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Archive for June, 2017

Away with the gypsies

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

My final post for Indie Beer Week 2017, as we head into its second weekend and a new run of events, concerns the producers of no fixed abode, honing their skills wherever there’s spare capacity: the gypsy brewers. Some of the country’s most interesting beer comes from the peripatetic set, and three of them just happened to have new stuff in my field of vision lately.
At the moment, the headliner will always be Whiplash, of course.  Continue reading »

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“A Wine That Made Me Sit Up And Take Notice!”

Contre Jour

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“Beaujolais was one of the first wines that made me sit up and take notice,” said John Wilson as he introduced last Wednesday’s Beaujolais masterclass in Cork’s Clayton Hotel. 

He also admitted to being a rather cocky student at the time, maybe a bit like Beaujolais Nouveau but, like a good wine, has matured and his smooth style was very much in evidence during a very informative and well-paced session.  Continue reading »

The Bordbia Just Ask restaurant of the month for June goes to Good Things café at Dillon’s Corner, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.

Carmel Somers, Owner & Chef at The Good Things Café, Skibbereen, Cork

Good Things is the creation of chef, boss and mother extraordinaire, Carmel Somers, a passionate chef who cooks simple, fresh and tasty food.

“Good ingredients make good food”, says owner Carmel Somers, owner & chef at Good Things café.  Continue reading »

Media Release
The Cork Character Café Series
supported by Taste Cork

A Celebration of Cork’s Summer Bounty
Cork Character Cafes across the county will be telling the next chapter in the Story of Cork Food from Sunday 2nd July – Saturday 8 July. This time the celebration is of “Cork’s Summer Bounty” through specially created, seasonal and local dishes, displays and storytelling.  
It is peak summer in Ireland’s most southerly county.  Continue reading »

A Very Fast Soda Bread Pizza!

A post by noreply@blogger.com (Zack Gallagher) at Irish Food Guide Blog

Summer time, gardens, children, friends, Barbeques & Pizza are some the main ingredients for a great day with the family! Pizza is so easy to make but some people are put off by the thought of getting the yeast, proving the dough and all that. So here is a simple soda bread dough that you can make in five minutes and the cooking of the pizza then takes another 10 minutes!  Continue reading »

A Taste of West Cork Guide
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Kate Brings It All Together

Ross with Sally Barnes

In West Cork, there are scores of good food producers, one down every lane, up every boreen. But which road, which village? Where do you find them when you want them?  Continue reading »

We’re…
The post 5 kitchen essentials for a self catering holiday + a simple lentil salad appeared first on Bibliocook – All About Food.  Continue reading »

Belly accumulator

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

My sequence of posts in honour of Indie Beer Week continues with a look at just one of the 90-odd (some very odd) breweries currently operating in Ireland. Despite, or perhaps because of, the move to their new home we have had a veritable avalanche of new beers from YellowBelly in recent months. I can’t hope to get my hands on all of them but this is what has come my way above in Dublin.
We start at one of my all-too-rare visits to L. Mulligan Grocer, where The Baron was pouring.  Continue reading »

Today’s post will be a short one. But it does feature a little restaurant that I love to visit time and time again. It’s affordable, tasty and authentic. And in a city full of Indian restaurants, Madina Desi is one of the very few that I know of which serves Indian street food dishes. 

My first favourite dish is the humble dosa. Hailing from the south of India, a dosa is a light, semi-crispy pancake made from a fermented batter, often using rice or black gram.  Continue reading »

Taste of the Week
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Chocolates by the Hungry Crow

 Niamh O’Reilly and Mark Stewart are the people behind Clonakilty’s ‘The Hungry Crow’ and they make quite unusual and very delicious chocolate.  Continue reading »

The deadline is approaching for entries to the  Foodie Destinations 2017 organised by the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI).  Continue reading »

A couple of decades ago, a customer of mine said something that I have reflected upon over the years. He meant it as a complement and despite my being a little upset about it at the time, I have grown to accept that it was, and is, a good thing. What did he say? “I love dealing with Conor, he doesn’t know how to tell a lie. He is totally transparent.” The thought of being completely readable and open really didn’t appeal to the younger me.  Continue reading »

The Grand Dame Celebrates
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Metropole 120 Party

“McCurtain Street is back on the map. Is Grand Dame, the Metropole Hotel, never went away and, in appropriate style, she celebrated her 120 anniversary at the weekend.  Continue reading »

press release

Where and What’s on Offer

Electric Bar and Restaurant
Mad Hatters Afternoon G+T July 1st 2-4pm
Cake Club Sunday 2nd July 3-5pm Also featuring dessert specials all week
The Franciscan Well
Ice Cream and Beer Weekend July 1st and 2nd from 1pm
Nandos Academy St
Free Nata with every coffee ordered
Blue Haven Kinsale
Promoting Ice Cream Sundae Menu all week
Casanova Gelato
Launch of “The Giant” Sundae
Featuring parfait cups all week
Arthur Maynes
Beefeater & Tonic with an orange foam
paired with an orange scented Creme Catalana
Hassetts Bakery
Featuring all their homemade desserts
Fundraising cupcake event Fri June 30th 11-3pm
Cafe Velo
Pie with Italian Meringue
Cronins
Homemade ice cream made with Cronin’s brown soda bread
and Russian Imperial Stout from the White Gypsy
LISHH Dessert bar all week featuring fresh homemade desserts
with a coffee for just €5
Malay Kitchen
Featuring fresh Malaysian sweet treats all week
Griffins Garden Centre
Featuring all Grannys Griffins Fabulous Homemade Desserts
Competition for afternoon tea for 2
Amicus
Featured Desserts: Amicus After 8
The Allotment Sundae: Butterscotch Bonanza
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Corks only entirely vegan cafe!  Continue reading »

Ireland goes indie

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

For the first time ever it’s Indie Beer Week in Ireland. It has been since Friday but it only occurred to me yesterday to dedicate a week of blog posts to the vibrant independent beer scene in this country. To begin with, a hasty spin around the Republic to look at new releases from various Irish breweries, some of whom are participating in the week’s events.
And starting at a brand new brewery very close to home. Priory in Tallaght opened its doors last month.  Continue reading »

Herbs? Salads? Natur-Ellie
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Watch this Green Space

Ellie, with a few of her herbs.

In the unlikely setting of a unit in a commercial estate, we are talking micro-herbs, herbs and salads in general.  Continue reading »

Amuse Bouche

A post by Cork Billy at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD

This time two waiters appeared. One placed a cocktail in front of each of us, while the other set down on the table an array of appetizers, traditional fare from the fabled bar upstairs – ’21’ Club mini-burgers, crispy chicken wings, jumbo shrimp cocktail, and a large charcuterie.
“Nobody’s mentioned the mob,” Mike said, dredging a shrimp in the sauce and moving it to his mouth without a single drip.  Continue reading »

Something out of the ordinary

A post by The Beer Nut at The Beer Nut

One-offs, oddities and suchlike is the loose theme for this the second blog post from the 2017 Killarney Beer Festival.
A new beer from Kinnegar always gets my attention, and this was their first time at the festival, having picked up the grand prize in the beer competition last year. Making its début this time was Great Arch, which is a blonde beer broadly in the Cologne style but dry-hopped. There’s a quite a bitter aroma, acidic and sickish, but that’s the only bum note.  Continue reading »

Ballymaloe Cookery School & Gardens. Coffee Break turns into A Day Trip

The cock crows. He always does when I arrive at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Good to be back!  Continue reading »

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has again made calls for emergency measures to be implemented to solve the crisis shortage of chefs in Ireland.  Continue reading »