TheTaste January Edition 2018

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Pan Fried Pear and Pancetta Salad Recipe with Goat’s Cheese by Siúcra and Catherine Fulvio
Great News! Ireland’s Biggest Ever Gin Festival is Coming this Spring
Beat The January Blues With These Super Sales This Travel Tuesday
Book Your Wedding With Beaufield Mews This Month to Receive a Free Gift
We’ll Have a Caipirinha! This Cool Bar is Bringing Brazilian-Style Carnival to Dublin
Home Away From Home – House Brand Set to Open in Belfast’s Thriving City Centre
Win a Case of Low Calorie Brancott Estate Flight Sauvignon Blanc and Two Tickets to WellFest 2018
Tesco’s New Vegan Range is Here to Make Plant-Based Eating Easy and Delicious
Win Dinner for Two with a Bottle of Wine at Sophie’s Restaurant at the Dean Hotel
Michelin Star Chef to Open Luxurious New Eatery in Former Thornton’s Restaurant
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Top Stories

Chef Anna Haugh on Conquering the Kitchen Culture's Demons

Interviews

Tallaght native Anna Haugh has more than a few strings to her bow. Working her way up to become Head Chef of the renowned Soho hotspot Bob Bob Ricard after years at the helm of the Gordon Ramsay group, Haugh has made her mark on the London restaurant scene over the years, and on the famously furrowed browed and furious chef in the process. We could s...

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Luxury Escapes

 

Restaurant Reviews

A Timeless Taste in Donnybrook Worth Seeking Out - Mulberry Garden Review

Reviews

December can be a funny old month in the restaurant business, many are bursting at the seams with punters meaning long hours for staff which can often lead to service, food and atmosphere being affected. With that in mind we tend to steer away from reviews until the quiet end of the month when all have a chance to catch a breath and return to a bit m...

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A Neighbourhood Secret The Locals Won't Want to Share- Locks Restaurant Review

Reviews

It seems the Dublin 8 revival is burning bright, with some of Dublin’s brightest and best young chefs setting up shop, competition has never been more fierce. Or so you would think. Except in this neighbourhood residents are spoiled for choice, many would say long overdue - with Bastible, Craft, Richmond, The Clanbrassil House, to name but a few, a...

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Aniar's Little Sister Holds Her Own - Tartare Review

Reviews

Celebrating our nation's rich and exciting emergent cuisine has been deeply engrained in our collective consciousness this year. With the success of "This Is Irish Food" movement and a concerted effort on the part of chefs like JP McMahon to shed light on all we have to be proud of, 2017 did its part to put Iri...

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Grilling Up a Treat in Citywest - The Woodlock Brasserie

Reviews

It was only a night for cheese fondue, bitingly cold and blustery, but my three cheese creation had been (pleasingly) decimated by the cast and crew of that evening's Six O'Clock Show. Sarah and I ventured out into the cold seeking comfort food, wondering where we could dip in to near by as soon as filming wrapped up. Leaving the TV3 studios in Bally...

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Brunch With Benefits - Eathos Brunch Review

Reviews

January is a time for temperance and torture at the table, right? Hearty indulgence takes a back seat to austere eating and at least in theory, tightening the belts we burst over Christmas becomes the order of the day. But does "healthy" food have to be hellacious? Surely not. Opening Eathos just over two years ago, the Murrin family behind Taste Cat...

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New Year's Resolutions Go Out the Window - The Front Door Galway Boozy Brunch Review

Reviews

Approaching the New Year with a clear head and clear cut intentions, the concept of Dry January is one we're all familiar with. When the third week of January rolls around and we've all fallen off the wagon, I like to remind others that we live in Ireland. If it didn't rain in Ireland for over half the month, January would be deemed dry overall, and ...

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Wine

Expanding the Vinous Map Exciting Wines from Eastern Europe and the Middle East
Expanding the Vinous Map - Exciting Wines from Eastern Europe and the Middle East

Drinks

Nowadays we face an unprecedented amount of good and great wines to choose from. Not only from well established and popular wine regions, but from lesser known appellations in traditional winemaking countries and also, from other areas that, while maybe veterans in vinous elaboration, haven't got their moment under the spotlight. Yet. Today we're tr...

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Interviews

The Modern Marco Polo of Irish Spirits - An Interview with PJ Rigney
The Modern Marco Polo of Irish Spirits - An Interview with PJ Rigney

Drinks

PJ Rigney is a pioneer and a spearhead of the Irish craft spirits industry. He describes himself as a "serial entrepreneur" and he has created over 20 international drinks during his more than 30 years of experience. Across the different decades his career has encompassed so far, he has always been able to distil and infuse the flavours of the times...

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Competitions

Glenlo Abbey Feat
Win a Luxurious Overnight Stay for 2 at Glenlo Abbey Hotel in Galway with Dinner and Golf

Competitions

Nestled peacefully on a stunning 138 acre estate on the edge of Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Corrib, the 5* newly refurbished Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers the discerning traveller a warm, personable and luxurious base during their travels to Galway. Right on their doorstep lies the beautifully rugged scenery of Connemara, which provides a soft and ba...

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Travel

48 Hours in Doha, Qatar - The Perfect Stopover Destination in The Middle East

Asia & Beyond

Doha, the capital of Qatar, is an up-and-coming spot for travellers, particularly those visiting en route to their far flung destination. A great introduction to the modern Middle East, Doha is one stopover destination you'll want to stay longer in. With activities to thrill and exquisite food to sample, two days in Doha will fly by. To make the mos...

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More News & Reviews

Top Dublin Spots for a Sensational Sunday Roast

Features

January can be a dreary and long month without something delicious to look forward to at the weekend. What's better than pancakes and eggs? Blushing beef and crispy roasties, surely. If you want something traditional and comforting to mark the end of the week but don’t have the time, energy or inclination to labour over cooking a Sunday roast, we'v...

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Team Taste Reveal Their Best 2017 Food Experience And Look Towards Dining in 2018

Features

Here at TheTaste, we love a great dining experience and we are dedicated to discovering the best in Irish food, drink and travel. Throughout 2017, our award-winning team visited over 200 restaurants across 22 of Ireland’s counties and also some destinations abroad. Despite the difficulty of narrowing down our choices, we've shared our own person...

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hibiscus-rose-latte Food Trends 2018
The Top 10 Food Trends You'll See Everywhere in 2018

Features

It's that time of year again, when the predictions for what food trends will be dominating our Instagram feeds, the pages of the future best-selling cookbooks, supermarket aisles, and the menus of finger-on-the-pulse eateries in the coming year start rolling in. These days food trends very often have a healthful slant. It seems no segment of the fo...

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Eat. Drink. Sleep. Repeat. 12 Restaurants to Help With Your New Year's Resolutions

Features

A new year guarantees to herald one thing – a suite of resolutions to be healthier and more upstanding human beings in general, that will most likely be broken by the end of the first month! We all have great intentions, but there is simply no substance to them. Hence why Dee Laffan has created the ultimate list of actionable new year...

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10 Ways to Make Veganuary Delicious - Tips For Embracing a Vegan Diet in January

Features

Based on the idea that it takes 21 days to change a habit Beyonce and Jay Z famously went vegan for 22 days back in 2013. "The benefits of a plant-based diet need to be known," Beyoncé wrote in an email to the Times. "We should spend more time loving ourselves, which means taking better care of ourselves with good nutrition and making healthier food ch...

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A Healthy Restaurant Guide to Cork City That Will Satisfy Both Saints and Rebels

Features

Dining out is a joyful thing. An every day celebration of produce and culinary skill, that can turn a mundane meal time into moreisly magical affair. I've always considered restaurants to be social destinations as much as gastronomic ones, and as restaurant and cafe culture continues to thrive in Ireland, meeting for brunch or a mid-week dinner has b...

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15 Meal Delivery Services that Make Eating Healthy Easy

Features

What’s for dinner? It’s a question that can cause a fair bit of anxiety and stress. While each week might start with good intentions and a pre-prepped lunch and dinner, by Wednesday our creativity and motivation is dwindling. Stir fries and eggs in various guises become regular fixtures, and come Friday it's either a takeaway or beans on toast - u...

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Planning a Holiday in 2018? Here Are The Travel Trends You Need to Know About

Travel

Are you planning on jetting off into the sunset in 2018? Or maybe you want to sleep in an igloo beneath the Northern Lights? Whatever your travel plans for 2018, there are some key trends you should keep on your radar when booking your next getaway. From sustainable travel and immersive local experiences to tracking down filming locations for your fa...

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Bar Reviews

NoLIta Bar Review
George's Street Hottest Bar is a Cocktail Lover's Must-Visit - NoLIta Bar Review

Bars & Venues

If bars and restaurants in George's Street were people, they'd make up for quite a fun crowd. You'll have the chill ones, the wild ones and an eclectic group of friends from different parts of the world. NoLIta would be an attractive Italian-American stylishly attired, with a passion for food and drink, and great charisma. My visit to NoLIta was l...

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Live the High Life in 9 Below - Dublin's Newest and Most Luxurious Bar

Reviews

After finishing a dinner review of Locks we decided to check out Alan Clancy's new bar tucked away on St.Stephen's Green. Clancy has had a number of success stories in recent years which include the very popular House, Xico, The Oak and 37 Dawson Street. The new bar, 9 Below, located in the basement of the Hibernian Club, is dark, moody...

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This Crafty New Gastropub is Upping Phibsborough's Drinks Scene - The Bald Eagle Bar Review
This Crafty New Gastropub is Upping Phibsborough's Drinks Scene - The Bald Eagle Bar Review

Bars & Venues

When it comes to new openings in Dublin, if 2016 was the year of the fox, 2017's spirit animal has to be the eagle. While the highly anticipated restaurant The Leagle Eagle was the first one to land last summer, November saw the arrival of The Bald Eagle, a gastropub whose promise of "craft beer, gin creations and great food" greets you from a sign on ...

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Coffee & Cafe Review

Brewing a Great Year: Caffeinated New Years Resolutions for 2018
Brewing a Great Year: Caffeinated New Years Resolutions for 2018

Drinks

Welcome to 2018! With the old year fully wrapped and tucked away, it is time to start filling up that new diary of yours with some exciting fresh ideas. Here are five New Year's resolutions for coffee lovers to get the new year off to a great start. Make the Most out of your Coffee Break We often need to remind ourselves to take a...

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Featured Drink Stories

Craft Beer Trends Brewing for 2018 - Here What Our Pints will Hold
Craft Beer Trends Brewing for 2018 - Here's What Our Pints will Hold

Craft Beer

It’s that time of year again, ‘tis the season for 2018 craft beer trends! Once again I have been scouring the internet, polling the Beer Ladies, and scanning social media to bring you a list of some awesome beer hopes and predictions for this upcoming year. So without further ado, here are the craft beer trends we'll be seeing gaining strength in 20...

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Mindful Drinking - The Millennial's Approach to Drinking Less and Enjoying it More
Mindful Drinking - The Millennial's Approach to Drinking Less and Enjoying it More

Cocktails

What is mindful drinking, the mindful drinking movement and why is it ever increasing? While deep in discussion with friends, my peers and industry colleagues, as well as from my own previous research, and utilising the practice of the concept in menus and bars, the following answer formed. In a world of millennials, a word that some people find to b...

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Producer Spotlight

Make Activated Nuts Your 2018 Snack Addiction - The Nutmost Story

Interviews

When it comes to snacking, it can sometimes be difficult to find something that is both tasty and nutritious. That's where Nutmost comes in. Activated nuts are a delicious snack that is becoming more and more popular. Founded by Andrew Wynne, the award-winnning product is going to be on everybody's snacking wish list for 2018. With a background in bu...

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Recipes