July 2015 Edition

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In this month’s edition of TheTaste.ie we have covered Cavan, Galway and Dublin. We have a fantastic competition from Il Posto Dinner and Sunday Lunch at InterContinental Dublin. A bumper edition of cooking inspiration and recipes from some top chefs such as Gareth Mullins and Shane Smith. Some superb wine, whiskey and craft beer selections. Restaurant reviews on Loam, San Lorenzo’s, Dobbins, Asador and The Gaslight Brasserie 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 l’Ecrivain, Greens of Cork, Beeftro, the Dylan hotel and many more.

We are very proud at TheTaste to be teaming up with a sponsor with the calibre of Bauknecht.

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RESTAURANT REVIEWS
Neven Maguire Cookery School Review by Niamh Mannion

CAVAN REVIEW

Set in a beautiful landscape of rolling hills and picturesque lakes, Blacklion is a tiny village in County Cavan close to the Fermanagh border and is home to the extraordinarily popular MacNean House & Restaurant owned by Neven Maguire – chef, cookery book author, television host and champion of Irish food and producers. In 2014 Neven realised a lifelong ambition and opened his own Cookery School; a place where he could share his enthusiasm for and knowledge of food and cookery with the aim of getting more of us into our kitchens cooking!

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A Love Affair with Loam by Niamh Mannion

GALWAY RESTAURANT REVIEW

Loam in Galway has been on my foodie bucket list for a while so I was delighted to finally get the opportunity to visit recently. Located off Eyre Square in a rather anonymous looking building, this restaurant cum wine bar has a spacious, modern feel inside which reflects the style of the food perfectly.

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A Barbecue with a Big Difference – Asador Restaurant Dublin

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

Sitting in the office last Tuesday one of many twitter notifications popped up on screen, this one however caught my attention, another foodie friend had shared an image of their lunch from Asador the previous day. I say lunch but mini feast would be more appropriate!

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Marco Pierre White Courtyard Review

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

When you walk under the archway into the chic courtyard at Marco Pierre White in Donnybrook it is hard to believe that this once housed a humble green grocers. This deceivingly large space is quite the surprise. We decided as it was such a beautiful evening we would take advantage of the recently added heated terrace and enjoy a glass of Albarinho while we waited for our table.

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A Shining Light – Gaslight at The Meyrick Review

GALWAY RESTAURANT REVIEW

Those who have read our 24 hours in Galway article may have noticed The Gaslight mentioned as an excellent lunch recommendation, so good in fact on our recent trip to Galway we decided to have dinner here. As we were staying in the Meyrick we didn’t have far to go.

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Dobbins Restaurant – A Blast from the Past

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

If you ask most people, taxi drivers included, where Stephens Lane is you can often be met with a blank stare. Tucked away in a hidden enclave behind Dublin’s Mount Street you will find one of the city’s longest running restaurants.

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A Taste of Naples in Dublin – Il Posto Review

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

Stephen’s Green is generally a pretty reliable spot for good food. Many of the restaurant’s housed here are there ten years plus, no mean feat, especially considering how tough the last few years have been on this industry. They all have one thing is common – consistency. Us Irish are renowned for going back to the same spot over and over again once we love a place. Il Posto is one of those stalwarts that you may have overlooked.

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WINE ARTICLES
Five Star Taste Experience at l’Ecrivain Restaurant

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Meticulous and inspired cooking, a wizard of a sommelier, a proper sense of fun and utter professionalism all combine to make L’Ecrivain one of the most impressive restaurants – in every sense – in Ireland.
Tom Doorley, Top Irish Food Critic

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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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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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Sabor Bazil 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 Dinner for 4 people with Prosecco @ThegHotel for the #GalwayRaces

COMPETITION

As Galway prepares to be the hotspot of racing this summer, TheTaste has teamed up with The g Hotel & Spa to give you the chance of winning dinner for 4 people with prosecco during the Galway Racing Week.

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TOM DOORLEY FEATURE
Stand by your Spud by Tom Doorley

FOOD FEATURE

I’ve been enjoying my crop of first early potatoes lately, and a first taste of a variety called Sarpo Mira, bred in Hungary and said to be exceptionally resistant to blight. Well, so far so good. Not a sign of the dreaded disease; and I can report that they taste good, too, with a moderately floury texture. I’ll be growing them again.

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Suesey Street opens on Fitzwilliam Place

NEW RESTAURANT FEATURE

The venue formerly known as Brasserie Le Pont reopens this week as Suesey Street and now offers a more informal approach to drinking and dining. It has a fully heated terrace which is topped with a retractable canopy making it the perfect space for al fresco dining year round.

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The Unicorn by Fiorentina – Suzi Redmond

NEW RESTAURANT FEATURE

The other night I bumped into the restaurateur and investors of The Unicorn – they told me how excited they were at the venue’s renaissance. It being my mother’s favourite restaurant of all time, when I moved to Dublin the first comment she made was, “go to The Unicorn”.

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Still Brunch of Champions? San Lorenzo’s Review by Niamh Mannion

BRUNCH FEATURE

Somebody should have warned me…In retrospect, it might not have been the best idea to arrive ravenously hungry to brunch in San Lorenzo’s on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street. My eyes were bigger than my stomach and fuelled by hunger, I may have over-estimated the amount I could eat. They don’t call this the #BrunchofChampions without reason but that didn’t mean that I had to look upon it as a challenge!

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Red, White and Brew – Beers to Try for 4th of July by Simon Broderick

CRAFT BEER FEATURE

With Independence Day looming now is a great time to try a few American beers. Here are three of my favourites

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The “Water of Life” by Suzi Redmond

WHISKEY FEATURE

There’s a revolution happening! Really? Yes with Whiskey, its popping up everywhere, in our tv shows (Mad Men, Suits, Masters of Sex) our pubs and festival’s. Ok it has always been around but it seems to have gathered a lot of momentum in the last few years.

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Happy Mondays at Fallon and Byrne by Suzi Redmond

WINE BAR FEATURE

Happy Monday? YES, Monday saw Team Taste retire for the evening to Fallon and Byrne for a glass of wine. Unknown to some was that Fallon & Byrne Monday’s are “Happy Mondays” Why? €1 corkage!

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Neven Maguire

FEATURED FOODIE VIDEO

This week, Neven is in Google’s European HQ in Dublin where the Googlers enjoy wonderful food as one of their perks – their various restaurants serve more than 3000 people every day. Dishes this week include Lamb Kebabs with flat bread.

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