Thursday, March 7, 2013

Food and Drink Spotting

Food and Drink Spotting


Did you know that Manning’s in Ballylickey have a Wines of the Month promotion, a red and white wine at a special price of €9.99.

Andrew: “This month we're going French...
White: This exotic blend of Grenache Blanc and Vermentino is unashamedly made in the style of the great white Chateauneuf du Papes. Boy, does it cut the mustard. This is a great discovery wine and a serious bargain.
Red: This easy drinking, juicy, Gamay has flavours and aromas of cherries and violets. A great and economical alternative to the Beaujolais reds.”

While you’re checking the wine, might also be worth your while to run the eye over their top gourmet olive oils from a revived Algarve estate.  The oil is pressed cold and each of the four varieties has its own characteristics and Manning’s even have a taster pack so you can try them all before choosing.
For more info click here.

Midleton Farmers Market Photo Contest
“Midleton Farmers Market are delighted to announce that we will be holding a photography competition beginning on Saturday the 16th of March and running up until Saturday the 30th of March. Come on down to the market to capture the foodie atmosphere, then upload your photo to the Midleton Farmers Market Facebook page and the photo with the most likes wins a great prize: a one-day cookery course at Ballymaloe and the runner up wins a half day course at Ballymaloe.

We also have a professional category: Photographers are asked to submit 3 photos taken at Midleton Farmers Market between 16th, 23rd or 30th of March to the panel of expert judges before the 5th of April. A gmail account will be set up and entries can be sent to this (gmail account given during registration)
Prize for this category include: Voucher for MacSweeney's Photography shop and O’Conaill’s Chocolate Surprise.
Special family entertainment on each Saturday. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details on this.”

RAI Chefs placement programme
“Finding chefs is still very much part of our agenda and we have two pilot schemes starting in the coming months. The Department of Social Protection have earmarked two areas with strong numbers of people on social benefits with chef experience - the Inner city in Dublin and Kilkenny city. We are currently looking for restaurants to participate in a hospitality jobs fair on Tuesday March 12th in the Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny and another on Thursday March 14th in the Ashling Hotel Dublin. If you would be interested in taking a stand free of charge please contact the RAI office on 01-6779901.

Cecina is made by curing the hind legs of beef (instead of ham). It has a delicate beef taste (like carpaccio) but a bit more savoury and with final note of smokiness. It’s considered a delicacy and in comparison with certain grades of jamon serrano, this is considered a much better option. Take a look here

Coffee Morning in aid of Diabetes Ireland.
A Diabetic Screening and coffee morning with lots of scones and cakes taking place next Friday March 8th 10am-12md. Venue: The Rising Tide. Details here

Bierhaus Cork ‏@BierhausCork
Rogue beer launch night is Thurs 21/03 from 8pm, should be a great night @BierhausCork

Real Olive Markets ‏@RealOliveMarket
Everything you ever wanted to know about buffalo but were afraid to ask, and lots more besides... 

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