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TheTaste October Edition 2019

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Dublin’s newest late-night weekend spot The Scaredy Cat has officially opened its doors!
Tournafulla Black Pudding and Gubbeen Chorizo Stack from The Merry Ploughboy – #DubPubDishes
Irish Whiskey Awards 2019 – Award Winners and Event Photo Gallery
Saba hosts Irish Senior Women’s Hockey Team ‘Road To Tokyo’ Lunch – Saba is a Proud Official Partner of Hockey Ireland
Galway Bar Awarded Best Cocktails in the World!
Congratulations to the team in Blake’s Corner Bar, having just been awarded ‘Best Bar Food in Ireland’ at the prestigious ‘Bar of the Year Awards’ for 2019.
Recreate The Fabulous Four Star Menu That Jenny Greene Created on The Restaurant – Recipes From The Restaurant on Virgin Media
A Taste of Saint-Emilion Is Coming to Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill
Five Irish Restaurants Are New Michelin Star Recipients
Recreate James Kavanagh’s Recipes off The Restaurant on Virgin Media
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An Estate Like No Other - Cliff At Lyons Hotel & Restaurant Review

News

Cliff at Lyons in Celbridge, Co Kildare is one of those magical places that enamours you from the moment you pass through its picturesque entrance. Lush hedgerows line the driveway that leads you the car park which is situated adjacent to the water feature fronted reception room. Unlike most hotels, Cliff at Lyons is compiled of a multitude of individua...

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Reviews

An Estate Like No Other - Cliff At Lyons Hotel & Restaurant Review

News

Cliff at Lyons in Celbridge, Co Kildare is one of those magical places that enamours you from the moment you pass through its picturesque entrance. Lush hedgerows line the driveway that leads you the car park which is situated adjacent to the water feature fronted reception room. Unlike most hotels, Cliff at Lyons is compiled of a multitude of individua...

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Bertha's Ballyvolane Is Just The Tonic - Ballyvolane House Review

Hotels

The opportunity to experience some of the best places to stay in Ireland is easily one of the nicest parts of this job. There are lots of fantastic destinations, but what I love most is getting to stay in some of hidden Ireland's Country Houses. The incredibly charming Ballyvolane, which was originally a classical Georgian home, was our haven for the ni...

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A Sunday Well Spent Brings a Week of Content - Intercontinental Sunday Roast Review

Restaurant Reviews

A quiet sisterly catch up over Sunday roast in the opulent Seasons Restaurant of the five star Intercontinental hotel in Dublin 4 was just the right balance of traditional fare and sophistication delivered in exquisite surroundings. Dining out on a Sunday is a treat in more ways than one. For me, it was a rare opportunity to round of...

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Lunch That Packs a Mighty Punch - Hartes Kildare Town Lunch Review

Restaurant Reviews

Lunch reviews are not in abundance on TheTaste.ie but every once in a while we have a really great lunch experience that we feel deserves to be shared with our fellow food loving souls. Hartes in Kildare Town was our choice of refuge on a dark autumn afternoon and what a fantastic choice that turned out to be. The Autumn lunch menu in Hartes reads li...

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No Bones About It - Mister S is Serving up Something Special

Restaurant Reviews

Despite the B word looming over us, you'd be forgiven for thinking the other B word, The Boom, is back at least for now upon peering in the window of Mister S. Open a matter of weeks and not even Camden Street's newest restaurant (thanks to Press Up), Mister S is buzzy even before the clock strikes 7 on a rainy Tuesday evening. With a no-res...

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Social Sips

Drop Dead Twice Review - BYO, Miss Pin Up, Karaoke, Burlesque and much more. The Dublin 8 Versatility bar

Bars & Venues

Miss Pin Up Ireland 2018 Ruby Noir hands out song lists to a modest but lively crowd made up of returning Wednesday night ‘Guilty Pleasures’ karaoke regulars. A compulsory shot may be taken pre or post performance and Miss Noir advises the crowd “ Here at Guilty Pleasures it is not about being good, but about being bad together”.

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A Place To Refuel and Revive in Dublin City - The Pepper Pot, Powerscourt Town Centre - Cafe Review

Casual Dining

As I strolled through the sunny streets of Dublin I couldn’t but smile thinking of where I was heading to for a well-deserved Saturday Brunch. A staple of my college life for coffees, lunches and mid-day treats, The Pepper Pot, nestled into the first floor of the Powerscourt Centre on South William Street has never let me down and I’m happy to re...

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Sports Bar, Brewery, Speakeasy and Private Cinema. Oh and a nightclub! - The Camden Review

Bars & Venues

“I’d like to introduce you to the hardest-workin' band in the world. On bass, Derek "Meatman" Scully. On piano, Steven "Soul Surgeon" Clifford. Dean "Mr Nipple" Fay on sax. Joey "The Lips" Fagan on trumpet. Our gorgeous chanteuses are Bernie, Imelda, and Natalie. Deco "Deep Throat" Cuffe on vocals. On lead guitar, Outspan "Fender bender" Foster. Fin...

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Interviews

Executive Chef, Susan Leacy of Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort Gives Us An Insight Into Her Career and Love Of Food

News

The very talented Susan Leacy, Executive Chef at Five Star Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort took some time out of her demanding schedule to give us all a taste of her passion for food and the culinary world in which she has forged a hugely successful career. Leading the kitchen in a Five Star venue is not for the faint hearted and Susan is most defin...

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She’s the Bombe - Kerry Diamond

Interviews

Kerry Diamond is a woman on a mission, and that mission is? To celebrate women in food the world over. Coming from a career in the world of beauty, fashion, and women’s magazines, the culture of food and restaurants came as quite a shock to Kerry, when some years ago she embarked on a new career as a restaurant owner with her then boy...

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Competitions

Win a Party for You and Three Friends Worth €750 in the 101 Limerick

Competitions

To celebrate winning the national title of Southern Comfort People’s Choice Award for 2019, 101 Limerick is give away a prize worth €750 for 4 people. We are delighted to be teaming up with one of the coolest bars in Ireland to bring you this special competition. The Prize Arrive late afternoon in style to The Piano Bar at ...

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Win Dinner & Wine in Bartley’s Restaurant and Bar at The Grafton Hotel

Competitions

The Grafton Hotel opened its doors and welcomed its first guests in September 2019. Formerly The Grafton Capital Hotel, the hotel has undergone significant renovation over the past two years. With investment in excess of €20 million, The Grafton is one of Dublin’s most exciting and innovative hotel projects. We are delighted to be t...

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Travel

Where to Eat in Athlone - Taste Travel Guide

Features

Dining in Ireland has never been more exciting, and while the bigger cities might be home to a lot of the main players on the landscape, the rampant spread of fantastic food is countrywide. Athlone is just one place showcasing some serious culinary credentials, and they are not afraid to show it. Here are our top picks for a special dining experience in...

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Top 12 Restaurants in Lyon - Taste Travel Guide

City Breaks

In the local community that is the food world, Lyon has a number one reputation. Not only is the compact city one of Europe’s most open culinary secrets, but it is also home to some of the most awarded chefs in the world. You might shake your head at the statistics, but as of this year, Lyon has 20 Michelin-starred restaurants. Not all of our dozen fa...

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What to See, Do, Eat and Drink in Toronto - Food & Drink Travel Guide

Travel

Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It's a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its tr...

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Top 10 Pubs in Edinburgh - Taste Travel Guide

Bars & Venues

You are in the capital of Scotland, home of the brave and many festivals, and you’re wondering whether you will find a pub that suits your ever-changing moods. Fear not – Edinburgh has achieved what some cities rarely do: mix the trendy and contemporary with the authentically traditional. So, yes, there are cocktail bars to be seen in, but there are...

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Features

Top 10 Oldest Restaurants in the World

News

Today’s bread today? Not exactly, but there is no doubt that the entrants in our list of the best oldest restaurants in the world are doing something right. No restaurant can survive on inheritance alone for over 20 years let alone hundreds of them unless the food and atmosphere – never mind anything else - is up to scratch. By the look of things, i...

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All Souped Up - Your Guide to Creating the Perfect Bowls this Autumn

Healthy Recipes

Thick, warm and satisfying or ice-cold and refreshing, soups are one of the most adaptable dishes you can cook. It’s an economical and quick to make, so versatile and can include so many different herbs, spices, vegetables, pulses, beans, rice, pasta meats, fish and fruits. A number one reason to love soup is you can put your selection ingredients int...

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The Joy That Is The One-Pot Wonder

Healthy Recipes

The very implications of this title fill me with joy. They are easy, quick and there’s absolutely no fighting over the washing up.  One-pot wonders are perfect when the temperature has dropped outside or if indeed you want a wholesome comfort dish and nothing else will do. They can be classed as stews or cas...

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Fresh Pasta Making at Home Demystified By Jennifer Oppermann

Healthy Recipes

When I say fresh pasta is relatively easy to make, I really mean it. With a couple of key ingredients, 3 to be precise and you have a wonderful versatile base for a tasty meal. Basically if you have some time and a little patience the result is a far better than anything you can buy and it is truly a satisfying experience when you see the end result. Pa...

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Irelands Market Leaders - The Best Farmers Markets in Ireland

Features

Once considered the purview of rural Irish life, in recent years we have seen the popularity of food markets explode the length and breadth of the country. While rural markets may still be the mainstay, more and more urban markets are popping up all over the country, giving city slickers an opportunity to ditch the supermarket for a change. What’s mor...

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Where To Get Your Organic Fill – Delivered

News

For many years now, the organic food movement has been in full flight with consumers demanding to know more about the provenance of the food they buy and choosing to support the farm to fork ethos. With home delivery also on the increase, it makes sense that specialised organic delivery services should be on the up. Want your healthy lifestyle delivered...

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The Restaurant on Virgin Media

Recreate The Magnificent Menu that saw Maura Derrane Claim The Highly Coveted Five Stars - Recipes from The Restaurant Show on Virgin Media

News

Maura Derrane is one of Ireland’s most recognizable TV faces. Her media career has spanned three decades and includes stints with TG4, RTÉ and TV3, as a Reporter and Crime Correspondent. She has presented Ireland AM and Feirm Factor. Although she now lives with her family in Co. Waterford, Maura was born and brought up on the Aran...

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Recreate Hugh Wallace Recipes from The Restaurant on Virgin Media at Home

News

Architect Hugh Wallace is taking on the Head Chef challenge in this episode of The Restaurant. Hugh is one of Ireland’s most respected architects with an international portfolio to his name. He appears on TV as one of the judges on Home of The Year. Hugh has been interested in food and cooking since childhood and his menu featur...

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Recreate Una Healy’s Complete Menu From The Restaurant At Home

News

The Restaurant returns with a great line-up of 6 celebrities putting on the Head Chef uniform and taking on the challenge to create a menu that will please the diners and earn a five star rating from Resident C...

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Events

The Corkscrew Teams up with TwoCooks for a Series of Unmissable Wine Pairing Dinners

News

The Corkscrew Wine Merchants on Dublin’s Chatham Street has announced a number of unmissable wine tasting dinners in collaboration with the Sallins-based TwoCooks in its stunning venue, Upstairs at No.4. During each event, delicious wines chosen by the experts at The Corkscrew will be car...

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Whiskey Weekend at The Shelbourne

News

Celebrating the original rebirth of Irish whiskey in 1824 when The Shelbourne first opened its doors, whiskey is showcased throughout the hotel’s bars and restaurants, from an after-dinner whiskey trolley in The Saddle Room to Whiskey Sommeliers in The Horseshoe Bar, guidi...

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Party In Pink This October In Fabulous 5 Star Fashion, At The g Hotel For Breast Cancer Research!

News

The stunning 5 star g Hotel and Spa in Galway city is renowned for its iconic Pink Ladies Lounge and service of a decadent and delightful afternoon tea. October is breast cancer awareness month and the g Hotel and Spa have created their very own Pink October with their ‘Party in Pink...

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Drinks

From Dracula to Dr. Lecter - Drinks from Horror Stories

Drinks

Superstitions and spooky stories around drinking are aplenty and spread from folk tales to literature, towards all corners of the world: don't toast with an empty gass in Spain and don't break eye contact if you're in Germany. Around the Caribbean and parts of Latin America, you might want to pour the first drops of a spirit on the ground as a present f...

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13 of the Best Halloween Events Taking Place in Dublin this 2019

Drinks

If the "optional" in "fancy dress optional" is non-existent to your eyes and the moment the calendar page moves to October you go full Jack Skellington, you're probably already planning your nigth out for the coolest weekend of the year, also known as the Halloween Bank Holiday. While the whole city is buzzing on this season, there are a few places t...

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