TheTaste October Edition 2016

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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

"I'm not being controversial, I'm being honest" - Marco Pierre White

Interviews

"When I get the chance, I slip out to Burdock's," cooes Marco Pierre White, when pressed on his favourite Dublin eatery. Ross Lewis' Chapter One and the Grand Old Dame The Shelbourne, where he often stays, rank highly in Marco's opinion, and the memory of an afternoon in Dalkey enjoying lobster and our fine seafood springs immediately to his mind. Wh...

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Featured Escapes

Luxury Escape to Faithlegg House Hotel - 1 Night €149 for 2 people includes Dinner, Access to Leisure Facilities, Breakfast and Late Checkout

All Offers

This is probably the nicest gift you could give that special someone and treat them to a luxury escape to the exclusive and award winning 4 Star Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort. We have listed the amazing highlights of this luxury escape below:   - Faithlegg has won a Double AA Rosette Award - The hotel has been awarded a TripAdvisor...

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Food Festival

 

Restaurant Reviews

Eipic - Deanes - James Nicholson Wines
A Bite of Belfast - Dine Around Deanes Review

Reviews

I'm always willing to travel for good food, in fact most of the time that is the deciding factor in my destination choice for a jaunt. Pair this road-trip relishing with a soft spot for a certain Northern city and there was no chance I was passing up the opportunity to hop on the Dine Around Deanes tour bus for a night of Belfast revelry. I had first...

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The Key to Staying Afloat? Charlotte Quay Restaurant Review

Reviews

The “Hipster" is dead and we could not be happier, maybe it’s a generational thing but we never really got the whole hipster trend. America Apparel clad hoodie wearing, impressively bearded, skinny jean loving waiters with an air of self-assumed coolness, was never something that made us want to rush back to a new bar or restaurant. South William St...

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A Taste of Spain in Galway – Cava Bodega Review

Reviews

Cava Bodega is one of three Galway restaurants owned and run by husband and wife team JP McMahon and Drigín Gaffeywho are also responsible for the Michelin-starred Aniar and the more casual Eat Gastropub. Originally located on Dominick Street, Cava Bodega moved to its new home be...

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China Sichuan Review
Classic Chinese Cooking Brought to Life in the Suburbs - China Sichuan Review

Reviews

Despite the fact that I lived nearby for many years, China Sichuan is a restaurant that I only visited for the first time recently. Run by Kevin Hui, the restaurant has garnered many awards over the years and is a popular mainstay on the Dublin dining scene. Originally owned by Hui's parents and located in Stillorgan, the restaurant mov...

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Comfort, Plated in the City Centre - Le Bon Crubeen Review

Reviews

With the chill in the air getting more aggressive by the day as we move into October, I know I'm not alone in craving some comforting food to warm my bones. Shivering and starving, my sister and I stepped off Talbot Street into an old saloon-style space with a relaxed lounge feel, walls adorned with French posters and jazz cooing in the background. Le B...

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Taste at Rustic
Stairway to Flavour Heaven - Early Taste at Rustic Menu Review

News

I don’t think Dylan McGrath has ever been accused of lacking in confidence. But, so far in his career the chef has earned the right to his signature swagger: be that through achieving a Michelin star status at Mint, opening Ireland’s first cooking on the stone restaurant, Rustic Stone, or playing the perfect villain in his role as a judge MasterChef...

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A Little Mystery Goes a Long Way - The Exchequer Wine Bar Review
A Little Mystery Goes a Long Way - The Exchequer Wine Bar Review

Reviews

I'll have a glass of the mystery wine- I said, the waitress smiled and came back with a naked green wine bottle with white question marks hand painted all over. It reminded me of a clue left behind by The Riddler and in fact I was now trying to decipher the enigma: the right guess and I'd be taking a bottle of it home, courtesy of The Excheq...

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Style and Substance at Gourmet Food Parlour - Brunch Review
Style and Substance at Gourmet Food Parlour - Brunch Review

Reviews

In restaurant years, a decade is a very exciting age: mature enough to have developed a loyal customer base and to have found its place in the neighbourhood, but young enough to keep evolving and experimenting without alienating regulars. Recently refurbished, Gourmet Food Parlour in Swords just hit the milestone and it's looking better than ever. I...

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Discover Northern Ireland

Discover Northern Ireland - #EnjoyNI16

 

Wine

Sauvignon Blanc, Undercover in the Loire
Sauvignon Blanc, Undercover in the Loire

Drinks

Why does Sauvignon Blanc enjoys such popularity? The answer lies in two words: instant gratification. When plans go al fresco or life is a little too al dente, sprightly Sauvignon Blanc helps lift the spirits. Served chilled, always bone dry, its characteristic mouth-watering lemony acidity and crunchy green apple or gooseberry flavour is an excellent p...

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Rhône Wine Week Ireland

Rhône Wine Week Ireland

 

 

Interviews

The Effort Behind Effortless Luxury: Joost Heymeijer on Emirates' Wines
The Effort Behind Effortless Luxury: Joost Heymeijer on Emirates' Wines

Drinks

"I serve over one hundred million meals a year", Joost Heymeijer, Senior Vice President of Emirates Inflight Catering tells us over the phone from Dubai. And,  while he might not be on the plane placing the dish in front of a passenger, he still uses the first person, such is his passion for the fo...

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Dining Out Offers

Marco Pierre White is offering 4 Course Dinner for 2 people with Bottle of Wine only €79

All Offers

Have you any plans for this Friday? How would you like to have dinner in Marco Pierre White in Donnybrook, the NEW HOME of TV3's The Restaurant Show, and enjoy their hugely popular Supper Club Experience Offer.   You will enjoy a 4 Course Dinner with a bottle of Wine for two people at their Friday Night 'Piano Bar Supper Club' for only €79....

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Competitions

Win an amazing oven plus a compact oven from Neff kitchens worth over €2,000 to celebrate the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show - CLOSED

Competitions

To celebrate the return of the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show to the RDS in Dublin 4 from 28th- 31st October, Neff Kitchens is giving away a full single oven and a compact oven worth over €2050 to a lucky reader of TheTaste. The single oven, which features added steam is ideal to give a professional touch to home baking and the c...

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Travel

Austin Food & Drink Travel Guide

Travel

When deciding on a honeymoon, most people envisage pristine sun drenched beaches and luxury resorts where every whim is catered for on your first holiday as a married couple helping to encourage conjugal bliss. Not so much in our case. Where did we want to go? Why West Texas of course! Having longed for many years to check out the food truck scene in...

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More News & Reviews

The Best of BYOB Restaurants Across the Country

Drinks

Ever despair at how your dinner bill goes through the roof once you order a half decent bottle of wine? There is a way to save yourself the nasty aftertaste of a mark up on a bottle you wouldn't particularly relish drinking at home, without compromising on the food front. A handful of restaurants offer a tempting Bring Your Own option, and your choic...

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5 Seasonal Market Foods to Try This Autumn

Features

The lazy days of summer are behind us and though September had us wilting in London, the equinox cannot be disputed - autumn is here. I'm getting excited at the thought of tights weather and cosying up with endless cups of tea in front of the fire. It's at about this time too that our appetites shift from light and carefree crunchy summer salads to food...

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autumn-produce
Sova Vegan Butcher
Welcome to the Green Side - Sova Vegan Butcher Review

Reviews

It would be ignorant to assume that the random yet rising number of people who proudly don T-shirts printed with 'Vegan For The Animals' or 'Friends not Food', followed by a dozen other vegan quotes plastered all over ethically sourced clothes, around the capital, are all on their own. As in the UK, the sheer volume of vegans has risen by 360% in the la...

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Cook the Season - Tricks to Whip Up an Autumnal Treat

Features

Talk to any chef worth their salt and they will tell you that one factor influences their every dish, from ingredient choice to plating - seasonality. As any home cook who has dabbled with a water bath outside of their bathroom will know, there are certain things that should probably remain the preserve of the professional kitchen. But allowing the sea...

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One Bowl Warmers - Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Stew

Features

Growing up in a country like Ireland, I can safely say that my childhood woes were very minimal. However I learned over a recent hilarious dinner conversation that I was not alone in what I once considered to be 'the struggle'. Coming home from school bursting to ask every parent's favourite question - 'what's for dinner?' only to have my evening ruined...

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Making Magic in the Midlands - Wineport Lodge Head Chef Shane Ennis Interview

Interviews

Even those who haven't travelled to the heart of the Midlands might be familiar with the idyllic setting of Wineport Lodge. Nestled on the banks of Lough Ree, and surrounded by native woodland, the picturesque backdrop to the luxury Lodge played on our screens on several series of th...

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Wineport Lodge
Fused by Fiona
Building a Brand: How I Created 'Fused by Fiona Uyema'

Features

The Irish public has supported and embraced my cooking journey since I started five years ago. Over the years, they have encouraged me to create a range of my own Japanese inspired food products that they can relate to and trust, allowing them to bring Japanese cooking into their kitchens. This year I decided to focus my energy on this project and tu...

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Breaking Bread: Why You Can Have Your Bread and Eat it Too

Features

Once a staple in the Irish diet, over the past few years bread has received its fair share of criticism. The humble loaf has been ditched by celebs, demonised by Paleo dieters, and denounced for a myriad of health issues, blame that is often unwarranted and not based on scientific facts. But bread is back, and undergoing a renaissance. Traditional va...

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breaking-bread

 

Cookbook Reviews

Eat Yourself Fit by Rosanna Davison - Cookbook Review

Cookbook Reviews

Say what you will about Rosanna Davison, but you can't deny she is a stunningly beautiful woman. In her first book, Eat Yourself Beautiful, she spilled the beans (and my god there was a lot of beans) on the diet that maintains her radiant glow but at the end of the day, Rosanna's eye-catching beauty is for the most part the result of fantastic genes, an...

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Bar Reviews

The Workman's Club, Wellington Quay - Bar Review
The Workman's Club, Wellington Quay - Bar Review

Bars & Venues

Since opening its doors back in 2010, the Workman's Club on the south banks of the river Liffey has firmly established itself as a mainstay of the Dublin nightlife scene. With a sprawling and ever evolving array of rooms, this late bar often serves as a last port of call for those not ready to see their night end early. Attracting an eclectic crowd of m...

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Featured Drink Stories

Alan Moore's Travels: Lemuel's Head Bartender on Drinks and Inspiration
Alan Moore's Travels: Lemuel's Head Bartender is Literally Inspired

Cocktails

Alan Moore has worked as a bartender for the last eleven years. His first job was at a local pub in his home city Galway, when he was only 16 years old and his career has progressed at a steady pace since then: a nightclub, three years at the G Hotel and then an opportunity to move to Dublin, where he mixed drinks at The Dylan Hotel for six months. ...

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Producer Spotlight

Armagh Cider Company
Cider House Rules - The Armagh Cider Company Story

Features

John Keats, 19th century poet, described autumn as a "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness", and no fruit encompasses the season's bounty as well as a perfectly ripe, sweet and crisp apple. The king of fruit's 4000 year history far pre-dates Keats, though one modern variety, the Bramley, cropped up just about the same time as Keats was penning his ro...

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Irish Ingredients Meat Italian Tradition - The Forage & Cure Story
Irish Ingredients Meat Italian Tradition - The Forage & Cure Story

Features

"Patience is the name of the game", says Rick Higgins, fourth generation Irish butcher who teamed up with Italian friend and cured meat expert Antonio Princigallo to create Forage & Cure. The business idea came three and a half years ago when Rick took over the family b...

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Herbel Crest
Dublin's King of Kefir - The Herbel Crest Story

Drinks

The Chocolate Factory, in Dubiln’s North inner city, was once just that; producing confectionary classics like Toblerone and Mint Crisp. While Dublin’s first concrete building may have lacked the whimsical eccentricity of Willy Wonka’s domain, and no golden ticket was needed to visit, today, now home to a community of creatives, there is something...

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Hops and Dreams meet Skills and Savvy Planning - The Hope Beer Story
Hops and Dreams meet Skills and Savvy Planning - The Hope Beer Story

Craft Beer

Once upon a time, there was a young Irish pirate who was too handsome for his own good, a notorious highwayman from Drogheda who some compared to Robin Hood, and rumour had it, the mere mention of a pig on a ship could bring the nastiest of weathers. These three colourful bits of Irish history were dug up by Wim de Jongh with the help of local rese...

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