Dublin’s Café en Seine is bringing the life and floral essence of Paris to the capital this month, with the Parisian Flower Market at Café en Seine with Tanqueray London Dry Gin.
The market features Parisian shopfronts under draping cherry blossom, hydrangea and wisteria just off of Dawson Street, taking inspiration from the Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux Cité, which began trading flowers and botanicals of all types nearly 200 years ago in central Paris – the same time that Charles Tanqueray set up his Vine Street gin distillery in Bloomsbury.
Charles Tanqueray inherited his name from his great-grandfather, David – the first Tanqueray in England – who emigrated from France. Experimenting with the world’s finest botanicals, he created over 300 recipes, and, 200 years on, the green barrel-shaped gin bottle and Paris’s open-air markets are still known for their botanicals – flowery and citrus in equal measure.
The Parisian Flower Market’s handcrafted lunch and brunch cocktails include creations such as Berry Blossom, Queen Bee, Rosa Blush and Peach Petal. The floral garnishes at Café en Seine are sourced from mother-and-daughter duo Kathrine and Olivia, Grafton Street flower traders who operate just around the corner from the venue.
The menu at Café en Seine includes grass-fed dry-aged Irish beef, sustainable seafood from around the Irish coast, bread freshly baked every morning, crispy chicken wings, a vegan cafe bowl and a cafe burger.
Days And Times
Lunch and signature Tanqueray Flower Market cocktails served:
- Monday to Wednesday, 11.30am to 2.45pm; and
- Thursday and Friday, 11.30am to 2.15pm.
Brunch and signature Tanqueray Flower Market cocktails served:
- Saturday, 11.30am to 2.15pm; and
- Sunday, 11.30am to 3.45pm.
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