March 2015 Edition

March Magazine

You are viewing TheTaste.ie March 2015 Magazine. In this months edition of TheTaste.ie, we have a special preview on Ross Lewis New restaurant adventure Osteria Lucio. We have reviews on Aniar in Galway, The Step House in Carlow and The Merrion Hotel in Dublin. Robert Jacob looks at the winner in this years Young Chef of the Year 2015. We have amazing dining out offers from Cleaver East, Andrew Rudd, Fade Street Social, Brookwood and many more. We look back at the winners of the Alltech Craft Beer Festival and give you a preview of Ely’s big wine tasting event. This edition is pack with more features, competitions and of course some cooking inspiration. We are very proud at TheTaste to be teaming up with a sponsor with the calibre of Bauknecht.


TheTaste is proud to be sponsoring Best Customer Service in the 2015 Irish Restaurant Awards. Best of luck to all the restaurants shortlisted and we will see you soon at the regional award nights.

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Ross Lewis and Ronan Ryan New Restaurant by Robert Jacob

SPECIAL PREVIEW

Osteria Lucio – Dublin’s newest Ambassador of Italian taste & style. In the former location of what used to be Pizza e Porchetta, nestled underneath the arches at the Malting Tower on Grand Canal Dock is Osteria Lucio, the new & revamped eatery from Micheln* Chef Ross Lewis and restaurateur Ronan Ryan.

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Aniar Restaurant Review By Niamh Mannion

GALWAY RESTAURANT REVIEW

If what you’re looking for is an unpretentious restaurant that serves delicious, locally sourced food, Aniar in Galway City is the place for you.The restaurant is small but in no way claustrophobic with comfortable seating and was buzzing with diners on the Tuesday we dined there despite the inclement weather outside.

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The Step House Hotel Tasting Menu Review

CARLOW CULINARY BREAK REVIEW

Set in the quaint heritage town of Borris, we had the pleasure of sampling some real foodie treats last Friday. The Step House Hotel is a family run business, with husband and wife team James and Cait Coady having invested heavily in a beautiful redevelopment of the original Georgian building. It is not surprising this hotel is such a popular destination for weddings as it really is a fantastic mix of old and contemporary design that really lends itself to a truly romantic setting.

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A Little Taste of Sosa Magic at The Merrion Hotel Dublin

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

We were in fine company with renowned chef Neven Maguire also in attendance, no pressure on Ed so! To compliment the exquisite flavours in each dish we had a well informed pairing of each course from Reinhardt, one of The Merrion’s finest, who was exceptional in explaining just how the magic Sosa ingredient in each dish actually works.

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SEE ALL COMPETITIONS (4) – VIEW ALL
Tell us about your little foodie guilty pleasures and best one WINS €100 voucher for Fire Restaurant #TasteSins

COMPETITION

This a simple and fun competition, tell us about your little foodie guilty pleasures, the ones you cant live without but know you should and best one WINS €100 voucher for Fire Restaurant on Dawson Street. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #TasteSins in your answer and Retweet/Share with all your friends.

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RESTAURANT DINING OUT OFFERS (8) – VIEW ALL
Marco Pierre White

DINNER OFFER

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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Brioche in Ranelagh

DINNER OFFER

Taste Brioche in Ranelagh with a 5 course tasting menu for 2 people only €60

Brioche Ranelagh serves a concise menu of modern French tasting plates. Each dish is the size of a traditional starter, allowing you to experience a wider selection of dishes. We seek only the best in-season produce to ensure flavour is at a maximum. The menu showcases the very best of seasonal Irish produce with classic French techniques in a modern style.

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Rustic Stone

LUNCH OFFER

Enjoy lunch in Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath for 2 people only €24

Award-winning Irish Masterchef judge Dylan McGrath is one of the most exciting chefs in Ireland. Today we are offering you the chance to try lunch at Rustic Stone which is bringing class to casual dining and is considered one of the best restaurants in Dublin.

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Tavern at The Dylan 5 Star Hotel

TOP OFFER

Taste the New Tavern Restaurant at The Dylan 5 Star Boutique Hotel with a 5 Course Tasting Menu for only €60

The Dylan has always been a hot spot in Ballsbridge, tucked away on Eastmoreland place, this hotel is one of Ireland’s best boutique hotels. They have now opened their new restaurant called the Tavern with executive chef Mark Bodie.

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Fade Street Social Restaurant by Dylan McGrath

TOP OFFER

Dine in Fade Street Social Restaurant – 3 courses for 2 people with a bottle of wine for only €60

This is a real treat, Fade Street Social is open 2 years but has never ran a dinner offer in the restaurant, TheTaste.ie has secured a fantastic dining experience, in Dylan McGrath’s flagship restaurant. Dylan’s food has been a hit with all of Ireland’s major food critics and this is your chance to dining on the full restaurant menu and enjoy 3 courses for 2 people plus a bottle of wine.

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“The Customer Comes Second” – Hospitality Aware

HOSPITALITY FEATURE

Meyer’s business model intentionally inverts classic capitalist priorities. He believes that to be successful you must first meet the needs of employees, then guests, followed by the community, suppliers and finally investors, in that order. “If you are devoted to your staff and can promise them much more than a paycheck, something to believe in,” he says, “you will then get the best service for customers, which will in the long run provide the best return to your investors.”

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Ely Big Tasting Is Back

WINE FEATURE

Fancy tasting over 120 wines, craft beer and Irish craft cider, all in the stunning 200 year old wine cellar vaults of Ely Bar & Brasserie (CHQ) IFSC, then book your tickets fast. This bi annual event is always a sell out. There will also be some delicious tastings of the now legendary, organic smoked beef & beef carpaccio from the ely family farm, Sheridans Cheesemongers, chocolate treats made in-house and much more to indulge on!

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Ireland & UK Young Chef of 2015

AWARDS FEATURE

Young Irish Chef Mark Moriarty Crowned Ireland & the UK Winner of the San Pellegrino Young Chef 2015. Last week, a panel of leading chefs from Ireland and the UK – who hold five Michelin stars between them selected Mark Moriarty, Sous Chef at The Culinary Counter as the best emerging chef talent from Ireland & the UK at a live cook-off in london for the San Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 competition.

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Alltech Craft Beer & Food Festival – Dublin Beer Cup Winners

CRAFT BEER FEATURE

This past weekend saw the 3rd Annual Alltech Brews and Food Fair in the magnificent Dublin Convention Centre. Brought together by Alltech this is a truly international event.

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Show us your local – Drinks Tube

DRINKS FEATURE

Think of your favourite watering hole; whether it’s a pub, a bar or maybe even your favourite music venue, can you put your finger on what makes it special? Is it the wonderfully eccentric landlady who always knows your order? Or maybe it’s the pub garden where you while away the summer? Or perhaps the cocktail barman who never fails to blow your mind with his creations?

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COOKING INSPIRATION
A Recipe for the month of love

RECIPE

Gubbeen Chorizo, Prawn & Chicken Paella Recipe by Ethna Reynolds

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Rock Lobster Recipe

RECIPE

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

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Pichet Recipe

RECIPE

Salmon Tartar, Compressed Cucumber, Radish, Avocado by Grainne O’Keefe of Pichet Restaurant

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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
VIDEO

Michelin Star Chef Oliver Dunne Food Challenge

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VIDEO

Clodagh McKenna Makes Cabbage and Bacon Soup Recipe

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