How time passes when you’re having fun. And time has certainly passed for the 11-year-old West Waterford Festival of Food 2018 (April 20-22), an event at which The Menu has, in years gone by, put away more fun than a clown school on nitrous oxide.
Sat, 14 Apr, 2018
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.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
THE art of lunch has taken a serious battering in recent years. Lunch was ‘for wimps’ we were told in the 1980s but nobody ever believed that, and when I began working in Dublin in the 1990s it was high quality lunches that made me excited about restaurants.
Sat, 13 Feb, 2016
The splendid Taste of West Cork food festival (Sept 4-13) rolls around once more with yet another celebration of the food culture of Ireland’s original larder and the mighty programme is more ambitious than ever, 140+ events spanning 32 towns and villages, along with eight islands, throughout West Cork.
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
The annual Irish Food Writers’ Guild Awards, in Dublin’s Michelin-starred L’Ecrivain, is invariably one of the finer beanos in the culinary calendar, with Chef Derry Clarke always putting on an exceedingly fine nosebag, each course based on the produce of a particular award winner.
Sat, 07 Mar, 2015
returns once again with his Yuletide roundup of the very best of 2014 to fill the Christmas Hamper as well as his food awards, The Munchies, a tip of the hat to those who labour long and hard to make local, sustainable Irish produce to a world-class standard.
Sat, 13 Dec, 2014
Former chef and publican, Graham Canning, who saw his pub business in Dublin go to the wall during the Celtic Tiger has, along with his wife and business partner Bernie Canning, received the Supreme Champion accolade at the Blas na hÉireann awards at the Dingle Food Festival.
Mon, 06 Oct, 2014
Currently basking in the glory of the recently-awarded accolade, ‘No 1 Food Town in Ireland’, this year’s incarnation of the Dingle Peninsula Food Festival (Oct 3-5) looks set to surpass previous triumphs with a humdinger of a programme of events.
Sun, 28 Sep, 2014
With his family’s staunch republican background and his posh “West Brit” like tones that have proven a hit with BBC listeners, Ryan Tubridy is in many ways the perfect choice for chronicling the lives of Irish people who have made it big in Britain.
Thu, 07 Nov, 2013
Celebrity chef Derry Clarke has spoken about how he remains in constant pain more than seven months after the death of his son by suicide and has begged those considering suicide to think of the family and friends they will leave behind.
Thu, 08 Aug, 2013