TheTaste July Edition 2018

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The Guinness Open Gate Brewery is Hosting an Unmissable Takeover
This Popular Café Just Opened a New Location Serving Up Delicious Dishes
Coffee Drinkers Can Stop Worrying – A New ‘Healthy’ Coffee is on its Way!
Honey, Honey, How This Smoke And Honey Evening Will Thrill You
A Feast for The Elements – Aimsir’s Michelin Star Chef to Host an Intimate Residency This November
Soul Space – This Kilkenny Hotel is Hosting an Unmissable Health And Wellness Evening
Embrace The Outdoors This October at The Connemara Green Festival
The 2018 Irish Wine Star Award Winners Have Been Revealed
Did Your Dream Destination Make The List? This Week’s Best Taste Travel Deals
This Dublin Hotel is Offering a Festive Afternoon Tea – ‘Tis the Season to Treat Yourself!
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Top Stories

Six Dishes that Made My Career - Wade Murphy of 1826 Adare

Interviews

With an ethos of "keep it simple, stupid", Chef Wade Murphy has given the kiss of life to the picturesque village of Adare's dining scene. As Chef Proprietor of 1826, he has brought a Michelin Bib Gourmand to the county and has on numerous occasions secured the title of Best Chef and Best Restaurant in Munster at the Restaurant Association of Ireland Aw...

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Luxury Escapes

 

Restaurant Reviews

This Award Winning Chef is Forging His Way to Delicious New Heights - The Forge Restaurant Review

Reviews

If there is one thing this freakishly hot weather we are experiencing is good for it’s getting people out and about discovering a few new boltholes and travelling a little further afield in search of some good grub and a cold one. With that in mind we took a spin out last Friday to the far side of Kells, Co Meath in search of a well known restauran...

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A Hidden Gem That Won't Stay Hidden For Long - Wood & Bell Restaurant Review

Reviews

I am always on the hunt for new restaurants to try out. Often the collective focus of reviewers is on the big city openings, but there are also many other great places to try scattered all around the country which deserve to be equally celebrated for the quality of the cooking and the food they offer. Upstairs at Wood & Bell is one of those restaura...

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A Luxurious Haven in the Heart of the City - The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast Review

Reviews

We’re going to start this review off a little differently, never in our lifetime has having good air conditioning been so important as the past few weeks, with record temperatures hitting the thirties. As we pulled up to the very handy valet parking just outside Belfast’s chic, five star Fitzwilliam Hotel and exited our car into the almost sub Sa...

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Dim Sum and Then Some - Mak at D6 Restaurant Review

Reviews

I'm not sure how I spent two years living in Ranelagh without sampling every eatery it has to offer. Part of me thinks it may have been the allure of new openings like Host and Nightmarket but revisiting the stalwarts is high on my food-gawking agenda at the moment. Across from one of my coffee haunts Urban Health, Mak at D6 somehow evaded me, despit...

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The Ultimate Afternoon Indulgence - Afternoon Tea in The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne

Reviews

The scent of Ronnenfeldt Irish whiskey tea fills the air, the dream-like theme from Love Actually twinkles softly on the piano, in turn with the pop of Laurent Perrier Champagne corks. This, darling, is a dream Sunday, I think to myself as I sink into a teal throne and hit my inner relax button in the Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne. I like to ...

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A Sizzling Dublin Favourite Revisited - Rustic Stone Review

Reviews

Remember when the novelty of cooking your own meat on a stone drew in the masses looking to pander to the cravings of their inner Neanderthal? Dylan McGrath was among the first to fuel the fire of this fad, but over the years, Rustic Stone has cemented itself as an eatery offering far more than its namesake suggests. Eating out can pose a major chall...

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Wine

Refreshing Summer Wines
8 Delightful Alternatives to Spain’s Iconic Albariño Wine

Drinks

Albariño is Spain’s most iconic white wine. A floral, fragrant peachy grape, and planted along the Atlantic north-west coast of cool Galicia’s Riax Baixas region, the Donegal of Spain. Cherished by the Spanish, they consume over 75% at home and export the remainder. But Spain’s white wines of character are not restricted to the adored Albariñ...

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Interviews

Executive Chef Tom Flavin
Championing Irish Produce on The Wild Atlantic Way - Executive Chef Tom Flavin

Interviews

Executive Chef Tom Flavin has called the Limerick Strand Hotel home for the past number of years. With his extensive experience, he has many memories and highlights to choose from. Chatting to Tom recently, he recalled his initial interest in the food industry, remembering: "I wanted to be a chef from as far back as I can remember, I had the choice o...

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Taste Reader Offers

Quick Search: All Offers | Fine Dining | Luxury Escapes | Dinner | Lunch | Brunch | Drinks | Events | Afternoon Tea

 

Competitions

Titanic Hotel
Win a Luxurious Overnight Stay for Two with Dinner in the Titanic Hotel Belfast - CLOSED

Competitions

Situated in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, the world's most authentic Titanic hotel. The transformation of the legendary Harland & Wolff headquarters and spectacular Drawing Offices is now complete. Belfast's newest hotel offers an unforgettable experience for anyone visiting Northern Ireland on business or for pleasure. Guests will appreci...

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Travel

Northern Ireland Road Trip
Northern Ireland by Road - Driving The Causeway Coastal Route

Ireland

Northern Ireland is absolutely beautiful and the Causeway coast was named Lonely Planet's best region in the world to visit in 2018. With this in mind and also because my ventures up north have been shockingly sparse, I decided to head off on a Northern Ireland road trip with my friend Niamh over the June Bank Holiday weekend. Taking in as much of...

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More News & Reviews

Cliff Diving - Behind the Scenes in the Cliff Townhouse Kitchen with Chef Sean Smith

Features

Friday night and the lights are low, couples savouring a romantic date night knocking back oysters and groups of friends devouring platters of seafood, they knew well the place to go. Although I have savoured the delights of the deep here myself, when I arrive to the marble clad dining room on this occasion I'm shown to the steps to the kitchen rather t...

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Beyond The Brew: 12 Cafés in Ireland That Serve Fantastic Food

Features

It wasn't long ago when eating in a café typically meant a stale, soggy croissant and, if you were lucky, a pale, under toasted (processed) ham and (orange) cheese panini. Today, in a country that now boasts a thriving coffee culture, it's likely you'll be eating avocado toast, often prepared by an attractive Australian, while drinking a flat white....

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Established Coffee Belfast - 12 great cafes Ireland
Picnics
Perfect Picnics - Grab a Coffee and Treats and Head to Your Nearest Park This Summer

Features

The summer is the best time of the year to have a picnic. Granted, you could sit in Phoenix Park in the middle of winter in the hopes that you don't get a serious case of frostbite, but for the most part, it's pretty safe to assume that picnics are summer activities. While many people crack open the picnic basket and stock up in their local supermark...

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The Most Stylish Spots To Sip and Watch The Sun Go Down This Summer

Features

This summer seems like it will last forever. We're experiencing some of the hottest days and the sun is showing no signs of hiding away. It's a given in Ireland that when the sun shines we make the most of the good weather and head outside to dine al fresco and live like our Mediterranean counterparts. There's no place like Dublin on a sunny day. ...

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Ice Ice Baby! Boozy Cocktail Ice Pop Recipes for Summer Perfection

Cocktails

Ice, if not the most important, is definitely in the top three of the most important discoveries for the modern cocktail. Refrigeration changed the world of cocktails, and of cooking, and modern bartenders and home tenders get to create chilled wonders. We sometimes forget the importance of the ease at which we have access to refrigeration and ice. I...

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24 Hours in Tipperary - The Best Places to Eat, Drink and Sleep

Ireland

Nestled in Ireland's Ancient East, Tipperary boasts a scenic landscape filled with historic castles, ancient architecture and a wealth of natural beauty. With famous landmarks like the Rock of Cashel and Michelstown Cave located in the county, Tipperary is also home to the Galtee Mountains, which run across Ireland's Golden Vale. With so much beau...

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24 Hours In Tipperary

 

Bar Reviews

This Charming Wine Bar is a Vino Lover's Dream - L'Atitude 51 Wine Bar Review

Reviews

Our second city, which Corkonians insist is the "real capital", is far from void of delicious reasons to visit. A day eating your way around the English Market, sublime fine dining in gems like Greene's and new kid Ichigo Ichie or caffeinating in stylish spots like Soma all make a trip south tempting, but all that exploring certainly makes for thirsty w...

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Coffee & Cafe Review

Old Barracks Roastery
A Coffee Bar Without Coffee Machines At The Old Barracks Roastery

Drinks

Is it possible to have a coffee bar without coffee machines and still make great coffee? Modbar, a custom bar flow design, makes this fantasy a reality. Alan Andrews’s team at the Old Barracks Roastery, Birdhill, County Tipperary, will be the first in Europe to introduce the innovative gravimetric Modbar system for the ultimate coffee experience. ...

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Featured Drink Stories

World Cup Drinks
The Champion Drinks Of Countries Playing In The World Cup

Features

Every four years, the World Cup brings us a parenthesis of entertainment and fun. We witness the celebration and the drama as participating countries battle it out in a tournament that will determine which country has the best football team on earth. The occasion is not just an opportunity to watch sports, but to share with others, and perhaps, to le...

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Producer Spotlight

Celebrating Five Years of Quality Produce - The SuperValu Food Academy Story

Producer Spotlights

Food Academy is a joint initiative between SuperValu, Bord Bia and the network of Local Enterprise Offices in order to support early-stage Irish food businesses. To celebrate five years of Food Academy, Hector travelled the country to visit producers involved with the initiative. To whet your appetite, here's a roundup of some of the Irish producers ...

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Recipes