August 2015 Edition

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In this month’s edition of TheTaste.ie we have covered Waterford, Mayo and Dublin. We have a fantastic competition from InterContinental Dublin & Tattinger. A bumper edition of cooking inspiration and wine paired recipes from some top chefs such as Gearoid Lynch, Shane Smith and Italian legend Antonio Cavaliere. Some superb wine, whiskey and craft beer selections, with the addition of our “Weekly Wine Spotlight”. Restaurant reviews on Ashford Castle, Zak’s Restaurant, The Pig’s Ear and Jules Restaurant & Wine Bar to name but a few and as always we bring you some of best dining out experiences from a selection of the top restaurants such as the No.1 rated restaurant on Tripadvisor Sabor Brazil, Dobbins, the Dylan hotel, the latest seafood hotspot Klaw and many more.

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IN THE NEWS
EXCLUSIVE EVENT
The Shelbourne Hotel

EXCLUSIVE EVENT OFFER

Sophisticated Taste at The Shelbourne Hotel – Experience the Oyster Festival with a 5 course tasting menu with Wine Pairings for only €65

Celebrating 191 years of history and tradition The Shelbourne is a timeless landmark in the heart of Dublin. Magnificently renovated in 2007 and the largest 5 star hotel in Ireland it overlooks the city’s grandest square, St. Stephen’s Green which is located within a few minutes’ walk from Dublin’s most famous landmarks as well as the key shopping and cultural areas of the city. This event will take place on 1st September with The Shelbourne inviting guests to sample their Oyster Festival with a fantastic 5 course tasting menu includes wine pairings from their Sommelier.

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MONTHLY FEATURE
Women in Food – Ireland’s Most Influential Women on the State of the Industry

FEATURED ARTICLE

This month we have been looking at the food industry in Ireland, how it has changed over the last few years and how it stands now. We talked to some of Ireland’s most influential women to get their views on food in Ireland.

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RESTAURANT REVIEWS
Bringing Home the Bacon – The Pig’s Ear Restaurant Review

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

For those of you who have wandered down Dawson St or Nassau St in the last few weeks you may have noticed that it now resembles a building site from the on going Luas works. How this is not affecting the venues surrounding here is beyond belief. As we navigated between the roadworks we eventually made it to the infamous “Pink Door” that houses the Michelin Bib Gourmand Pig’s Ear.

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Cooks Academy Sushi Workshop by Niamh Mannion

COOKERY SCHOOL REVIEW

There’s no doubt it, people are far more educated about food in general these days. Foreign travel, television programmes and cookery books have resulted in our being exposed to different cultures and cuisines and we are keen to learn more about how to cook these foods for ourselves in our own kitchens.

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Dax Restaurant Review – Off Duty Night for The TasteTeam

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

We review a lot of amazing food and wine here at TheTaste, but it’s not often we get a chance to share it with one of our most passionate food writer’s Niamh Mannion and our Wine Expert Suzi Redmond. So where better for the two worlds to collide than one of Dublin’s finest, Dax Restaurant, where we knew chances of both being impressed were high.

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A Jewel in Waterford’s Crown – Zak’s Restaurant at Athenaeum House Hotel

WATERFORD RESTAURANT REVIEW

While spending time in Waterford last week for our 24 Hours feature we had the pleasure of staying in one of Waterford city’s most historical houses. The Athenaeum House Hotel is situated overlooking the River Suir on the other side of the city’s quays, less than 10 minutes drive from the heart of the city itself.

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Ashford Castle Afternoon Tea Review by Niamh Mannion

MAYO RESTAURANT REVIEW

There are times when life can be hectic trying to keep on top of the many commitments and responsibilities that we all have. Every-so-often I think that it is important to pause, take time to relax and do something that is enjoyable and also a little self-indulgent. In my opinion, there is no better way of doing this than by taking afternoon tea.

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It’s all Very Jules – Jules Restaurant Review

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

We know, a bit of on odd title but in this instance it kind of fits. Over the last 3 weeks we have passed by a little restaurant on Dame St, next to the Olympia Theatre, that caught our eye, purely because of the cute frontage and simple name – Jules. Marketed as a restaurant and wine bar we popped in for a glass to have a little snoop.

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A Taste for all the Senses – Taste at Rustic Review by Niamh Mannion

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

Dining in Taste at Rustic is so much more than mere eating; it is an experience for all the senses which leaves a lasting impression. There is a sense of drama in how your meal is presented and served to you but this theatricality cleverly involves the diner so that it does not feel contrived or that it is being used as a vehicle to mask or distract from mediocre food… and believe me, the food is good… VERY good!

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WINE ARTICLES
AFTERNOON TEA TREATS
Taste at Rustic by Dylan McGrath

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Exclusive offer from Taste at Rustic – Enjoy 4 courses with Champagne, Sake and a Bottle of Wine for 2 people only €80

Once again TheTaste has secured one of the hottest dining experiences to open in Dublin this year. Taste at Rustic, Dylan McGrath’s newest creation is so much more than just dining out; it is an experience for all the senses which leaves a lasting impression. The menu has a westernised feel to it on some of the dishes, but McGrath has placed a huge emphasis on using authentic Japanese flavours. His unique, creative style and expert detail can be seen in every dish.

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Dobbins Restaurant and Wine Bistro

TOP DINNER TASTE

Taste of Dobbins Restaurant – 3 Course Dinner for 2 and a Bottle of Wine for only €70

For over 25 years Dobbins Restaurant and Wine Bistro has been a landmark establishment in the Dublin restaurant scene. Offering up some of the finest produce in a beautiful setting with one of the best wine lists the city has to offer.

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Tankardstown House

AWARD WINNING DINNER OFFER

Award winning dinner in Tankardstown House for 2 people including a 7 course tasting menu only €90

This is an award winning dining experience that we highly recommend. This Culinary hotspot in meath will take you to elegant and luxury surroundings, Tankardstown comprises an impressive 18th Century Manor House & Orangery; a central courtyard of Cottage Suites; adjacent to the Garden Village where classic dining takes place in Brabazon Restaurant

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Marco Pierre White

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4 Course Dinner for 2 people with Bottle of Wine at our Friday Night Supper Club / Live Piano Bar – Marco Pierre White, Courtyard Bar and Grill, Donnybrook only €75

At Marco Pierre White, Courtyard Bar & Grill, Donnybrook, old school glamour, proper service and classic dishes are on the menu. When you walk in to Marco’s, accessed through a beautiful courtyard garden, you know you’ve signed up for more than just a decent dinner. Add to that, our live Piano Bar and a night on the town in Donnybrook is complete.

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Dax Restaurant

FIVE STAR TASTE

Taste the best restaurant in Dublin 2014 with a 6 course dinner for two at Dax Restaurant for only €60

Awarded Best Restaurant in Dublin in the 2014 Irish Restaurant Awards and nominated as Best Restaurant in Dublin and Ireland for the past three years in Food & Wine Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards, the National Hospitality Awards and Irish Restaurant Awards, Dax is lauded by food writers and critics as well as its many fans.

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Brioche in Ranelagh

TOP RESTAURANT TASTE

Enjoy dinner at Brioche in Ranelagh with a 5 courses for 2 people only €50

If you like TheTaste surprises we have brought you so far, you will love this, Brioche in Ranelagh is offering a 5 course dinner for 2 people for only €50. This is a taste we highly recommend and one you won’t forget.

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Koh Restaurant

EXCLUSIVE DINNER OFFER

Taste Koh Restaurant with a 3 course dinner plus a bottle of wine for 2 people for only €50

An ideal venue for elegant, yet fun, dining and drinking, Koh is located beside the Morrison Hotel and offers a complete night out under one roof. The Restaurant is renowned for sumptuous, uncompromising Thai/Asian cuisine, while the Cocktail Bar serves classic and original cocktails from the vast spirit range. Food is available in both the Restaurant and the more casual Cocktail Lounge every day from midday.

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Sabor Brazil Restaurant

NO.1 TRIPADVISOR TASTE

Top Brazilian Taste – 7 course tasting menu for 2 for €120 at Sabor Brazil, Dublin, valid 5 days per week for 12 months, No.1 Rated Restaurant in Dublin on TripAdvisor

Sabor Brazil is an unforgettable dining experience ran by Tom & Marco, who combine style, charm and delicious food all into your romantic night. When you walk into the restaurant you will see from the decor why people fall in love with this small hidden gem. This restaurant has consistently held on to the No.1 Rated Restaurant in Dublin on TripAdvisor for the last 3 years.

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Win a bottle of Taittinger Champagne to celebrate Taittinger on the Lawn at InterContinental Dublin

COMPETITION

We have a beautiful bottle of Taittinger Champagne to give to one lucky reader. This prize is from the exclusive InterContinental Dublin Hotel, as they promote their Taittinger on the Lawn for the Dublin Horse Show.

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TOP CHEF INTERVIEWS
MORE NEWS STORIES
First Port of Call – An Port Mór Restaurant Review by Niamh Mannion

MAYO RESTAURANT REVIEW

For me, food is very much about fostering a sense of community and taking the time to sit down and eat with friends and family. As such, I seldom choose to dine alone and rarely do so, much preferring the air of conviviality which comes from eating good food in relaxed circumstances with those closest to you.

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Sova Food Vegan Butcher Review by Linda Coogan Byrne

VEGAN FEATURE

‘We are dedicated to everyone who wants to enjoy good, tasty food with benefit for your body and soul’ – It’s not every day one gets to make a reservation at a vegan only restaurant in Dublin. I was curious. I had heard about Sova Food Vegan Butcher from a few of my non vegan friends, who had raved about it. I repeat ‘non vegan friends’.

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Be Surprised by a Healthy Brunch at Counter Culture – Review

BRUNCH FEATURE

Brunch seems to be synonymous with greasy, fatty foods smothered in sauces but in Powerscourt Centre on South William Street a different brunch movement is happening. ‘Why wait til Monday to eat clean’ is the ethos behind brunch at Counter Culture, a healthy eating eatery by Ronan Ryan and his wife Pamela Flood.

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A Heavenly Sunday Brunch at Peploes by Suzi Redmond

BRUNCH FEATURE

Peploes, one of Dublin’s most loved restaurants launch a brunch menu. Upon hearing this I immediately called my dear friend and asked her to join me. It happens to be one of our favorite restaurants in Dublin, so both being eager to check it out we headed off on a lovely sunny afternoon.

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The Westbury Hotel Launches Irish Design Afternoon Tea

AFTERNOON TEA FEATURE

2015 is the year-long celebration of Irish Design. In celebration of this, The Westbury Hotel have created a unique and bespoke Irish Design Afternoon Tea which has been inspired by the work of local Irish makers. The tea includes a collection of beautifully handcrafted pastries, cakes and sandwiches, paying homage to some of Ireland’s top designers and craftspeople.

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James St. South Scoops Award for Best Local Restaurant in Northern Ireland

BELFAST RESTAURANT FEATURE

One of Belfast’s top restaurants has been named a Regional Winner in the Waitrose Good Food Guide Reader’s Restaurant of the Year Awards. James St. South had been nominated by its customers to be their top local restaurant in Northern Ireland for the third time. They sealed the win with brilliant dish combinations and good value menu deals.

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Love les Poissons? The Best Seafood Spots in Ireland

SEAFOOD FEATURE

As an island nation, Ireland has access to some of the best fish in the world. There are places in Ireland where you can get hand farmed oysters from the local beds, sustainable crabs fresh off the boats and fresh fish prepared and cooked right in front of your eyes.

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Fitting Food into our Busy Lifestyle by My Nutrition

HEALTHY LIVING FEATURE

It may be time to re-evaluate how we plan and prepare our food. We plan so many areas of our lives: our work, our holidays, our kids’ lives, our social life, our fitness, our finances. And what about mealtime?

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DRINKS ARTICLES
Our recipes are to give you cooking inspiration, whether you are looking for healthy recipes, beautiful baking recipes or delicious dinner recipes we have them all. Now with wine pairings from our wine expert Suzanne Redmond we show you the perfect bottle to match the recipe.


Martin Shanahan

FEATURED FOODIE VIDEO

This week, Poached Hake Recipe with Mustard and Honey Dressing by Martin Shanahan.

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