TheTaste.ie Ireland's Digital Food & Drink Magazine November 2016 TheTaste.ie Ireland's Digital Food & Drink Magazine November 2016

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November 2016 Magazine

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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

Neven Maguire
Neven Maguire: “There’s no hidden side to Neven Maguire, what you see is what you get”

Interviews

A chef's life is notoriously demanding, and that's before you into account Neven Maguires's extra circular activities: running his own restaurant, guest house, and cookery school, filming TV shows (he holds the record for RTE’s largest ever audience for a cookery programme), developing cookbooks (13 of them), hosting cookery demos all over the country...

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M&S Christmas Shopping

Taste Gift Guide

 

Featured Escapes

Maryborough Hotel and Spa - Luxury Escape 1 or 2 Night Stay for 2 people with Breakfast, Bottle of Prosecco on arrival, €20 Spa Credit each, €20 Dining Credit and use of Leisure Facilities from only €179

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The Perfect Gift this Christmas a luxury escape to the Maryborough Hotel and Spa - 1 night (€179) or 2 night (€245) stay for 2 people with Breakfast each morning, Bottle of Prosecco on arrival, €20 spa credit per person, €20 dining credit and use of Leisure Facilities.   Situated amongst 300-year old listed gardens in Cork city sits t...

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Luxury Escape Reviews

Cocooned in Warmth & Luxury - Killarney Park Hotel Review

Reviews

Although I have always felt exceedingly lucky to have grown up in beautiful Killarney, in the heart of Kerry, I realised recently there is one minor negative. Killarney is home to some of the finest hotels in the country but with my own bed just a stone's throw away I could never justify checking in to any of them. There was always one hotel which st...

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Affordable Luxury You Won't Want to Leave - The Merchant Hotel Belfast Review

Reviews

What a moment the NI food scene is enjoying at present. When we visited a couple of weeks ago for the BBC GoodFood Show we could not get over the air of positivity and buzz about the place. Thousands of foodies travelled far and wide to catch a glimpse of celebrity chefs such as Paul Rankin, The Hairy Bikers and of course the star of th...

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Restaurant Reviews

Discovering a Hidden Gem in Cavan - St. Kyran's Restaurant Review

Reviews

I was reminded of the saying 'don't judge a book by its cover' when I visited St. Kyran's Restaurant in Virginia, County Cavan recently. From the outside the property looks unremarkable - a humble, bungalow-style building with a distinctly residential feel. I was convinced that I must have taken a wrong-turn along the way but the various hospitality awa...

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Tapas, Albarino, Barcelona - El Celler Wine Bar Review
A Door to Barcelona Opens in Blackrock - El Celler Wine Bar Review

Reviews

The relaxing notes of a classic guitar seemed to expand through the Mediterranean warmth of El Celler. Aromas of paprika and grilled seafood blended in the air with conversations sprinkled with laughter and the cheerfulness of Spanish accents. All your senses agree: this looks, sounds, smells, tastes and feels like Barcelona, even though your GPS say...

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Swimming Along Nicely in Sligo - Eala Bhán Restaurant Review

Reviews

Over the past couple of years I have eaten in and reviewed many restaurants around Ireland for TheTaste; not just those located in Dublin and the country's larger cities but also many in our smaller towns and in the countryside. However, living in Connaught I will admit that I always jump at the chance to try out restaurants in the West of Ireland. I fe...

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NYC Italian with Northern Charm - Coppi Belfast Review

Reviews

I have a bit of a love hate relationship with Italian restaurants. I've always been a saltimboca over spaghetti kind of girl and sometimes I feel like the only person in the world who isn't partial to pizza. Having eaten my way around Northern Italy, I know that there is an edge to the cuisine - the simplicity, primacy of quality produce and seamless fl...

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A Little Taste of the Orient in Clontarf - Yang's Review

Reviews

Let's be honest, here in Ireland Chinese food often gets a bad rap. Every town in Ireland has at least one outlet which isn't necessarily doing the cuisine's reputation any favours, yet we return time and time again for our fix of what is seen as a guilty pleasure - saccharine sauces and greasy battered balls abound. The tide, thankfully, is turning ...

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- Yamamori Review
For the Sake of Japanese Flavours! - Yamamori Sushi Review

News

I think that AA Gill, the famous Sunday Times food critic, was being a little unfair when he said that Japanese food ‘tastes of hunger’. No doubt he was being deliberately provocative, taking a side-swipe at some of the more superficial restaurants of London where stick-thin socialites pick at overpriced yet bland imitations of Japan’s cuisine. ...

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Discover Northern Ireland

Discover Northern Ireland - #EnjoyNI16

 

Wine

Elegance and Refinement: Discover the Fourth Wave of South American Wines
Elegance and Refinement: Discover the Fourth Wave of South American Wines

Drinks

South American wines have come a long way. Prolific and well established Chile and Argentina are leading, but up and coming neighbours are finding their own voices with the improved quality that technology and sovoir-faire bring. Last year Peru took home Gold at the Mundus Vini Award in Germany while Uruguay earned Silver at the prestigiou...

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Interviews

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New Kids on the Block - Le Plancha Settles into New Home in Monkstown

Interviews

On a blue-skied, crisp, autumn morning, there are few places more beautiful than the seaside suburb of Monkstown. Moving away from scenic, peaceful seafront, I find myself wandering along Monkstown’s main promenade, the Cresent. Even on a Wednesday morning the charming strip is bustling with activity, and tables anywhere that offers breakfast, like Ci...

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M&S Christmas Shopping

Dining Out Offers

Luxury Cocktail Afternoon Tea for Two at the Five Star Conrad Hotel only €60

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Located opposite the iconic National Concert Hall and on the corner of St Stephens Green, launches Lemuel's at Conrad Hotel in Dublin, a stylish new bar in the heart of the city. For a limited opening offer you can enjoy an afternoon tea for two inspired by Gulliver's Travels in the plush surroundings with a cocktail of your choice from the Lemuel's jou...

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Competitions

Win an Overnight Stay at The Conrad Dublin with Champagne Brasserie Experience in The Coburg - Closed

Competitions

Dream of being spoiled in one of Dublin's finest five star luxury hotels? Newly renovated, The Conrad Hotel features luxury business and leisure amenities in a premier city centre location, just opposite St. Stephen's Green and the National Concert Hall, it's the perfect stylish and contemporary base to explore Dublin city. The Cob...

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Travel

Boston Food & Drink Travel Guide

Travel

For much longer than necessary Boston had an inferiority complex with regards to its restaurant scene (baseball is another story) given its proximity to culinary powerhouse New York City. But fortunately just as the curse has been reversed, so too has Beantown, Boston having frown far more confident, and for good reason, in its gastronomic prowess. Eat ...

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More News & Reviews

Christmas Party Nights Out to Remember

Features

It is almost the most wonderful time of the year, which means the annual office Christmas féte is just around the corner! If you are the one tasked with choosing the venue, you may be wracking your brain to find the perfect spot to get your colleagues feeling festive or the ultimate girl's night out destination. Whatever the number, you all deserve ...

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Picture Perfect? How Instagram is Changing Restaurant Design

Features

Nowadays, diners are not just hungry for great food, but for a great photo too, and of course as many likes as possible. With more sophisticated visual palates, it's not uncommon for people to seek out the brightest table in the restaurant, or even base their choice of eatery solely on where is best to capture an enviable #instafood snap. The documen...

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From Honolulu to Moscow - 10 Lesser Known Cuisine Trends Going Global

Features

The time has long past where the generalised term 'ethnic cuisine' would be touted as a future food trend. Foods from all over the globe are already so embedded in our day-to-day culinary choices that it would not be unusual to have a croissant for breakfast, a burrito for lunch, and to whip up a Thai style stir fry for dinner. Now, our increasingly we...

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Easier than Pie American Treats for Thanksgiving

Features

Did anyone else grow up envious of our American cousins on shows like Friends enjoying what seemed like Christmas a month early? On the other side of the Atlantic, the last Thursday of November is well a truly a day to give thanks, for US Independence and undoubtedly for all the delicious treats that make up the Thanksgiving spread. Turkey, cranberry...

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Thanksgiving Feature
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Cold Pressed, Donkey or Cereal Milk? - The 2017 Milk Trends Causing a Dairy Dilemma

Features

The famous question 'got milk?' is not so simple any more. If the American advertising campaign encouraging the consumption of cow's milk was to launch today it would raise a hundred more questions. Full fat, or skimmed? Pasteurised or raw? Cow or donkey? and is milk made from almonds 'milk' or 'mylk'? Like coffee, bread, and salt,  milk is one of ...

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10 Kitchen Design Trends to Watch for in 2017

Features

If you are thinking ahead to the new year and planning to treat yourself to a new kitchen in 2017, we have trawled the Internet and spoken to a leading Irish kitchen designer to identify next year’s hottest kitchen trends. While the new year is not yet upon us, designers are already thinking well into 2017 and predicting the kitchen design trends nex...

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Cookbook Reviews

The Cultured Club Cookbook Review

Cookbook Reviews

Nurturing milk kefir, burping jars of saurkraut and using the sniff test to suss out whether an accident has occurred - being a cultured club member is quite motherly work indeed, I can confirm having spent the past month turning my kitchen into a low key laboratory. Dearbhla Reynolds, author of The Cultured Club Cookbook, inspired many the kitchen expe...

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Bar Reviews

The Square Ball, Hogan Place- Bar Review
It's all Brews and Games: The Square Ball, Hogan Place - Bar Review

Bars & Venues

With a very traditional front lounge, a back room covered in astro-turf and a wood fire oven in the same building, The Square Ball is quite a difficult one to classify. A member of the Bodytonic alliance along with some notable other Dublin pubs such as the Bernard Shaw (the birthplace of Dublin hipsterism) and The Back Page (one of the best...

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Uncommon Brews: The Beer Market, High Street - Bar Review
Uncommon Brews: The Beer Market, High Street - Bar Review

Bars & Venues

Perched on High Street, between Dublinia and St Audoen's, stands a pub with one of the most unique selections of craft beer in Ireland. As you approach from Christ Church, it is merely heralded with a small sign depicting a haloed tulip beer glass. It is only when you stand before it, that the enormous floor to ceiling windows appear, emblazoned in gold...

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Featured Drink Stories

Cozy Up with Hot Cocktails: Tips and Recipes to Keep you Warm this Winter
Cozy Up with these Hot Cocktails: Tips and Recipes to Keep you Warm this Winter

Cocktails

Picture this: You're home, cozying up in the sofa and about to watch that movie you've been meaning to. It's cold outside and the sound of rain feels soothing when you know you can stay in and and just relax. Among your repertoire of winter warmers there is an ultra soft blanket, your favourite jumper and indulgent hot cocktails. You hold it with both h...

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Win at Nightlife: The 15 Coolest Bars in Dublin Have a Table for You

Bars & Venues

What makes a bar cool? This question might not bring sleepless nights to elite scientists, unless they're actually having a cocktail in such a place. It's not just a well thought out drinks menu or music that the regulars will enjoy, and it's definitely not the consequence of having plenty of ice (although running out of it would be seriously uncool...

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Producer Spotlight

Dunnes Stores Simply Better All Butter Sticky Toffee Pudding
The Proof is in the Sticky Toffee Pudding - The 'What's for Pudding?' Story

Features

"The most important question at dinner was always, “what’s for pudding?”," says Rory Flaherty, when quizzed on the inspiration behind the name of his family business; set up by himself and his mother, Catriona, in 2014. Catriona’s mother, Molly O’Dea, hailed from Belfast, and in the O'Dea household dessert was always known as pudding. When ...

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"It’s all About Trust" - The Herterich Butchers Story
"It’s all About Trust" - The Herterich Butchers Story

Features

"We believe in family", says Louis Herterich, Master Butcher at Herterich Artisan Butchers. And the facts speak for themselves: his wife Caroline and his sister Martina both work full time in the business, and his son Louis -he has three boys and three girls- is learning the trade from him. When he's fully trained, Louis -son- be the fourth generation...

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