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Top 10 Restaurants in Ireland According to TripAdvisor Revealed

“Perfect service and very delicious meals in combination with a unique and atmospheric ambience.” Just one of the glowing visitor comments given to Mulberry Garden, which topped the list of the best fine dining restaurants in Ireland, in the 2016 edition of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. The list based on reviews and opinions collected …

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‘Best Halloween Destination in the World’ Derry Gets Ready for Halloween Street Carnival

Derry has been voted the official ‘Best Halloween Destination in the World’ by USA Today and the city gearing itself up for the best celebration yet with a packed programme of events and activities as it celebrates 30 years of being spooktacular. Bordered by walls dating back to the 17th Century, Derry is a perfect …

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Mitch Lienhard of the United States Wins S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016

Following an impressive finals round and remarkable Grand Finale of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 in Milan, the successor to Irish chef Mark Moriarty has been announced. Representing the United States, Mitch Lienhard has taken the crown with his winning signature dish, “roasted duck with spiced orange and yam.” “It’s really exciting,” Lienhard said, commenting after he emerged …

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Sophie’s Restaurant and Bar, The Dean Hotel Dublin 2

Sophie’s is glasshouse restaurant at The Dean Hotel, where the weather is the wallpaper. At Sophie’s they serve breakfast and dinner 7 days a week, as well as lunch on weekdays and brunch at the weekend. Their menus, inspired by New York, Italy and Ireland, are simple and delicious. At Sophie’s there is a focus …

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Irish Food Writers’ Guild National Awards for Community Food Projects Announced

An organisation that embodies and protects the richness of Ireland’s agricultural legacy has today been announced as the winner of the 2016 Irish Food Writers’ Guild Community Food Awards. The Irish Seed Savers Association, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, conserves and distributes rare and heritage seed varieties and encourages the skills of saving …

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Class in Session – Learn from Gill Books’ Cookbook Authors at The Finishing School

The autumn-winter edition of Gill Books The Finishing School is back. This seasons series will give you the chance to learn from Gill Books’ eclectic group of authors from how to supercharge your immune system to what it feels like to go mad. In the first class this of the Autumn-Winter series, pupils will meet two fascinating authors who have …

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Conrad Dublin Hosts Spectacular Launch Night to Reveal €13m Transformation

On October 5th, guests arriving on the sunshine flooded steps of the new Conrad Dublin were warmly greeting by the staff of the five star hotel with champagne and invited to explore the transformed hotel interior. Fantastic tunes, the clink of glasses and friendly conversations filled the air, with the crisp Henroit Champagne flowing throughout …

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Win Dinner for Two with a Glass of Prosecco and a Bottle of Wine from the Autumn Menu at Aqua Restaurant, Howth – CLOSED

Aqua is located at the end of the West Pier in the picturesque seaside village of Howth. An award winning restaurant, Aqua serves up only the best locally sourced seafood in the luxurious dining room. Experience some of Ireland’s best seafood while enjoying the stunning views of the bay and the marina. Their Autumn@Aqua dining …

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JP McMahon on Michelin, Defining Irish Cuisine and Creating a Legacy

JP McMahon doesn’t just have just a few strings to his bow, he has an orchestra. Chef, restaurateur, cookery book writer, food columnist, teacher in his own cookery school, food activist, father, and husband are just some of the titles he juggles on a day-to-day basis, all while he continues work on PhD on food …

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Chef Kwanghi Chan: There’s More to Chinese Food than Sweet & Sour Pork

Established since the 1950s, the Chinese community in Ireland has introduced a network of Chinese restaurants across the country that have become a familiar fixture on our high streets. Amending traditional recipes to suit Irish palates, they made things a touch sweeter and added more familiar ingredients and dishes to the menus (Read: Chips), and now, once …

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Making Magic in the Midlands – Wineport Lodge Head Chef Shane Ennis Interview

Even those who haven’t travelled to the heart of the Midlands might be familiar with the idyllic setting of Wineport Lodge. Nestled on the banks of Lough Ree, and surrounded by native woodland, the picturesque backdrop to the luxury Lodge played on our screens on several series of the popular TV series The Restaurant, both …

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Win a Fused by Fiona Uyema Hamper and Japanese Food Made Easy Cookbook – CLOSED

Fused by Fiona Uyema is a range of healthy and tasty flavoured soy sauces that brings excitement to your everyday cooking. Fiona has created three different flavours with their own personality. Clever Classic, Cheeky Chilli and Glorious Ginger are extremely versatile and can turn a basic dish into a tasty meal within minutes. The range …

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Watch: Pumpkin Quinoa Bowl Recipe by Jette Virdi

Try this easy Pumpkin Quinoa Bowl recipe for a fun and fresh take on one of our favourite seasonal vegetables: pumpkin. If you can’t find a pumpkin, a butternut squash works just as well and is just as delicious! Serves 2 Ingredients: – 1 pumpkin or butternut squash, cut in half and seasoned with salt and …

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Roasted Butternut Squash Cake Recipe with Goats Cheese Icing and Honeyed Walnuts by Cove Cake Design

Roasted Butternut Squash Cake Recipe with Goats Cheese Icing and Honeyed Walnuts by Cove Cake Design

Pumpkins and squash are synonymous with Autumn and October’s feast of Halloween. Here I have taken inspiration from my favourite winter salad of butternut squash, goats cheese and walnuts to create a twist on a traditional pumpkin cake. The roasted butternut squash cake is incredibly moist and fragrant with spices, contrasting nicely with the tangy …

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Spiced Pumpkin Cake Recipe with Beurre Noisette Buttercream by The Flour Artist

Spiced Pumpkin Cake Recipe with Beurre Noisette Buttercream by The Flour Artist

This is the ultimate, autumnal afternoon treat; it’s very moist and has a marvelous depth of flavour with the spices, brown sugar, pumpkin and orange zest. It’s usually at its best a day or two after making; and as for the beurre noisette buttercream, all I can say is that something truly magical happens when …

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Chicken Fajitas, Smoky Dressed Aubergines & Peppers ⓒ Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited (2016 Super Food Family Classics) Photographer: Jamie Oliver

Chicken Fajitas, Smoky Dressed Aubergines & Peppers Recipe by Jamie Oliver

Sticking to super-lean chicken breasts is the key to making super-food fajitas, and also provides us with a great source of protein, ensuring our muscles stay strong and healthy. Serves: 4 Total time: 40 minutes, plus marinating Ingredients: – olive oil – 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar – 1 teaspoon chipotle Tabasco sauce – 1 teaspoon dried oregano – 2 …

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