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TheTaste August Edition 2019

TheTaste August 2019 Magazine

August 2019 Magazine

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Cask Wins Bar of the Year at the Bar of The Year Awards 2019
Pan Seared Irish Sea King Scallops from Mulligans of Sandymount – #DubPubDishes
Braised Lamb Shank from Johnnie Fox’s – #DubPubDishes
Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week at Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa
Smokin’ Bones Gobstopper Burger from The Wiley Fox – #DubPubDishes
Savour Summer At The Ivy Restaurant At Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa
Lemon Meringue Tart Recipe By Chef Adrian
Pan Seared Scallops, Purple Cauliflower & Smoked Bacon Recipe From Armada Hotel Spanish Point
Lean and Creamy Anglo Indian Beef Curry Recipe By My Nutrition Ireland
Middle Eastern Shakshuka Breakfast Recipe By Chef Jeeny Maltese
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Little Mikes Seafood Platter
A Stunning Second Act from Dublin's Seafood Specialists - Little Mike's Review

Restaurant Reviews

Otis Redding’s raspy rendition of My Girl is cooing in the background and the temptations abound. There's a crisp, chilled glass of Saint Veran in front of me and Sunday afternoon has never looked so good, perched happily on a stylish stool in Little Mike's. The familiar hum of the fryer, signaling delicious things to come, beckone...

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Reviews

Making A Splash Along The Wild Atlantic Way - Waterfront House & Restaurant Sligo Review

News

Waterfront House resides peacefully adjacent to the tranquil waters of Enniscrone Beach. Arriving on one of the hottest days of the year was just the start of the good fortune we encountered on this Wild Atlantic Way escape. Greeted by charismatic co-owner Daniel we were immediately in a holiday state of mind. If home from home comfort ...

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Little Mikes Seafood Platter
A Stunning Second Act from Dublin's Seafood Specialists - Little Mike's Review

Restaurant Reviews

Otis Redding’s raspy rendition of My Girl is cooing in the background and the temptations abound. There's a crisp, chilled glass of Saint Veran in front of me and Sunday afternoon has never looked so good, perched happily on a stylish stool in Little Mike's. The familiar hum of the fryer, signaling delicious things to come, beckone...

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Living La Dolce Vita in Sandymount - Crudo Restaurant Review

Restaurant Reviews

Every neighborhood deserves the kind of restaurant that evokes the “where everybody knows your name” warmth reminiscent of Cheers, while serving the kind of comfort food that will have you slyly skipping cooking on a random Wednesday evening. I can safely say that for as long as I have lived in this lovely postcode, restaurants in Sandym...

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A Heavenly Haven In Dublin City Centre - Cliff Townhouse Review

Hotels in Dublin 2

An evening of events in Dublin City that was to be followed by a string of early morning meetings the subsequent day prompted an overnight stay in our amiable capital city. As central as possible was our only criteria. Cliff Townhouse, please stand up. Situated on the exclusive St. Stephens Green, this gallant georgian building houses f...

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Victorian Grandeur in Co. Kildare - Killashee Hotel Review

Hotel Restaurants

Walking from the carpark towards the very regal looking Killashee Hotel, it is impossible not to appreciate the undisturbed surroundings. Secluded grounds that are maintained to a very high standard surround this beautiful Victorian building. A bicycle rack, filled with colourful bikes ready to go for anyone wishing to explore the groun...

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Ooh Lá Ladurée - Ladurée Dublin Review

Casual Dining

The Parisian folk are well known for their chic sense of style, their world famous pastries and their iconic cityscape, but here in Dublin, we too have been lucky enough to be afforded a small taste of Parisian lifestyle since Ladurée, the world renowned tea rooms opened its Dublin doors in 2016. The Ladurée story began in 1862 when <...

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Interviews

Canteen Celbridge Owner & Head Chef James Sheridan Interview

Interviews

This month we sat down with Chef James Sheridan who is literally cooking up a storm in Celbridge, it is a firm favourite with the locals of the village and is also attracting lots of attention from food critics and passionate foodies. Canteen is a classic french restaurant with James keeping the dishes simple, focusing on excellent prod...

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Interview with Head Pastry Chef Orna Larkin Intercontinental Dublin

Interviews

It was a pleasure to interview the hugely talented Head Pastry Chef of the Five Star Intercontinental Dublin. If you have had the chance to experience Afternoon Tea in the Intercontinental then you will have seen the beautiful creations of Orna Larkin. Our recent review of the current Berry Afternoon Tea encouraged us t...

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Taste Experiences

 

Competitions

Win a Tomahawk Prime Ribeye Steak Experience with a Bottle of Wine for Two People in The Oak

Competitions

The Oak is a gem hidden in plain sight. Whether you are looking for a real Dublin pub experience, classic and bespoke cocktails or amazing food in a stunning continental style café bar, The Oak has what you are looking for. It is a bustling city centre bar, with live entertainment 7 nights a week, but it has so much more to offer, ...

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Travel

48 Hours across Collioure & Perpignan in France - Food & Drink Travel Guide

Europe

It was once a tiny fishing village with 130 boats pulled up along its long sandy beach. Nestled between the mountains and the sea Collioure, near Perpignan and a few kilometres from the Pyrenees, was a pretty but little-known backwater, without even a harbour to its name. READ MORE

Ghent Belgium Travel Guide
48 Hours In Ghent - Food & Drink Travel Guide

News

You would definitely know that Ghent was once one of the most important, wealthiest cities in Europe – it still retains the impressive architecture and the houses of rich traders, with a (vehicle-free) city centre that remains so historically atmospheric that you can almost see the ghosts. With the city merely 30 minutes by train from...

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Seville Spain Travel Guide
48 Hours in Seville - Food & Drink Travel Guide

City Breaks

So many people forget about the small but beautiful cities outside Spain’s tourist-magnets of Madrid, Barcelona, and the country’s many coastal attractions. That’s a real pity, as somewhere such as Seville (not forgetting the likes of Girona, Cadiz, Santiago del Compostela) is a weekend away, perhaps even a week, to die for. The c...

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48 Hours in Florence - Food & Drink Travel Guide

Europe

It seems as if the Gods themselves have spoken. Known as the ‘cradle of the Renaissance’ and a globally recognised city in which to experience art in many forms and Tuscan cuisine of every shape, Florence is a small city with an urban centre that has barely changed in over 500 years. Incredibly, the whole of the city centre...

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Luxembourg
Top 10 Things To Do, See & Experience in Luxembourg

City Breaks

Not sure about you, but no one I know in Ireland has ever been to Luxembourg (and no, I don’t have any politicians or bureaucrats as friends, thanks for asking). Now that various airlines, however, fly to the city (which is located, officially, in the rather sumptuous region of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg), word is filtering out. Pe...

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Luxury Escapes

 

Features

Glamping in Ireland - Our Guide to the Perfect Glamping Spots

Features

The term “glamping” may have begun as a quirky word to describe a new travel trend, but today it’s become a bonafide industry of its own. In an age of Airbnb, luxury hostels, and pod hotels, glamping is just one of many oxymoronic stay options available for travelers. Perhaps it is self-explanatory, but the term comes from a bl...

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The Smartest Kitchen In The Class

News

When it comes to most things in life, it goes without saying that smarter is better. This is especially true when it comes to kitchen appliances that can anticipate our needs, save us money and in general make our lives easier. With smart living being at the fore of home technology these days, why should your kitchen be any different? We have compiled a...

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Top Ten Gourmet Train Journeys
Top Ten Gourmet Train Journeys - Gourmet Journeys and Where to find them

News

Anyone fancy five-star hotel treatment on fast wheels? For starters, roaming this way is a nod to the benefits of ‘slow’ travel, which takes the intensity and frantic nature out of getting from one place to another. Once you locate your cabin and stow your luggage, you can truly relax into your holiday, see sights you have never previously viewed, a...

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Top 10 Vegetarian Restaurants in London
Top 10 Vegetarian Restaurants in London

Features

Food culture and philosophy is changing rapidly. For many people, the idea of cutting down in meat eating isn't as wildly outrageous as it may have seemed 20 or 30 years ago. Indeed, we would hazard a guess that many people who describe themselves as carnivores are also completely open to meat-free cooking. And yet perceptions – incorrect or not - rem...

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Events

The Dublin Horse Show
Restaurants to Trot to Before or After The Dublin Horse Show

News

The Dublin Horse Show is One of Ireland's largest events, a highlight of the Summer, each year welcoming tens of thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world. Filled with great fun, good food, fancy drinks & a little bit of dressing up! It runs in the R.D.S from Wednesday 07th August – Sunday 11th August 2019. Within the...

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Drinks

Savour and Learn - 16 of the Best Distillery Tour Experiences in Ireland

News

In this decade, drinks tourism has transformed. The quality and quantity of distillery tours in Ireland is unprecedented and the visitors' experiences are world-class. Irish whiskey and gin lead the way, but local vodka, poitín and other drinks are also aplenty, and new distilleries both small and large keep coming up with innovative and exciting...

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Home Bar Essentials - How to Create your Dream Cocktail Station

Cocktails

Whether your goal is to treat yourself, woo a partner or surprise your guests, making a good cocktail at home is a skill worth mastering, and having the right implements to begin with is half the battle won. If you're interested in learning how to start a home bar, the good news are, you can begin with a very simple but smartly chosen assortment of acce...

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The Ultimate Indulgence - Dessert Wines to Savour Slowly

Drinks

There is a scene in the 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in which the videogame-obsessed Mike rants about candy being pointless while flying inside of the Great Glass Elevator. To this, Charlie kindly replies "candy doesn't have to have a point. That's why it's candy." There will always be those who snub sweetness, but in times when ever...

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Here's Why the Best Time to Be a Cider Lover in Ireland is Now

Drinks

The history of apple growing in Ireland is at least 3,000 years old, even older if one counts wild crab apples blooming since the Stone Age. The fruit features often in Irish mythology; from Cúchulainn to the Children of Tuireann, and it is the source of one of the oldest fermented drinks, cider. One of the earliest documented r...

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Social Sips

High Spirits That Go Beyond The Top Shelf - Cunningham's Bar Kildare Town Review

Bars & Venues

Located in the landlocked county of Kildare, Cunningham's is one watering hole that will not only solve any thirst quenching requirements you may have but also leave you with a very happy belly. Saloon style wooden doors, walls adorned with vintage photos and signs, sturdy wooden tables and chairs that have seen many a lively session b...

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The Well, Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Bar Review
The Well on Stephens Green, the latest addition to the Dublin Bar Scene - Bar Review

Bars & Venues

During The Easter rising of 1916 Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz lead The Irish Citizen Army into battle position in St. Stephen’s Green. The British were garrisoned in The Shelbourne hotel and it did not take long for Mallin and co to retreat to The Royal College of Surgeons. This was not before there was a temporary ceasefire called for the p...

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The Long Hall Dublin Bar Review
Your Local When You Visit The Old Town - The Long Hall Dublin Bar Review

Bars & Venues

During the 19th century, Irish publicans were forced to expand their business due to the falling sale of spirits after leaders of the church made thousands sign a pledge to abstain from abusing alcohol. Many "Spirit Groceries" were born and it was not uncommon for the pub owners to also facilitate a hardware store or even moonlight as an undertaker. ...

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