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Month: August 2015

La fin de l’été Recipe by Paul Kelly of The Merrion Hotel

La fin de l’été means the end of Summer and this dessert is just perfect for transitioning into Autumn. White Chocolate, Strawberry and Basil Crémeux Ingredients – 150g white chocolate – 300g strawberry purée – 15g fresh basil leaves – 140g yolks – 90g sugar – 1 leaf gelatine – 165g butter Method 1. Bring …

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Wines for Autumn

As of Tuesday 1st September, we’ll officially be in Autumn. This may not come as a surprise to many, given that July was so wet and August left a lot to be desired – it’s almost as if we skipped summer altogether! But there have been whispers of an Indian Summer potentially appearing this month, …

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A Culinary Beacon in Belfast – James Street South Restaurant Review

Belfast has come a long way in the hospitality stakes, anyone who has visited the city recently would find it unrecognizable from 15 years ago. Now Belfast is home to a buzzing, vibrant cultural scene. Restaurants in particular are popping up all around the city to feed the appetite for unique dining experiences. Belfast has …

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The Search is on for the Restaurant Association of Ireland’s Ultimate Foodie Town 2015

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) have launched the search for Ireland’s premier foodie destination. The ‘Foodie Towns 2015’ competition will see towns and communities from all over the country battle it out to be named Ireland’s top town/destination for a foodie experience. Foodie Towns is in its second year and is now separate to …

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Win an Overnight Stay and Dinner for two at Becketts Hotel - CLOSED

Win an Overnight Stay and Dinner for two at Becketts Hotel – CLOSED

Immerse yourself in the contemporary surroundings of what was once home to one of Ireland’s most famous writer’s Samuel Beckett. Today the house has been fully restored and now houses a stunning restaurant and luxurious accommodation in an idyllic setting. The prize includes: – Overnight stay for two people at Becketts Hotel in the Samuel Suite – …

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Lidl Oktoberfest Launch

Lidl Oktoberfest Launch

Lidl Ireland hosted the Lidl Oktoberfest to launch their range of Alpengut food from Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The event took place in a traditional beer tent set up in Dublin’s Meeting House Square where guests enjoyed Bretzels, cheeses, sausages and German beer. The Original Bergvagabunden band flew over from Germany who entertained guests in …

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Wines of Chile Consumer Tasting – Tuesday 15th September 2015

A unique chance to taste a wide and varied range of the wines from Chile at the RHA Gallagher Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2 this September, organised by  renowned wine consultant Jean Smullen. For over a decade, Chilean wine bubbled under in second place, now that Chile is throwing off it’s reputation for safe consistency and introducing …

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Wine of the Week - Cruz de Piedra Seleccion Especial 2013 by Suzi Redmond

Wine of the Week – Cruz de Piedra Seleccion Especial 2013 by Suzi Redmond

Cruz de Piedra Seleccion Especial 2013 This is an extraordinary wine from a relatively unknown region, Calatayud in the Province of Zaragoza. Made from 100% garnacha, one of Spain’s best grape varieties and being grown on old bush vines many of which are between 50 & 100 years old these are good quality grapes which produce …

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Taste the Best of Waterford at the Harvest Festival Tasting Menu

Last year the Restaurant Association of Ireland launched Foodie Towns, a competition to find Ireland’s best locations for food experiences catering to both tourists and locals. Dingle was honoured with the title and rumours abound that the Kerry town is a hot favourite again for this year’s accolade. They will, however, be up against some …

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A Pearl of a Treat this September at the Cliff Townhouse

The Cliff Townhouse are providing a luxurious treat for seafood lovers this September as they host their fourth annual Oyster Festival. Diners can enjoy exceptional seasonal produce from Michael Kelly’s famous Galway oysters to Carlingford oysters, plus delicious Harty oysters from Dungarvan which are sourced just minutes away from its sister, The Cliff House Hotel. …

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