Fri, 04 Dec, 2020
Carolanne Rushe has a way of drawing you in. Talk of her travels and how the vertiginous mounds of aromatic spices in the Qatar souk influenced her cooking is enough to whet any appetite.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019
More than two thirds of children's meals in Irish and British restaurants contain more fat and saturated fat than recommended guidelines, according to new research carried out by Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the University of Roehampton in Britain.
Tue, 11 Jun, 2019
When the Celtic Tiger foundered, ‘fine dining’ Greene’s was especially vulnerable but under Bryan McCarthy, they found a head chef capable of creative response, as he delivered deceptively simple, keenly-priced menus, featuring superb local, seasonal, cultivated and foraged produce, writes
Fri, 15 Feb, 2019
A phrase I hear on a very regular basis is “I’d love your job”. I am never so rude as to demur for any contrary suggestion comes across like Cleopatra screeching at the help that there’s too much cream in her milk bath.
Sat, 05 Jan, 2019
TV chef Rachel Allen is to close her first restaurant for a €1m casual dining reinvention. Rachel’s, on Cork’s Washington St, which opened in March 2017, will close on August 8 for the eight-week revamp.
Fri, 20 Jul, 2018
There was a hotel perched above the harbour in Ardmore where a 10-year-old waif in woolen trunks once earned his lifesaving merit badges over the course of an endless hot summer ‘cough-mumble-mutter’ years ago but it bears scant resemblance to the current incarnation, The Cliff House Hotel, a modernistic structure not unlike a cruise liner where every single space within is designed to draw the gaze out towards the stunning sea views.
Sat, 26 May, 2018
I WAS called a hipster recently — I think it was my pointy shoes with the red laces. I actually took it as a compliment despite the fact that I can’t be a hipster now that I’m in my late 40s, that sobriquet is only for the young. Dublin has many hipster hangouts but hipster central has to be the Bernard Shaw pub in Portobello — they even sell PBR (Google it along with the word ‘Hipster’).
Sat, 05 May, 2018
I HAVE loved Douglas Street for decades, even living there for two mightily and joyously eventful years, but you need to be able for the heady claustrophobia that comes with this off-kilter curve of random buildings, crammed in shoulder to shoulder, most especially during the dark, wet days of winter.
Sat, 17 Feb, 2018