Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Food and Drink Spotting. Tony Singh, Ballymaloe...

Food and Drink Spotting
Like a Farm Walk in Ballymloe? See below.

Tony Singh to Represent Scotland in 2012 Celtic Cook Off in West Cork

Edinburgh born Tony Singh has established himself as a leading force on the Scottish restaurant scene as co-founder of Oloroso, the highly acclaimed bar and restaurant in the heart of Scotland’s dynamic capital city.

For over 20 years, Tony has pushed the boundaries of culinary innovation, combining his Sikh upbringing with his love of Scottish produce.  He first dabbled with cooking on a Youth Training Scheme at Scottish & Newcastle, which led him to Telford College in Edinburgh and the completion of an OND in Hotel Management.  His distinctive style soon developed and made him hot property in restaurant circles, leading to positions with The Royal Yacht Britannia, The Balmoral Hotel, Greywalls, Royal Scotsman Train, and Gravetye Manor.

The Cook Off takes place next September. Event details here.

 Take a Farm Walk at the Ballymaloe Cookery School this summer. Maybe take a course. All the info in their SummerNewsletter.

@BiaSasta is planning a pig feast @biasasta is planning a Pig Feast (on May 25th, not June).  All the details and more here.


Save the 30th of May in your diary! There is an evening of New Zealand wine-tasting in Annie's Gastropub. “We will have a vineyard representative from Forrest Estate Wines, along with Conor O' Brien from James Nicholson Wines with us on the night to discuss the wines on offer. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page & Twitter for further details! Or call us on 021-4398384”.

Kate Lawlor of Fenns Quay  @FennsQuay tells me that on the 31st of May, in association with @ggunnigan of Liberty Wines, they will be hosting a food & wine night to launch their new wine list.

Before all that there is an Australian Wine Tasting in L’Atitude 51 on May 23rd. Keep an eye on the Facebook page,  though I don’t see up there at the moment.


Cooking with Avonmore: barbecue treats, competitions, recipes and more

Chocolate-cupcakes-with-flaming strawberries:

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