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October 2020

The next chapter – Wildlands to open the Olive Tree Kitchen with takeout menu

Continuing forward during these challenging times, the Olive Tree Kitchen’s takeout menu has something for everyone.  A striking light filled space, centred around an original Napoli Firebrick Pizza oven and, as the name suggests, an Olive Tree, it offers wholesome, freshly prepared dishes which are ideal for takeout or casual dining for all ages, tastes […]

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Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio Visits Sheep in Roosky, Roscommon and Grizzly Bears in Vancouver, Canada in the Fifth Series of the Delicious and Enticing Cooking and Travel Show

This week (19th October) in episode seven of Tastes Like Home, Catherine Fulvio looks back at her trip to Roosky, Co Roscommon and onto Vancouver, Canada. Our contributors this week are Mary McGowan and daughter Lisa McGowan, Mary is a sheep farmer in Roosky, and Lisa now lives in Vancouver with her partner Ian.  In

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Win a Five Star Dublin City Escape to The Westin – One Night Stay for 2 people in a Deluxe Room with Breakfast, Dinner, Cocktails or Champagne and a Late Check-Out

We are extremely proud to team up with The Westin Hotel to give one lucky taste reader the chance of winning a Luxury Five Star Escape for 2 people. The Prize Includes – Overnight accommodation in a deluxe room with king sized bed – Full breakfast for two guests – Dinner for two from our

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The Exchequer Wine Bar in Ranelagh is Offering Tapas Y Vinos on Dublin’s Finest Urban Terrace

The Exchequer Wine Bar, D6, is open for al fresco bookings for customers to enjoy a unique dining experience with safety at the forefront.   The Exchequer Wine Bar in Ranelagh recently launched their revamped, Spanish inspired menu, which is now available for diners to take away or enjoy in a safe environment on their enviable urban

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Win a Magnum of Bodgeas Tobia Gran Reserva Rioja 2014 (worth €82) in a wooden box from Ely Wine Store

We are extremely proud to team up with ELY Wine Store to give one lucky taste reader the chance of winning a Magnum of Bodgeas Tobia Gran Reserva Rioja 2014 (worth €82) in a wooden box. Bodgeas Tobia Rioja We’d like to introduce you to Bodegas Tobia, an outstanding Rioja producer which is new to

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The Pinnacle of Irish Whiskey, Midleton Very Rare, Releases Exceptional 2020 Vintage

Final Midleton Very Rare vintage from Former Master Distiller Brian Nation is unveiled Irish Distillers, maker of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has unveiled the eagerly awaited Midleton Very Rare 2020, a unique parting gift from former Master Distiller Brian Nation. In his final days as Master Distiller, Brian continued the long-standing tradition

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Almond Cardamom Rosewater Cake Recipe from Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio

Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients: For the Cake 200g softened butter 160g golden caster sugar 4 free range eggs 100g plain flour 170g ground almonds 2 tsp baking powder 1 medium orange, zest only ¾ tsp ground cardamom 4 tbsp pistachios, roughly chopped 3 to 4 drops rosewater 70ml milk, you may need more Pinch

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Celebrate the Extraordinary this October with the Wilde Irish Gin Cocktail Kit

In honour of its namesake – the most extraordinary of Irish characters, Wilde Irish Gin is launching a limited-edition cocktail kit on Oscar Wilde’s birthday this October 16th 2020. This also marks the one-year anniversary of Wilde Irish Gin’s flamboyant launch in Ireland at the Cellar Bar in the Merrion Hotel. As Oscar would say

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RTE’s Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio Visits the Unique Desert City of Dubai

Home to one of the largest indoor malls in the world, one of the biggest aquariums, the biggest automated fountain, the tallest hotel and one of the largest indoor ski slopes, This week, in episode six, Tastes Like Home is a little more spicey as it looks back at Catherine’s time in Dubai. In this

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Tasting the Grandeur of Georgian Dublin – The Merrion Hotel Review

An amalgamation of four individual Georgian Townhouses were seamlessly transformed to bring the very luxurious, Five Star Merrion Hotel to life. Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, this glamorous icon sits proudly opposite Government Buildings. Purveyors of decadent Dublin hospitality, The Merrion Hotel is a nucleus of fine dining options. From the widely renowned

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Mythical and Mystical 12th Century Charm in County Kildare – Kilkea Castle Hotel Review

When planning a romantic escape, for us, nothing springs to mind quicker than a whimsical Irish Castle. In this instance, Kilkea Castle. In an effort to “shop local” we stayed in our lovely Lily White County of Kildare. Dating back to 1180, Kilkea Castle oozes 12th Century charm. There is a distinct air of understated

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Haunch of Venison with Plums, Port and Cinnamon Recipe by Chef JP McMahon

Preparation: 15 minutes, plus 1 hour marinating timeCooking: 2 hours, plus resting timeServes 8 Ingredients 1 × 3-kg/6½ lb haunch of venison, haunch of venison, on the bone500 ml/17 fl oz (generous 2 cups) venison or beef stock (broth)150 ml/5 fl oz (2/3 cup) port12 plums, halved and stoned (pitted)1 bay leaf For the marinade

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Goatsbridge Trout, Mooncoin Beets, Velvet Cloud Sheep’s Yogurt by Chef Tony Schwarz of Number 35 Kenmare

Ingredients 4 portions Mooncoin Baby beetroots4 baby ruby beetroots4 baby candy beetroots4 baby golden beetroots4 baby white beetrootsAchill island sea salt Pickled mustard seeds300g mustard seeds150ml white wine vinegar300ml water100g sugar2 bay leafPinch coriander seedsPinch black peppercorns5 clove1 pinch salt Mustard and Verjus Vinaigrette60ml Highbank orchard Irish cider vinegar60ml verjus60g Dijon1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon freshly

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Artisan Chocolatier, Braw, Launches New Range of Christmas-inspired Micro Batch Chocolate Bars

Limerick-based artisan Chocolatier, Braw, has just launched a brand new range of Christmas-inspired micro batch chocolate bars ready for the gift-giving season. Braw (a Scottish phrase meaning ‘pleasing’) was set up by Anna Coffey Lynch, former Head Chocolatier at Cocoa Atelier in Dublin for four years, during the COVID-19 lockdown. Since then her online business has

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Tia Maria Launches New Cold Brew Nitro Cocktail

Tia Maria, the world-famous coffee liqueur, has launched a brand new ready-to-drink cocktail providing its unmistakable and unique recipe in an Iced Coffee Frappé. The new Iced Coffee Frappé is a ready-to-drink cocktail made with 100% Arabica coffee, delicious milk cream and the unique taste of Tia Maria – offering an indulgent yet refreshing cocktail.

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Do’s & Don’ts of Dining at Ballymaloe House whilst Living with COVID19

Like so many of our local hospitality businesses in East Cork, Ballymaloe House has had to reinvent the way we operate under the current COVID19 restrictions.  Safety is our top priority and maintaining the same comforts of ‘Old World’ hospitality, whilst serving delicious Farm to Fork seasonal menus is a close second.  To simplify how

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