January 21st saw café bar Green 19 on Camden St, Dublin, kick off its 10th birthday celebrations in style. The establishment is also planning on continuing the festivities with a series of events and promotions throughout the next few months.
The event, with media and family alike in attendance, treated guests to a variety of miniature nibbles from the menu including buffalo wings, North Atlantic hake and mini beef burgers as well as a selection of cocktails, wine, craft beers and high end spirits. DJ Mo Kelly also kept the tempo up, churning out tunes to maintain the momentum in a casual yet busy atmosphere.
Owned by Stephen Murray, of Modern Green design company, the reasonably priced relaxed café bar, which was opened peak recession in 2008, offers a high quality eclectic menu ranging from chicken and mushroom pie to steak and high end and unusual cocktails. Even now as prices have increased significantly across the board, a main course in the cafe will still only set a customer back a maximum of €15.
One of the promotions that continued until 25th January is the return of all main courses to the 2008 original menu price of €10. Run by brothers Colin (formerly of Salo) and Chef Adam Dickson, the business has gone from strength to strength, creating an enticing atmosphere for a wide variety of clientele. Green 19's menu is completely made from scratch in house, including their signature house smoked pastrami and corned beef, with all ingredients sourced locally.
Situated in the vibrant area of Camden Street, the restaurant is in an excellent position to attract trendy customers during both the day and night. Customers include those from businesses nearby as well as artists, which are heavily featured in the funky artwork décor of the cosy space. The distinct and clear influence of design and art can also be felt throughout.