Month: May 2015

The Source of All Flavours – Gavin McDonagh’s Food Journey Around Ireland

In the introduction to “The Future of Food” supplement in last week’s edition of The Sunday Business Post (Sunday 26th April 2015); Ian Kehoe pointed out that Irish food & drink exports out performed all other sectors of the economy over the past five years. Even in the darkest days of the great recession Irish …

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A Cat Among the Pigeons in Clontarf – Pigeon House Restaurant Review

Brunch is a huge movement in the food scene at present, no more so in Dublin. However we feel the Northside often gets neglected in applauding delicious dining experiences. A perfect case in point is the Pigeon House Restaurant in the sunny suburb of Clontarf. Housed in what was once Tibors on Vernon Avenue, the …

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Most Exciting Food in Dublin – Amuse Restaurant Review by Tom Doorley & TheTaste.ie

This week both Tom Doorley and TheTaste had the pleasure of sampling Conor Dempsey’s Amuse on Dawson Street. Tom popped in for a bit of lunchtime indulgence and we decided to try out the 5 course “Spring” Tasting menu priced at €65pp to get a true appreciation of all Amuse has to offer. Lunch Review …

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Brownie “Pizza” Slice With Rolo & Maltesers by Karyn Ryan

I can promise hands down that this is one of the “best threesomes” you will ever come across… First we have a delicious, moreish chocolate brownie, delicious on its own no argument from me, but then we add some Maltesers and one more addition that can only take it to another level Rolo! Soft chewy …

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When Irish eyes are smiling “ Rediscover the Original Irish Whiskey “

There was a time when Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was the World’s favourite. For over a century, it defined the very essence of Irish Whiskey, it’s complexity, full of flavour and lingering taste flowing from Dublin to New York via London. History was unkind and Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey all but disappeared from …

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‘Naked’ Raspberry & Lemon Bubble Cakes Recipe by Cat Lawlor

Spring is here and the sun is finally starting to shine! There is something about the beautiful daffodils that sends me into a bit of a lemon frenzy – It must be the colour! I felt inspired to create something fresh and fruity with a bubbly twist. These super sweet ‘naked’ cakes make the perfect …

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The East Coast Cookery School Pops Up in Dublin

Tara Walker introduced invited guests to her Termonfeckin based ‘East Coast Cookery School’ by taking it on tour to Dublin for a night! Friends and foodies enjoyed a true taste of Tara’s cuisine this week in Medley, sampling a range of signature dishes and hearing about the recently expanded cookery school (www.eastcoastcookeryschool.ie), which offers a …

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Craft Beer – “It’s all mad strong beer designed to send you loopy” by IrishBeerSnob

Something has been troubling me for a while, and it’s only recently that it has begun to come to a head, which from the outset requires a contextual setting. A straw has been laid upon the dromedary’s back, which is at tipping point. Ireland has come through one of the worst recessions ever. From the …

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