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…
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.