Month: February 2023

Sharpen Your Skills – Some of the Best Cookery Schools in Ireland

Ireland is fast gaining a reputation as a culinary destination, with not only amazing restaurants, artisan producers, and an array of food festivals but also world class cookery schools across the country. You don’t need to be a visitor to our shores to indulge in a culinary adventure though, and with many of these schools …

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restaurants in dundrum edition

Shopped till you Dropped? Our Picks of the Best Restaurants in Dundrum

A day of shopping always warrants a delicious meal to reward all your hard work (and all the steps you notched up as cardio). If you want to make an occasion out of your post-browsing meal, give these spots a try, and thank us later. Here are our picks of the best restaurants in Dundrum. …

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Prestigious award received by Chez Max, ‘World’s French Restaurant’

Chez Max Café, Dublin’s answer to a traditional French bistro, became Ireland’s first restaurant to be awarded the ‘World’s French Restaurant’ label. The label was awarded on Tuesday 28th February to owner Max de Laloubie at the French Ambassador to Ireland’s Residence. It was awarded in the presence of the AFMR and representatives of the French Embassy in recognition …

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Midleton Very Rare 2023

The Pinnacle of Irish Whiskey Launches Midleton Very Rare 2023 Vintage

Irish Distillers, maker of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, is delighted to release Midleton Very Rare 2023. The third vintage crafted by Master Distiller Kevin O’Gorman, and the 40th edition in the series, Midleton Very Rare 2023 is an exquisite blend of aged single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys. The rich heritage of Midleton Very Rare began …

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UNHCR Blasta Books Turkey and Syria

Blasta Books are running a raffle for Turkey and Syria

Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have destroyed people’s lives and homes. Families urgently need relief items and shelter. The UNHCR is on the ground, distributing emergency life-saving supplies like blankets, tents and warm clothes. Blasta Books are hosting a raffle to fundraise for UNHCR’s work in Turkey and Syria. For each €10 ticket, you will be in with a …

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whitebox cocktails

Whitebox Cocktails: The Art of Ready-to-Drink Cocktails Perfected (for your pockets)

Whitebox Cocktails have teamed up with Dublin Cocktail Lab and are now available in Ireland for the very first time, and these pocket cocktail cans will not disappoint. Whitebox Cocktails has revolutionized the world of ready-to-drink cocktails with its unparalleled level of expertise and dedication to quality. Founded by Alex Lawrence and Pietro Collina, two …

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family food cookbook

Foodies join forces in aid of the tragedy in Syria and Turkey with the Family Food Cookbook

A number of food bloggers have joined forces to produce a recipe eBook, the Family Food cookbook, to raise funds for the victims of the catastrophic earthquake that struck Syria and Turkey. On February 6th 2023, a tragedy hit the people of Syria and Turkey, when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck, destroying thousands of homes, …

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Shake Things Up This National Margarita Day 2023 with 2 recipes from Jose Cuervo

To celebrate National Margarita Day 2023 (22nd February), Jose Cuervo®, the world’s number-one tequila, is mixing it up with some zesty, fruity and refreshing recipes, so no matter your taste, everyone can quench that thirst! As one of the world’s most loved spirits, it’s no wonder everyone goes mad for margaritas, so this Wednesday, 22nd of February marg your calendars …

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Me Auld Flower Festival

Me Auld Flower Festival Announces Programme Highlights with Tickets on Sale Now

From punk Cornish chefs to cutting-edge comedians, fascinating conversations between home-grown food heroes and their international counterparts, cooking and demos from the hottest names in Irish food and exceptional things to eat and drink over four days, Me Auld Flower Festival has just gone live, alive-oh with some of the events leading the brand new …

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brickyard Entrance

South Dublin local, Brickyard, has reopened with a brand new look!

The Dundrum Gastropub, Brickyard, has long been securely positioned as the much-loved local favourite due to their stellar food and drink offering and personal service After months now closed due to renovation works, the much-loved Dundrum gastropub ‘Brickyard’ is set to reopen today, after undergoing a complete structural and interior transformation. Brickyard is known by its loyal regular …

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Morrison Hotel Dublin

The Morrison Hotel Dublin – A fresh new look for this iconic Dublin hotel

The Morrison Hotel Dublin, Curio Collection by Hilton, opened its doors in 1999 and has maintained its stylish urban attitude in the decades since. But 2023 is set to be the most exciting year yet. The hotel has just been accredited a 5-star hotel by Fáilte Ireland, with this one-of-a-kind hotel, in the heart of the city, becoming Dublin’s most recent 5-star city centre property …

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Be Sweet Cafe

Dublin’s New Photogenic Sweet Café on Clarendon Street – The Be Sweet Café

TheTaste team was delighted to attend the launch night of Dublin’s newest sweet cafe, The Be Sweet Café. A host of well-known names and faces enjoyed Champagne and nibbles at Dublin’s most photogenic café!  The Be Sweet Café launched officially on Thursday 16th February 2023. Located at 14 Clarendon St., Be Sweet is in the …

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Fern House Pancakes Recipe Avoca.

Avoca’s Famous Fern House Pancakes Recipe

These buttermilk pancakes are a long-standing favourite in the Fern House Café in Kilmacanogue. Pancakes are such a treat and are even made more so with fresh blueberries, berry compote and a macadamia nut praline. Here’s the recipe to the Fern House Pancakes. This recipe is from Avoca’s new cookbook AVOCA at Home. The perfect gift for …

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Lá Le Bríde Single Malt Whiskey

Dingle Distillery Releases Limited Edition Lá Le Bríde Single Malt Whiskey

The second release in Dingle Distillery’s Wheel of the Year series  Dingle Distillery is proud to launch its highly anticipated Dingle Lá le Bríde Single Malt Whiskey, the second release in a series of nine limited-edition whiskeys in its Wheel of the Year series. This new release is available now at DingleDistillery.ie and across off-licenses and stores nationwide.  Marking the beginning of spring and St. Brigid’s day, the Celtic festival of Lá le Bríde, also known as Imbolc, is a source of hope and joy for farmers. Bríd is said to visit the …

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Angie's Wine & Cocktail Bar

A Stylish New Ballsbridge Spot – Angie’s Wine and Cocktail Bar Opens at Roly’s Bistro

Angie’s Wine & Cocktail Bar at Roly’s Bistro has just been launched, a welcome addition to the already popular Bistro and Terrace restaurants. Established in 1992, Roly’s is synonymous with delivering outstanding fresh food and excellent value and service to its customers and is a staple in D4. The restaurant is a firm favourite of …

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