TheTaste June Edition 2018

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Fancy A Free G&T? Dublin City Gin is Giving Away Fabulous Free Tipples
Conor Dempsey’s Amuse Restaurant in Dublin Has an Exciting New Summer Menu
Experience a Culinary Escape to The Luxurious Grand Hyatt Dubai With Emirates Holidays
Experience Waterford Castle’s Summer Soirée For a Truly Magical Evening
This Stylish Dublin Hotel Has a Brand New Tropical Rooftop Menu That’s Perfect For Summer
The Front Door’s Padraig Storey Wins All Ireland Cocktail Competition
Northern Irish Chef Named World’s Best Female Chef 2018
Stay Cool This Summer With Complimentary Ice-Cream From Emirates
Dream Job – Become a Wine Ambassador at This Stunning Rosé Mansion
This Dublin Store is Hosting an Unmissable Gin and Beer Tasting This Week
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Top Stories

Six Dishes That Made My Career - Kevin Thornton

Interviews

Kevin Thornton has had a career that is enviable by any standards. Stories from his “long stage” with Paul Bocuse would make a book, let alone a chapter in the story of his career. What often shapes someone’s life and career are moments in time, milestones categorised by wonderful meals or inspiring ingredients. Here, Kevin shares his memories...

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Luxury Escapes

 

Restaurant Reviews

Summer Seafood
Afternoon Delights from the Deep - Afternoon Sea at The Cliff Townhouse

Reviews

When it comes to the topic of death row meals, I'm fairly certain I know what my last hurrah would be - a treasure trove of Irish seafood. Throw in some kind of Burgundian beauty to match and I'll be half way to heaven before the devil even knows I'm dead. As someone who has sampled some of the finest Afternoon Tea offerings across the country, I was...

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Ireland's Designer Five Star is the Most Stylish in Show - The g Hotel Review

Reviews

The thing about Galway is there is just too much to see and do. While I'm a huge fan of the city of the tribes, I rarely return relaxed as the ever-exciting dining scene from Sheridan's to Tartare, and the cobbles of the Latin Quarter (I'm looking at you, Sonny Molloys) usually tempt me into town. There are times to revel and rove the bustling centre...

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Unforgettable Dining Unlike Anything Else in Ireland - Ichie Ichigo Review

Reviews

The last time I saw Takashi Miyazaki, he was just after completing a screen test for RTE Today in their Cork studio, cool, calm and far more collected than myself. It was both an honour and a terrifying prospect to follow such an act, with his tiny Barrack Street eatery Miyazaki having gained almost hallowed status amongst food lovers across the country...

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Hugo's Restaurant
This Merrion Row Must Visit Should be Top of Your Foodie Hitlist - Hugo's Restaurant

Reviews

What is the secret to running a successful restaurant for more than ten years? A question many a Dublin restaurateur has asked over the past few years. With rising rents and a fairly chronic chef shortage it’s no surprise to see that there have been several unfortunate casualties in the industry over the past twelve months. However one Dublin stalw...

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TheMarker
Say Hello to Your New Sunday Ritual - Le Drunch at The Marker Review

Reviews

My mixed feelings towards the ritual of brunch have been the subject of many a rant, from whinging about settling for one meal when I could have two to an overall lack of enthusiasm for all things eggy. That said, I can always get behind day time cocktails, so sometimes I'm willing to compromise. Sunday dread can be very real when the weekend feels l...

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Classic French Cuisine With an Irish Twist - Novelli at City Quays Restaurant Review

Reviews

Before heading to a concert at Belfast’s Odessey Arena on a bright Friday evening, our group arrives at the city’s hottest new opening, Novelli at City Quays. The restaurant is situated within the new location-perfect AC Hotel by Marriott on Belfast’s docklands, a thoroughly modern city hotel offering pristine views over the waterfront, with Ti...

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Wine

Giving it Socks? No. Wine! 11 Man-tastic Wines for Dads on Father's Day

Wine

Choosing a Father’s Day wine? Take inspiration from the characteristics that make Dads so special. Strength of character, powerful personality, integrity, sense of fun, versatility, ability to surprise, an unexpected colourful history and much, much more. A selection of full-bodied and richly flavoured red wines from Southern France, Australia and ...

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Interviews

The Shining Smile Behind the Star - Sallyanne Clarke of L'Ecrivain

Interviews

An enduring success on the Dublin dining scene, L'Ecrivain has for 29 years welcomed and wowed diners with contemporary cuisine and the kind of sparkling service that leaves a lasting memory. Derry and Sallyanne Clarke's Michelin starred restaurant has stood the test of time, the adage behind every great man is a great woman rings true in the case on...

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Competitions

Win a Spa Day for Two at The Luxurious Cliff at Lyons

Competitions

A 30 minute drive from Dublin and still bursting with rural charm, the luxurious Cliff at Lyons Hotel is situated in picturesque Co. Kildare and is unique in every way. The luxurious Well in the Garden spa is set in the beautifully restored Carriage House building. Mirroring the lush green countryside setting and botanically focused ...

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Travel

Abu Dhabi
The Magical Middle East - A Food And Travel Guide to Abu Dhabi

Asia & Beyond

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates and neighbour to larger city Dubai, is a skyscraper-heavy city in the Middle East. Comprised of a number of islands, including Yas Island, Saadiyat Island, Al Maryah Island and Reem Island, you may be surprised to learn about the huge variety of activities available to visitors. Similarly to Dubai...

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More News & Reviews

Waste Not, Want Not - The Chefs Across Ireland Moving Towards Zero Food Waste

Features

The writing is on the wall when it comes to waste. We need to improve our efforts from a government level, societal level and we each need to take responsibility. Over one-third of the world’s food is wasted. In hotels and restaurants, a tonne of food waste costs that business between €3,000 and €5,000. An average restaurant loses about €24,000 ...

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The Perfect Road Trip Stops for your Summer Staycation

Features

Whether it's that last minute dash to the beach for a surprise sunny day or a planned vacation at home to explore some unvisited towns and sights, never underestimate the power of the staycation. Ireland has some incredible destinations, so we've compiled a list of ideas for enjoying time at home in Ireland this summer. As food and travel are the per...

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Travel With Your Tastebuds
Travel With Your Tastebuds - 17 Dublin Venues That Will Transport You to Your Favourite Destinations

Features

The summer is the perfect time to fly away on holidays and immerse your tastebuds in all the exotic flavours that surround you. But what if you aren't venturing abroad? Can you still experience the flavours of the world from where you are? The answer is yes and Dublin is a prime example of this, with so many enticing venues boasting cuisine from all...

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Famous Food - The Top 10 Celebrity Restaurants Owned by The Stars

Features

If you ever wanted to feel close to your favourite celebrities, why not dine in style at one of their restaurants? Just like us, the famous faces of the world love food. From glitzy bars to indulgent southern food and yes, even popcorn, celebrities are opening restaurants faster than we can visit them. From Jay-Z to Ryan Gosling and all the famous fa...

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Dublin's Lobster Specialists - Declan McManus of Howth's King Sitric on Showcasing Irish Lobster

Features

Summer has finally descended on picturesque Howth harbour, and from the perfect vantage point in King Sitric's panoramic dining room, I spot orange bhoys bobbing about in the current. Lobster pots, second generation owner Declan McManus explains, which bring the prime Balscadden Bay crustaceans to Ireland's oldest lobster tank. Since 1971, King Sitri...

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A Life Well Eaten - 40 Years of Glorious Dining Experiences Across the Globe

Features

Around the time you will read this, my life dial will have switched into a new decade. For all the talk of life starting at 40, I have found myself spending more time reflecting on the forty years that have been rather than planning what I might get up to in the next forty. When I do look back, I see four decades where food has been a constant highlight...

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Dining Experiences
Marqette Michael Thornton
General Manager Michael Thornton on Marqette's Continued Success in the World of Airport Dining

Interviews

Anyone who has strolled through the halls of Dublin Airport in recent years will no doubt have been tempted by the tempting smells wafting from Marqette. Be it breakfast before your early morning flight or a more hearty dish later in the day, you can always be guaranteed a delicious dish at the terminal one venue. The award-winning food hall is once ...

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Bar Reviews

Bank Bar Review
The Dublin Bar That's Sitting On A Fortune - The Bank Bar Review

Bars & Venues

In a previous life I spent three years working beside this famed bar, yet never once popping in for a pint. Hundreds of times I've walked by The Bank while tourists and locals alike stopped to peak in the doors to get a look at the stunning interiors. That changed one sunny Monday afternoon when I finally stopped in for a refreshing dri...

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Fourth Corner Review
Contemporary Cocktails With Classic Flair - The Fourth Corner Bar Review

Bars & Venues

When the sun is shining in Dublin there is no better time to try out a new bar. Everyone is in high spirits the atmosphere is unbeatable, with this in mind I stopped by The Fourth Corner to indulge in an ice cold drink. Sitting on 'The Four Corners of Hell' - the name once given to the crossroads of Kevin's Street, Patrick's Street, ...

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Coffee & Cafe Review

Fueling Your Body With Feel Good Food - Fuel Café Review

Drinks

Following on from a jam packed Bank Holiday weekend working a four day week is a gift from God, made all the easier by glorious coffee. In an effort to revive myself from the weekend I popped into Fuel Café in Clontarf to get my caffeine fix. Fuel focus on freshly cooked to order meals, full of flavour that will make you feel fantastic...

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Featured Drink Stories

What is The Point of Rosé? A Look at This Summery Pink Drink

Drinks

I was recently asked, "What is the point of rosé?", a genuine question from a guy who is into wine. He couldn’t understand how any rosé could possibly be taken seriously. This is something I completely understand because, for a long time, rosés have been considered a ‘beginners’ wine, often compared to Alco-pops, or even Ribena. I grew up in...

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Producer Spotlight

Nice But Not Naughty - The Wellnice Pops Story

Producer Spotlights

Wellnice Pops are the fantastic fruity ice pops from Limerick duo, BJ Broderick and Trín O’Brien. They are all natural fruit and vegetable juice ice pops and are Ireland’s original healthy ice pop company. BJ, a qualified Nutrition and Health Coach, studied at the Institute of Health Science and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, while Tr...

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Recipes