I Was A Tourist In My Own City For A Day And Here’s What Happened

Let your taste buds do the walking with Trinity City Hotel and Fab Food Trails.

Many of you reading this will be in the same boat as me having not taken the time to visit many of the great locations that Dublin has to offer. It’s easy to get wrapped up in a busy routine of running to and from bus stops and racing home from work that you don’t actually stop to take in and admire the amazing things to do and even better places to eat around our bustling but relatively small city.

This is one of the reasons I jumped at the chance to take part in one of Dublin’s Fab Food Trails. In collaboration with Trinity City Hotel, Fab Food Trails promised to re-introduce me to Dublin’s exciting food scene in a chic and stylish manner – what more could one want of a Saturday afternoon?

The package begins with a night in the four star Trinity City Hotel right in the heart of the city. With a fabulous four course meal and night’s sleep in one of the hotel’s deluxe rooms, we were well fed and rested before taking off on the trail the following morning.

The trail began with a lovely breakfast, which you can eat in the hotel’s dining room or have brought to your room. Try to start light, however, as you’ll be spending the next three hours eating and drinking at some of Dublin’s best independent food outlets.

The tour, which was led by a fantastic local guide, showed us around the city where we sampled great Irish produce from passionate owners and employees who gave us interesting descriptions of where the food came from and how it was prepared. From Irish cheese to Writer’s Tears whiskey, the range of food was diverse and delicious.

Among the establishments we visited were Powerscourt’s The Pepper Pot, where we sampled the café’s signature scones that are baked freshly every morning. We tasted Lolly and Cooks’ “Savage Rolls” in Georges Street Arcade, sipped whiskey in The Swan, one of Dublin’s oldest pubs, as well as trying many more treats in some of the city’s gems.

On top of getting to sample some of the best food our country has to offer, one of the highlights of the trail was viewing the city I call home through a tourist’s eyes, appreciating its history and quirks that I never would have known if I hadn’t taken part.

Great for tourists from far and wide, people visiting from other counties and also Dubliners in search of a fun day out, a night in the Trinity City Hotel and a Fab Food Trail is suited to anyone.

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Including overnight accommodation with breakfast and a Fab Food Trail, prices start from €262 per room based on two people sharing. For more information visit www.trinitycityhotel.com.

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