January 2015 Edition

January Magazine

You are viewing TheTaste.ie January 2015 Magazine. In this months edition of TheTaste.ie, Nick Munier looks at a New Year, a New You, we have reviews on Brookwood, The Greenery, The Dean Hotel and La Mere Zou. We go behind the scenes with David Rice to see the Kinsale Gourmet Academy. We have an exclusive dining out offer to have dinner in Rustic Stone and an amazing competition from Cooks Academy and much more…

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New Year, New You by Nick Munier

FOOD FEATURE

So we’ve toasted to good health, exceeded our calorific content by about 150%, excessed in all the pleasantries known to man – including enough “grape” filled glasses to fulfil our obligatory 5 a day for a lifetime & necked cocktails like they were from Club Tropicana “Drinks are free” !!!! Ah the festive season is well and truly…..OVER!!!

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The New Kid on the block – The Greenery on Lennox street & Donnybrook village by Robert Jacob

FOOD FEATURE

Nestled away in the southern end of Donnybrook village beside the Old Wesley Stadium is South county Dublin best kept secret “The Greenery”, an all-day casual restaurant which is rapidly making it’s mark on the local clientele. Plus win VIP Brunch for 2 People in this article.

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Win dinner for 4 people in Mourne Seafood Dublin

FOOD FEATURE

TheTaste have teamed up with Mourne Seafood to give you the chance to win dinner for 4 people in one of Dublin’s best seafood restaurants. If you enjoy fresh local seafood at anaffordable price then make your way to the Mourne Seafood bar, now in Dublin 2, Dundrum and Belfast.

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RESTAURANT DINING OUT OFFERS (9) – VIEW ALL
Ely Wine Bar

DINING OUT OFFER

Treat yourself to a Seasonal 3 Dish Dinner menu for 2 at ely wine bar plus a great bottle of wine for only €79

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The Dylan Hotel’s NEW Tavern Restaurant

DINING OUT OFFER

Be the first to taste the New Tavern Restaurant at The Dylan 5 Star Boutique Hotel with a 5 Course Tasting Menu and a Bottle of Wine for only €60

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Medley by Andrew Rudd

VALENTINES OFFER

Special Valentines Taste from Andrew Rudd – 6 course tasting dinner for 2 with a glass of processo on arrival to medley restaurant for only €70

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Rock Lobster

COCKTAIL OFFER

To celebrate the new year, Rock Lobster is offering 4 delicious cocktails for only €20, thats 4 cocktails for the price of 2!!

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Cinnamon in Ranelagh

DINING OUT OFFER

Taste Cinnamon Restaurant in Ranelagh with a 3 course dinner for 2 people with a bottle of wine for only €39.99

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The Dean Hotel & Sophie’s Restaurant & Bar Dublin by Kate Louise Barry

DUBLIN HOTEL FEATURE

So this weekend was a major treat weekend for me… I had numerous nights out in town with friends and tried some great new places! The one I was most excited for was the highly anticipated Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street. It opened just a few weeks ago and word was that it was spectacular…. I had to check this out!

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Win & Cook like a Pro at the Kinsale Gourmet Academy with David Rice by Robert Jacob

COOKERY SCHOOL FEATURE

Embrace the new year and learn a new skill in how to cook like a pro with Award winning Chef David Rice at the newly launched Kinsale Gourmet Academy. Set in the private and exclusive environment of Ballinacurra House, against the backdrop of Kinsale with its rich history and culinary heritage,the new cookery school will further strengthen Kinsale’s reputation as the ‘Culinary Capital’ of the southern coast. It was one the key factors missing in Kinsale’s bid as ‘Foodie Capital of Ireland’ and will be the final piece of the jigsaw which will further add to the prestige of the town.

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Samphire food survives rocky storms – Restaurant Review

HOTEL RESTAURANT FEATURE

We headed out to to Donabate on a seriously stormy night last Friday when most people were wrapped up at home , but we were determined to see what people enjoyed so much about Samphire. When we arrived into the restaurant, only one would can describe the room, underwhelming!

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Scholars Townhouse Hotel and Restaurant Review by Colette Cunningham

LOUTH HOTEL RESTAURANT FEATURE

Scholars Townhouse Hotel & Restaurant is located on King Street, Drogheda. A former residence for Christian Brothers who taught in local schools, this beautiful, late Victorian building was renovated by the McGowan Family in 2005. Indeed, it is one of the few independently owned hotels in the area. Scholars Townhouse Hotel was the Leinster Winner for Best Hotel Restaurant at the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014.

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COOKING INSPIRATION
Rock Lobster Recipe

RECIPE

Wicklow Wood pigeon with Black Pudding Recipe by Rock Lobster in Dundrum

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Amuse Restaurant Recipe

RECIPE

Poached Gambas Recipe by Conor Dempsey Head Chef @ Amuse Restaurant in Dublin 2

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Great Irish Bake Off Recipe

RECIPE

Courgette, Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake by Bridget Harney

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Masterchef Finalist Recipe

RECIPE

Clementine Posset with Cranberry Compote Recipe by Niamh Mannion

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Masterchef Finalist Recipe

RECIPE

Pea, fresh herb and feta frittata by Edel Byrne

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FOODIE TV
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Michelin Star Chef Oliver Dunne Food Challenge

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VIDEO

Clodagh McKenna Makes Cabbage and Bacon Soup Recipe

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