Saturday, April 12, 2008

L'Gueuleton and The Science Gallery

Lunch at L'Gueuleton was delicious - we both had the plat du jour of cod with young vegetables, rocket salad and sauce vierge. At 15 euro with a glass of white wine thrown it was excellent value. We shared a cheese board for dessert which was thankfully more to The Ours' taste than mine as I was already bursting at that stage!

We then made our way to the Science Gallery to view the Pills exhibit. All the pieces were impressive.

I especially liked Under Wraps, where the 4000 pills used to treat menstrual problems and HRT lined the inside of a cape.

This was part of Table Talk, where pictures and narratives about HIV and AIDS were printed on napkins and placemats and set for guests who have been impacted by the disease. The message on the screen is chilling by itself, but when The Ours pointed out the patient's age at the top right corner of the screen, I welled up.

The last day of the exhibition is today so if you're interested get yourself down there!

Tonight it's Daisy's 30th, ahem 25th birthday party. God help my liver.


Maddie Moon said...

That lunch sounds yummy and the exhibition thought provoking. Enjoy the birthday celebrations!

jen said...

Another place to add to my list of places to try! Sounds delicious :-)

Am now kicking myself though as we were thinking about going to the Pills exhibition but put it off until next week... Glad it was a good un' though.

Alix said...

Sounds like a interesting and filling day!

Enjoy tonight.

Yvonne said...

Maddie, thanks, my head is aching this morning!

Jen, it was gorgeous and I wouldn't hesitate recommending it to you. Hopefully the Pills exhibition will be back.

Alix, thanks! It was great!

HelenMH said...

Sounds like an emotional exhibition. Very interesting.

Ariel said...

What an intriguing exhibition... I am due back in Ireland but it won't be till June. Blah. Too late.

Yvonne said...

Helen, it was very interesting and if it ends up in your neck of the woods I'd recommend a peek!

Ariel, great to hear you're back in Ireland so soon - I'm sure they'll be a good exhibition at the Science Gallery then too as it is of good standard.