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French Flair in County Kildare – Vie de Châteaux Restaurant Review

After months of lockdown we were excited to be able to enjoy a Friday night out. Dinner in Vie de Châteaux is always a treat. We have visited several times and the food is consistently brilliant. The menu on offer is uncomplicated with a dish to suit every French Restaurant lover. The Burrata starter and …

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Indulge in An Dúlamán Samhain Sour this Halloween

Thanks to our friends at Sliabh Liag Distillers for this Hallowe’en Cocktail Recipe An Dúlamán Samhain Sour Ingredients: 50ml An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin 20ml lemon juice 30ml orange juice 10ml cinnamon syrup 2 teaspoons pumpkin puree 20ml egg white. To Serve: Shake well with ice Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with cinnamon dusting …

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Mayfield Evening Food Market kicks of on November 6th

Mayfield Eatery in Terenure are hosting an evening food market in November from 4-8pm on the 6th/7th and 13th/14th. The market will be held under the new covered terrace with a selection of fantastic Irish food producers in attendance. There will be an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables from Keeling and Vernon Catering, breads and …

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La Rivista Gets Set to Open ‘Pop-Up’ Market – Kilkenny’s Renowned La Rivista Restaurant Reinvents to Bring Dining ‘To Market’

This weekend, Friday October 30th to Sunday Nov 1st, the well- known award winning La Rivista restaurant is bringing its favourite produce and foods to the people of Kilkenny. La Rivista has transformed its Parliament Street restaurant to a pop-up market and from Friday, the innovative staff of the restaurant will be selling the very …

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The Sexton Single Malt Haunted Halloween Cocktail

Pumpkin carving, scary movies, crunchy leaves underfoot and crisp autumn air can only mean one thing – Halloween is upon us! If you want to embrace the fright night festivities at home this Halloween weekend, then treat yourself to a devilishly dark tipple from The Sexton Single Malt Whiskey. Distilled entirely from Irish malted barley …

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South Korean Classic Bibimbap Recipe from Episode 8 of Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio

Bibimbap Ingredients: 450g shortgrain rice such as sushi 100g daikon radish  100g button mushrooms cut into strips 100g courgette cut into strips 3 carrots cut into strips 1 red pepper cut into strips 100g red cabbage cut into strips 200g fresh spinach 300g sliced beef steak 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 2 garlic cloves toasted …

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Roast Stuffed Fillet of Pork Wrapped in Bacon, Pureed Carrots and Parsnips, Roast Potatoes and Apple Sauce Recipe from Episode 8 of Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio

This recipe is by Grainne Hill, Catherine Fulvio’s guest on episode 8 of Tastes Like Home and represents Grainne’s very own taste of home. Stuffing Ingredients: Onion Butter Breadcrumbs Apricots Chestnuts Fresh Parsley Rosemary / Thyme Salt Pepper   Method: Soften an onion in butter. Add to breadcrumbs/chopped apricots and chestnuts/fresh parsley and rosemary or …

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Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio Visits South Korea – Home of Tea Tastings

On Tastes Like Home this week (Monday 26th October 2020), Catherine Fulvio looks back at her South Korean experience.  Catherine will show viewers how to recreate their own Korean BBQ Oven Baked Korean Style Pork Ribs with 3 dipping sauces, as well as some South Korean classics like Kimchi & Bibimbap. Catherine meets husband and …

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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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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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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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