TheTaste September Edition 2018

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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
Win a Five Star Dublin City Escape to The Westin – One Night Stay for 2 people in a Deluxe Room with Breakfast, Dinner, Cocktails or Champagne and a Late Check-Out
The Exchequer Wine Bar in Ranelagh is Offering Tapas Y Vinos on Dublin’s Finest Urban Terrace
Burren Food Fayre Goes Virtual
Win a Magnum of Bodgeas Tobia Gran Reserva Rioja 2014 (worth €82) in a wooden box from Ely Wine Store
The Pinnacle of Irish Whiskey, Midleton Very Rare, Releases Exceptional 2020 Vintage
Almond Cardamom Rosewater Cake Recipe from Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio
Celebrate the Extraordinary this October with the Wilde Irish Gin Cocktail Kit
RTE’s Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio Visits the Unique Desert City of Dubai
Mythical and Mystical 12th Century Charm in County Kildare – Kilkea Castle Hotel Review
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Top Stories

Does Dublin’s Hottest Ticket Live up to the Hype – The Ivy Dublin Restaurant Review

Restaurant Reviews

Rarely have I ever seen a new opening set tongues wagging as much as the recent opening of Dublin’s chicest and shiniest new venue on Dawson Street, The Ivy Dublin. Many will be familiar with The Ivy high end franchise throughout the UK particularly its iconic Soho restaurant dating back to 1917, which is still seen by many at the…

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Restaurant Reviews

Medieval Banquet
Enchanting Dining in a Regal Blue Book Gem – The Barton Room at Barberstown Castle Restaurant Review

Restaurant Reviews

Summer is dead and gone, and if any part of me was lamenting the transition to autumn, it evaporated the second we arrived at Barberstown Castle for a recent Friday night indulgence. Although we had only travelled half an hour outside the city, pulling up to the majestic property felt like stepping in to another world. With an almost ethereal…

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Could This be Kilkenny’s Best Kept Secret ? Hunters Yard Mount Juliet Estate Review

Restaurant Reviews

So it’s the last of the summer holidays and you fancy a little staycation (away from the kids) somewhere you can indulge a little, somewhere that is a short drive and yet feels like a total escape from the city. Kilkenny has long been one of my favourites places to wander around and while away the weekend. Usually I veer…

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Far From Vanilla, This Local Hero is a Must Visit – The Vanilla Pod Kells Restaurant Review

Restaurant Reviews

We often hear so much about the Wild Atlantic Way that it would be easy to forget the bountiful food treasures hidden along the East Coast, most notably the Boyne Valley. For many years this part of the world was in some way neglected from a marketing perspective with Tourism Ireland focusing heavily on the opposite side of the country.…

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Dromoland Castle
Where Modern Comforts Meet Historic Grandeur – Dromoland Castle & Restaurant Review

Restaurant Reviews

From the moment that you pass through the entrance gates of Dromoland Castle Hotel & County Club and travel along the winding approach road, past the fantastic looking 18-hole golf-course to the castle in the distance, you know that you have arrived somewhere that is truly special. I mean, who hasn’t dreamt of living a life of luxury in beautiful…

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Does Dublin’s Hottest Ticket Live up to the Hype – The Ivy Dublin Restaurant Review

Restaurant Reviews

Rarely have I ever seen a new opening set tongues wagging as much as the recent opening of Dublin’s chicest and shiniest new venue on Dawson Street, The Ivy Dublin. Many will be familiar with The Ivy high end franchise throughout the UK particularly its iconic Soho restaurant dating back to 1917, which is still seen by many at the…

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This Blackrock Gem Will Spice up Your Indian Summer- 3 Leaves Restaurant Review

Restaurant Reviews

I’m proud to say I know the city centre of Dublin pretty well, in fact, I’d go as far as to say I know it like the back of my hand. I have my usual dining haunts and my favourite taverns for tipples but sometimes, admittedly, I can be slightly ignorant of Dublin’s southside. I know where the noteworthy restaurants are,…

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Wine

Wine Books For Wine Lovers
From Books to Beaujolais – The Greatest Wine Books For Wine Lovers

Drinks

Fancy yourself as a bit of a wine connoisseur but don’t know your Pouilly-Fumé from your Pouilly-Fuissé? Or are you a ‘trend-hopping’ vegan who likes the look of this natural wine phenom, but doesn’t exactly know what it is? Perhaps you’re someone starting your career in wine? As fickle and splendid technology today can be, there’s nothing quite like reading…

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Interviews

Truffles Restaurant
Utilising Products Rooted in The Freshness of The Season – Milko Mihaylov of Truffles Restaurant Kilkenny

Interviews

As one of Kilkenny’s newest eateries, Truffles Restaurant & Wine Bar has already established itself as one of the city’s most popular among locals and tourists alike. With owner-manager Milko Mihaylov and Chef Lukasz Glab at the helm, this elegant fine-dining restaurant and wine bar is “Rooted in the Freshness of the Season”. Fresh from his Bord Bia Just Ask…

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Competitions

Win the Ultimate Evening with Peploe’s and The National Concert Hall – CLOSED

Competitions

Peploe’s is at the very heart of Dublin City Centre right on St Stephens Green. Soak up the City atmosphere, enjoying succulent dishes with wines imported directly from European vineyards. The motivation was to give Dublin an informal yet sophisticated bistro, serving great wine and classic dishes at affordable prices. 12 years on, Peploe’s is considered ‘the’ place to eat…

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Travel

Mostar
Bridging the Gap between and East and West – A Balkan Food Guide to Mostar

City Breaks

Twenty years ago, the image of Bosnia & Herzegovina as a safe, desired travel destination was an implausable dream due to the fact that the country was ravaged by war throughout the 1990s and into the new millennium. Out of the three countries affected by the Bosnian war (Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina), Croatia has managed best to regain…

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More News & Reviews

Festive Fine Dining – The Best Restaurants in Dublin For Private Dining

Features

While I may be one of very few, I must admit that I am very excited about the coming winter months. Ireland enjoyed a sweltering summer with blue skies and a heatwave that a lot of people will miss, but the farewell to summer means we can say hello to the festive season. Although it may be a little too…

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Lakeside Leisure – You Need to Add These Scenic Hotels to Your Must-Visit List

Features

Ireland is an island nation, something which seems to highlight our seaside hotels above all others. Now, while a seaside hotel is a wonderful choice for your stay in Ireland, we must not forget our vast lakes, which are happily dotted around the country. So, just this once, avoid the beach, steer away from the coast and head straight for…

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Lakeside Leisure
Back to School Breakfasts & Brews – The Best Cafés For Parents in Dublin

Features

While the colder evenings and shorter days signify the end of the summer, it’s the hordes of school children with books in hand that also makes us say goodbye to summer. To quote my favourite TV show: “Winter Is Coming”. Busy parents are packing school bags, making lunches and dropping their budding geniuses to school. It’s a tough job, it’s…

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A Seafood Nation – Chef Gareth Smith’s Passion For Fresh Irish Seafood

Interviews

Changing a nation’s prerogative to seafood, evoking empathy and a connection to the Irish seas that has long been tarnished, Gareth Smith’s passion for seafood has become an advocacy that he won’t give up on. Michael’s of Mount Merrion tops the list of most people’s favourite Dublin restaurants to eat, especially for its bountiful seafood menu. It is not surprising…

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Chef Collab
Ireland's Hidden Heartlands
A Treasure to Discover – The Top 11 Delicious Eats in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Features

Unspoilt scenery complemented by innovative food producers, award-winning restaurants, creative cafés, diverse markets and great festivals – these are the key ingredients for the taste of success in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. At a time when provenance has become a key consideration for diners, many restaurants around Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands source their produce a very short distance from their doorstep. Many…

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Here is Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Cork Feast Food Festival

Features

Launch of FEAST Cork – a festival of East Cork food and drink, 2-9th September By Kate Ryan, Flavour.ie. Award-winning chef, Kevin Ahern and his wife Réidín recently launched the 2018 programme for FEAST Cork in the stunning surrounding of the five-star Castlemartyr Resort. Now in its second year since its renaissance from modest forerunner, The Midleton Food Festival, this…

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Afternoon Tea Review

Cork International Hotel Afternoon Tea Review
An Afternoon With an International Twist – Cork International Hotel Afternoon Tea Review

Afternoon Tea

Heading off or returning from a holiday anytime soon? If so, make sure you include a pitstop at the Cork International Hotel for a spot of Afternoon Tea. Perfect for a mother-daughter treat or an afternoon with the girls, this family friendly Afternoon Tea takes place in the hotel’s bright and airy foyer, or else inside the chic bar. Happily…

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Coffee & Cafe Review

Cracked Nut
Have The Craic on Camden Street – Cracked Nut Café Review

Restaurant Reviews

To the delight of many bright-eyed foodies, Camden Street is peppered with food shops and spots. No surprise, my latest coffee affair involves one of the local gems, Cracked Nut. A few months back, Cracked Nut started its new life chapter when taken over by Dave Smyth and Louise Harte. As the co-owner of Ebb & Flow Coffee in Clontarf,…

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Bar & Review

Sipping Five Star Cocktails in Cosy Comfort – The Cellar Bar at The Merrion Hotel Review

Bars & Venues

We’ve all felt the effects of the mid-week slump, when the weekend feels so far away that it may never come. If you’re like me, Wednesday rolls around and I am in need of a serious pick me up. More often than not, this pick-me-up will come in the form of food and drink! A fellow Team Taste member and…

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