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Paul McDonald and Helen Noonan are excited to invite you to Bastion, Kinsale’s newest restaurant.

Bastion offers you exceptional food and drinks in the heart of Kinsale, in a relaxed atmosphere, with parties catered for too.

Classic flavor pairings are executed with modern techniques by head chef and proprietor Paul, who has honed his skills working in some of Ireland and...

Santa Rita Medalla Real, Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Chile, 2012 Was €19.99 now €10.99

The Humboldt Current flows up the west coast of Chile, cooling it and lending the Casablanca Valley a longer ripening period so white grapes...

Unique Christmas concoctions such as warm mulled Beamish will be served up at a quirky Victorian pop-up bar in Cork next week. Local cocktail catering company Raise the Bar is organising the event, called Merry Monkey, for Jim Cashmans on Academy Street this Monday, December 22nd from 2pm. This is the company's first sortie into the pop-up scene. Cocktails with a unique twist...

2014 was a very successful year for the Cornstore Restaurant, with the Cork restaurant racking up an impressive tally of awards and commendations.
The Cornstore and its Limerick sister were the only premises outside Dublin to be nominated of the 2014 Cocktail Bar of the Year Awards before winning the national award outright.

At the 2014 Blas na hÉireann awards, Cornstore...

Try your hand at this seasonal drink from across the pond for something a little different this Christmas, but beware: because it contains raw egg it’s not recommended for the elderly, pregnant women, children under four, or people with weakened immune systems. Recipe by Claire Saffitz in association with Bonappetit.com.

Ingredients
Serves 12

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Add a little zing to your Christmas feasting with this light, refreshing classic lemon roulade from The Cornstore on Cornmarket Street in Cork. It’s perfect as an alternative to trifle for your Christmas dessert or as an indulgent snack at any time, with the tang of the lemon cleansing your palate perfectly after all those rich sauces and heavy roasts.

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Two Islands Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, 2013. Was €12.99, now €9.99
 
This Sauvignon Blanc is a clever blend of grapes grown in two different areas: 50% of them are picked late from loamy soil of the Wairau Valley plains, and the other 50% from the more southerly Awatere Valley river terraces.
 
They each bring different...

Blaine Tripp is the new head chef at Cork’s Electric.

Tripp qualified as a Chef in 1988 and worked in New Zealand for a number of years in Junior Chef positions before moving to Sydney in Australia, where he worked in a number of five-star hotels and some of Sydney’s best restaurants. 

He then moved to London to gain experience in some of that city’s...

Ireland’s only milking herd of water buffalo roams free over the hills of north Cork, grazing on the lush pastures and thick grass of Toon Valley near Macroom. The Toon Bridge buffalo have been in resident for just three years but have already become an integral part of the Cork food scene, producing milk for some truly spectacular cheeses.

Toon Bridge Dairy’s head...

Elio Tavolieri of La Tana on Barrack Street is bringing his passion for traditional Neapolitan pizza to Douglas Village this Christmas with his latest venture: Palmento.

His newest pizzeria is on schedule to open next week on the redeveloped site of the old Cashman’s Bookmakers on Church Street in Douglas.

“It has the look and feel of a casual NY pizza joint for...

Tis the season, people! Shopping is under way in earnest, and you’re going to need to find somewhere in town to take a breather and get second wind for the mammoth task of gathering gifts.

No better place for a pit stop than Duke’s Coffee Company on Carey’s Lane, purveyors of fine foods and coffees. Dukes are getting into the Christmas spirit with seasonal offerings...

The Christmas Dinner is a tradition that’s almost universally loved, a time to sit around the table with your nearest and dearest, wear silly hats, repeat the awful jokes from the crackers, eat, drink and be merry. The feast has changed a bit over the last few decades - we’re a nation that’s very fond of turkey at the expense of the old favourite, goose, for instance - but...

We may have our selection boxes, snowballs, chocolate Santas and copious amounts of Christmas cake to keep our sweet tooth at bay but somehow that’s just not enough. If you want to try your hand at some delicious homemade Christmas sweet treats we have picked out three simple festive recipes that would also make fantastic gifts.

Peppermint bark not only looks the part but is...

Everyone has their favourite Christmas cake recipe, handed down through the generations. Whether you like it dark and rich or pale and sweet - or even not at all - it goes without saying that Christmas cake in all its forms can take pride of place as a festive masterpiece. From the booze soaked fruits and festive spices to “feeding” the cake with whiskey for up to twelve weeks you...

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