Month: May 2018

Shanti’s Award Winning Retro Lamb Recipe from The Vanilla Pod

There’s nothing better than spring lamb, and this retro lamb recipe is sure to conjure up feelings of nostalgia with a delicious white pudding stuffing and crisp puff pastry. Ingredients: – 400g Irish Lamb Loin – 6”X6” sheet puff pastry For the stuffing -30g breadcrumbs, toasted -10g Mint -150g Tom Doherty’s white pudding -10g Thyme …

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Win a Refreshing Santal Hamper from Little Italy – CLOSED

Founded in the 1980’s, Little Italy was the first Italian gourmet food shop in Ireland. Over the years, the family business has expanded due to the popularity of Italian food in Ireland. Today the company is regarded as a leading Italian importer catering to hotels, restaurants, cafe’s, delicatessens, gourmet shops and off licenses, as well …

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Win a Pair of Tickets to SuperValu’s Summer Food & Wine Festival – CLOSED

Sunshine filled days and long evenings are finally here. It’s time to fire up the barbeque and get out into the garden to dine al fresco – it’s just what we’ve all been dreaming of during the winter months. Nothing says summer like eating outside, and sumptuous food and smooth wine is central to making …

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Yew Tree Restaurant

Yew Tree Restaurant in Killarney is Named Just Ask Restaurant of The Month For May

Selected by food writer Georgina Campbell and Bord Bia, the Just Ask Restaurant of the Month rewards eateries around Ireland that exhibit the best practices in showing transparency in the sourcing of the food on their menus. This month, the prestigious title has been awarded to the sumptuous Yew Tree Restaurant in Muckross Park Hotel …

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Chowder Competition

The Best Possible Taste Podcast – The All-Ireland Chowder Competition And More

In this week’s Best Possible Taste Podcast, Sharon Noonan chats to Danny Martinez Doyle from Dan Cronin’s Bar & Bistro in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. Danny has recently won the All-Ireland Chowder competition and speaks to Sharon about the award. Sharon also delves into the archives to hear a 2015 interview with chef Clare Smyth, …

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Celebrate The Upcoming Royal Wedding at Lemuel’s With a Cocktail Inspired by The Royals

To celebrate the eagerly awaited Royal Wedding, the Conrad Dublin invites guests to toast the happy couple with a celebratory cocktail. The 19th of May will see His Royal Highness Prince Harry marry American actress Meghan Markle, and in honour of this special occasion, the Conrad has invented an exciting new drink that will be …

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A Sneak Peak Into Ireland's First Adult-Only Café, Coming Soon to Birdhill

A Sneak Peek Into Ireland’s First Adults-Only Café, Coming Soon to Birdhill

Located in Ireland’s tidiest village, The Old Barrack Coffee Roasters is soon to welcome a cafe which will offer a space for adult customers to savour great coffees. As such, the Old Barracks Coffee Cafe will give visitors a chance to unwind and enjoy some me-time in the company of like-minded people away from work and …

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Gin Masterclass

Calling All G&T Lovers – This Galway Bar is Hosting a Seriously Tempting Gin Masterclass

Tigh Nora, Galway’s most popular dedicated gin bar with Ireland’s largest selection of gin, is hosting a private gin masterclass that is sure to send gin lovers into a frenzy. Boasting a fantastic selection of Irish and International gin brands, as well as bespoke gin cocktails, premium spirits and craft beers, there’s no better place …

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Irish Hotels

Largest Number of Independent Hotels Join Forces For Exciting New Irish Hotel Collection

A new tourism and hospitality brand, Original Irish Hotels, has officially launched in Ireland and encourages visitors to “open the door to the magic of unmissable moments”. Representing 60 owner-run hotels in the North and South of Ireland, the collection was launched by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D. This exciting …

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Win 4 Tickets to the Summer Gin Fair at House Dublin – CLOSED

This June Bank Holiday weekend, the Great Summer Gin Fair will return to House Dublin. House will be transformed in to the most peculiar and wondrous gin emporium boasting over 80 varieties of gin from both near and far. Junipers (their gin-inspired currency) will be the only accepted form of legal tender during the event. …

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Causeway Coastal Route

Experience The Gobbins on Northern Ireland’s Spectacular Causeway Coastal Route This Summer

One of Northern Ireland’s most exhilarating tourist attractions has re-opened to the public and is getting ready for another busy summer season. The Gobbins is a spectacular coastal walk on the Causeway Coastal Route, which was voted Lonely Planet’s number one region in the world to visit in 2018. This year’s visitor experience is expected …

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Carving Out The Competition – Ireland’s Great Carvery Competition Launches

Back for it’s ninth year, Unilever Food Solutions has joined up with Ireland’s favourite gravy KNORR to find the best pub and hotel carvery in the country. Speaking at this year’s competition launch, Jim Reeves, Customer Director at Unilever Food Solutions said, “The core values of the competition are about celebrating and rewarding teams who …

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One of Our Favourite Galway Bars Has Opened Slick New Liquor Lounge

Galway has no shortage of spots for a brilliant night out, and one of our favourites, The Dáil Bar, has just opened The Liquor Lounge, the city’s newest late bar with plenty of cocktails and craic guaranteed. Located in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter, it’s nestled above The Dáil Bar and from the moment …

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Jack Daniel’s Launch Thirst Quenching Whiskey Infused Cider Just in Time for Summer

Just in time for summer! Jack Daniel’s has launched it’s brand new Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Cider in Ireland and lucky for us, Ireland is only the second market in the world to welcome this innovative cider. The distinctive and unmistakable flavour of Jack Daniel’s still runs to the core with this new drink, while blending crisp …

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Win 2 Tickets to Experience an Evening with Gill Meller from River Cottage at Burtown House – CLOSED

Gill Meller is part of the popular River Cottage Channel 4 series, cooking alongside Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and he regularly teaches at Park Farm, home of River Cottage HQ. Burtown House are excited back on Saturday June 2nd. He will cook a wood fired June feast using the bounty of their kitchen gardens, tunnels, fields and …

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Win a Luxurious Afternoon Tea for Two at the Five Star Merrion Hotel – CLOSED

Dublin’s iconic Merrion Hotel has Afternoon Tea down to a fine art. So impeccable is the work of their gifted pastry chefs that they have developed ‘Art Tea’ – an afternoon tea inspired by the work of J.B Yeats, William Scott, Louis Le Brocquy and others. With these pieces of art in mind, the team …

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Experience Burgundys Wonders in a Memorable Four Course Dinner at Montys of Kathmandu

Enjoy Premium South African Wines Paired with Nepalese Delights at Monty’s of Kathmandu

An authentic taste of Nepal in the heart of Temple Bar, Monty’s of Kathmandu is renowned for offering a flavour experience unlike anything else in the city. Shiva and Lina Gautam’s Nepalese delights are complimented by an impressive wine list, and Monty’s frequently hosts themed wine evenings. On May 16th, Monty’s will host a Bouchard …

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Adare Manor Wine Evening

Ireland’s Glittering Gem – Adare Manor Makes Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Hot List

The luxurious Adare Manor, fresh from its multi-million euro refurbishment, has been named in Condé Nast Traveler’s influential list alongside many of the world’s best hotels. The only Irish hotel to make the 2018 Hot List, Adare Manor was named one of the world’s best new openings, with just 102 global hotels making the list. …

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Food and Wine Pairing 101: How you Can Create a Match Made in Heaven

Food and Wine Pairing 101: How you Can Create a Match Made in Heaven

Food and wine pairing has been around for a long-time. Europeans have been happily, if not purposefully, pairing local wine with local food for centuries and the old vinous adage “what grows together, goes together” stems from this tradition. Many contemporary consumers are discerning folk who enjoy the culture of food and wine, and food with …

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Chef Peter Byrne

Chef Peter Byrne on ‘The Big One’ and Taking The Helm at One of Dublin’s Best-Loved Restaurants

The stellar list of chefs that Peter Byrne has worked with throughout his career is one that has led to his own rise to the top. Now, as he takes over at the helm of the kitchen of one of Dublin’s most-loved restaurants, Hugo’s on Merrion Row, all eyes are on what happens next. “The …

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