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The Merrion Hotel

The Merrion Announced as Best in Class in UK and Ireland by Leading Hotels of the World

This week one the capital’s most luxurious five-star hotel, The Merrion, was announced as the only Leading Hotel of the World in the UK and Ireland to be recognised for its outstanding 2016 Quality Score. The Merrion was named on the list of 2016 Quality Credit recipients, along with over 20 global members of Leading …

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Coffee and Food on Point at this New Harold’s Cross Café – Five Points Review

Situated in an 1884 red-brick building just opposite to the local petrol station is Harold’s Cross newest resident, Five Points. The brainchild of Adam Sheridan, former manager of 3FE on Grand Canal Street, you would expect this swanky new café to serve superb coffee, but Five Points has an extra string to its bow with …

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An Alternative Venison Dinner Recipe by Chef Phillipe Farineau of Ashford Castle

Venison Tasting Plate Recipe by Chef Phillipe Farineau of Ashford Castle

Enjoy a fabulous fine dining experience at home with this beautifully prepared Venison Tasting Plate recipe by Ashford Castle’s Head Chef Phillipe Farineau. This step by step recipe served with Jerusalem artichoke purée, brussels sprout, knotroot, and trumpet mushroom is easy to follow and the end result is worth every minute of effort. Serves 8 …

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Pan Fried Mushrooms with Baked Eggs Recipe by Marcus Wareing

Pan Fried Mushrooms with Baked Eggs Recipe by Marcus Wareing

You can enjoy this baked eggs recipe any time of the day, from breakfast right through to late at night. Use any mushrooms you wish – a selection is great – and serve with some good crusty bread to wipe up the juices. Serves 2 Ingredients: – 1 tbsp vegetable oil – 300g mushrooms, cut …

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Emirates Flight Diary

Emirates Flight Diary: 24 Hours of Wining and Dining in the Sky

I’ve always said it, there’s nothing like a glass of Veuve Cliquot Champagne to calm a case of pre-flight jitters. Okay, I’ll admit I have never uttered that sentence before now, but as I was handed a bubbling flute before taking off from Dublin by an immaculately dressed member of Emirates airlines cabin crew I …

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Penfolds Wines Tour

Getting to Know an Aussie Legend – The Ultimate Penfolds Wines Tour and Tasting

Australia is well known for many great people and things. There are the trailblazers like Heath Ledger, Steve Irwin and Kylie Minogue, and particular exports, let’s hear it for Tim Tams, AC/DC and Home and Away, that have helped define how Australia is perceived today. But if your speaking to a wine lover the big one …

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Holy Smoke Cork

Master of Fire and Smoke Offers Up Communion for the Hungry at Holy Smoke Cork

Ireland, the land of the shortest barbecuing season in the world, thanks to our less than blue-sky perfect summers. I quip, with only the smallest hint of irony, that you would be as well to light the BBQ in mid-winter as you are in mid-summer. I know this by painful personal experience as I recall …

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Dave McKenna Marqette Bar Dublin Airport

“We are a bar that just happens to be in an airport, not just an airport bar” – No Holds Barred at Marqette’s Bar, Dublin Airport

A game changer in airport dining and drinking, since opening in 2015, Marqette at Dublin Airport has pushed the boundaries of what we expect from an airport restaurant and bar, with a unique setting that evokes an outdoor food market, freshly prepared food offering, and complete bar where you are can order your usual pre-flight …

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Buenos Aires Food Guide

Where to Eat in Buenos Aires – A Restaurant Guide to Argentina’s Capital City

Argentina – a country famed for tango and most importantly steak and wine. The Argentinian culture is one filled with energy, patriotism and sensuous experiences. You literally cannot leave the country without tasting plenty of wine and steak and dancing a step or two of tango. The capital Buenos Aires is a steamy melting pot …

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Caroline Sweeney Legan Castle

Queen of the Castle – An Interview with Caroline Sweeney of Legan Castle Farmhouse

Legan Castle Farmhouse is set in the courtyard of the 16th century ruins of Legan Castle, just outside the picturesque Kilkenny village of Thomastown and 15 minutes from Kilkenny city. Over the past few years, it has earned a reputation as one of Ireland’s top destinations for those seeking to escape to the countryside for …

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martin shanahan. Credit Gary O' Neill

No Fishy Business Here: Martin Shanahan on his Mission to Take the Fuss Out of Fish

“The name was a little bit of an accident,” admits Martin Shanahan, of the Cork culinary institution Fishy Fishy restaurant in Kinsale. “We were originally The Kinsale Gourmet Store and Seafood Bar, but there was a craft shop close to us, called Fishy Fishy. When they closed down 15 years ago we asked if they wouldn’t mind …

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Trudy and Paula of Hollah Preserving

Hollah for Hellah Good Preserves – The Hollah Preserving Story

Chilli Strawberry and Prosecco Jam, Habanero Hot Honey, and Buckfast BBQ Sauce – it’s safe to say Hollah Preserving don’t make your average country kitchen chutneys. Launching in September 2014, after friends and neighbours Trudy Hodkinson and Paula Latuske, living in Moira Count Armagh, waved their 4 year old girls off to primary school. With a …

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skelligs chocolate hamper

Win a Luxury Chocolate Hamper from Skelligs Chocolate – Closed

Skelligs Chocolate is a family business based in South West Ireland, at St. Finians’s Bay overlooking the magnificent Skelligs Rocks. They welcome visitors to come to their new open plan factory, recently named in The Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Regions to visit in 2017, to see the chocolates being created, taste the freshly made delights …

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Stevie Toman

The Chef Behind the Beauty at Belfast’s Michelin Starred Beast – Stevie Toman of OX Restaurant

“OX is a beast to run, literally,” Stevie Toman says frankly. “The move from working as a head chef to running a restaurant is like moving from primary school to secondary school, that’s the only way I can think to describe it. You find yourself with a whole new set of problems.” Before chatting to …

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Michael Deane Deanes Belfast

Michael Deane Celebrates Deanes 20th Year in Business at Celebration Dinner

Credited with revolutionising the dining scene in Belfast, last week Michael Deane marked 20 years in business at a celebration dinner in Deanes Flagship premises on Howard Street. Guests on the evening were treated to a very special meal of signature dishes that Michael Deane once served at his Michelin starred Restaurant Michael Deane, including Chicken …

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Christian Puglisi

LitFest Announces Line-up for this Year’s Food and Drinks Festival at Ballymaloe

Now in its fifth year, LitFest, at Ballymaloe, has become one of the highlights of the Irish food and drink calendar, and now the full line-up for this year’s food and drinks literacy festival has been revealed, including Christian Puglisi, Claudia Roden and Robin Gill . Running from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st May, speaking on the Sunday afternoon, …

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solid chocolate Easter egg

The World’s First Solid Chocolate Easter Egg has Finally Been Created

If you’ve ever cracked into your Easter egg only to be disappointed by a thin shell and hollow centre then we’ve got some great new for you: the arrival of a solid chocolate Easter egg. Created by the Solid Chocolate Company, the company claims to have developed the world’s very first solid chocolate Easter egg. Rather than …

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Siucra and Catherine Fulvio

A Sweet Combination – Siúcra Announces Catherine Fulvio as Brand Ambassador

One of Ireland’s best loved food brands, Siúcra announced today celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio as brand ambassador. The news was revealed today at a media event at House, Leeson Street, Dublin today to celebrate both the collaboration and to launch Siucra’s #minimoments campaign. For the campaign award-winning cookbook author Catherine has developed a series of …

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Restaurant Sage

Restaurant Sage in Letterkenny Awarded Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Month

Restaurant Sage in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal has been named Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for April. Just across the road from An Grianan Theatre, Restaurant Sage is the creation of Donegal native and hospitality professional, Garvan Gallagher. Currently in its eighth year, Bord Bia’s Just Ask campaign has been wholeheartedly embraced by the restaurant …

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