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Month: December 2018

Find Out How Your Christmas Traditions Compare With Our Festive Survey With Siúcra.

Turkey, ham and slice of Christmas pudding…Ever wonder how similar your Christmas traditions are to others? Feel like you’re the only one with a fake tree? Well, TheTaste and Siucra teamed up to discover your best Christmas traditions and, while some answers may have surprised us, others were right on the money. Keep reading to …

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Ring in the New Year in Style With a Stylish Seven Course Tasting Menu

Why not ring in the New Year in style with a luxurious seven-course tasting menu in one of Dublin’s most stylish hotels? Following a  €15 million refurbishment, The Morgan Hotel is ready to celebrate the festive season in luxury! The hotel’s new restaurant 10 Fleet Street is offering diners a sumptuous seven-course tasting menu on New …

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Medieval Banquet

Ring in The New Year With a Medieval Banquet at Barberstown Castle

Looking for the ultimate venue to spend New Year’s Eve in? Well, don your most stunning festive dress and head out to Barberstown Castle for a truly unforgettable medieval banquet. This stunning 13th century castle keep is opening for an incredible 6-course banquet dinner this New Year’s Eve. Kick off your evening with a mulled …

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Festive Favourites

The Best Possible Taste Podcast – It’s All About Christmas

In this week’s Best Possible Taste Podcast, the last of 2018, Sharon Noonan chats to Ron Forrestal from Forrestal Wine Merchants who reveals his festive favourites and gives us some serious Christmas wine suggestions. Eurotoque’s Manuela Spinelli shares her festive memories from growing up in Italy and the mindful farmer, aka Pat Mulcahy from Ballinwillin …

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Irish Beauty Industry Awards

Powerscourt Wins Luxury Spa of the Year at the Irish Beauty Industry Awards

This past weekend saw over 300 of Ireland’s top beauty professionals attended the Irish Beauty Industry Awards. Held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the event saw the countries most elite businesses in attendance. It seemed that Christmas came early for Powerscourt Hotel Resort and Spa, with the hotel winning the prestigious ‘Luxury Spa of the …

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Foley's

Start Your New Year Off Right with a Brilliant Bottomless Dinner at Foley’s

Christmas will soon be gone, and the festive season comes to a close. However, if you want to celebrate a little longer Foley’s Bar has just the ticket. This January and February, diners can add bottomless prosecco, wine or beer to their dinner for just €25. Start the new year in style and enjoy dinner free …

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You Can’t Beat Fireworks and Bubbles in The City – Ring in The New Year at Charlotte Quay

While Christmas is all about spending time at home with our families and indulging in more than our fair share of mince pies and other delicious treats, New Year’s Eve is when the party animal inside is unleashed for a night of fun, fireworks and glasses of bubbly. This year, why not centre your NYE …

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Travel The World

Travel The World in 2019 With This Week’s Best Travel Deals

Are you ready to make 2019 your best year ever? Well, the first step to happiness is fulfilling some pretty amazing travel dreams and ticking off a bucket list destination. So keep reading to plan your next adventure. Stunning Slovenia on Foot Situated in the heart of Eastern Europe, against the backdrop of the Julian …

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Reusable Coffee Cups

Coffee With a Cause – These Reusable Coffee Cups to Help Irish Charities This Christmas

Edamame, an Irish eco-product company, has launched its new range of environmentally-friendly reusable coffee-cups. Each of the three cups from the range entitled ‘Coffee with a Cause’ has been designed by an Irish artist. What’s more is that 20% of the proceeds from sales of each cup will be donated to the artist’s chosen Irish …

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A Coastal Trail To Remember – Walking The Incredible Fisherman’s Trail in Portugal

It is hailed as the best preserved coastal area in southern Europe. And after a week walking its spectacular clifftops and isolated beaches I would go even further. The Atlantic coast of Alentejo and Algarve in SW Portugal is surely one of the most beautiful shorelines in the world. Wild and rugged, it is almost …

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Jameson Black Barrel Opens Christmas Pop Up Shop For Personalised Festive Gifts

Whiskey lovers are in for a real treat this Christmas, as Jameson has opened a Christmas pop up to shine a festive light on Jameson Black Barrel. The pop up shop is located on William Street in Dublin 2, and is open from now until Christmas Eve. The Jameson Black Barrel shop is the perfect place …

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Cheese And Bourbon

Forget Cheese And Wine – Here’s Where to Get Your Cheese And Bourbon Fix in Dublin This Christmas

Grilled cheese and bourbon? Talk about a fantastic festive combination and one that we’ll definitely need to indulge in over the Christmas period. This month, Bulleit Bourbon is bringing its famed whiskey to the palates of Dublin with the introduction of an innovative, lip-smacking collaboration with Loose Canon, the latest cheesemongers on the scene. Loose …

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Crumlin

Cuisine For Crumlin – Grab a Coffee And a Pastry For a Good Cause This Weekend

Wondering where to get your coffee pick-me-up this weekend? Or how about some delicious pastries? If you’re in Dublin city centre, be sure and pop into the Cuisine de France pop-up café and help raise money for CMRF Crumlin this Christmas. ‘La Petite Boulangerie’ is open until Saturday, 15th December and is the perfect place …

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Tia Maria

This Secret Bar is Offering Free Tia Maria Coffee Cocktails to Customers

Has your Christmas shopping taken its toll? Perhaps you need a pick me up during this festive season? If so, Hen’s Teeth on Fade Street should be your next stop. Hen’s Teeth is an art and lifestyle store in Dublin city centre that is inviting shoppers to sit back and relax over a complimentary Tia Maria …

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Emirates' Christmas

Social Gallery – Emirates’ Christmas Down Under Party

Christmas Down Under was the theme of Emirates’ annual Christmas party, which was held at House on Leeson Street this week. Guests, many of whom have flown with Emirates, got together to celebrate another great year for the global airline, which has been operating in Ireland since 2012. Emirates connects passengers from Dublin twice daily …

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Gourmand Cookbook Awards

Brian McDermott to Represent Ireland at Gourmand Cookbook Awards

This year has already been a fantastic one for chef and hotelier Brian McDermott, and the good luck shows no signs of stopping. Christmas came early, as the chef was given the news that his book ‘Donegal Table,’ has been selected to represent Ireland at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Commenting on the fantastic news …

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Festive Dining

Looking For The Perfect Festive Dining Venue? Look No Further

Christmas is fast approaching and you might be getting worried about where you’re going to eat out over the festive period. Fear not though because Dylan McGrath’s collection of Dublin restaurants are here to save your Christmas dining plans. With Christmas menus bursting with creative and innovative dishes, you’ll be hard pressed to not find …

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Discover the Unexpected

Social Gallery – Discover the Unexpected with Master Brewers & Top Chefs

Stack A Restaurant at Urban Brewing in Dublin’s CHQ Building hosted a very successful #DiscoverTheUnexpected — Top Chefs Meet International Master Brewers event on the 28th of November. In a unique twist, elegant food was paired with delicate and complex beers to celebrate Ireland and Galicia’s shared excellence in brewing and cooking. The evening featured …

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The Merrion Hotel is Launching a New Vegan Menu With Author Holly White

The luxurious 5-star Merrion hotel is launching a brand new vegan menu this January, which is an exciting collaboration between Holly White and executive head chef Ed Cooney and his team. The new menu will feature recipes from Holly’s cookbook, Vegan-ish and will be served in the beautiful surrounds of the Garden Room restaurant. Whether …

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