So the next day we looked through our plans of things to do, so we decided to go to Blarney Castle so my boyfriend could kiss the stone….it was freezing, and so amazingly windy, there was snot streaming down my face……seriously not sexy! I have been there loads of times, I particularly love the walk around the grounds, the witches kitchen and the druids circle! I think (hope) my BF enjoyed himself! After taking a photo of an elderly American couple we headed to Midleton to the Jameson Distillery, it was lovely, we had a nice lunch in their restaurant, free coffee refills…..YAY! My Lovely BF was fortunate to be chosen to do the whiskey tasting at the end and he had a ball!
That evening I dragged my carnivorous other half to Cafe Paradiso in Cork, probably Ireland’s most renowned vegetarian restaurant, it was amazing…..I mean totally blew my mind, the flavours, the fresh veg perfectly cooked simply, but with such flavour, and the cheeses….mmmm! I would eat there all the time if they were in Dublin!
Then on Saturday some mooching around the shops in the Huguenot quarter in Cork and then lunch of seafood and a nice walk in Kinsale! It was so lovely to be there, just the two of us, no kids, no exes, no work and no responsibilities! I think we both were extra narky on the way up to Dublin the next day, just the fact that we were going back to reality…..or maybe that was just me!
So what’s with the buttery Burlesque? Well pictured above is two of the leaflets we picked up about things to do in Cork….Butter Museum and burlesque show……unfortunately the show wasn’t on while we were there and the butter museum just made me think of Last Tango In Paris…..interested to see if they mention that famous use of butter?