Highlights Food and Drink
Food and Drink
We’re seated in a booth the front part of the restaurant, where the light reflects off the beautiful red brick building of George’s Street Arcade and spills back into this high-ceiling space. We’re watered and menued within minutes.
Dublin Bar Academy, located on Francis Street in Dublin 8, has teamed up with the Vanguard Beer Collective to run a series of beer appreciation courses over eight months
We freak out over our Gubbeen cheddar and chive croquettes. They’re so good! Little fried balls of cheese coated in breadcrumbs. Simple but decadent pub food. It looks like Camden Exchange really do want to feed us.
Located above the ever popular Siam Thai, the Candlelight Bar’s dimly lit interior seems to lend itself to close knit conversations.
Under the same ownership as its rebel county namesake, a landmark chemist-turned-wine-bar, Arthur Mayne’s has set up shop in the heart of Donnybrook.
All the ingredients for the following recipe can be found in the Temple Bar Food Market, including store cupboard ingredients
Sarah McNally’s parents began running the McNally Family Farm stall at Temple Bar Food Market when she was five years old and she has been immersed in its Saturday morning world ever since. As the market turns 18, Sarah chatted to us about the origins of Temple Bar Food Market, the range of producers involved and the vital ingredients that help make it so special.
Belgian beer has inspired craft brewers across the globe. If Budweiser is the Westlife of beer then Rochefort 10 could be Miles Davis.
Walking into Martcade in Rathmines, we’re greeted by a hallway of jam jars filled with tea lights. We pass through an open kitchen area, where Jette Virdi, food stylist and the key thinker behind The Creatives, is working behind a four hob gas oven to cook a meal for the 18 gathered guests at an intimate supper in aid of Marriage Equality. Her signature red bandana holds back her hair while she caramelises the blood oranges for the starter that will kick off our six-course meal for equality.
With the increasing ‘grand stretch’ in the evenings this is the ultimate refreshing and heavenly snack, perfect for warm summer afternoons and balmy evenings! If you close your eyes it will transport you to a sun drenched terrazza on the Amalfi coast. We can but dream!
If you’re interested in trying a genuinely distinct style of beer that is often overlooked, have a look through the shelves for Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier otherwise known as smoked beer.
It’s the start of my meal in Stanley’s and the plate before me is a little intimidating. There are microgreens, ribbons of carrots. thin slices of radish, segments of clementine and dollops of a balsamic reduction. In the middle of all this is a wheel of a rabbit terrine coated with crushed pistachio and a quenelle of foie gras (€12). The terrine itself is exemplary and the foie gras suitably smooth, but I’m having a hard time enjoying them through the noise of the surrounding vegetables who are all vying for some attention.
Beth-Ann Smith and brothers Owen and Ken Madden, three artisans with impressive family lineages in food, have combined their collective experience to launch The Lismore Food Company. Based in the historic Waterford town, their new venture is located in The Summerhouse, home to the brother’s family business for almost two centuries. Beth-Ann talked to us recently about biccies, the beauty of a ‘hot orange’ eureka moment and Lismore’s connection to Boyle’s Law.
It’s nearly seven years since I’ve been to a gig in J.J. Smyth’s and, neatly, we’ve stumbled upon what is announced by lead singer John Graham as the seventh anniversary of Aja, Ireland’s premier Steely Dan tribute band. Jazz can at times seems cut off from the rest of the music going on around the city, and it’s hard to tell who is doing the cutting off at times. Either way, it’s well, well worth peering behind the curtain to catch this show.
In Totally Dublin’s Bitesize roundup for April: To Drink: Great Irish Beverages – Dublin Wine Fest, To Eat: Doughboys, To Try: Cocu, To Visit: New Carluccio’s in Glasthule
Wine bars are hard to find in Dublin suburbs. The hallmark of your local is the quality of its black stuff and thus, the proliferation of Dublin’s wine offerings is mostly confined to the city centre, with a few outcrops in the wealthier suburbs (Ranelagh, for example) where reliable wine-quaffing clientele can be guaranteed. In a realm of craft-beer hocking establishments, the arrival of Green Man Wines on Terenure Road North is a welcome addition.
There are few better places to sit than with your back to the fire in the left-hand bar of Harry Byrne’s, with its raised grate at waist height to spin heat into this stately room, chasing out any chills you might have brought in with you.
If Smyth’s was a political party, it would be a populist one. It retains traditional values in its interiors and decor, but it also reacts and moves with the times, maintaining a younger feel in comparison to its more conservative neighbour.
- @totallydublin Things brewing nicely at our #craftbeer & #IrishCider event!Great tastings by @VanguardBC @OrpensCider @Themottlybrew http://t.co/KwSyay5SGM 9:16 pm May-25-2015
- @totallydublin RT @OrpensCider: Where we're at this evening @djbubbles_ie on tunes, lots o tasties @totallydublin @marketbardublin #refreshinglyreal http:… 6:44 pm May-25-2015
- @totallydublin #JPHarris plays #Country Music @Whelanslive with his band the #ToughChoices tonight. http://t.co/ZGj8YRyJ3z 5:01 pm May-25-2015
- @totallydublin 'This feels like it will be cherished by a few'. We review #SimonJoyner’s latest http://t.co/HEACe1qtXr http://t.co/4q8q9DhFDy 3:30 pm May-25-2015
- @totallydublin Gorgeous photography by Samuel Laurence Cunnane. #ARoseByAnyOtherName @kerlingallery until June 20th http://t.co/Dx3ZokCj9X 2:15 pm May-25-2015
- @totallydublin RT @todayfmofficial: Lads, it's like the day after a wedding... that the WHOLE COUNTRY was at!
#HungoverForEquality http://t.co/qsbaMKz8oJ 12:11 pm May-25-2015
- @totallydublin RIP Billo :'( 11:06 am May-25-2015