TheTaste August Edition 2018

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Damson in Distress? Not Likely Thanks to The Shelbourne’s Quintessentially Irish Signature Cocktail Menu
Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year Announces This Year’s Semi-Finalists
Ireland’s Best Chefs Join the Unmissable Line up at the Waterford Harvest Festival
9 of the Best Restaurants Across Ireland for Deliciously Healthy Dining
This Luxurious Five Star Hotel is Offering an Incredible Ice-Cream Conference Buffet
Enjoy Sumptuous Seafood Delights At Saba’s Lobsterfest This September
This Dublin Restaurant has Just Launched a Bottomless Boozy Dinner
Take a Peek Inside Emirates’ Brand New Premium Offering For First and Business Class Passengers
This Michelin Starred Chef is Hosting a One Off Dinner at InterContinental Dublin
Taste Travel – Take Off With This Week’s Best Travel Deals
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Top Stories

Waterford Harvest Festival
The Bay Tree Bistro's Keith Boyle on The Importance of Supporting Local

Interviews

What happens when one Waterford native phones another of a Friday morning? Well, in addition to some nostalgia on my part, a great insight into the mind of one of Ireland's most passionate chefs, especially when it comes to producers. While there was no talk of delicacies like the famous Waterford Blaa, myself and Chef Keith Boyle of The Bay Tree Bis...

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Luxury Escapes

 

Restaurant Reviews

Sumptuous Seasonal Delights at The Shelbourne - The Saddle Room Restaurant Review

Reviews

There is little denying that a trip to The Shelbourne is always a welcome treat. Whether it is lingering over a luxurious afternoon tea in the Lord Mayor's Lounge, enjoying a cocktail in the always buzzing Horseshoe Bar. Most exciting of all, an evening in The Saddle Room is an occasion in itself, worthy of dressing up to the nines for a night of indulg...

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Going the Extra Mile at Two Mile House - The Brown Bear Restaurant Review

Reviews

Let's state the obvious from the outset, Dublin is a fertile hunting ground for a great dinner. I'm always delighted to discover new gems close to home, but it feels all the more rewarding when you unearth something wonderful outside of your own neck of the woods. Off the beaten track but probably not far enough to be considered a mammoth trek, I had...

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This Jaw Dropping Opening is Well Worth a Trek to The West - The Carriage House at Adare Manor Review

Reviews

When you think about picturesque places in Ireland one place that always springs to mind is Adare Village. For those readers who have bypassed this picture perfect village in Limerick, Adare is dotted with pretty little thatch roofed boutiques, quaint bars and some fantastic spots for a good feed. Most notably READ MORE

Descending Into East Asian Delights - Ukiyo Restaurant Review

Reviews

Since 2004, Ukiyo has sat on the corner of Exchequer Street and Dame Court in Dublin's creative quarter. Feeding our capital with some of the best sushi and Asian dishes, Ukiyo's popularity has never wavered. This popularity is set to soar with a fantastic refurbishment downstairs. Owned by husband and wife team Duncan Maguire and Lou Leahy, Ukiyo Lo...

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Cast Your Anchor at One of Belfast's Most Unique Experiences - Titanic Hotel Belfast Review

Reviews

I have to admit I was fairly sure Belfast had exhausted every Titanic related revenue opportunity conceivable. With thousands of tourists flocking to The Titanic Quarter in Belfast on a daily basis it seemed odd that this neck of the woods was poorly served however when it came to accommodation options. The Titanic is a monument to Belfast's maritime...

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Shaking Things Up At Dublin's Newest Restaurant - Shaker & Vine Review

Reviews

It's a well-known fact that Sundays are a day of rest. Made for duvet days binge-watching Netflix, drinking endless cups of coffee in your favourite café or hanging up your apron and dining out. We love nothing more than nibbling away on culinary delights (with a glass of vino or two!) and wishing Sundays could last forever. Now comes the hard part,...

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Wine

A Wine Time Capsule – 8 Moments That Changed the World of Wine (Part 2)

Drinks

From the Antifreeze Scandal in Austria in 1985, to the Great Wine Fraud from Rudy Kurniawan starting in 2006, wine is much than just the liquid nectar inside each bottle. A time capsule of history, an ode to the people and place, a story that never ends - wine, like an old soul with many tales to tell, is one that with a fascinating journey of highs ...

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Interviews

Peploe's
The Six Dishes of Peploe's With Head Chef Graeme Dodrill

Interviews

Overlooking St.Stephen's Green in the heart of Dublin City Centre Peploe's has long been an institution on the city's dining scene. Set in a beautiful Georgian building, it mixes a modern New York style brasserie with the charm of an old-school Parisienne bistro. Passionate about expertly cooked simple dishes that are full of flavour, this Dublin...

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Competitions

Mount Juliet (4)
Win an Overnight Escape for Two with Dinner at the Luxurious Mount Juliet Estate

Competitions

Mount Juliet was a family home until 1989 and remains one of Ireland’s finest country houses, as well as being Co. Kilkenny’s most acclaimed country Estate. A stay at Mount Juliet Estate is a truly unique experience. It’s a place to come and be who you want to be, whether that involves fishing, riding, golfing, archery, falconry or the absolute...

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Travel

Lisbon
48 Hours in The Portuguese Capital - Exploring Lisbon From Belém to Alfama

City Breaks

Lisbon is one of Europe's most colourful cities and perhaps even the coolest. While everyone I have ever met has raved about Portugal's capital, it never seems to have the hype of other cities on the mainland, such as Paris, Rome and Berlin to name a few. If you find yourself in this beautiful city, I can almost guarantee that you will fall in love w...

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More News & Reviews

Dinner Party
Throw The Perfect Dinner Party For Under €100

Features

Brought to you by Vhi Healthcare Looking for a perfect menu for a summer dinner party to throw at home? Would you like to wow your friends but keep it healthy, simple and delicious? I have a recipe just for that! For me, healthy food is all about variety and balance, nutrient-dense foods and seasonal local produce. Whenever I ...

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Food For Thought - Chefs Giving More Than a Thought for Mental Health

Features

It’s significant how the recent spell of good weather has increased the number of happy (and slightly more tanned) faces around. Perhaps not surprising though that sunny weather makes us happy, after all, it is estimated that, in Ireland, one-in-15 people are affected by SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder – a form of depression exp...

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Mental Health
New Restaurants
Ireland's Newest Openings - Add These New Restaurants to Your Foodie Bucket List

Features

The Irish restaurant scene is showing no signs of slowing down, with the booming sector seeing one new restaurant open after another. While this is great news for food lovers far and wide, it can be difficult trying to narrow down your choices and figure out which of the country's newest openings you want to visit and in what order. We've taken a ...

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Here Are Our Top Picks for A Taste of West Cork Food Festival 2018

Features

September sees Ireland’s largest food festival swing into action once more. The 2018 programme boasts more events than ever before over the ten days of the festival, with over 250 events in 41 towns and villages and 8 islands across West Cork from 7th to 16th September. There is a definite guest chef flavour to the programme too with 32 taking part...

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West Cork Food Festival
Roll on Up - 10 of Dublin's Best Sushi Restaurants

Features

Know your Norimake from your Nigiri? Your Wakame from your Wasabi? Nights spent lingering over feasts of sushi and saké needn't be few and far between, with an array of affordable and tempting options dotted around Dublin. Whether you're after an indulgent dinner with every kind of roll under the sun taking up the entire table, or a light and health...

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Tips and Tricks for Hosting the Summer Barbecue of Dreams #LambTryitLoveIt

Features

This feature was created for the ‘Lamb, Try It, Love It’ campaign in association with Bord Bia with co-funding from the EU. Visit their Facebook page for more information on all things European lamb or follow #LambTryItLove it on Twit...

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Afternoon Tea Review

Butler House Afternoon Tea
A Delightful Georgian Experience in The Heart of Kilkenny - Butler House Afternoon Tea Review

Afternoon Tea

Pulling up outside Butler House in the heart of historic Kilkenny on the first rainy day in about two weeks, we couldn't wait to sample the delicacies that awaited us inside this Georgian residence. As a history buff, I find myself constantly drawn to places of historical significance, and as the home of the infamous Earls of Ormonde, who also built ...

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Coffee & Cafe Review

Good Coffee Spots
Six Seriously Good Coffee Spots to Try on the Wild Atlantic Way

Features

Our recipe for the perfect August break: open road, great views and amazing coffee. With summer in full swing, it is high time to plan a trip across the Wild Atlantic Way. To help you explore the spectacular coastal road, we have put together a list of six coffee spots to put you on the fast track to this marvel of the Irish wildlife. As we work clos...

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Featured Drink Stories

Rum Cocktails - Tropical Tipples to Keep Summer Going

Cocktails

If there is a spirit that evokes summer it's rum. Versatile, mellow and with a wide appeal, it's the darling of bartenders and often, the tipple of choice during holidays, festivals and our enjoyment of sunny locations. While savouring a fine sipping rum is quite pleasurable, the sugar cane spirit is a bona fide team player that tends to shine its br...

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Recipes