Month: September 2015

Ireland’s biggest Baking Festival for Food Lovers, Home Bakers and Cake Decorators – October 17th and 18th

Galway’s 3rd annual Bake Fest festival returns to Leisureland this October for two jammed-filled days of fun that will appeal to anyone who has a passion for baking. The two-day event is packed with demonstrations, classes and interactive workshops and runs from Saturday 17th October through Sunday 18th October. The event is devoted to all …

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Char Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Recipe by Richie Wilson of Fire Restaurant

Fire is celebrating its 10th birthday this weekend and to celebrate they have shared with us a brand new recipe from Head Chef Richie Wilson. Join in the celebrations from Sunday 27th September to Tuesday 29th and make sure to share your memories of the last decade on social media #Fire10 to win some great …

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TThe Merrion Gloss Dinner

Win The Gloss Wine Dinner for Two at The Merrion Hotel – CLOSED

This competition is now closed The Merrion is the capital’s most luxurious five star hotel and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World. An impeccable restoration of four Georgian townhouses, The Merrion is home to the 2-star Michelin Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, The Cellar Bar and Restaurant and the intimate No. 23 Cocktail …

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Savour Kilkenny 2015 – Festival of Food Encourages Young Producers with New Focus on Careers in Food

Launching its ninth festival, Savour Kilkenny 2015 – Festival of Food has seen the number of visitors it attracts grow from 1,500 in 2006 to 22,000 last year and this year a record 25,000 are expected. The festival was officially launched at the Department of Agriculture by Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food, the …

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Win a Private Dining Experience for 12 at Fire Restaurant – CLOSED

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED Fire Restaurant is about to reach a milestone birthday as it is celebrating ten years on Dublin’s Dawson Street. Located in the iconic Mansion House, over the last decade Fire has established itself as a dining institution in the city centre. To mark this milestone birthday, Fire are hosting a …

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Win Dinner for Two with a Bottle of Wine at My Thai Restaurant in The Beacon Hotel

Forget the design clichés & typical colour schemes of most traditional Thai Restaurants in Dublin: My Thai at The Beacon is sexy & sultry, with a wonderful buzz & oodles of style matched by assured cooking. The Asian Pacific menu balances taste, texture & presentation superbly and proudly displays our team of chefs through an …

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Wine of the Week - Petit Bourgeois Pinot Noir Rosé 2014 €15.49 by Suzi Redmond

Wine of the Week – Petit Bourgeois Pinot Noir Rosé 2014 €15.49 by Suzi Redmond

Petit Bourgeois Pinot Noir Rosé 2014 €15.49  A beautiful rosé from Henri Bourgeois winery located in the beautiful Loire Valley. Where they have been making wine for ten generations and they are terrior driven. This wine has a slightly perfumed nose with wild strawberries, damsons, lime leaf and floral notes. It’s got a fantastic fruity nose with …

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Win a Lindt Excellence Hamper – CLOSED

September sees Ireland’s largest dark chocolate brand, Lindt Excellence, celebrate the breadth of amazing flavours in their exquisite range. Crafted by the Lindt Master Chocolatiers, only the rarest and most aromatic cocoa beans are blended with the finest ingredients creating combinations of intense flavour and elegant texture. From the iconic and refined 70% Cocoa to …

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Sheen Falls

Winter Wine Weekends at Sheen Falls Lodge

Budding connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts rejoice, as the spectacular 5* Sheen Falls Lodge prepares to launch 3 fabulous wine events to celebrate their magnificent Wine Cellar offering. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Kerry countryside, overlooking Sheen Waterfalls, Sheen Falls Lodge offers a luxury getaway experience like no other. The Wine Cellar at Sheen …

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Climb The Vine with Frankly Wines – “The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club”

This “Climb the Vine” series will junk the jargon, pooh-pooh pomposity and snub its nose at snobbery. If you have a question you would like answering or an area you would like explaining, just ask me on twitter @frankstero and I will endeavour to include it in future. Question: I’ve got a friend who likes …

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Informative and Fun – JN Wine Tastings Friday 6th November – Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

One of the most anticipated and enjoyable events of the year for James Nicholson Wine Merchants’ staff is their annual tasting, an informal, walk-around tasting, no knowledge required, no lectures to attend. You don’t need to be a wine expert to enjoy it – interest and a bit of enthusiasm will suffice! All about sharing …

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Mount Juliet Estate’s Lady Helen Restaurant Retains Michelin Star Award

Mount Juliet Estate has retained its Michelin Star for the contemporary fine dining restaurant, The Lady Helen. This is the third year in a row that the highly coveted award has been bestowed on the unique restaurant at the five star destination in Kilkenny. Michelin is recognised by the industry as the only international system …

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Win a €100 Gift Voucher for Brioche in Ranelagh

Brioche is a modern Irish tasting plate restaurant located in the centre of Ranelagh by renowned chef Gavin MacDonagh. The award winning restaurant produces modern tasting experiences that are unique in Dublin and showcase the best in seasonal Irish produce. Classic French techniques are paired with beautiful presentation to ensure that your taste experience in …

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The Gods of Sherry & Jamon Ibérico to visit Stanley’s Restaurant & Wine Bar 21st Sept

Step out of the Irish summer rain and meet two gentlemen from Spain who are at the very top of their game, and each a master of their profession –, gods of Sherry and Jamón Ibérico respectively, who will be hosting a very special Sherry & Jamon Ibérico tasting at 7.30pm on 21st September in …

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Afternoon Tea ‘Week of Wonders’ at The Glenlo Abbey Hotel

To celebrate the completion of the recent refurbishment of the hotel and re-development of the golf course, Glenlo Abbey Hotel has announced an Afternoon Tea ‘Week of Wonders’ event. From the 24th-30th of October the 5* hotel will pair a different theme each day with wondrous and mouth-watering creations from Head Chef Alan McArdle and …

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