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Month: May 2017

International Food Truck Festival

Limerick Gears Up for Ireland’s First Ever Food Truck Festival This Weekend

This June Bank Holiday will be an exciting weekend for Limerick as the European Food Truck Festival rolls in to town. The Limerick International Food Truck Festival will run from the 1st to the 5th of June in the city’s People’s Park. The food truck festival is the first of its kind to take place in …

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Blue Bar, Skerries

This Seaside Bar is a Must Visit on a Sunny Day: Blue Bar, Skerries – Bar Review

On the very rare occasion of a blue sky summers day in Ireland you will likely observe a particular phenomenon where people flock at the earliest possible chance towards the sea. It happens without fail each year, with traffic backed up and dart lines swelled with would-be revelers on their way to tackle the Howth …

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Cave Saint-Desirat Syrah 2015 – Wine of the Week from O’Briens Wine featured

Cave Saint-Desirat Syrah 2015 – Wine of the Week from O’Briens Wine

In the world of music, Fender guitars have earned global acclaim for their superb quality and iconic design. Their Stratocaster model is one of the most copied and recognisable instruments, and it has been held by the legendary hands of Eric Clapton, Billy Corgan and Jimi Hendrix. As you can imagine, it’s not precisely a bargain …

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Good Things Cafe

Good News for Good Things Café as it’s Named Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Month

After 13 years in Durrus, food aficionado and owner Carmel Somers recently brought a taste of the good life to Skibbereen opening ‘Good Things @ Dillon’s Corner‘. Now, the much-loved cafe has been awarded Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for June. Currently in its eighth year, Bord Bia’s Just Ask campaign has been wholeheartedly …

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InterContinental Dublin

Whisk Your Dad to Cuba for Father’s Day with a Cuban Brunch at InterContinental Dublin

If flights to Havana are a bit out of your budget, but you think your dad deserves a bit more than socks and pyjamas then the five-star InterContinental Dublin has a perfect treat in store. This Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18th, why not take him and the family out for a feast to remember with …

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The Liffey Will Be Awash with Thrilling Performances and Great Food this Weekend at Riverfest 2017

Right from the Ha’penny bridge in the heart of Dublin City through to Dublin Port and into Dublin Bay, this June Bank Holiday the River Liffey will be awash with a variety of exciting activities and events as Dublin Port Riverfest returns. Running from Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th June, the headliner of the Riverfest …

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Valrhona Championship 5

Ashford Castle’s Paula Stakelum Crowned Valrhona Pâtisserie Champion 2017

The Valrhona Pâtisserie Championship returned to DIT Cathal Brugha Street last night for the fifth year of the biannual pastry chef competition, with Ashford Castle’s gifted pastry chef Paula Stakelum crowned champion. Paula faced stiff competition against five fellow pastry wizards, Aideen Burke of The Portmarnock Hotel, Alane Lima Santos, Pastry Chef at L’Art Du …

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Residence St Stephens

Former Private Members Club Residence Opens its Doors and Welcomes a New Executive Chef

No. 41 Stephen’s Green has always held an air of mystery, as both a private home and then as a private members’ club, Residence, but now after ten years it has opened its doors to the public for the first time. Regulars and soon-to-be regulars now have the opportunity to experience this unique townhouse in …

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A Rosé from Aldi Has Been Included Among the World's Best | Aldi Rosé

A €8.99 Rosé from Aldi Has Been Included Among the World’s Best

Aldi’s Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé has recently been awarded a Silver Medal at the prestigious International Wine Challenge 2017. The Aldi Rosé wine, which retails at €8.99 in Ireland (£5.99 in the UK), is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes and it has an ABV of 13%. There is also a magnum of the same …

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Bord Bia Bloom 2017

All Hands on Deck to Make Finishing Touches for Bloom Festival this Bank Holiday Weekend

Currently in the final stages of preparing for its 11th year, Bord Bia’s Bloom 2017 festival will open on Thursday June 1st. The festival, which is being held in Phoenix Park will run until June 5th and will consist of 22 show gardens; 13 postcard gardens; 50 floral and botanical art displays and 110 food …

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Sizzling Syrah 7 Superb Bottles to Spice things Up edit

Sizzling Syrah: 7 Superb Bottles to Spice things Up

Syrah knows that the secret to a happy long-term relationship with wine lovers is to keep things spicy. The variety’s willingness to try new terroirs keeps winemakers excited and its ability to range from absolute sophistication to completely guilty pleasure makes it a versatile teaser that has us wine aficionados wondering what’s next. Comfortable in moderate and …

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Viking Drinks Around the World with Aquavit and Craft Beers

Viking Drinks: Sailing North with Aquavit and Craft Beers

When the Vikings arrived in Ireland in the late eighth century, they brought with them a long and storied history of brewing. From dark roasted malts to sweet meads, they had been producing amazing alcoholic beverages for centuries. This latest Scandinavian invasion proves to have just as powerful an impact on the drinks scene in …

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Balfes BodyByrne Wrap

Balfes and BodyByrne Fitness Team Up to Deliver a Hot New Healthy Menu

The number of healthy eateries in Dublin continues to grow, but Balfes collaboration with BodyByrne Fitness continues to make them stand out as the place to eat sin-free in style. Now Balfes have teamed-up once again with Dublin’s renowned BodyByrne Fitness to create a selection of new, light additions to the summer menu, with health-conscious …

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Dragon Boat Festival Dumplings

Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is Your Excuse to Feast on These Dumplings All Day

Today is the fifth day of the fifth lunar month of on the Chinese lunar calendar, and in China that means the wide-spread celebration of Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional Chinese festival which pays tribute to Qu Yuan, a great poet in the Zhou Dynasty. Today, the Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated all throughout Asia …

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Win a 3 Course meal for 2 with Glendalough Gin and Tonics at Drury Buildings

Win a 3 Course Meal for 2 with Glendalough Gin & Tonics at Drury Buildings – Closed

Drury Buildings’ eclectic decor gives a nod to colourful and urban Berlin exteriors and sleek New York interiors. The restaurant and bar is located in the heart of Dublin’s Creative Quarter and its menus are as carefully composed as its chic surroundings. The drinks menu features fine wines from the world’s most prestigious regions and …

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Chef Sean Smith

Celebrate Lobster Season with a CLIFF Academy Masterclass with Chef Sean Smith

CLIFF Academy, located at Cliff at Lyons, is one of the most scenic cookery schools in Ireland and offers a programme of masterclasses delivered by some of the most talented chefs in the country. Following on from a sold out masterclass with CliffHouse Executive Chef Martijn Kajuiter last month, June will see seafood masterchef Sean …

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