Chateau Maris Old School Rouge, Minervois, France — €14.99

APRIL is Real Wine Month which focuses on minimal intervention “natural” wines and also low intervention ...

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The dining room at Belleek Castle features crushed-velvet seat covers and a curving oak staircase straight out of a fairy-tale forest.

Mayo: Breaking the mould at Belleek Castle

The Restaurant, Belleek Castle,
Ballina, Co Mayo;
tel: 096-22400;
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Veritable feast at 3rd Galway Food festival

The Menu would dearly love to be unwrapping his Easter eggs in Glorious Gaillimh next weekend with the ...

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Roasted Chicken Thighs in Tomato Sauce

One list 5 meals: Roasted Chicken Thighs in Tomato Sauce

Rice for four
A dash of olive oil
8 chicken thighs

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Roast Leg of Spring Lamb with Sea Salt and Mint Sauce

Roast Leg of Spring Lamb with Sea Salt and Mint Sauce

GREAT excitement here, we have just hatched out a clutch of fluffy chicks in time for Easter.

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The Strasbourg Goose's pricing policy seems to have paid dividends but this forces its own limitations.

Cork: Strasbourg Goose

Strasbourg Goose,
17 French Church St,
tel: 021-4279534

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Baked Haddock with Breadcrumbs

One list 5 meals: Baked Haddock with Breadcrumbs

Potatoes for four
4 cloves of garlic, lightly crushed, but left whole
A bunch of rosemary, ...

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Seaweed Crackers

OUR guest speaker at a recent Slow Food event was Sally McKenna, author of Extreme Greens, a book about ...

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Pardal Tempranillo Bodegas Gllegas, Galicia, Spain — €10.80

AH SPAIN. Is there any wonder so many of us go there on holidays every year.

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Special grá for West Waterford Festival of Food

Believing attendance at an Irish food festival is a state of grace any God-fearing Gael should aspire ...

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The Menu: A taste of events around the country

Back when the Ely Banquet for Barnardos 2014 was first announced earlier this year, it was still a historical ...

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Creamy Fish Soup

One list five meals: Creamy Fish Soup

A dash of rapeseed oil
2 onions, sliced
2 leeks, sliced

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Blathnaid's Chocolate Cake

Weekend food with Darina Allen: Blathnaid’s Chocolate Cake

I’VE ONLY just discovered how Mother’s Day came about.

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The menu at Harte's Bar & Grill, Kildare, ticks all the boxes, offering a choice of five starters and eight mains.

Kildare: Harte's is a polished gastro pub

Harte’s Bar & Grill,
Market Square, Kildare;
tel: 045-533557;
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Alpha Zeta “S” Soave 2012, Italy — €12.99

THERE are few wines more iconic than New Zealand’s Cloudy Bay which was founded in 1985 and whose intense ...

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Cork: Bathe in the calm light and muted sounds of Café Serendipity

Café Serendipity,
30 Palace View,
Western Road, Cork.
021 2410466,
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Fine food in Waterford

There comes a time in spring when The Menu pokes his nose into the air and draws deep a draught from ...

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Spiced Flat Fish with a Red Onion Salad

Spiced Flat Fish with a Red Onion Salad

4 flat fish fillets such as plaice, brill or sole
1 tsp of paprika
1 clove of garlic, roughly ...

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Lucknow Chicken Korma

Lucknow Chicken Korma

WHAT a surprise the Indian city of Lucknow was.

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