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Cocktails Festive Event

Bag a Place at this Free Festive Event That Includes a Cocktails, Wine Tasting and Cookie Decorating

If you’re looking to get in the Christmas spirit then Hugh Jordan has the perfect festive event for you. Taking place on Wednesday the 6th in their Dublin City Store, the event includes a cocktail making masterclass, wine tasting and pairing, and cookie decorating. The best part? It’s entirely free! On the night you’ll learn …

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Good Things Come in Threes – Anthony Gray Opens His Third Sligo Restaurant

They say good things come in threes, and with two restaurants already under his belt Anthony Gray has added a third to his portfolio with the opening of Hooked in Sligo town. Opening just in time for the Christmas season, Hooked is the latest venture of the past president of the RAI and Chairman of …

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Washerwoman

Win a Post-Madness-Christmas-Party for Six People at The Washerwoman Restaurant – CLOSED

While we love the festive season, with all the busyness we often don’t get the chance to catch up with our nearest and dearest. But who says you can’t all get together after the seasonal dust (or perhaps snow) has settled? With this in mind The Washerwoman is offering you the chance to win a …

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Sharpen Your Skills – 18 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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Deck the Tables with Tea and Cake – The 21 Festive Afternoon Teas of Christmas 2017

December is a month dedicated to delicious indulgence. From the constant supply of mince pies in the office, to an endless run of after work drinks, and that’s all in the lead up to the big day, which in most homes is a sumptuous feast of excess. Though there is another festive food event that …

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Scallops Recipe with Mussels, Buttermilk and Leek by Chef JP McMahon

This scallop recipe was created by chef JP McMahon of the Michelin-starred Aniar Restaurant in Galway. JP pairs the scallops with mussels cooked simply in white wine, onion, garlic and thyme, an oyster mayonnaise, a buttermilk foam, and poached, charred and grilled leeks – a true showcase of the spoils of the sea and the …

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Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin Prawn Cocktail Recipe by Chef Bryan McCarthy Picture: Miki Barlok

Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin Prawn Cocktail Recipe by Chef Bryan McCarthy

This Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin Prawn Cocktail Recipe was created by by Bryan McCarthy, Executive Head Chef of both Cask and Greenes, Cork city. A quirky reinvention of a classic dish, Bryan updates a prawn cocktail serving delectable Dublin Bay prawns with a Blackwater Juniper Cask Gin Cocktail Sauce and Poacher’s Tonic & Tomato Water …

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Orangettes Recipe

Festive Chocolate Dipped Orangettes Recipe by Edd Kimber

An elegant sweet recipe, these chocolate-dipped candied orange strips make a wonderful Christmas gift. Just ensure that you make extra, as you will definitely want to keep some for yourself. Although I have made these with orange peel, as is traditional, they can be made with the peel of all different types of citrus fruit …

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20,000 People Expected to Visit Strandhill People’s Market in the Run Up to Christmas

After the success of the first Stranhill Food Festival in October, the team behind both the festival and the Strandhill People’s Market are upping the ante this festive season giving the people of Sligo, and those visiting the county, seven chances to shop local in the run up to Christmas. The hugely popular night markets …

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You’re Invited to Join Slow Food Dublin’s Fabulously Festive Christmas Party

This time of year invitations are most likely to be flooding in to your inbox for various Christmas soirees, but before you schedule in a shindig for Tuesday December 5th take note that’s the date of Slow Food Dublin‘s festive get together. The event, taking place at Sip & Slurp cafe, 67 Charlemont Street, Dublin …

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MacNean Frangipane Mince Pies Recipe

MacNean Frangipane Mince Pies Recipe by Neven Maguire

If you want to make these delicious mince pies in advance, complete to the end of step 4 up to 3 days ahead. Refresh in a moderate oven at 180°C (350°F/gas mark 4) for 8–10 minutes, then glaze. Alternatively, you can freeze the mince pies at the end of step 4. Thaw at room temperature …

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Hot Chocolate Just Got a Five-Star Upgrade With New Dedicated Menu at Dylan Hotel

We’ve already brought you a list of twelve of the best hot chocolates in Dublin, but now one of Dublin’s finest five-star boutique hotels, Dylan, just off Upper Baggot Street, has created a list of its very own. Introducing The Chocolate List; a menu of six heavenly hot chocolates. The decadent new menu was designed …

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Top of the Tasty Titles – This Book Just Won Cookbook of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2017

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards is Ireland’s biggest celebration of Irish books and authors. Last night saw the twelfth edition of the annual awards which celebrated the best fiction and non-fiction writers in Ireland, however the category we were most hungry to see who came on on top was that of Cookbook of …

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Newmarket Christmas Fair

This Weekend’s ‘Wonderful’ Christmas Fair is the Perfect Place to Snap Up Unique Gifts

Tis the season for Christmas markets and one of the best one’s of the festive period takes place this Sunday 3rd of December at Newmarket Sq, Dublin 8. Subtly titled the ‘Wonderful Christmas Fair’, the Christmas pop-up market will take place across The Green Door Market and Dublin Food Co-op, the two markets that flank …

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Granthams

Granthams Cafe Launches a Wine Bar This Friday and We’re all Invited

Granthams only opened the doors of their second cafe earlier this month, and now they are keeping us, eh, hydrated late into the evening too with the launch of a wine bar. Launching this Friday, December 1st, the coffee shop welcomes one and all to celebrate. Guests on the evening can expect a complimentary Prosecco …

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The Fitzwilliam Hotel

Dublin’s Five-Star Fitzwilliam Hotel Welcomes Five-Star Profits

The hospitality group which own’s the five-star Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, as well the Bailey Bar and Irish Welcome Tours, have welcomed profits of more than €4 million. According the recently filed accounts the profits mark an 18 per cent increase on last year’s €3.44 million profit. The Ampleforth group, which is owned and operated by …

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Watch: You Can Now Book ‘Bed and Breakfast’ in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean

There are many spectular places you can visit in the world. There’s the hotel in the Maldives that has an ‘Instagram Butler’, and this Parisian hotel that’s been voted the best in the world. And now this Bed and Breakfast in North Carolina is another one to add to your ever-growing bucket list. Located approximately …

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Hooked Sligo

Sligo’s Newest Restaurant Will Have Locals and Visitors Alike Hooked

Sligo’s serial restaurateur, Anthony Gray expanded his restaurant family this week with the opening of Hooked. The restaurant opened this Wednesday, November 23rd, at 3-4 Rockwood Parade, in Sligo town. Former RAI President, Anthony also owns and operates the popular eateries Trá Bán, Strandhill, and Eala Bhán, also in Sligo town. Open from noon everyday, …

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Liver Loving Lattes – Drinking Coffee is Good for Your Liver, According to a New Report

If you ever felt a pang of guilt about your caffeine addiction then you’ll welcome the results of a new report that says coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of liver diseases. The report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to research on the health benefits …

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Lough Erne Winter Menu

Lough Erne Resort Launches New Winter Menu to Resort Fire Up Your Tastebuds

There are lots of reasons to visit Lough Erne Resort, the luxurious spa, spectacular views of the Fermanagh Lakelands, The Faldo Golf Course, and now with the arrival of the hotel’s new Winter Menu there is another reason to beat a path to this corner of Northern Ireland. Designed by Executive Chef Noel McMeel and …

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