Tues, 16th Aug, 2011
Dubliner Darren Coyle has cooked up an exciting theme for his hotly anticipated restaurant in Mission Viejo, CA. Called Dublin 4 after the South Dublin postal code, the restaurant, set to open in mid-October, will aim to create gourmet dishes with an Irish twist.
Darren describes the new venture as an ultra-creative, modern take on Irish cuisine.
“It’s different from your typical Irish pub,” he told The Irish Emigrant. “There will be a modern, contemporary atmosphere with great Irish food and great Irish cocktails.”
Patrons can expect the menu to contain some classic dishes such as beer battered fish, beef and Guinness pie and fisherman’s pie. Darren also spoke of plans for a hamburger with Irish and Californian leanings, utilizing Cashel Blue cheese and stone ground mustard made with whiskey.
The Dubliner is no stranger to the food business; Dublin 4 will be located next to his other restaurant, Wineworks for Everyone, which specializes in pairing wines with dishes made from the freshest ingredients.
“Wine will definitely be featured at Dublin 4. It has to be,” explained Darren, a one-time wine waiter at a Dublin nightclub, whose love of grapes is his driving force. “I retired the day I started Wineworks – I was having too much fun to call it work!”
Dublin 4 will not only be next door to Wineworks; the two eateries will be interconnected, and Darren wants the pair of restaurants to work in tandem and complement each other.
“You might start out with a pint at Dublin 4 and have dinner at Wineworks,” Darren says of his plans to create an all-in-one dining experience. “Or maybe you want dinner first and you can later walk over to Dublin 4 for a traditional Irish coffee.”
For more on Darren’s food philosophy, see wineworksforeveryone.com.