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  1. My boyfriend is just back from M&S Grafton St and said it’s complete pandemonium in there today, fights breaking out and everything. Haha, people really feeling the love this Valentine’s Day. What a swizz. That menu sounds delicious though!

  2. Starter and Box of chocolates for the extra price, but it’s very fishy menu!

  3. I forbid my husband to get me anything for Valentine’s day. I DO NOT want to fuel this marketing powered crap. We’ve been together 12 years and have always offered each others small gifts and tokens of love. He gets me flowers, I buy him chocolates but never, ever, on a specific day. It just screams “I only care on the 14th, you can go back to the dirty dishes the rest of the year”. And M&S offer is not great

  4. My girl friend and me recently visited for a dinner at taste matters on a Friday evening. The menu lists about half dozen starters and eight or ten main courses. Starters include two soups, the chowder and French onion soup, as well as a home made pate, duck spring roll fish cakes or a house salad with Feta cheese, bacon and roasted beetroot. Main courses offer a confit duck, slow cooked lamb shank, a fish medley of salmon, sea bass and cod, tagliatelle pasta , a fillet Mignon or pork roulade. In the end Deirdre decided on the pate followed by the confit duck, while I picked the French onion soup followed by the pork roulade. Any ways Irish food is always rocking.

  5. Sounds interesting Arrons – where is this place Taste Matters?

  6. Oh, you can avoid the commercialisation and still celebrate St. Valentine’s day! We’re having a bottle of Taittinger saved from when Tesco had it at half price, and a nice dinner at home by the fire, with the first few daffs from the garden decorating the table.