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Month: December 2016

Wine of the Week from O’Briens: Lanson Black Label NV Champagne

Wine of the Week from O’Briens: Lanson Black Label NV Champagne

Drinking Champagne just because of random reasons is an absolute pleasure, but sharing it on New Year’s Eve just feels perfect. Have you ever asked yourself why the last day of the year is so closely linked to the world’s most prestigious bubbles? Since Medieval times, French kings were crowned in Reims and it would be customary for them to spend …

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Darina Coffey Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding

Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe by Darina Coffey

Panettone is an Italian Christmas staple, an enriched bread laced with delicious dried fruit and a little rum. There is only one way to improve on this king of breads, and that is to transform it into a luxurious bread and butter pudding. Want to take it to another level as a Christmas dessert? Butter …

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TheTaste's Darina Coffey Makes her Baking Debut Tonight on TV3's The Six O'Clock Show

TheTaste’s Darina Coffey Makes her Baking Debut Tonight on TV3’s The Six O’Clock Show

This evening, TheTaste’s food writer, Darina Coffey, will be sharing a very special Christmas recipe on TV3’s The Six O’Clock Show. The popular evening chat show is hosted by Martin King with Deirdre O’Kane filling in for Lucy Kennedy, who is on maternity leave. Darina, who has previously appeared on the Great Irish Bake Off …

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Christmas Fizz Sale at O’Briens: Find Great Value Champagne and Prosecco

O’Briens has launched a fabulous Christmas Fizz Sale with amazing value Champagne and other bubbles: 25% off all Prosecco and 40% on Lanson Black Label Champagne. This Festive Fizz Sale ends Friday December 23rd 10 pm so hurry up and stock up on the bubbles you’ll need for all your holiday celebrations! For more information obrienswine.ie ABOUT …

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chocolate dipped meringues

Chocolate Dipped Meringues Recipe from Siúcra

Whisk up a batch of Siúcra’s Chocolate Dipped Meringues this Christmas. These tasty little bites are light and airy and are dipped in melted chocolate and chopped nuts for a sweet and salty flavour combination. Makes 40 small meringues Ingredients: – 3 egg whites – 180g Siúcra Granulated Sugar – 2 tbsp Siúcra Light Golden Brown Sugar – 30g …

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Glendalough Distillery Launches Limited Edition Sloe Gin for Winter

Glendalough, Ireland’s first craft distillery, has just announced the release of a Limited Edition Sloe Gin, the newest addition to their famous seasonal botanical gin range. Only 120 bottles of this small-batch gin has been made for winter 2016-17, making it an even rarer expression than their critically-acclaimed seasonal botanical gins. Sloes, the dark tannic …

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Wine of the Week from O'Briens: Marc Kreydenweiss Kritt Pinot Blanc 2014

Marc Kreydenweiss Kritt Pinot Blanc 2014 – Wine of the Week from O’Briens

There are many ways to get a party started. Play upbeat music, make sure all guests have been introduced to each other and, after all that effort you put into getting everyone together, relax and let food and drink do their magic. And just as the bites that will mark the beginning of a wonderful …

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Saba Snowball Christmas Cocktail. Photo: Eoin Holland - www.eoinholland.com

Snowball Christmas Cocktail Recipe from Saba Restaurant

Dublin’s Award Winning Thai and Vietnamese restaurant Saba master mixologist’s have created a bespoke Christmas cocktail to get you in the Christmas spirit. The Saba Snowball Christmas cocktail is a must try for those looking to get into the festive spirit. Popcorn infused Barcardi Carta Oro, Coconut Puree and Vanilla Syrup create the perfect Christmas …

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Today with Maura & Dáithí on RTE 1 to Feature O'Briens Wine Picks by Liam Campbell and Catherine Fulvio's Festive Cooking

Today with Maura & Dáithí on RTE 1 to Feature O’Briens Wine Picks by Liam Campbell and Catherine Fulvio’s Festive Cooking

This afternoon (Dec. 20th), on Today with Maura & Dáithí on RTE 1, viewers will be treated to a festive spotlight on wine and food as wine educator and TheTaste.ie’s writer Liam Campbell will be presenting four Christmas wines from O’Briens, including two bottles to pair with dishes by celebrity chef and guest Catherine Fulvio. Catherine will be showing …

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Diageo Showcased Range of World Class Drinks to Mix at Home in Hatch & Sons

Diageo Showcased Range of World Class Drinks to Mix at Home in Hatch & Sons

Last Monday 5th of December, Diageo Ireland hosted a festive event at Hatch & Sons in which the company showcased a range of World Class Drinks that are ideal to mix at home, specially during the holiday season. An intimate gathering of people from the food and drinks industry and specialised media were present. Peter O’Connor, Diageo …

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christmas-dinner

Study Reveals 1 in 5 Irish Adults Want to Dine Out on Christmas Day

Going out for dinner during the festive season is a growing modern Irish Christmas tradition. That’s according to a new survey by OpenTable, the world’s leading online restaurant booking platform and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), which reveals that 40% of Irish adults plan to dine out at least once a week over …

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The Dingle Distillery Launches two Small Batch Whiskeys

The Dingle Distillery Launches two Small Batch Whiskeys

The Dingle Distillery, in the old sawmills on the fringes of Dingle, Europe’s most westerly town, has launched its first small batch whiskey: triple distilled using three individual copper pot stills and matured in Bourbon casks, the result is presented as two new whiskies which are now available in limited quantities. Dingle Whiskey (46.5%, €65 rrp, 7,500 bottles) …

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The Restaurant on TV3

The Restaurant on TV3 will Return in 2017 and Here’s How you Can Take Part as a Diner

The Restaurant on TV3 will return to our screens in 2017. Globally renown chef Marco Pierre White and resident critic Tom Doorley will meet again in the Marco Pierre White Courtyard, Bar & Grill in Donnybrook, where they’ll be accompanied by a guest critic each week. Maitre’D John Healy returns with well-known faces Stephen McAllister, Gary O’Hanlon …

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Win an overnight stay at The Westbury for two people with breakfast and 3 course dinner and cocktail at WILDE - Closed

Win an overnight stay at The Westbury for two people with breakfast and 3 course dinner and cocktail at WILDE – Closed

WILDE is the newly refurbished, luxurious restaurant where 1930’s elegance and an abundance of greenery gives guests the sense of alfresco dining at The Westbury. WILDE‘s menus celebrate the finest Irish produce, combining much-loved local dishes with classic cuisine from around the world. To celebrate the launch of WILDE, The Westbury have composed a package …

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Win an Overnight Stay for Two in Bullitt Hotel Belfast, Dinner in Taylor & Clay Plus Cocktails in Bullitt Bar – CLOSED

Bang smack in the middle of Belfast is the brand new, uber stylish Bullitt Hotel, just opened in October by The Merchant’s Bill Wolsey. A stone’s throw from the thriving Belfast social scene, Bullitt is the ultimate base for a night on the town, if you can bear to leave. Bullitt is so much more …

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