May 2015 Edition

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You are viewing TheTaste.ie May 2015 Magazine. In this months edition of TheTaste.ie, in this edition we have covered Dublin, Leitrim, Galway, Limerick and Belfast. We have an amazing prize from The Marker Hotel and lots of cooking inspiration. We have restaurant reviews on Restaurant FortyOne, Amuse, The Oarsman and many more. We have our regular pieces on wine, craft beer and whiskey. If you are thinking of dining out we have Marco Pierre White, Brioche, Fade Street Social, Rustic Stone, Rock Lobster, The Dylan 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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Taste at Rustic – Dylan McGraths Newest Creation

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

We had the privilege of being some of the first in the door for an exclusive night in Dylan McGrath’s newest labour of love “Taste at Rustic” last Tuesday. After a year of research spending time in Japan and experimenting with what McGrath describes as real Japanese cuisine, Taste is born.

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Most Exciting Food in Dublin – Amuse Restaurant Review by Tom Doorley & TheTaste.ie

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

This week both Tom Doorley and TheTaste had the pleasure of sampling Conor Dempsey’s Amuse on Dawson Street. Tom popped in for a bit of lunchtime indulgence and we decided to try out the 5 course “Spring” Tasting menu priced at €65pp to get a true appreciation of all Amuse has to offer.

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Restaurant Forty One “ The Magic of Chef Graham Neville“ by Robert Jacob

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

There are many things to like about Graham Neville cooking; Not only does he serve some exquisitely refined cooking but he also remains true to the provenance of the produce he uses going to the extent of cultivating some of the vegetables and herbs he serves in his restaurant. It represents what a talented and ambitious young Chef with a serious Culinary pedigree, as he previously worked with the Michelin Star Chef Kevin Thornton…

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The Oarsman Restaurant – Carrick on Shannon Review by Niamh Mannion

LEITRIM RESTAURANT REVIEW

If you needed a good reason to visit the attractive riverside town of Carrick-on-Shannon in Leitrim, the food being served in The Oarsman has to be top of the list. I have dined there three times in as many months and was hugely impressed by the food that I ate in this delightful gastro pub. Ironically, all my visits happened to be on Tuesdays, a notably slow restaurant day in even the busiest establishments, but on each occasion the Oarsman was buzzing with customers.

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Stix & Stones Restaurant Belfast Review

BELFAST RESTAURANT REVIEW

A couple of weeks ago we headed up to Belfast to the Ulster final of the Irish Restaurant Awards, a region which has seen a huge explosion of new eateries in the past eighteen months. Belfast in particular has firmly placed itself on the map of top end dining experiences with the likes OX, Deanes or James St South. Michael Deane, a veteran in the industry has expressed a renewed desire to chase the coveted Michelin star once again with EIPIC and stated how he has seen a big upturn in the city.

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A Cat Among the Pigeons in Clontarf – Pigeon House Restaurant Review

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

Brunch is a huge movement in the food scene at present, no more so in Dublin. However we feel the Northside often gets neglected in applauding delicious dining experiences. A perfect case in point is the Pigeon House Restaurant in the sunny suburb of Clontarf. Housed in what was once Tibors on Vernon Avenue, the building has undertaken a complete refurb. Great attention to every little detail has been taken by owners Paul Foley and Brian Walsh, previously of Michelin Bib Downstairs restaurant.

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Win a Yeats Afternoon Tea for two in The Merrion Hotel

COMPETITION

We are delighted to have one of these Yeats Afternoon Tea for two (including a clover club cocktail) in The Merrion Hotel to give away as a prize.

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Win dinner and wine Marco Pierre White

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Win Dinner for Two Alfresco, with a Bottle of Wine on Marco Pierre White Donnybrook’s Heated Terrace.

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Win a dinner in the NEW Taste at Rustic by Dylan McGrath plus an overnight stay in The Fitzwilliam Hotel

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Exclusive Competition on TheTaste, your chance to dine in Dylan McGrath’s new Japanese restaurant, called Taste at Rustic, where you will sample some tastes you have never experienced before and to finish off the night, you will be chauffeured to an over-night stay in The Fitzwilliam Hotel. Your transport is curtesy of Devine chauffeurs.

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RESTAURANT DINING OUT OFFERS (8) – VIEW ALL
Exclusive Söder+Ko lunch Offer

LUNCH OFFER

Be first to try the NEW Söder+Ko with lunch for 2 people including a signature Söder alcohol free cocktail only €20

Lunch at Söder+Ko is a taste experience of a selection of Asian inspired dishes to share and enjoy, prepared under the guidance of executive Chef Kwanghi Chan. Choose from a delicious selection of meat, fish, or vegetarian dishes or for a taste of everything opt for the Söder Specials lunch platter. This is your chance to be first to check out the new trendy restaurant and enjoy lunch for 2 people with a glass of house wine or a signature Söder alcohol free cocktail only €20.

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Exclusive Dylan Hotel Offer

DINNER OFFER

Enjoy dinner at The Dylan 5 Star Boutique Hotel with a 3 Courses and a bottle of wine for 2 people only €60

Hot Offer/Extended Validity – 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 anytime up to September 13th.

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Exclusive Pigeon House Dinner Offer

DINNER OFFER

Taste the Pigeon House Delgany with a 2 course dinner plus a bottle of wine for 2 people for only €45

There is a new restaurant in Delgany, called The Pigeon House, opened up by restaurateurs Brian Walsh and Paul Foley, it has proven to be a huge hit for people in South Dublin and Wicklow, recently awarded Best Newcomer at this years Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards.

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Exclusive Diep le Shaker Dinner Offer

DINNER OFFER

Taste of Fine Thai Dining – Diep Le Shaker are offering a 2 course dinner with a glass of wine for 2 people only €45

We are delighted to team up with the hugely popular Asian Restaurant, Diep Le Shaker in Dublin 2, to offer you a Taste of Fine Thai Dining – enjoy a 2 course dinner with a glass of wine for 2 people for €45. You can choose from there A La Carte menu and select either a glass of wine.

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Exclusive Rustic Stone Dinner Offer

DINNER OFFER

Taste Rustic Stone with a delicious 3 Course Dinner for 2 people with Bottle of Wine only €50

This is one taste we highly recommend, you will enjoy a 3 course dinner for 2 people plus a bottle of wine only €50. Vouchers are valid Sunday to Thursday, until the 18th of June 2015.

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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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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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TOP CHEF INTERVIEWS
On The Right Track -1900 Restaurant Harcourt Street Review

DUBLIN RESTAURANT REVIEW

Harcourt Street on most nights of the week is a bustling place to be, more notably for it’s clubs than restaurants, which it strange considering the number of offices that surround the area. With the opening of The Dean and Sophie’s a lot more people are considering this street as a restaurant option. In fact you have probably passed by 1900 Restaurant many times and not even known it was there. Well it may be time to change that.

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The Most Famous Tapas in Spain – Jamon Iberico by Robert Jacob

SPANISH FOOD FEATURE

Tapas has become very fashionable in the last few years, but what exactly is tapas and where does it come from? Some enlightenment came when I recently attended a tasting of Iberico Ham with Master Carver Mario Hiraldo, a leading authority on Iberico Ham in the World during a recent visit to Dublin.

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It’s Time For 56 Central

NEW RESTAURANT FEATURE

After 20 years, iconic Galway eatery Lynch’s Cafe is no more. The cafe as Galwegians know it closed its doors on Saturday last 2 May and will re launch as 56 Central on 19 May. Galway business woman Gill Carroll, owner of 37 west in Newcastle is behind the restaurant venture which will add another dimension to Galway’s already impressive dining scene.

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Craft Beer – “It’s all mad strong beer designed to send you loopy” by IrishBeerSnob

CRAFT BEER FEATURE

Something has been troubling me for a while, and it’s only recently that it has begun to come to a head, which from the outset requires a contextual setting. A straw has been laid upon the dromedary’s back, which is at tipping point.

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When Irish eyes are smiling “ Rediscover the Original Irish Whiskey “ by Robert Jacobs

WHISKEY FEATURE

There was a time when Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey was the World’s favourite. For over a century, it defined the very essence of Irish Whiskey, it’s complexity, full of flavour and lingering taste flowing from Dublin to New York via London.

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COOKING INSPIRATION – VIEW ALL RECIPES
House Cured Salmon Recipe by Brioche Ranelagh

RECIPE

Recipe from Chef Gavin McDonagh, his food philosophy has been wrought over the hot plates of some of Ireland’s finest establishments. An impressive career path that has included senior posts in Michelin Starred restaurants like L’Ecrivan and Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Ireland.

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Michelin Star Chef Oliver Dunne Food Challenge

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Clodagh McKenna Makes Cabbage and Bacon Soup Recipe

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