O’Brien’s Wine has some great offers all this month. If you’re a fan of organic wine, look out for promotional prices in store until August 21.
So many restaurants these days appear to have fully embraced a new-ish post-Covid regimen of operating hours that stretch, seemingly without a breather, from early breakfast right through to evening meals — which, let’s be honest, regardless of …
This week, let’s make use of all those fresh summer vegetables from the garden, such as ripe tomatoes. Tomatoes are at their best from July to September, and sweet and juicy cherry tomatoes are a favourite in the Dundon household. We eat them in …
Mixer it up this summer with two tasty new tonic flavours fromFever-Tree.
A study has found that psychedelic mushroom microdoses can improve mood and mental health.
This bank holiday weekend, why not push the boat out and try an Austrian wine. You will find them in specialist independent off licences.
When you feel the need to escape, to take a deep relaxing breath, or want to enjoy the best craic in cool bars and restaurants, Kerry is yer only man. Not that other counties haven’t lots to offer as well — but in my humble opinion, few parts of …
Shake up how you get your vit hit this summer with this new Irish health drink.
We’re already halfway through summer and so far, the hotel has had one of its best in years. I wish to thank everyone who has stayed with us, and our hardworking staff. Seeing happy customers is so enjoyable. This week, I’m sharing two recipes we …
A professional eater and Youtube duo have stopped off in Northern Ireland as part of their world food challenges journey.
I was advised recently to check out a swanky new sandwich shop on Hanover Street. It was and is, according to my trusted advice-giver, creating awesome sambos and doing a serious bit of business with the young tech-types stationed around the Grand …
During heatwave weather we prefer cool refreshing white wines — here are two, a popular white made from the grape Irish wine drinkers love the most, Sauvignon Blanc and a brand new Argentine white, made from red grapes.
OVER the years, Dunbrody House has welcomed many French staff. So this week, we’re embracing our closest EU neighbour, as Thursday was Bastille Day. Don’t worry, we’re not doing the feared escargots (snails) or cuisse de grenouille (frog legs). …
‘We’re heading off for some Syrian soul food at the Four Liars in Shandon, beside the Butter Museum and the Firkin Crane’ — that’s a sentence you won’t hear too often beyond the northside frontiers of Cork city.
Like wine, cheese has lots of unique flavours and textures, which is why they match so well together. This July, Aldi has some great wine and cheese pairings on offer.
They say what’s for you, won’t tapas you — and that’s true atGourmet Food Parlour.
Now we’re well into the summer holidays, I’ve been dreaming of quiet evenings enjoying a quick alfresco dinner and a glass of wine.
Look out for these wines in the Summer Wine Sale in Centra stores featuring a wide selection of wines on offer for €10 or less. In participating stores nationwide until 20th July.
A new fizzy cola flavour of Tayto crisps has been released this week and is causing mixed reactions on social media.
THE holidays are officially starting next week, and it’s beginning to feel like summer. We hope every guest enjoys their stay as much as we enjoyed adding finishing touches around the hotel recently. This week, I’m sharing two great summer dishes. …
Much like my feelings on pizza, when it comes to ramen, I can be a finicky old fusspot and scarily unforgiving. Most normal people couldn’t give a hoot. Not me. I can give an abundance of hoots.
Lidl’s new range of wines will be on their shelves over the summer months. Look out for this great white from Côtes du Roussillon in store from June 23rd and a superb value Pinot Noir from Central Otago which lands in July.
HOT, cold, or just right, even Goldilocks herself couldn’t resist a bowl of the nation’s favourite porridge. Now you can enjoy an even healthier boost at breakfast time with Flahavan’s new functional range. Available in handy pots and sachets, the …
A Belfast man who left Northern Ireland almost 20 years ago to pursue his dream of becoming a world-class cocktail maker is the toast of New York after the Manhattan haunt he co-owns was named Best Bar in North America.
O'Shaughnessy's Delvin, Co. Westmeath
This week we are celebrating wexford strawberries and raspberries. The season for the strawberries started in may but it is now in June July that they are at their best sweetness and prefect flavour.
The Wine Buff stock a great range of unusual wines and gifts from artisanal producers — so if you need a last-minute gift for Father’s Day here are a few suggestions.
The first pleasing thing we notice when seating ourselves in Dubh, a cute, elegant all-day bistro hidden away almost, on a side street in Newbridge, is the menu.
Forget boring cheese and onion — now the nation’s favourite crisp flavour has been given a bold new twist.
Druid Inn– Mountmellick
This week, everyone is back at work, the kids have started the junior and leaving cert exams and I wish them all (including my daughter Sophie ) well.
We all know Temple Bar. What was once a cultural backwater was ingeniously reinvented into a magnet for stag-dos and backpackers. The end result, if you’re a young and adventurous holidaymaker, is that most of your earthly needs can be catered for …
NOTHING screams summer like floaty dresses and outdoor dining — and when it comes to wine — fizz and pink definitely bring the sparkle. Here are two great value wines from Aldi.
Ireland’s latest dairy alternative is so convincing, Alpro cheekily claims you won’t believe This Is Not M*lk.
A man in India divorced his wife for cooking him instant noodles for every meal, according to a judge.
The Lamplighter Lounge - The Liberties, Dublin
JUNE bank holiday is here. An extra day off means lots of us will enjoy family time, or friends gathering, sharing food. For me, food is very important, but I love to add a twist to traditional dishes. One perfect example is my rhubarb fool …
I was thinking recently, as I sat waiting impatiently for an afternoon repast in my all-time-favourite best-ever neighbourhood brunch places, how much of my thinking-space is jam-packed with a gallimaufry of restaurant memories — and there’s a …
New Zealand wines are enormously popular and Oyster Bay, one of the world’s most successful premium wine brands is a firm favourite with Ireland’s wine drinkers.
Here’s a match made in pizza heaven — Freddys in Galway has joined forces with Dublin’s Meltdown to create a spicy new pizza that’s selling like hot cakes.
Paddy Fitzsimon's - Navan
This week, we’re enjoying sunnier days. We’re lucky around Dunbrody House to have two trails — a forest trail for residents, and a longer public trail which starts in the village and follows the cliff walk joining Duncannon — a must-do if you’re …
FILLING station coffee can be a distinctly hit and miss affair — which is why we’re very excited by the arrival of Braeburn Coffee to Applegreen.
STANDING on Dame street recently, across the road from the Millstone Restaurant, I thought what a handsome old building number 39 is. Except for numerous paint-jobs, I doubt it has changed one iota from when it was built c.1865.
This week I recommend a brand-new Rosé and a vegan Sauvignon Blanc from one of Chile’s best known organic wine producers.
Being closely connected to my favourite little Fish Shop on Benburb Street, Dublin, I had promised myself a visit to their seaside sibling the Beach House in Tramore for quite a while.
CALLING all meat and fish lovers: I’ve got two great dinner recipes you simply must try this week. My first recipe is melt-in-the-mouth hake with a delicious beurre noisette, otherwise known as brown butter, although cod or any other fish will …
Condiment giants Heinz have just launched a brand new sauce — and taco ‘bout tasty.
A popular salami product has been taken off the shelves in Irish supermarkets due to safety concerns.