Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Win: Saba The Cookbook courtesy of, er, Saba

Whenever anyone asks what my favourite restaurants in Dublin are, Saba ranks really highly – higher than, say, Shanahan’s (too expensive, but glorious steak); Chapter One (not incredible); Pichet (I will never, ever want to eat guinea fowl); Coppinger Row …

Thu, Dec 20, 2012, 18:57

   

Whenever anyone asks what my favourite restaurants in Dublin are, Saba ranks really highly – higher than, say, Shanahan’s (too expensive, but glorious steak); Chapter One (not incredible); Pichet (I will never, ever want to eat guinea fowl); Coppinger Row (see previous) and current hipster eaterie du jour, Bite (I want beer with my fish’n'chips or, really, a cup of tea – not cocktails).

 

The food is always good, the service is always good and the interior of the Clarendon St restaurant has the right mix of glamour and comfort, so it suits as well for a date as it does for dinner and drinks with the girls or a business meeting. If this sounds like a love letter to Saba, that’s because it is a love letter to Saba. But more importantly, it’s a chance for you to get in on a piece of the action, because Saba is generously giving away two of its Saba: The Cookbook tomes for you lovely people at home. (I love writing that because I feel like Ryan Tubridy.)

The volume is choc full of recipes for Thai and Vietnamese dishes – from curries to stir fries and beyond – and, best of all, all of its proceeds (yes, all) go to charity: split between Crumlin Children’s Hospital and the Thai Red Cross. It costs €30 from Saba and good bookshops.

Fancy getting your mitts on a copy for free, though? Leave a comment below and tell me your favourite Asian dish. It doesn’t have to be Thai and it doesn’t have to be from Saba! Just let me know – all comments will be entered into the randomiser and a winner will be chosen by random.org.

This competition will close at midnight on Friday, December 28th. One entry per person. You must have a valid Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn account to enter. Any trouble leaving a comment, email rmaccabe@irishtimes.com with “Saba competition” in the subject line. And happy Christmas!

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