Gillian Nelis on dining out: At Mae, Grainne O’Keefe’s flavourful dishes are worthy of a Michelin star

Starting with a crumpet to die for followed by some masterful main courses and deliciously simple desserts, Grainne O’Keefe’s Mae menu is quickly hitting its stride

Mae Restaurant, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4: a menu of utter deliciousness. Picture: Fergal Phillips

I’ve only recently become familiar with the concept of the flow state, despite the fact that it’s been around for almost as long as I have. The phrase, first coined in 1975, refers to those moments when you are so deeply immersed in something – a book, an activity, a task – that everything else seems to fade away.

Finding things that trigger a flow state is, apparently, a very good way of boosting your ...