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Archive for April, 2019

Amuse Bouche

A post by Cork Billy at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD

Image by Hansetravel from Pixabay 

I returned a few years later. No appointment. Arrived just as a busload of Belgians was pulling away. The proprietor was doddering through the room consolidating the remains of tasting glasses into a large plastic bucket. “Ah, he’ll top up his casks with that,” I assumed.  Continue reading »

This is a list of the Irish Food blogs we were aggregating. A quick check shows a lot of those are now R.I.P. Awww.

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Courtmacsherry Hotel.
Small place. Big Heart. 

Delicious Ummera smoked salmon

Six was our lucky number when we arrived at the 10-room Courtmacsherry Hotel last weekend.  Continue reading »

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A Stunning Pair from Karwig Wines

Abadia Retuerta Selección Especial Sardon de Duero 2014, Castilla y Leon (VDT), c.  Continue reading »

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Taste of the Week
Burren Gold Cheese

Dave, our host at Burren Gold

There’s a bunch of Holstein Friesians grazing on the tough fields around the Caherconnell Stone Fort in the heart of the Burren in County Clare.  Continue reading »

Dine by the Water
Superb food and superb views

Bunnyconnellan’s

I’ve been very lucky this past few years to have dined in some well placed restaurants and cafes, places from Cork to Donegal that have a dining room with a view over water. Sometimes over a river, maybe over an estuary, over a lake perhaps, and then sometimes over the ocean. I was lucky too to have brilliant weather in most of the places.  Continue reading »

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Two Pinots From De Loach In California

De Loach  Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015, Sonoma County (California), 14.5%, €34.99 JJ O’Driscolls, Ballinlough; Baggot Street Wines; Mitchell & Son Wine Merchants; Redmonds of Ranelagh;  www.wineonline.ie

Jean-Charles Boisset, of De Loach, has been hailed as being among the “Top 59 Power Brokers” in the wine world by Decanter while Wine Enthusiast has accorded him the title of “Innovator of the Year”.  Continue reading »

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Superb Wines from Austria’s Judith Beck
Beck Blaufränkisch 2016, 12%,€17.95 64 Wine Dublin, Bradley’s of Cork, Greenman Dublin, Le Caveau Kilkenny

This organic wine from Austria is produced by Judith Beck from the Blaufränkisch grape, the second most widely grown red grape in the country but not very well-known outside of it.  Continue reading »

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The Chicken Inn. 
All about Family and Flavour

Civic recognition for the Mulcahys includingfather Jack (left), mother Mary and Tim with citation.  Continue reading »

Amuse Bouche

A post by Cork Billy at RESTAURANTS AND FOOD

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Big Momma Sweet made sure she had plenty of women and they all danced and howled and satisfied every lust that money could buy in prelude to the vicious night.  Continue reading »

Wines from the edge. Tasmania and the Chilean Coast. 
Pinot Noir and Riesling.  Continue reading »

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Taste of the Week
The Cider Mill “Windvane” Irish Cider Farmhouse Draught

Another revival (and celebration) of the Irish cider heritage by Mark Jenkinson, the man who brought us the outstanding Cockagee.  Continue reading »

This is my sustainability story, a story about building a local sustainable food economy, as told at the first She Is Sustainable: Cork conference.
The post She is Sustainable: Building a sustainable food economy appeared first on Bibliocook – All About Food.  Continue reading »

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Lingering by the Waterfall at Greene’s Tasting Lunch

Lamb 

We started lunch in Greene’s last Friday with a glass of Prosecco.  Continue reading »

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A Couple of Compelling Spanish Reds

El Coto Crianza Rioja (DOC) Garnacha 2015, 14.5%, €15.05 Karwig Wines

The first thing you’ll notice about this wine is that Garnacha is displayed prominently on the front label.  Continue reading »