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Month: June 2016

Who What Wheat Where - O'Briens and O Brother Launched Collaboration Brew

Who What Wheat Where – O’Briens and O Brother Launched Collaboration Brew

Wheat beers are a very diverse crowd. From the sweet rich German classics to the sharper American versions, it is a category with something for everyone. On this occasion, we tried O Brother Who What Wheat Where, made in collaboration with O’Briens and available exclusively in-store and online while stocks last. As the “who” and the “where” …

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Aqua Restaurant wins Global ‘Luxury Seafood Restaurant’ Award

On Saturday 18th of June, the world’s leading restaurants and spas gathered at the inaugural World Luxury Restaurant Awards™. The ceremony was hosted at the stunning Grand Kronenhof Hotel in Pontresina, Switzerland where guests were welcomed with a Veuve Cliquot Champagne reception before sitting down to a luxury 6 course banquet. Nearly 40 countries were …

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Jean-Christophe Novelli is Coming to Northern Ireland for Clipper Race Kitchens

The Foyle Maritime Festival will be taking place again this July and as part of the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink there will be a huge focus on food. Organised by the Derry City and Strabane District Council, the Clipper Race Kitchens event will take place from the 14th to the 17th of …

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Wine Wednesday pick from O'Briens: Insight Sauvignon Blanc

Thirsty Thursday pick from O’Briens: Insight Sauvignon Blanc

There are certain grapes that one immediately associate with a country: Malbec and Argentina, Shiraz and Australia or Tempranillo and Spain. Even though Sauvignon Blanc refuses to be tied to one specific terroir, the grape has found a home in New Zealand, especially in the Marlborough region where it was first planted in 1973. Nowadays, New Zealand …

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Deane’s EIPIC is Named Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland

The National Restaurant Awards 2016 for the UK were announced on Monday night in the Hurlingham Club in London. The awards are organised by Restaurant magazine and reflect the dynamic and ever evolving food scene across the UK. Votes from 150 industry experts including chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and critics determine which restaurants make the …

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eurotoques

Euro-toques Celebrates 30 Years in Ireland with Dinner Series

Founded by Myrtle Allen in 1986, Euro-toques Ireland is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The Irish branch of the European Community of Chefs and Cooks is hosting a series of dinners to mark the occasion. Counting Ireland’s finest chefs and cooks among its members, the events will be catered by 15 of Ireland’s most …

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Irish Whiskey Awards 2016 Accepting Entries Now

Irish Whiskey Awards 2016 Accepting Entries Now

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards, which will take place in the Tullamore Distillery, Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Thursday 20th October. This will be the award’s fourth edition and features 20 categories. The closing date for all entries is Thursday 11th August and details on how to enter are …

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Food On The Edge

Massimo Bottura among International Guests to Visit Galway for Food on the Edge 2016

Massimo Bottura, Italian chef behind Osteria Francescana (which recently reached the top position at the St. Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurant ranking), is part of the prestigious guest list to visit Galway next October for Food on the Edge, a two day symposium that takes place annually in the Irish city and gathers chefs and food enthusiasts from all around the …

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Waterford’s Davy Mac’s Serves Ireland’s Best Gin & Tonic

Last week saw the return of the Irish Gin & Tonic Festival. This year the festival went nationwide to celebrate craft distilling in Ireland with eight gins and over 100 venues taking part. Each venue created a signature G&T with their own twist on botanicals, garnishes and tonic pairings. Organisers Great Irish Beverages held a …

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Get Fired Up at ‘The Big Grill’ International BBQ Festival this August

The Big Grill Festival returns to the Herbert Park in Ballsbridge this summer from the 11th-14th of August with around 20,000 visitors expected to attend. Celebrate all things BBQ related over three days of smoke and fire with some of the top restaurants and chefs in the country. Pitmasters from around the world will be …

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Alain Coumont

Le Pain Quotidien’s Founder Alain Coumont talks Bread, Butter and Business

While the key to a good loaf of bread is the quality of flour used, what is the key ingredient in a hugely successful bakery with branches dotted across the globe? It would seem Alain Coumont has the answer, as the founder of Le Pain Quotidien, the well known bakery which has 267 branches worldwide and …

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Champagne dinner with Charles Heidsiek at Forest Avenue

Champagne Dinner with Charles Heidsieck at Forest Avenue this 5th of July

On the 5th of July, join O’Briens for an aperitif and a four course Champagne dinner hosted by Stephen Leroux, Director of the multi award winning Charles Heidsieck Champagne. Five amazing champagnes will be matched with a seasonal menu developed for the occasion by Forest Avenue. Forest Avenue is a neighbourhood dining room run by …

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It's Alive! The Gravediggers (John Kavanagh's) - Bar Review

It’s Alive! The Gravediggers (John Kavanagh’s) – Bar Review

When Leopold Bloom visited Glasnevin Cemetery on a day in 1904 imagined by James Joyce and immortalised on the pages of Ulysses, the pub next door was already nearly a century old. “The gravediggers took up their spades and flung heavy clods of clay in on the coffin”, writes the author, as Bloom and the others said their last …

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Tattoo Artist Cally-Jo Portrayed Hope at Kenco's Coffee Vs. Gangs Campaing Launch

Tattoo Artist Cally-Jo Portrayed Hope at Kenco’s Coffee Vs Gangs Campaing Launch

Celebrity tattoo artist and fine art specialist, Cally-Jo Pothecary revealed her stunning original design created to celebrate the launch of Coffee Vs Gangs, Kenco’s hard-hitting campaign that aims to encourage young people in Honduras to choose coffee farming over gangs. The event was hosted at Dublin’s Drury Buildings last Friday 24th of June. Honduras, one of …

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Europe’s largest Whiskey Event Whisky Live Returns to Paris this September

Whisky Live is an international series of whiskey events taking place all over the world. La Maison du Whisky in Paris has hosted an event every September for the last thirteen years and theirs has grown over the years to become Europe’s largest whiskey event. From the 24th – 26th of September around 10,000 visitors …

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Albariño on tour – A Series of Rías Baixas Evenings to Take Place Across Ireland this Summer

Albariño on tour – A Series of Rías Baixas Evenings to Take Place Across Ireland this Summer

Albariño will be on the road as Wines from Spain will bring this stellar wine from the DO Rías Baixas (Galicia in northwestern Spain) to three Irish cities during the summer.  A series of Albariño wine tastings from the Rías Baixas region will take place in three different locations from the 30th of June to the 13th of July: No. 1 Pery …

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