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  • Restaurant Review - The Herring Gull & Foley's Gastropub

    Restaurant Review - The Herring Gull & Foley's Gastropub

    30 August 2011

    “No problem, I’ll change it for you” should surely have been “sorry, I’ll change it for you” from the lady in charge in the new Herring Gull Restaurant in Ballycotton, on my pointing out lipstick on a wine glass. Equally mystifying was her whipping away

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  • Lucinda's Last Rose of Summer Tour of Kerry & West Cork

    Lucinda's Last Rose of Summer Tour of Kerry & West Cork

    30 August 2011

    Each year, for many years past, I have taken myself on what I call my own ‘Last Rose of Summer’ trip driving from Killarney, through Moll’s Gap to Kenmare, and on over through the tunnels and unparelled mountainous vistas over hill and bay that lead you..

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  • Our Latest Great Place to Eat - The Vanilla Pod

    Our Latest Great Place to Eat - The Vanilla Pod

    25 August 2011

    Eggs Benedict is one of my favourite breakfast treats and nobody knows this better than Kate O’Sullivan, Derek Breen and Veronica Muresan! How do they know this you might well ask? Well Kate, Derek and Veronica were all in the Brown Thomas Café where I

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  • RESTAURANT REVIEW - MEXICAN EATERIES

    RESTAURANT REVIEW - MEXICAN EATERIES

    22 August 2011

    Jonathan Ross devoted the opening chapter of his book “Why Do I Say These Things” to the ‘joys’ of Mexican food he experienced on a trip ‘South of the Border…’. As you might imagine, Mr Ross pulled no punches and in his inimitable way was fully descript

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  • FOOD FESTIVALS AUTUMN 2011

    FOOD FESTIVALS AUTUMN 2011

    22 August 2011

    We are winding down in August from what one might euphemistically have referred to as High Summer ever so gently into Autumn. People are getting kids organised for school and college but, for the culinary community and many towns around the country, this

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  • Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Bar One

    Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Bar One

    19 August 2011

    Mark and Alan Cadden are not newbies when it comes to the game of food for they were brought up in the industry whilst their parents owned the well known Asgard Pub in Westport. Their brother also went into the food industry and owns the very popular Sab

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  • WHERE TO FIND DUBLIN'S BEST STREET FOOD

    WHERE TO FIND DUBLIN'S BEST STREET FOOD

    18 August 2011

    Want to sample food cooked by a chef who worked for the top London Moroccan restaurant ‘Moro’ or authentic dishes from Korea? Look no further than the Food Markets of Dublin where nowadays you will find a huge range of delicious street food from all over

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  • MEET YANNICK & LOUISE FROM THE WORLD'S NO 1 RESTAURANT - NOMA IN COPENHAGEN

    MEET YANNICK & LOUISE FROM THE WORLD'S NO 1 RESTAURANT - NOMA IN COPENHAGEN

    16 August 2011

    Between them you might say that Yannick Van Aeken and Louise Bannon have captured two of the most sought after jobs in the culinary world. Yannick Van Aeken is Sous Chef at the charasmatic Rene Redzepi’s Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen whilst Louise Bannon

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  • RESTAURANT REVIEW - BEDLAM

    RESTAURANT REVIEW - BEDLAM

    16 August 2011

    Is there bedlam at Bedlam - May Frisby's new restaurant in Castle Market, Dublin? Find Out...

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  • SCULPTOR NIALL HARKIN EXHIBITION IN THOMASTOWN KAW 2011

    SCULPTOR NIALL HARKIN EXHIBITION IN THOMASTOWN KAW 2011

    09 August 2011

    “I gave myself five years from the date of my retirement to have my own one man show devoted to sculpture, and in this ambition I have succeeded” says artist and sculptor Niall Harkin. Niall’s solo exhibition “Votive Offerings”....

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  • Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Fallon & Byrne

    Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Fallon & Byrne

    05 August 2011

    It takes real guts and endeavour to set up a business the size and proportion of Fallon & Byrne. Paul Byrne and his wife, the former journalist Fiona McHugh, took an enormous leap of faith when, in 2006, they took over the massive old Art Deco style Tele

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  • TAKE TWO GIRLS

    TAKE TWO GIRLS

    02 August 2011

    Although they didn’t meet until College in Limerick when they were 17, Lorraine Heskin and Lorraine Byrne not only share the same Christian names, both are from the West of Ireland, with Lorraine Heskin’s dad having come from Lorraine Byrne’s home village

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  • Markree Castle support Trocaire

    Markree Castle support Trocaire

    02 August 2011

    For the first week in August Markree Castle is donating €3 for every booking made to Trocaire's East Africa Emergency Appeal . Up to 13 million people are in need of life-saving food and

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  • Restaurant Review - The Hen House

    Restaurant Review - The Hen House

    02 August 2011

    We have all been getting back to basics in Ireland, no where more so than restaurants where the trend is towards the casual, so the new Hen House restaurant at The Pavilions in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, has you chowing down all American style folksey.

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