Olwyn, Matt and I met Olwyn's boyfriend in the city center to start off our day. The three of us then went to get a traditional Irish breakfast. It's pretty similar to a English breakfast.
Bacon, tomatoes, sausage, poached eggs, white and black pudding (blood pudding), baked beans and milk tea
I had never tried white or black pudding. It was quite nice. The two patties are made of blood from pigs with a bit of barley mixed in. I was pleasantly surprised.
Our next stop was the original Guinness Brewery.
The Guinness Brewery inside and out
The Guinness Storehouse is located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, which has been home to the Ruby Red beer since 1759. The seven story building, a former Guinness fermentation plant and brewing spot, has been remodelled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness.
The view from the 360 degrees pub on top of the Guinness Brewery
After the brewery, all three of us met up with our other friend Caitriona. She had been performing on a small scale broadway in San Diego prior to meeting up with us. For the next three hours, the four of us walked around the city and grabbed coffee. The plan for that night was for Matt and I to make dinner for the girls. The two girls were really going out of their way to show us around the city.
I made the meal while Matt did the Sous Chef role. The meal consisted of chicken cordon bleu, spring veggie pasta and roasted garlic cheese bread. It was an impressive meal for the four of us.