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Month: August 2016

Nescafé Dolce Gusto and Will.i.am Team Up for "Creativity Reinvents The Classics" Campaign

Nescafé Dolce Gusto and Will.i.am Team Up for “Creativity Reinvents The Classics” Campaign

Yesterday, a partnership between Nescafé Dolce Gusto and Will.i.am was announced at the global launch of the company’s campaign ‘Creativity Reinvents The Classics’, featuring the Grammy winner. The campaign focuses on the parallels between music and coffee creativity and features an energetic and vibrant film as one of the highlights, in which viewers see will.i.am in studio re-interpreting his own …

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Kilkenny Farmers Market

Kilkenny shortlisted as Foodie Destination 2016

Kilkenny, long renowned as a destination rich in good food and hospitality, has been shortlisted as a Top 10 finalist to be named ‘Foodie Destination of Ireland 2016’. Public voting will account for 50% of the decision, together with an inspection visit by a judging panel. Votes can be cast at: http://www.foodiedestinations.ie/city/kilkenny/ until 12 midday …

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Wine of the Week from O’Briens: Rizzardi Frizzante Prosecco

Wine of the Week from O’Briens: Rizzardi Frizzante Prosecco

This Wednesday is the last day of August. A day we wave good-bye to a summer that brought us a day when Dublin was hotter than Barcelona, the villain-centered blockbuster (and Halloween 2016 inspiration fuel) Suicide Squad, Britney Spear’s comeback and Rihanna’s work, work, work, work, work. Pop culture references aside, now that we’re falling into autumn let …

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Belmond Grand Hibernian

Ireland’s ‘Orient Express’, The Belmond Grand Hibernian, Goes Full Steam

Ireland’s first luxury touring train, The Belmond Grand Hibernian rolls out from Heuston Station at 2.30pm today on its debut ‘Grand Tour of Ireland’. Over six nights, the train will stop at Cork, Killarney, Galway and Westport, with further stops in Dublin, Belfast, Portrush and back to Dublin for a grand total of €7,722 per …

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Pearls are In as Cliff Townhouse host "Pearls of Wisdom with Natasha Sherling"

Pearls are In as Cliff Townhouse host “Pearls of Wisdom with Natasha Sherling”

An enormous 34kg  pearl recently found in The Philippines is potentially the biggest in the world and worth more than $100 million dollars. It is thought that the fisherman who found it kept it under his bed for ten years as a good luck charm. If it is proved to be genuine, the pearl will hugely surpass current …

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El Celler Wine Bar: Authentic Spanish & Catalan Tapas Bar Just Opened in Blackrock

El Celler Wine Bar: Authentic Spanish & Catalan Tapas Bar Just Opened in Blackrock

Last Saturday 27th of August El Celler Wine Bar opened its doors on Blackrock’s Main Street. The place, which offers a selection of traditional Spanish style tapas and a carefully designed wine list that combines wines from prestigious regions of Spain and other European countries, is run by Mireia Ferrer Canals, originally from Barcelona, who hopes to …

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Masterclass and Tasting with Christophe Salin from Château Lafite on September 22

Masterclass and Tasting with Christophe Salin from Château Lafite on September 22

O’Briens Wines is delighted to welcome Christophe Salin, President of Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild of Château Lafite fame for a very special masterclass tasting. On the evening of the 22nd of September consumers will have the opportunity to taste a range of wines from the Domaine’s estates in Bordeaux, Chile and Argentina including the stunning …

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O'Briens and Krug Teamed to Host Champagne Dinner at L'Ecrivain

O’Briens and Krug to Host Champagne Dinner at L’Ecrivain on September 27

O’Briens Wine and Champagne Krug are delighted to host a rare and very special evening at l’Ecrivain on Tuesday 27th September. The evening will start with an apéritif, followed by a delicious 4 course dinner paired with Champagne Krug and presented by Sommelier & Champagne Krug Brand Ambassador in Ireland, Julie Dupouy. Four amazing Champagnes …

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‘Good Mood’ Vegetarian Chilli Recipe From Avoca

This Avoca ‘Good Mood’ vegetarian chilli recipe is packed full of nourishing sources of veggie protein like lentils for a hearty and satisfying dish, which won a Great Taste Award this year. Serves 6-8 Ingredients – 2 tbsp olive oil – 1 large onion, finely diced – 6-8 cloves garlic, finely chopped – 1 tbsp …

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Top Quality Irish and International Producers Showed their Best at Killenure Country Fayre

Top Quality Irish and International Producers Showed their Best at Killenure Country Fayre

Last 17th of August, the stunning Killenure Castle in Co. Tipperary became the setting of a delightful showcase of top quality producers that offered a taste of their creations at the Killenure Country Fayre. A selection of 85 Irish and International food and drink brands, distributed by fine foods supplier Larousse Foods, displayed their best …

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The Great Irish Beer Festival Arrives to Cork City Hall this September 22 to 24

The Great Irish Beer Festival Arrives to Cork City Hall this September 22 to 24

Twenty Irish breweries will gather at Cork City Hall this September 22-24 for the Great Irish Beer Festival; including every Cork operator, the Irish Malting Company and Irish Distillers, and lecturers from UCC. The festival will celebrate the rich tradition and heritage of Irish brewing, and highlight the current diversity of tastes and styles. The Great Irish …

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Green Man Wines Wine Lovers' Agenda for September 2016

Green Man Wines – Wine Lovers’ Agenda for September 2016

Green Man Wines has made a name for itself among wine lovers. The family-run shop/wine bar not only offers a carefully selected wide wage of bottles both New and Old World, as well as tapas and small dishes to go with them, they also host frequent wine related events where guests have the opportunity to meet …

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Seafood Risotto Recipe from Wrights Findlater Howth

Seafood Risotto Recipe from Wrights Findlater Howth

This risotto recipe combines calamari, prawns and mussels for a delicious taste of the freshest seafood. This recipe is excellent for dinner parties, as you can have all the dishes ready at the same time (and it has great taste so your guests will be delighted!). Serves 4 Ingredients: – 1.5l fish or vegetable stock – 250g fresh calamari, …

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The Launch of Stylish New Cocktail Bar Lemuel’s at The Conrad with Photo Gallery

Lemuel’s, named after the famous fictional traveller Lemuel Gulliver from the international classic Gulliver’s Travels, is part of the Conrad’s €8 million renovation plan being unveiled over the coming months. The chic new design promises a delightfully bookish attention to detail, with the inspiration from Gulliver’s Travels woven into every corner and brought to life. …

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"Second Cheapest Wine" Video Pokes Fun at Common Decision Making Process

“Second Cheapest Wine” Video Pokes Fun at Common Decision Making Process

The guys from College Humor captured the decision making process behind buying the most popular wine in most shops and restaurant wine lists, the Second Cheapest Wine, made with the finest “second cheapest grapes” for your enjoyment. By the way, sommeliers and restaurant managers are well aware of this trend and the beloved SCW might …

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Crispy Hake in Beer Batter with Pea and Pancetta Salad Recipe from Avoca

Crispy Hake in Beer Batter with Pea and Pancetta Salad Recipe from Avoca

Our menu boasts a vast choice of seasonal, local produce as well as gluten free and vegetarian options. This crispy hake recipe is part of our new Express Menu based on the most popular dishes from our restaurants. Serves 4 Ingredients: – 1kg firm-fleshed hake – 1tbsp cream or crème Fraìche (optional) – 1 lemon – 10 large Rooster potatoes – 2 litres …

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