Month: September 2016

Discover Northern Ireland

Win an Overnight Stay at the 4* Malone Lodge Hotel Belfast and Cookery Class at Belfast Cookery School for Two People – Closed

This is the tastiest time to visit Northern Ireland, a great destination for lovers of good food and drink Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink 2016 continues to be a celebration of everything that makes the produce from this place so good. Need an excuse to explore some of the food experiences Northern Ireland …

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Noel is King of Enniskillen Castle at Fermanagh Restaurant Week

Enniskillen Castle played host to more than 90 guests as part of the first ever Fermanagh Restaurant Week. Lough Erne Executive Chef Noel McMeel celebrated the area’s food heritage, cooking up a culinary feast with the finest, seasonal local produce at the five-star event, which coincided with a series of events at Lough Erne Food …

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KSG UCC Farm

Harvest Time at UCC as Ireland’s First University Farm To Fork Initiative Comes To Fruition

For the first time in an university in Ireland, students and staff at University College Cork gathered at the iconic Quadrangle as the first harvest of vegetables and herbs from the KSG UCC Farm to Fork programme arrived on campus by traditional tractor and trailer ON Tuesday, 27th September. The Farm to Fork initiative, developed …

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New Say Hello to More Campaign Shows ROI Residents the Unique Side to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is home to a host of unique experiences that cannot be found anywhere else and these feature heavily in TNI’s new Say Hello To More campaign which is designed to encourage residents of the Republic of Ireland to make the trip north for a short break or holiday. TOURISM Northern Ireland (TNI) is inviting …

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Aldi Irish Craft Beer Festival Celebrates the Country’s Best

Beer is at the forefront of the minds of many in October, with Oktoberfest drawing crowds looking to celebrate Germany’s finest. Here in Ireland however, we have an incredible range of craft beers being produced all over the country and Aldi’s Irish Craft Beer Festival is set to celebrate our local brews. Celebrate the best …

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CONNECT16

Connect16 To Shape the Future of Business Tourism in Ireland

On Wednesday 28th of September, the RDS will play host to over 170 hotels, venues and event suppliers at CONNECT16: a showcase of the very best Ireland has to offer in business tourism. The one day live event will attract over 2,000 leading international events professionals, who will be given a flavour Ireland’s potential as …

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Michael Wright (Centre) at his Marqette restaurant in Dublin airport as he celebrated the first birthday of the restaurant with the help of Olympic Athletes Oliver Dingley and Natalya Coyle who both endorsed Marqette as the go to place to eat for healthy alternatives in Dublin Airport. Employing over 100 local staff the team at Marqette aim to provide the travelling customer with sustainable locally sourced produce straight from the farm to the plate therefore supporting the local economy, the environment and the health of their customers.

Marqette Celebrates First Birthday with Olympic Heights

On Monday 26th September, Marqette hosted their One Year Birthday Celebration with guest speakers Olympic Athletes Oliver Dingley and Natalya Coyle who both endorsed Marqette as the go to place to eat for healthy alternatives in Dublin Airport. Employing over 100 local staff the team at Marqette aim to provide the travelling customer with sustainable …

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Wine Agenda: Tasting With Spanish Visionary Miguel Torres on October 4th

Wine Agenda: Tasting With Spanish Visionary Miguel Torres on October 4th

O’Briens Wines will host Miguel Torres, president of Bodegas Torres for an in-depth wine masterclass across the Torres range of wines. Miguel joined his family business in 1962 and he’s renowned for his innovations in the vineyard and winery which led to a range of trail-blazing wines. Miguel now focus on ancient Catalan grape varieties, climate change and environmental …

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Sarahs wonderful honey. Picture by Dylan Vaughan

‘Sarah’s Wonderful Honey’ Buzzing with First UK Listing in 477 Sainsbury’s Stores

Kilkenny-based ‘Sarah’s Wonderful Honey’ has announced its new listing in 477 Sainsbury’s stores across England, Wales and Scotland and Northern Ireland. This represents a major listing for the speciality honey range which was created five years ago by Sarah Gough (33) as a new brand of her family business, Mileeven Fine Foods, founded by her …

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South East Radio Hospitality Awards Announces Winners for 2016

Over 300 people gathered at the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey to celebrate those who excel in the hospitality industry in County Wexford at the inaugural South East Radio Hospitality Awards. The listeners of South East Radio voted for their favourite pub, restaurant or hotel. A short list from every sector was formed with each receiving …

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Stefan Langan, Lynne Davies, Rebecca Shekleton and Jamie Gill at BALFES Dublin attending the official Irish launch party for Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco

Balfes Hosted the Irish Launch Party for Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco

Balfes, one of Dublin’s most popular all-day dining brasseries and bars, located in the heart of Dublin’s Creative Quarter, hosted the official Irish launch party for Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco on Wednesday 21st September, with founder Amanda Thomson in attendance. David Murray, restaurant manager, comments, “Our partnership with Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco is …

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Savour Kilkenny Launches Expanded Programme to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Savour Kilkenny (28th-31st October), the South East’s premier Festival of Food, has launched a hugely expanded programme of events to mark its 10th Anniversary. The festival which is free to attend, has gone from strength to strength every year. In 2007, the four day festival attracted around 3,000 people, while last year 22,000 flocked to …

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Michelin Guide Shanghai

Michelin Announces First Guide to Shanghai Where You Can Eat Michelin Star Food for Just €6

Michelin released the first edition of the Michelin Guide Shanghai this week, naming one three-star, seven two-star and 18 one-star restaurants in China’s financial capital. A coveted three stars were awarded to The T’ang Court restaurant of the Langham Hotel. The only restaurant to get the top rating,  The T’ang Court restaurant has only has six tables …

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Aldi Crowns National Junior Baking Champion at the National Ploughing Championships

Aldi Crowns National Junior Baking Champion at the National Ploughing Championships

The theme of the second National Junior Baking Competition, sponsored by Aldi, in association with Foróige and the National Ploughing Association was ‘Muffins of the Moment’. The winner  is reigning champion Éabha Campbell (16) of Truagh, Co Monaghan, who wins a group trip for her Foróige club to Delphi Adventure Centre, and a €1,000 bursary fund for herself. Her …

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The Boyne Valley is Crowned Foodie Destination 2016 by the RAI

The Royal County’s Boyne Valley has been crowned Foodie Destination of the year by the Restaurant Association of Ireland. At a ceremony in Clare’s Hotel Doolin, RAI President Anthony Gray presented the prestigious accolade to delighted Boyne Valley representatives, who managed to pip runner up Derry to the title. The winning destination was decided by …

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James Martin BBC Good Food Northern Ireland

Get 15% off Tickets to BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland with TheTaste

The BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland is coming to Belfast’s Waterfront Hall from 14-16th October 2016 and promises to be one of the highlights of Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink, marking the first time that the flagship event will be hosted anywhere in Ireland. To celebrate, BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland are offering TheTaste readers …

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Oktoberfest Gets an Irish Accent at The Open Gate Brewery on the 29th and 30th of September

Oktoberfest at The Open Gate Brewery: Oktoberfestbier and German Food Await you

Guinness will celebrate Oktoberfest with a two-day beer and food festival at The Open Gate Brewery on the 29th & 30th of September. Three native German Guinness brewers based at St. James’s Gate Brewery -Marcus Bengelstorff, Jasmin Winterer and Peter Vollrath- will present a beer they have have collaborated on for the occasion. Their ‘Oktoberfestbier’ a traditional German style beer, …

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