New year, new luck, even for non-pork eaters. Today’s dish: Vegetable pasta with pesto. I am not quite sure of the pesto part, but it might just have meant: tomato sauce. Vegetables spotted: celery ( I am totally convinced that celery should be included on the Irish flag. It literally is everywhere…) The Irish flag as we know it, was flown for the first time in 1848, joining the hope spreading all over Europe that the kings would go and the people would stay.The green in the flag stands for Irish Republicanism, the orange for the Protestant minority on the island and the white for the hope of peace between the two major cultures in Ireland. ( There still is much more hope needed.) Further however, I spotted Zucchini, onions, tomatoes, red peppers( but I am not a hundred percent sure, it could have been tomato skin as well), and yellow peppers. No mushrooms! This I think is the first dish ever without any mushrooms. The dish at a whole had a somehow soapy taste, but I don’t even want to start to inquire further. While the kitchen has a strong tradition in yellow-beige colored food, today’s dish was presented in an optimistic red. Maybe the cook started into the new year with some good resolutions? Or the “Beige-Representative” as Frau Arboretum put it so rightly, just went on holidays?
What? Vegetable pasta with pesto.
Where? The Buttery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
How much? 4 Euro