You are viewing TheTaste.ie February 2015 Magazine. In this months edition of TheTaste.ie, we have restaurant reviews of The Farm and The Chophouse, Nick Munier looks at Farm to Fork and we have culinary escape review on Druids Glen. Robert Jacob looks at the rising female chef talent at this years Young Chef of the Year 2015. This month we have exclusive competitions from The Shelbourne Hotel and The Spencer Hotel. Lots of Cooking Insirpation below and great wine advice from 2 new writers. Finally, we look after you for lunch, dinner or Cocktails with our dining out offers including Fade Street Social, Cafe en Seine, Cinnamon and lots more…
To celebrate the opening of Avenue restaurant, Nick is inviting people to reserve a table in the first opening month. Anyone who reserves a table will receive 2 free signature “Avenue cocktails” on Nick. Please fill in the form below, to be one of the first 100 people to get priority bookings, in the first month. Avenue will be in touch by email to the first 100 customers to arrange their bookings over the next few weeks.
We have visited Farm Restaurant on Dawson Street several times in the past on the weekend with the kids as it is a great place for family dining. Superb kids menu with healthy and delicious food all freshly made. However, it is probably the service bell on the table the kids love the most! Not that you would need it service is always on par. The Farm is a family run business set up in 2007 by Desmond Coffey and it’s their vision and passion for healthy organic produce which has made Farm what it is today.
Often there’s no faster route to total satisfaction than a sudden surge of spontaneity and set out in search of a carnivore’s feast. To satisfy this urge and raise our weather dampened souls last week, we headed down to The Chophouse on Shelbourne road.
Love it or hate it, February will see the 2015 iteration of Valentine’s Day. It’s a time traditionally greeted with rolling eyes and complaints of expense and exploitation, with nay-sayers moaning about being ‘forced’ into playing along with a holiday fabricated by the greeting card industry.
Today, we have an extra special treat, you can win Afternoon Tea for 2 people in the Lord Mayor’s Room in one of Dublin’s top Hotels, The Shelbourne. As most of our foodie fans will know TheTaste recently wrote a review on the Afternoon Tea at The Shelbourne, which caused over 30,000 people to read the review and crashed our site.
Special Valentines Taste from Andrew Rudd – 6 course tasting dinner for 2 with a glass of processo on arrival to medley restaurant for only €70 – The evening will be in Andrew’s private restaurant called Medley which is based on Drury Street, opposite Fade Street Social. Your night will be packed with 6 delicious course and a glass of bubbles…
DINING OUT OFFER
Fade Street Social by Dylan McGrath – 5 Cocktails & Food from only €25 – Fade Street Social is the place to eat in Dublin at the moment. Night after night it’s packed with diners enjoying an exciting array dishes dreamed up by Dylan McGrath. The Cocktail Bar is relaxed and stylish, serving innovative, small plates that are full of flavour.
DINING OUT OFFER
Treat yourself to a Seasonal 3 Dish Dinner menu for 2 at ely wine bar plus a great bottle of wine for only €79 – This is a taste we highly recommend. Enjoy a bottle of the superb Côtes du Rhône Les Deux Cols or the delicately fruity Cantina Tollo Trebianno d’Abruzzo. You will also enjoy a seasonal 3 dish dinner menu for two in Dublin’s iconic wine bar, ely wine bar in Ely Place
DINING OUT OFFER
To celebrate the month of love, Cafe en Seine is offering 4 delicious cocktails for only €20 – At night, Cafe en Seine comes alive and is one of Dublin’s most stylish bars offering an extensive range of cocktails and beers and great music entertainment. This is perfect place to meet up with friends, enjoy the cocktails and the catch up in this super trendy venue.
YOUNG CHEF FEATURE
Last November, San Pellegrino, ambassador of Italian taste and fine dining, launched a global talent search to find the Best Young Chef 2015. Young Chefs from all over the world were invited to apply, outlining their signature dish on finedininglovers.com,the online magazine for worldly food enthusiasts.The Chefs had to be 30 or under and working as professionals in a restaurant as chefs, sous chefs or chef de partie for at least a year.
Over the past decade or two Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has exploded in popularity in Ireland and the rest of the world. It’s a distinctive wine with an expressive nose and piercing, shiny fruit flavours that other regions and countries are trying to replicate.
Sherry is one of the most misunderstood and under-appreciated wines in the world today. I’ll spare you all the guff about it not being just for grannies or for Christmas and instead will ask you to cosy up to your nearest friendly wine geek and ask them what they think about sherry. Almost without fail, you’ll be met with giddy excitement. If not, I suggest you consider getting yourself some new wine friends.
CRAFT BEER FEATURE
Now in its third year the Alltech Brews & Food Festival is coming back to Dublin’s Convention Centre this February. Changing the running order slightly this year the event is on Friday 27th to Sunday 1st March.
GALWAY RESTAURANT FEATURE
Open just over a year 37 West is fast establishing itself as the go to place for a healthy dining option in Galway . Owned by Gill Carroll this rustic and unusual cafe prides itself on using local west of Ireland produce all with a focus on tasty, nutritional dishes. From superfood salads to fish cakes and freshly pressed juices to delicious baked goods ,you can still spoil yourself but without the guilt !