TheTaste July Edition 2016


 

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July 2016 Taste Magazine

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Rias Baixas Guide
The Road to Rías Baixas Travel Guide

Drinks

Like many Irish people who flock to Spanish shores every year we tend to focus on Southern Spain where sunshine is almost a guarantee, especially at this time of year, however as we discovered this month there is so much more to this beautiful country than sun, sea, sand and sangria. We recently spent four days touring around the stunning Rías Baixa...

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A Balm for the Busy Soul - Faithlegg House Hotel Review

Reviews

Sometimes you have to be a little selfish... For whatever reason (or no reason at all) the occasional retreat is the least you owe yourself. As opportunities to indulge in such self-centered sojourns are usually few and far between, being discerning in choosing your sanctuary is an absolute necessity. At times like these, I simply won't settle for run o...

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RESTAURANT REVIEWS
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New Beginnings for Canteen in Celbridge - Review

Reviews

I'm incredibly lucky to be able to visit so many of Ireland's top restaurants and to have the opportunity to write about my experiences. I love travelling around the country and meeting the many passionate and hard working food producers, restaurateurs and talented chefs working here. I could never tire of listening to them talk about where they get the...

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Form an Orderly Queue - Forest & Marcy Review

Reviews

They say spontaneity is the spice of life, but personally we prefer a bit of planning. However, as we discovered last Thursday, Dublin’s newest dining hotspot Forest & Marcy is not much of a fan. When trying to book a table we expected there to be the possibility of some difficulty in securing a booking, as there has been a lot of anticipation in...

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Belfast's Shu-In - Shu Restaurant Review

Reviews

Monday's can be tough. I'm all for easing the transition into a new week with a tasty treat, but the fact that many of the finest restaurants pencil Monday in as their weekly rest day can sometimes make this tricky. Luckily for us, a Monday trip to Belfast with this aim in mind was not to be thwarted and we were pleased to see that Lisburn Road's

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Klaw
The Perfect Catch - Klaw Review

Reviews

Regretfully, I have never had the pleasure of spending a summer in the Hamptons, but I imagine if I were to be so lucky I would spend my days there in the sunshine, tucking into towers of ruby shelled lobsters on ice with a cool glass of wine in one hand and a plump oyster in the other. While our climate is less amenable to this little daydream of mine,...

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Edward Hayden
Barbeque Brilliance - Edward Hayden School of Cookery Review

Reviews

Nestled in the vibrant town of Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, you will find the latest cookery school to join the ranks of elegant modern teaching kitchens opening its doors in Ireland. The proprietor is no stranger to you. TV Chef Edward Hayden has been gracing our screens on TV3 for the past six years, and when he’s not live on TV3 h...

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Something Special Has Sprung on the Northside - Fennel Restaurant Review

Reviews

Doing what we do, we are very fortunate to travel far and wide sampling some of the best food in Ireland, however when it comes to staying local we have to be honest in saying our little homestead of Drumcondra is seriously limited when it comes to good dining out options. With a population of almost 9,000 not counting any bordering areas there is a fai...

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DISCOVER NORTHERN IRELAND

WINE ARTICLES
INTERVIEWS
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Win a €500 Voucher for Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

Competitions

Ireland's only establishment with two Michelin Stars, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud needs no introduction. Since opening its doors in 1981, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud has dedicated itself to the pursuit of excellence and over the years the kitchen has produced some of the...

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TRAVEL
Chicago Food & Drink Guide
Chicago Food & Drink Travel Guide

Features

It's no surprise that Chicago regularly tops lists as one of the best foodie cities in America. Chicago is divided into over 75 individual neighborhoods with their own special identities and flavors, so it's nearly impossible to cull the best of all the local eats down into a single article. To make things easier, I've highlighted some of the most ac...

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MORE NEWS & REVIEWS
Cool Jobs
Dream Job Goals - The Coolest Jobs in the Food & Drink Industry

Features

When most people think about a career in the food and drink industry, the first jobs that spring to mind are probably cooking, service and production. Chefs, waiters, bartenders, producers and brewers make up a huge part of our industry but if you dig a little deeper and peek behind the scenes you will find a whole host of people working in food and dri...

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Frozen Feasts and Ice Cream Treats For July

Features

If there is one universal truth in this world, I believe it is that ice cream cures all ills. Whether your allegiance lies with sweet or savoury treats generally, there are few people who can resist a creamy 99, Irish summer in handheld form. Ask anyone about their favourite childhood ice cream and watch their eyes light up as their memory drifts back t...

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Queue for More than Just Drinking at the World's Best Drink Tourist Attractions
Queue for More than Just Drinking at the World's Best Drink Tourist Attractions

Bars & Venues

What do you get when you mix the fun of a theme park, the educational value of a museum and the cultural experience of a tour with some of the world's most famous beers, wines and spirits? The result is a drink tourist attraction that offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy themselves but also to learn about how these beverages are made, to understand ...

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Pull Out the Stops for a Delicious Picnic Date

Features

Picture this: you wake up (perhaps a little late) to the Holy Grail - a sunny weekend, wide open with possibility. Sure, you could go for brunch but this could end up being less than leisurely if you have to fight the masses for a sunny seat in an outdoor terrace. Why not try getting a little creative with your plans... do your best George Michael impre...

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Sushi
Sushi - What’s All the Fuss About?

Features

When people are asked about Japanese food, sushi usually comes to mind. However, while living with my homestay family in Japan I quickly realised that sushi or sashimi wasn’t featuring on the menu at all. Later I learned that, while sushi is an important part of Japan's food and culture, Japanese people tend to eat sushi out and rarel...

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Channel the Charm of the French Riviera with a Luxury Themed Soirée

Drinks

Whether you are planning a romantic evening or a dinner party for a group of close friends, grab inspiration from the Côte d'Azur and surprise your guests with a unique experience that channels the chic French Riviera and captivates all senses. To recreate the lavish yet laid-back atmosphere of one of the world's top luxury destinations of all time...

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Watermelon & Berry Quinoa Salad (1)
Make Salads the Main Event - How to Build the Perfect Salad plus Recipes

Family Recipes

Food trends may come and go, but one food trend that’s here to stay is the movement towards eating more vegetables and plant based foods. The perfect way to do this is to up your salad game and this month, I’m sharing with you a few handy tips to elevate your salads from supporting role to the main event along with three summer salad recipes for you...

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The Cuisine Genie Taking Over London - In Conversation with Laoise Casey

Interviews

Being a chef today is more than just about creating an experience at the table. The power of Instagram and blogging means that a well shot dish and a caption can tantalize taste buds across the globe, sharing that experience with an appreciative community. Sure, we may roll our eyes at the sheer volume of dinner snaps on every social media platform but ...

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DRINKS ARTICLES
Crafting History: Glendalough Distillery
Crafting History: Glendalough Distillery

Drinks

As worthy as the craft drinks boom has been in recent years, it’s hard not to be cynical about how abused the term ‘craft’ has become of late. It didn’t take too long for the large multinational corporations to jump on the bandwagon and apply the adjective to their products, if not literally then by association via clever marketing campaigns ...

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Call Me Old Fashioned - Ireland's Best

Cocktails

Cocktail culture is alive and well on our shores, and this is to be celebrated, raise a toast to the art of imbibing. Long gone are the days of sickly cocktails reminiscent of Ribena being the norm - if I want to fall into a sugar coma I will happily eat a bag of jelly sweets, but when it comes to cocktails I want quality spirits, clean flavours and sop...

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PRODUCERS SPOTLIGHT
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Kelp is King on Rathlin Island - The Islander Kelp Story

Features

2016 is Northern Ireland's Year of Food and Drink. Each month the programme is focusing on a different theme and July's focus is Rivers, Seas and Loughs. One of the stand out producers, Is...

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Gluten Free Goodies from Galway - The Foods of Athenry Story

Features

The first Irish Free From Food awards were held last month in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin. With the growing success of the British awards, the move to Ireland was inevitable and The Foods of Athenry went home with an incredible seven awards for products across seven different...

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The Apple of Kilkenny's Eye - The Highbank Orchards Story

Features

There is a lot of history in County Kilkenny. It's in the heritage city, the buildings, the culture and the land. It is also in the food and drink that is produced there. Highbank Orchards produces an award winning range of apple based products ranging from syrups and ciders to vodka, gin and l...

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