Thursday, August 23, 2012
Food and Drink Spotting. Fresh Irish Lager!
Food and Drink Spotting
Dinner with Tom Crean
No, not with the famous polar explorer from Kerry but with the lager named after him. Annie’s Gastropub explain all: “We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting an Evening in conjunction with Dingle Brewing Company on Saturday, September 22nd at 6.35pm. A specially designed seven course menu has been created by our talented chefs Michael, Mark & Chris, using Tom Crean's Fresh Irish Lager.
“Tom Crean's Fresh Irish Lager will also be served on draught for the evening. Following the meal there will also be some trad music to entertain diners. Spaces are limited and bookings are already filling up, so please reserve a table early to avoid disappointment. Call 021 4398384 to make a reservation.”
Truly Irish an Award Winner
Truly Irish have been awarded a gold star in the prestigious Great Taste Awards for their ever popular Roasting Back Bacon Joint. The joint, with a 25% less salt content and 1 hour cooking time, proved every bit as successful as the rest of the Truly Irish product range.
This gold star now gives Truly Irish a total of 8 gold stars in the Great Taste Awards, along with bronze and silver in Blas na hEireann awards and three Grand Awards of Excellence in the European Championships (Fins Goustiers du Duché d'Alençon).
Jim McGrath, Chairman of Truly Irish added, “We’re delighted with yet another win at the Great Taste Awards giving Truly Irish the recognition for our high quality Irish products. The support from Irish Retails has been phenomenal and you will see more Truly Irish products on the shelves as we keep moving forward.”
Truly Irish will be present at this year’s National Ploughing Championships so make sure you visit their tent.
A recent report by the UK’s Which magazine had found very high sugar content in cereal bars. Surprise. Surprise!
“All but one of the bars we looked at were high in sugar, with 16 containing more than 30% sugar. While some of the sugar comes from fruit, which provides extra nutritional benefit, only the Nakd Apple Pie doesn't contain any added sugar.
Manufacturers don't make it easy for you to see how much sugar is added as they use several different guises of it in the same bar. Unless you know what to look for at a glance, the ingredients can appear much healthier than they are.”
In total, researchers found 18 different forms of sugar in the bars. See the full Which report here.
Wine? Of course.
Matt, of Curious Wines, has been singing the praises for their upcoming Wine Beginners Course. “It is the perfect introduction to life’s elixir, covering all aspects of wine from how to taste, understanding labels and how wine is made, through to the major grape varieties and the famous wine regions of the world.
Over six informal and fun evenings, you’ll taste while you learn, receiving tasting glasses and notes to keep, and hopefully making some like-minded new friends. Our new course starts on Wednesday 19th of September 2012, over six weeks, one evening per week.”
Where: Curious Wines, Kinsale Road Commercial Centre, Kinsale Road, Cork.
When: every Wednesday for six weeks, starting 19th September 2012, 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
Cost: €90 (€45 for Wine Club members).
To sign up, just call Curious Wines on 1800 99 18 44. But do hurry – you don’t want to be late for school!
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