Valerie O’Connor has a Proustian moment when a simple question prompts a trip to the land of dinner in the middle of the day and a time when tea was had at teatime.Read article
Metalman Heat Sink Smoked Chilli Porter , 5.0% ABV; 330ml — €2.80
Metalman from Waterford were the first of the Irish craft brewers to invest in a canning line as they believe freshness in beer is paramount (and I agree).
He shall cover it in more detail next week but The Menu can hardly contain himself at the prospect of the imminent Taste of West Cork food festival (September 9-18) with over 170 events taking place in 32 towns and villages and eight islands across the West Cork region.Read article
On a recent visit to London I got to Palomar in Rupert Street in the heart of Theatreland. I’ve been wanting to go for ages but could never get a table.Read article
SALADS were eaten in ancient Roman times, the word “salad” derives from “sal”, the Latin for salt.Read article
The autumn is wine fair season in Irish supermarkets. Aldi was first out of the blocks last Sunday with an intriguing selection of wines from around the world at their usual low prices.Read article
The Old Town Chinese Restaurant in Dublin 1 is an authentic Sichuan Chinese restaurant serving large portions of tasty and very inexpensive regional food.Read article
IT puts pep in our sandwiches, works well with eggs, salads and adds more flavour to fresh vegetable dishes, cooked chickpeas and lentils — ham has a lot going for it.Read article
The Menu shall be polishing the cutlery, putting an iron to the table linen and airing out the ‘good room’ in anticipation of a very special meal.
Carmel Somers’ new venture houses a welcoming café on the ground floor; upstairs, a cookery school by day hosts the nighttime restaurant.Read article
It is no great revelation that our tastes in wine frequently change with time.Read article
Jamie Oliver’s new book is stuffed with simple, healthy recipes with the aim to encourage adults and children to spend more time in the kitchen.Read article
I spent a few days recently on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, I taught a course here at the Cookery School entitled ‘A Taste of Istanbul’.Read article
The Menu has long been meaning to make mention of the wonderful little Garden Café, sited in a Victorian glasshouse perched just above the heart of Blackpool, and a wonderful combination of pop-up supper and photo exhibition has given him ample reason to do so.Read article
Porterhouse Plain Porter, 5.0% ABV; 330ml — €2.10
A short tribute this week to the remarkable vision of Oliver Hughes who died suddenly over the August Bank Holiday.
If you are grilling at home any of the southern Rhones below will work well. I’ve included one white in case you are cooking fish or would like an aperitif.Read article
The Burren Storehouse opened earlier this year. It is strictly a casual dining spot where the menu changes daily.Read article