TheTaste January Edition 2017

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The Perfect Eggs Benedict Recipe by Neven Maguire for Simply Better

Win a €100 Voucher to Treat Yourself at The Natural Bakery

New Presenters Announced for Great British Bake Off and Saturday Kitchen

Show a Little Extra Love this Mother's Day with a Tesco Bouquet in Aid of Temple Street

Dingle Whiskey is Back on Irish Shelves

Hang Dai Gives Away 100 Free Meals Today to Launch New Lunchtime Menu

Trevis Gleason's Award Winning Book 'Chef Interrupted' Hits Irish Bookstores

April Danann Brings Popular Wild Fermentation Workshop from West Cork to City Centre

TV3's The Restaurant Returns to our Screens This Week!

Food Works Seek Ambitious Food Start-Ups to Join Leading Accelerator Programme

Win a Luxury 2 Night Escape to Connemara for Two People with Dinner and €50 Spa or Adventure ...

OX Restaurant Belfast Showcases the Best of Irish Food in London St Patrick's Day Pop Up

 

Top Stories

Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster

ross lewis Chapter One
An Unfinished Masterpiece - Ross Lewis on Continuing to Perfect the Story of Chapter One

Interviews

In anatomical terms, the Chef's Table at Chapter One feels like the beating heart of the restaurant. Its natural elements from the dramatic, highly glazed volcanic rock table itself to the large striking bog oak bowl that sits in its centre, all lend to that feeling that it is rooted deeply into the landscape of the Michelin starred res...

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Restaurant Reviews

On the Prowl for Clever Cooking on the Northside - Mr Fox Restaurant & Bar Review

Reviews

Several months back we received an email from an award winning Dublin chef, thanking us for our support and letting us know that much to her sadness, her restaurant would no longer be trading. The chef was Joy Beattie - a well liked, hard working and accomplished chef and the restaurant was The Hot Stove on Parnell Square. It was a venue we liked very m...

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The Green Barn Restaurant
A Big Serving of Comfort with a Dollop of Rustic Charm - The Green Barn Restaurant Review

Reviews

I love the hustle and bustle of the city coming up to Christmas but if I’m being honest I tend to avoid dining out during December. There are a number of reasons for this - firstly a lot of restaurants have festive themed menus geared towards groups and whilst this is understandable and I’m all for seasonal eating, there is a limit to the number of ...

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Falling Hook, Line and Sinker for Simple Yet Sumptuous Seafood at Fish Shop

Reviews

I have often pondered the advice "under promise and over deliver", the wisdom which would see us selling ourselves short only to exceed all expectation. Catching a cab to Smithfield, I ask the taxi driver to bring us to Fish Shop and he questions numerous times the existence of a restaurant with such a moniker, and likely questions the allure it would h...

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Waterford's Shining New Star - The Bay Tree Bistro Review

Reviews

Sometimes it is hard to keep up with the amount of new openings that have popped up in the last year, especially outside of Dublin. Every month we try to visit as many restaurants as we can around the country but sometimes it takes a little longer than we would like to get to some of the unsung kitchen heroes from outside the Pale. One perfect example i...

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Enjoying the Delicious Dolce Vita at Giovannelli

Reviews

The first place that springs to mind when you contemplate where to indulge in truly authentic Italian cuisine in Ireland? Surely not in the wilds of Kerry, right? You would be forgiven for overlooking the possibility of a tiny town, best known for an annual fair of which a goat is the star, being the go-to destination delights from the terra madre. The ...

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Cosy Comforts and a Warm Welcome at McGrory’s of Culdaff

Reviews

With the dawning of each New Year, many of us like to compile lists of the things that we would like to do and to achieve over the coming months. Quite often we start thinking about summer holidays abroad and places that we would like to visit. Whilst the lure of sunnier climes may seem impossible to resist, I still love holidaying around Ireland and ex...

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Wine

Great Value Wines: Amazing Quality at Budget Friendly Prices
Great Value Wines: Amazing Quality at Budget Friendly Prices

Drinks

January can be a much undervalued month. The calm after the storm of festivities, the impatient anticipation for a pay cheque and guilt advertising on how to lose the seasonal weight gain (that’ll teach us to enjoy ourselves). In reality, it can be one of the best months to bargain buy. Great value wines especially can be found often during this seaso...

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Interviews

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Cool as a Sea Breeze - Nathan Outlaw Interview

Interviews

Many chefs will begin the New Year determined that 2017 will be the year that they will make the best restaurant lists, get that five star review, and a ambitious few will even aspire to achieving the holy grail of restaurant recognition - a Michelin star. Chef Nathan Outlaw has taken an altogether more relaxed approach to his career. ...

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Featured Escapes

InterContinental Offer
Experience the Stylish 5 Star InterContinental Dublin with an Overnight Stay for two with Dinner, Breakfast & Executive Room for just €260

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The stylish 5 star InterContinental Dublin Hotel is an elegant urban resort, nestled on two acres in the exclusive neighbourhood of Ballsbridge.   A retreat for travellers to Dublin looking for historic sophistication minutes from Dublin city centre. The 197 luxurious Rooms and Suites afford views of the city skyline, coast a...

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Taste Reader Offers

A scintillating evening of Champagne at The Shelbourne – a bespoke Saddle Room menu paired with the finest Laurent-Perrier Champagnes for €96 pp

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The Shelbourne Hotel is delighted to welcome Nicole Snozzi, sommelier and brand ambassador for Champagne Laurent-Perrier, who will be hosting an exclusive dinner showcasing some of this Champagne marque’s finest creations on Wednesday February 8th in The Saddle Room.   A five-course menu created by Executive Chef Ga...

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Competitions

Win a 2 Course Dinner for 2 with Cocktails at Beef and Lobster - Closed

Competitions

Beef and Lobster is Oliver Dunne's newest venture, perfectly located on Parliament Street. As the name suggests, you can expect to feast on the king of crustaceans and beef cooked to perfection. It's a laid back, casual eatery serving these luxury ingredients at accessible prices, whether it's a Lobster Roll or Fillet of Beef Wellington you are cravi...

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More News & Reviews

The Best Spots for a Deliciously Healthy Day Out in Dublin

Features

Game over, ball burst, 'tis Christmas time no more. Hello January and all your accompanying good intentions. The Monday of months, it can be extremely hard to face into cold and dreary January without the comfort of a mulled wine or a breakfast mince pie. Harder still is the thought of eating rabbit food to get back on track after a very merry yuletide ...

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17 Healthy Food Trends You Need to Try in 2017

Features

With each New Year comes a host of new healthy food trends vying to both take over your diet and to monopolise your Instagram feed. In 2016, we went nuts for coconut in every form, sprinkled seaweed liberally, and devoured anything served in a bowl. In 2017 those trends will persist but it seems we'll also be sipping on blue algae lattes and drinkin...

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The Irish Food & Drink Festival Calendar 2017 | Food Festivals in Ireland
The Irish Food & Drink Festival Calendar 2017

Events

Following the an entire month of sheer indulgence in December, where every tea break is celebrated with a mince pie, though it isn't long before the hunger pangs kick in again and 2017's food and drink events scene comes to life. Summer has always been peak events season, and rain, sun, or snow (it has happened) you can fill your weekends criss-crossing...

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10 New Year's Resolutions for Wine Lovers to Savour 2017

Drinks

January presents us with a blank page, an opportunity to reinvent ourselves with the new year, or perhaps less drastically, to set up new goals to help us go where we want to go in life; hence, wine resolutions! When it comes to wine, whether you are just dipping your toes in the ocean or are a veteran sailor on its waters, 2017 offers you the chance...

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Healthy Cookbooks to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions on Track

Features

We all start January with the very best of intentions, but quite often these start to wane a week or two into our New Year, New Me protestations. I believe the number one reason for New Years Resolution failure is boredom, as the monotony of a flask of soup or limp salad starts to set in we all start to reach for comfort food. The good news is, healthy ...

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Wine and Weight: New Research Sheds Light in this Relationship

Drinks

The relationship between wine and weight is greater than a sum of calories. Wine is a complex drink and so much more than a mix alcohol and water, and everyday new research is published to complete the map of its interaction with our bodies. People are frequently presented with clickbaity information on how wine consumption influences weig...

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Wine and Weight: New Research Sheds Light in this Relationship
The Fruits (and Veg) of Hard Work: Paul "Nudie" Hughes on Nudiefoods
The Fruit (and Veg) of Hard Work: Paul "Nudie" Hughes on Nudiefoods

News

Knock knock. Who's there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad Nudiefoods is at your office's door? Not just with actual oranges, but with plenty of other fresh fruit and veggies to ensure you and your team get your 5 a day while surviving your 9 to 5. Now, joke aside, Paul "Nudie" Hughes and ...

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Authentic Japanese Miso Soup Recipe by Fiona Uyema

Healthy Recipes

I previously wrote an article on TheTaste.ie “don’t diet change your lifestyle – 7 Japanese secrets”. In the article I wrote that I believe dieting is a short term solution and having a healthy lifestyle that is realistic and practical will work long term. I believe you should never have to compromise your love for food and good taste to have a ...

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Afternoon Tea Reviews

High Tea Fit for a Queen - The Merchant Afternoon Tea Review

Afternoon Tea

At one time or another we have all fantasised about being royalty, right? Some of us take this too far with a tiara collection but for others making an occasion out of a meal can create that regal feeling, even if just for a few hours. Nothing says pampering quite like an afternoon of lingering over a tower of indulgence - and afternoon tea is a treat f...

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Bar Reviews

Just what the Doctor Ordered! - Arthur Mayne's Bar Review
Just what the Doctor Ordered! - Arthur Mayne's Donnybrook Bar Review

Bars & Venues

The front of Arthur Mayne's Donnybrook is covered by countless vintage apothecary bottles which would shine at a 19th century medicine show in the hands of a charming chatter & sons, spot-on shout out to its Corkonian big brother and the bar's origins as a chemist. Miracle cures, elixirs, syrups and magic oils grace the entrance, but ...

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: TapHouse, Ranelagh - Bar Review
Coolness and Character: TapHouse, Ranelagh - Bar Review

Bars & Venues

For a long time Ranelagh has been widely considered something of a foodie hotspot. With trendy eateries such as Dillinger’s and The Exchequer Wine Bar on your doorstep, it has been a top area to live for young couples with enough disposable income to afford the steep rents. However, for as long as I can remember the only pub or bar of any sort of n...

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Featured Drink Stories

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5 of the Best Matcha Lattes in Dublin

Drinks

As a coffee addict, I strongly believe I should have either a tank of coffee under my desk or a barista kept in the closet. Having said that is nice to mix things up by adding other delicacies to the daily routine. For the past week or so, I've been doing exactly that by adding some green magic to my life in the form of the Matcha Latte. First, Match...

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10 Cosy Pubs in Dublin with Fireplaces to Warm you up
10 Cosy Pubs in Dublin with Fireplaces to Warm you up

Bars & Venues

Sharing a beer by the fire is a timeless pleasure, from medieval taverns to viking drinking halls to your friendly neighbourhood pub... Nothing beats the combination of laughter, banter, music and relaxed fun that comes from sitting close to the burning logs with a hearty pint on a cold winter evening in some of the most cosy pubs in Dublin. And as t...

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Producer Spotlight

Sowing the Seeds of Success - The Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil Story

Features

It's that time of year again when we all try to tighten our belts and adopt healthier habits. In recent years it has come to light that fat is in fact our friend, after years of being told to cut all oil from our diets to trim our waistlines and promote heart health. Compounded with the fact that a high quality oil can enhance the flavour of your dishes...

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Wexford Home Preserves
The Sweet Taste of Success - The Wexford Home Preserves Story

Features

From a small kitchen in our Lady’s Island Co. Wexford in 1988 Ellen O’Leary started Wexford Home Preserves, using the same recipes she had done for years. Soon, just as well as they spread over hot buttered toast, the word spread about Ellen's great tasting handmade jams and marmalades....

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A Raw Honest Pioneer in the Health Food Scene - The Natasha's Living Food Story
A Raw Honest Pioneer in the Health Food Scene - The Natasha's Living Food Story

Features

In a world where food trends come and go with the seasons and authenticity is crafted after meticulous market research, Natasha Czopor, the woman behind Natasha's Living Food, dances to her own beat. "I don't have a target market, I guess I should, but there are so many different people who like this", she says, referring to the wide range of raw and...

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