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July 2017

Best possible taste chris molloy

Best Possible Taste Podcast – Chef Chris Molloy on Off the Street Food Fest and More

In this week’s Best Possible Taste podcast Sharon Noonan chats to Failte Ireland Food Champion and Head Chef of the renowned Lemon Tree Restaurant in Letterkenny, Chris Molloy. Chris shares details about the first ever Off the Street Food Fest taking place in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July. Sharon also

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O'Neill Coffee

The New Skibbereen Cafe Causing a Caffeine Buzz in the West Cork Town

Opening its doors last week, O’Neill Coffee is the latest addition to the West Cork town of Skibbereen. Located at 64 Townshend Street, across the street from the Ludgate Hub, the new coffee shop takes over the much-loved Mrs O’Neill’s Grocery Shop. The cafe has retained the charming original black ‘O’Neill’ signage and red and

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Neven Maguire to Celebrate Cork Food Producers at Special Cookery Demo This Friday

Recently voted Ireland’s favourite chef, Neven Maguire, Brand Ambassador for Dunnes Stores’ Simply Better collection, will be demonstrating some of the delicious recipes from the recently launched ‘COOK with Neven Maguire‘ magazine. The magazine, which is available free in Dunnes Stores nationwide and on the Dunnes Stores website, has been developed to nurture people’s passion

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Newcastle West Food Tour

Newcastle West Food Tour Returns to Limerick This August for Heritage Week

Following on from the successful launch of the Newcastle West Food Tour in June, the next tour will take place in Limerick town during Heritage Week on Thursday 24 August. Guests will have an opportunity to explore the finest culinary hotspots and rich gastronomic history. Developed by Sharon Noonan the tour includes some delicious treats

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Thirsty for Wine Knowledge? A Unique New Wine Library Has Just Opened in Dun Laoghaire

After four years with the Wicklow Wine Company, Master of Wine Dermot Nolan, has opened a unique new wine library in Dun Laoghaire. With a selection of wines from around the world, which have been personally chosen by Dermot over his 27 years in the wine business, this new venture is sure to be a

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This Calls for a Toast! Ireland Takes Home 3 Gold Medals from the International Wine & Spirit Competition!

This Calls for a Toast! Ireland Takes Home 3 Gold Medals from the International Wine & Spirit Competition!

The quality of Irish drinks was acknowledged with 66 medals including 3 Gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017. Currently on its 48th edition, the IWSC was created by wine chemist Anton Massel, who in 1969 had the idea of creating a wine and spirit competition which based not just on organoleptic judgement

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David Bowie Ice Cream

Ground Control to Ice Cream Lovers – This David Bowie Themed Ice Cream is Out of This World

Fancy tasting an ice cream inspired by the iconic David Bowie? Well, now you can. Named after Bowie’s final album, Black Star gelato is currently available in a Berlin ice-cream parlour (but we’re hoping it makes it’s way to Ireland soon). Created by combining chestnut ice cream with dark chocolate and a finish of cream flavoured

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This Will Float Your Boat – Ireland’s First Floating Hotel Could be Opening Very Soon

There’s good news on the waterfront as Ireland’s first floating hotel could be about to become a reality and sooner than we think. Cork City Council has granted conditional planning permission to Sick and Sore Ltd to develop Ireland’s first floating hotel on the city’s northern quays. According to The Irish Examiner, the planning permission

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Gandon Room Restaurant Slane Castle

The Royal Reveal – Slane Castle to Officially Launch New Restaurant This Friday

This Friday night Slane Castle is the place to be, not for the rock concert of the century this time around however but instead for the launch of the castle’s new dining experience, The Gandon Room Restaurant. With a launch date finally revealed to be this Friday 28th July, guests are invited to visit the castle for

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One of Ireland’s Favourite Luxury Chocolate Brands Has Released a Champagne Chocolate Collection

What’s better than chocolate? Champagne chocolate of course! Butler’=s chocolate claims to hold the title of purveyors of happiness, and with their latest release they are certainly living up to this – introducing The Champagne Menu. The Champagne Menu is a deliciously decadent collection of eight different chocolates crafted with Marc de Champagne – creating

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Made in Galway

Made in Galway Artisan Food Producers Join Forces with NUI Galway

Galway County Council and its distinctive brand and collection of Made in Galway Artisan food producers have come together with NUI Galway to build further strategic associations in the promotion of Galway’s rich local artisan food sector in the advent of Galway’s European Region of Gastronomy 2018 designation. Ranked among the top 1% universities in the

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Sligo Food Trail Announces New Food Experiences to Whet Your Appetite

The Sligo Food Trail have released a new brochure of food experiences, events and tours for curious food lovers to sample. With overnight stays, foraging, fermenting and seaweed experiences, along with craft beer and whiskey tastings, there really is something for everyone. There are also some pizza, bread and jam making experiences. Experience Farm to Fork

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We're Jumping on the Bubbly Bandwagon: Prosecco Van Ireland is what the Fizz is all About

We’re Jumping on the Bubbly Bandwagon: This Prosecco Van is Driving Everyone Crazy

Food trucks are alright but a Prosecco van? That’s what’s driving us crazy at the moment. The Prosecco Van Ireland is a charming vintage style van that travels through the country bringing bubbles to places where bubbles are needed. Self-described as an “ice-cream van for adults”, the idea is the product of four entrepreneurs, Trevor, Mark, Joanna

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Edward Dillon Celebrates 150 Years with Gala Dinner in Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Leading distributor of world-class premium drinks brands, Edward Dillon, is celebrating 150 years of representing an enviable portfolio of brands. Over the past 150 years, Edward Dillon has become part of the fabric of both historic and contemporary Irish society, from Hennessy Cognac to Bacardí Rum and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. At a recent gala

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The Pearse Lyons Distillery will Open its Doors to the Public this September

The Pearse Lyons Distillery will Open its Doors to the Public this September

Dublin’s newest addition to a new generation of premium boutique distilleries is the Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James. Located in the heart of The Liberties in Dublin 8, it will open its doors to the public in September. The property was acquired by Pearse and Deirdre Lyons in 2013. Deirdre, director of corporate image and

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Cornerstones of Success – Eimear Killian Looks Back at Five Years of Brasserie on the Corner

Dining at a restaurant isn’t just about great food (though that certainly helps),  it’s about the overall experience. When you eat out, you don’t want to be treated like a number, the next in a long line of chores. Customer service can make or break a restaurant’s reputation; it can take you from zero to

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Marqués de Murrieta Capellania 2011 - Wine of the Week from O'Briens

This Outstanding White Rioja will Show you a Unique Side of the Famous Wine Region

Rioja is one of the world’s most famous wine regions. Prolific and varied, Rioja wines range from oaktastic elders to youthful fruity charmers and while 90% of the DOCa’s production is red, white wines from the region are stars on their own merits. While Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano are household names when it comes to red grape

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