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‘Tis the season for.. Wine!
Algarve Cataplana and Fig, Almond and Chocolate Tea Cake Recipes from Tastes Like Home Episode 3
Wineport Lodge has luxury wrapped up with the Champagne Suite pre Christmas Experience
Tonight at 7.30pm on RTE One Windy Arbour Residents Cook up a Storm in Fourth Series of Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio
Seafood Chowder from Wright’s Anglers Rest – #DubPubDishes
Recipes from Episode 2 of RTE One’s Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio
Oulart Resident Cooks up a Storm in Fourth Series of Tastes Like Home Tonight at 7.30pm On RTE One
Lamb Shank from Tom’s Table at the Red Cow Moran Hotel – #DubPubDishes
Planning an Event or Getting Married – Why Not Add an Oyster Bar
Christmas at Killashee Hotel The perfect spot for fabulously festive afternoon tea, an overnight break or gorgeous Christmas gift ideas
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Elegance and Culinary Finesse On The Banks Of The Garavogue River - Eala Bhán Restaurant Review

Fine Dining in Ireland

A long overdue trip to The Yeats County saw us indulge in some of the finest cooking that Sligo and infact, this entire island has to offer. Eala Bhán, the Irish for White Swan, is picturesquely located on the banks of the Garavogue River. We arrived on a cold, rainy Friday night for our 8pm booking and the warmly illuminated restaurant front, with lo...

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Reviews

Elegance and Culinary Finesse On The Banks Of The Garavogue River - Eala Bhán Restaurant Review

Fine Dining in Ireland

A long overdue trip to The Yeats County saw us indulge in some of the finest cooking that Sligo and infact, this entire island has to offer. Eala Bhán, the Irish for White Swan, is picturesquely located on the banks of the Garavogue River. We arrived on a cold, rainy Friday night for our 8pm booking and the warmly illuminated restaurant front, with lo...

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A New Wave of Flavours in Howth - Mamó Restaurant Review

Modern Irish Restaurants

The old saying, 'good things come in small packages' could indeed relate directly to the perfectly curated little package that is Mamó. With so many new restaurants opening this year, we felt particularly drawn to Mamó. Killian Durkin has honed some serious skills under watchful eyes in both Thornton's and Chapter One and his beautiful partner in both...

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Dublin City's Slick New Addition - The Grafton Hotel and Bartley's Bar & Restaurant Review

Hotel Restaurants

Location, location, location!!!  Situated, you guessed it, just off Grafton Street, The Grafton Hotel and Bartley's Bar & Restaurant is one of Dublin's slick new city centre establishments. We love Dublin City so much and are always eager to spend a night or two in town. The absolute joy of not needing a car or taxi's when based in such an ideal l...

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A Dublin City Centre Stalwart Well Worth Revisiting - Ely Wine Bar Restaurant Review

Restaurant Reviews

Ticking new restaurants off your Dublin dining bucket list as soon as they open seems nigh on impossible these days, with queues and booking woes galore. This weekend, instead of notching up another name to drop to foodie friends, we decided to revisit an old reliable spot to ensure it is still a solid recommendation when directing people to good food a...

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Watch The World Go By In Comfort with Creative Cocktails and Delicious Dishes - JT Pim's Brunch Review

Bars & Venues

Stepping through the doors of J.T Pim's via the Dame Court entrance on a bright and breezy Saturday afternoon armed with mighty appetites after a morning of retail therapy, we were ever so ready to indulge in a spot of languid, leisurely brunching. We reserved the highly coveted window seat and we recommend you do the same. The jewel toned colour palate...

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Social Sips

Jam Park Review - Sword's Adult Playground

Restaurant Reviews

Pulling up outside the monstrous venue in Airside Business Park, the memories of a decade of parties, the late-night trips to Pizza Dog and the fight for the taxi home come flooding back. The Wright Venue opened it's doors in 2009 and was hailed as Ireland's first 'super club'. After a phenomenal start and many unforgettable nights things slowed consid...

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Ten Terrific Winter Coffee Spots To Warm Up In This Winter

Features

Halloween is over which means one thing and one thing only, Christmas is coming. It feels like only yesterday you were sticking boxes upon boxes of decorations up into the attic yet here we are only a few weeks away from taking them back down again. Thankfully not all is bad, as this time of the year also means you can blare Christmas FM from the car, y...

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Interviews

Donegal's Gourmand Winning Chef - Brian McDermott Interview

Interviews

Brian McDermott is an award-winning celebrity chef and author from Co Donegal, as well as chef-proprietor of the newly-restored Foyle Hotel in Moville.   Brian’s book "Donegal Table" has just won Best Cookery Book in the World at the Gourmand Book Awards in China. Brian has built a national reputati...

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Chapter One Pastry Star - Darren Hogarty Interview

Interviews

Darren Hogarty lives on the cutting edge of pastry. He speaks with such eloquence on the topic of what it means for food to be Irish, making him the ace in Chapter One’s deck. In Cathal Brugha Street at 16, he knew since then cooking was for him, although he has ‘no earthly idea where it came from’. His pastry journey includes...

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Competitions

Win an Overnight Bed & Breakfast with Dinner at the Foyle Hotel for two persons plus a signed Donegal Table Cookbook on arrival

Competitions

Brian McDermott is an award-winning celebrity chef and author from Co Donegal, as well as chef-proprietor of the newly-restored Foyle Hotel in Moville.   Within a year of opening the Foyle Hotel in Moville Brian has been awarded many accolades in Irish Food to include "Irelands Newcomer of 2019" by Georg...

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Be in with a Chance of Winning a €200 Ely Gift Voucher

Competitions

You have 3 chances to win an Ely Gift Voucher, we have a voucher to the value of €200, plus one for €100 and one for €50. The Ely Gift Voucher can be used for in any of the four Ely venues for a legendary lunch, delicious dinner or even ‘just drinks’. It can also be used to stock up your cellar when you buy your wine from e...

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Win a 3 Course A la Carte Dinner for two with a Bottle of Wine and Welcome Cocktails in San Lorenzo’s

Competitions

San Lorenzo’s is a modern Italian restaurant on Georges Street in the centre of Dublin city, close to Temple Bar at the downtown end of the culinary-famous Camden Mile. Grafton Street shopping, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and Trinity College are all within a few minutes’ walk of our front door. Their weekend brunch is a staple of the Du...

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Travel

Top Food Experiences in Vietnam - Taste Travel Guide

Features

Unforgettable, characteristic, singular – Vietnamese food is balanced between the sweet and salty. Fresh herbs (that is, leaves/foliage) are plentiful and form the bed of many dishes. Spicy dishes aren’t as common as you might think, as chilli sauces are provided in separate bowls. From Goi Cuon (opaque spring rolls) and Banh Mi (the best sub you’...

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Top 10 Restaurants in Lisbon - Taste Travel Guide

City Breaks

Portuguese cuisine is one of the most influential in Europe – did you know that Portugal popularised tomatoes as well as potatoes? Customarily, fresh seafood is nigh-on a staple diet, but meat eaters will never walk away from a restaurant dissatisfied, either. Latterly, there has been a marked trend for beautiful looking restaurants serving traditiona...

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Top 10 Most Unusual Hotels in the UK - Taste Travel Guide

City Breaks

Hotels come in all shapes and sizes, all manner of design and décor. The primary thing they have in common, of course, is the room you sleep in, but wouldn’t life be boring if all rooms were the same? Listed here are some of our favourite, shall we say, unusual places to rest your head in the UK. They vary in range, from 5-star excess to 3-star modes...

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Top 10 Unique Bars in New York City - Taste Travel Guide

Bars & Venues

The worst thing about bars is that so many of them look the same. We understand they have a solitary primary function, but do they all have to look as if an interior design template is being religiously stuck to? Our favourite selection of New York City bars is such that each is very different from the other, so much so that they are valid experiences i...

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Medieval Marvels of the Marble City - Kilkenny Taste Travel Guide

Ireland

Did you know the world’s first ever witch trial took place in Kilkenny in 1324? The accused was local woman, Dame Alice de Kyteler - born where Kyteler’s Inn is today - who had outlasted four husbands and was suspected of poisoning them. A wealthy money-lender in her own right, she came in the sights of the local bishop of Ossary who wanted to...

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Luxury Escapes

 

Features

All You Knead To Know - Bread Making for the Home Baker

Baking & Desserts

I love bread. I have never been one if those people even slightly tempted by the lure of the low carb lifestyle. Even during brief periods when I may be half-heartedly attempting to drop a few pounds, I have (so far) never been tempted to succumb to a bread free lifestyle. A life without pillowy Naan bread dunked in a pot...

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Jamie Oliver VEG - Cookbook Review

Features

I am a big Jamie Oliver fan. As appealing as his cheeky chappie persona is, it’s his way of creating unusual recipes and his ability to make the most mundane ingredients look delicious that appeals to me. His 30 minute meals book was a revelation and to this day I often go back to it for inspiration (the Satay Chicken a...

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Ten Terrific Winter Coffee Spots To Warm Up In This Winter

Features

Halloween is over which means one thing and one thing only, Christmas is coming. It feels like only yesterday you were sticking boxes upon boxes of decorations up into the attic yet here we are only a few weeks away from taking them back down again. Thankfully not all is bad, as this time of the year also means you can blare Christmas FM from the car, y...

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Your Guide to Homemade Gyozas

Family Recipes

Gyozas, potstickers, dumplings call them what you will but there’s no denying it, they are such tasty little morsels.  They can be filled with endless combinations of wonderful flavours and ingredients vegetarian or otherwise. They hail from Asian countries but there are some western variations too.

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A Look at Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes

Features

November is a special month for our friends across the pond and with so many of our American friends based here in Ireland we decided to take a look at what a traditional Thanksgiving entails. Thanksgiving is arguably a more important holiday stateside than Christmas. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. The Tha...

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Tastes Like Home

Recipes from Tonight's Episode of Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio

Features

Drimnagh local, Rosemary Wilson hit the spotlight tonight in episode one of the fourth series of Tastes Like Home, starring Catherine Fulvio. The show opened with Catherine spending time with Rosemary Wilson at Drimnagh Castle where they soak in the surrounding views and discussed which family member was in need of a taste of home when she shows Cath...

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Events

Discover the Magic of Christmas at The Westbury

Hotels in Dublin

Celebrate the festive season at Dublin’s most luxurious address Enjoy a Winter-Warming Festive Afternoon Tea and Flambé Irish Coffee The Westbury is quite simply synonymous with special occasions and none more so, than ‘the most wonderful time of the year’! This Christmas, visitors and guests will be dazzled by the creativ...

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Make it a Magical Christmas To Remember at Clontarf Castle Hotel

Hotels in Dublin

If you really want to experience Christmas like your favourite Christmas movie, then book a festive break at Clontarf Castle Hotel this December. Marvel at the decorations which adorn the castle in all their twinkly splendour, sing along to festive carols as they fill the air with cheer and curl up beside the crackling log fires, as friends and family u...

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Ireland's Premier Whiskey Tasting Event Is Back Whiskey Live Dublin is taking place in Dublin Castle November 22nd & 23rd

News

DUBLIN NOVEMBER 22nd & 23RD 2019 With over 60 whiskey producers along with masterclasses, delicious food pairings and dream dram bars — Ireland’s premier whisk...

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Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey Week, November 9th - 16th 2019

News

Once the most popular style of whiskey in the world and then nearly lost to the ravages of war and prohibition, single pot still Irish whiskey is back in the limelight. This style of whiskey is winning global whiskey competitions as Redbreast 12 Year Old just received the highest honour of World's Best Whiskey in this year's International Wine & Spi...

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Drinks

Meet Unique Indie Wines and the People Bringing them into Ireland

Drinks

Last month, a headline-grabbing debate divided movie lovers. It all began when Martin Scorsese said in an interview that Marvel movies were not cinema but "theme parks" and shortly after, many industry heavyweights took sides. Unsurprisingly, those known for grittier or more emotional works such as Francis Ford Coppola or Pedro Almodóvar were quick...

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Big Wines to Keep you Warm - Winter Essentials for Wine Lovers

Drinks

Everything grows richer during the winter. Fabrics are thicker and our clothes more layered, desserts are creamier and more decadent and meals become heartier and more filling. Our wines are not the exception, and even even the most militant "rosé all day" crowd might embrace the season afoot and indulge in fuller-bodied, bigger wines. What to look...

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