February Edition of TheTaste.ie

February Magazine

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…

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Dine in Dublin 2015 – Your Complete Event Guide

SPECIAL PREVIEW

See photos, event and menus for this years Dine in Dublin. This year’s Dine in Dublin Festival is set to be bolder and braver than ever with an exciting programme of bespoke events.

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Be first to see Avenue by Nick Munier, register your table now

SPECIAL PREVIEW

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.

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A True Irish Taste – The Farm Restaurant Review

FOOD FEATURE

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.

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The Chophouse Review by Robert Jacob

FOOD FEATURE

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.

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Wines for Valentine’s Day by The Motley Cru

WINE FEATURE

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.

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SEE ALL COMPETITIONS (4) – VIEW ALL
Win Afternoon Tea in The Shelbourne Hotel for 2 people in the Lord Mayors Room

FOOD FEATURE

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.

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RESTAURANT DINING OUT OFFERS (8) – VIEW ALL
Medley by Andrew Rudd

VALENTINES OFFER

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…

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Fade Street Social by Dylan McGrath

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.

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Ely Wine Bar

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

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Cafe en Seine

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.

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The New Age of Irish Chefs – Watch out Boys !!! Girl Power is back… by Robert Jacob

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.

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Four different styles of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc by Frankly Wines

WINE FEATURE

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.

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Sherry a forgotten taste by Vine Inspiration

SHERRY FEATURE

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.

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Alltech Brews & Food Festival 2015 – By @irishbeersnob

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.

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“Healthy is the New Sexy” at 37 West

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 !

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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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