had a deliciously fresh bottle of sparkling 2010 Chateau Ballygowan.
Overall - Dali's has lost none of its class. Excellent surroundings, comfortable tables, friendly staff, and superb food. A bit pricey these days, but worth it. Happy Birthday Dorothy!
This was also a nice way to relax after what has been my busiest week of the academic year so far.