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Ballsbridge Welcomes Opening of Shelbourne Social by Dylan McGrath

  The major new restaurant-bar from chef, restaurateur and TV personality Dylan McGrath marks a groundbreaking moment for the social life of south Dublin. Dylan McGrath — the restaurateur behind some of Dublin’s hottest dining and social venues, namely Fade Street Social, Rustic Stone, Bonsai Bar, Taste and Brasserie Sixty6 — has opened the doors to his newest venue Shelbourne Social in the south Dublin district of Ballsbridge. The chef, businessman and TV personality, together View More »

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Food On The Edge 2018

Clare Yazbeck is a writer and photographer based in Co. Clare. She writes about slow living, food and creatives at and on Instagram @slowdiaries. This piece first appeared on her blog which we highly recommend you check out.      When I think of some of the best conversations I’ve had, they are defined more by the questions they have raised than any neat solutions they’ve offered. Finding the space to come together to ask searching questions, View More »

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Urban Brewing in Dublin Docklands Wins ‘Foodie Award’

  Dublin Docklands dining and microbrewery destination Urban Brewing, located in the CHQ Building, was announced the winner of the Foodie Award category at the 2018 Docklands Business Awards on Thursday the 22nd of November at a ceremony attended by business leaders in the Gibson Hotel. The Foodie Award recognises Urban Brewing’s excellence in Irish food and ambience. Urban Brewing was presented with the overall 2018 Foodie Award by Declan Coppinger, Marketing Finance Manager at View More »

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Salut! Top Spanish chef joins Stack A Restaurant at Urban Brewing for an evening to unite beer and food lovers

Each dish on an exquisite 6-course menu has been carefully chosen to enhance the flavour notes of featured beers by Urban Brewing, O’Hara’s Brewery and Estrella Galicia. Guest chef Xosé Torres Cannas of Michelin star Pepe Vieira restaurant in Galicia, Spain joins Stack A Restaurant and Urban Brewing brewmasters for a unique event. A very special ‘#DiscoverTheUnexpected — Top Chefs Meet International Master Brewers’ event which, in a unique twist, pairs elegant food with delicate View More »

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Is Cheffing a Good Career Choice? Renowned Irish Chefs Come Together to Promote the Positives of Cheffing as a Career

This autumn, chefs across the country have been gathering to discuss why being a chef is a great career choice, and working together on how best to promote the profession to chefs of the future, and how to make the industry the best it can be. This will culminate in the launch of a new ‘Better Kitchen Workplace Charter’ on the 20th of November at an event in the offices of LinkedIn, Dublin. Chef Network Skillnet, the training arm of Ireland’s professional chef community Chef Network View More »

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Natural Wine Week Takes Place in Galway this Month

  Natural wine is being celebrated and explored this November by JP McMahon’s trio of restaurants, Aniar Restaurant, Cava Bodega and Tartare Café + Wine Bar with a week of free talks, as well as dinners and tastings taking place from the 19th to the 25th of November. JP McMahon’s food philosophy encompasses the best of local, artisan and seasonal produce, with an emphasis on sustainable eating, and a passion for organic, natural and biodynamic wine is in keeping with this View More »

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Dine in Galway Dishes Up An Exciting Week Celebrating Local Food to Mark European Region of Gastronomy

Hundreds of restaurants, cafés and bars across Galway city and county are partnering with local food producers for Dine In Galway week, 5-11 November 2018. Galway’s restaurants, cafés and bars are teaming up with local food producers for a European Region of Gastronomy extravaganza of the best of Galway food during Dine In Galway week taking place between the 5th and the 11th of November. Programme co-ordinator for ERoG, Galway Elaine Donohue said, “We are delighted and proud that View More »

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Only One Week to go until Food On The Edge 2018

  With only one week to go until the award-winning two-day global food symposium, Food On The Edge 2018, the anticipation is building for the gathering of world-class international chefs, food leaders and experts in Galway, Ireland, on the 22nd and 23rd of October. The two-day programme will feature 15-minute talks, panel discussions and masterclasses involving more than 60 international and Irish participants who will take to the stage in the Bailey Allen Hall at the National View More »

ERoG programme coordinator Elaine Donohue and Galway County Council's Alan Farrell with Marguerite Heanue of Kylemore Abbey & Gardens

Galway European Region of Gastronomy Celebrates Sixteen Blas na hÉireann Awards

Sliabh Aughty Honey takes home Best in Farmers Market Galway and Kylemore Abbey & Gardens wins Best in County Galway. It was a bonanza weekend for eight Galway artisan food producers who between them took home sixteen Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards announced at the Dingle Food Festival, Co Kerry on the 6th of October, with representatives from Galway, West of Ireland European Region of Gastronomy also in attendance, along with the Gastronomy Van, to champion the County Galway food View More »

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Get Cold Season Ready With BeeActiv Raw Ivy Honey and Lozenges

There is more than one good reason to stock up on BeeActiv Raw Ivy Honey this autumn; with cold season approaching the high-achieving BeeActiv Raw Ivy Honey has antibacterial properties and is attributed with having health benefits for chest problems including chesty coughs. The honey is produced by Irish honey bees feeding on ivy flowers. The small green flowers open from September to November until the first hard frost of the year. Conan McDonnell and Michael Geary — both View More »


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