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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tell us about your little foodie guilty pleasures and best one WINS €100 voucher for Fire Restaurant #TasteSins
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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?