Thursday, April 25, 2013

Food and Drink Spotting

Food and Drink Spotting

Taste of the Week. Hendricks Gin at Bradley's, North Main St
Three for Tea
Lately, I’ve been buying some premium teas online from Fixx Coffee in Dublin. And I’ve been thoroughly enjoying them.

“Ronnefeldt is synonymous with high quality and exquisite teas blended to perfection. Each portion of tea is presented in the Teavelope which boasts an innovative seal that protects the individual flavour so that neither fragrance, aroma, nor flavour can escape.” 

My purchase included three of these Ronnefeldt teas and they are:

Rooibos Vanilla - A flavoured herbal infusion from South Africa, gently scented with delicate vanilla to create a full bodied taste.

Earl Grey - Full bodied and intensive in flavour, this Darjeeling blend has a refreshing bergamot (citrus) aroma.

Camomile - A herbal infusion of the flowering Camomile herb, this tea has a tangy and aromatic taste, creating a pleasant and relaxing effect.

If you are into this type of tea, you are in for a treat. I am enjoying all three. Perhaps the Rooibos is my favourite but only just. I am just as happy with the other two.

Fixx, best known for their Cuban coffees, – I have their popular Cubita on the go at the moment – also do other teas, including the Cha Teas range, all good.

By the way, if you’d prefer coffee, then I’ve come across a rather good one by Badger and Dodo. Indeed, most of this Cork roaster’s coffees are good but my current favourite is Rwanda Gisuma.

Ballyvolane House Newsletter Spring 2013
Ballyvolane House are looking forward to co-hosting a Garden Open Day at Ballyvolane House from 12 noon to 5pm this coming Sunday, 28 April 2013. 
·         » Tour of the gardens by Jer Green at 2.30pm.
·         » Plant & book sale in the marquee.
·         » Afternoon Tea in the marquee.
·         » Admissions €5 per person & €10 per family.
Did you know that Ballyvolane (in Castlelyons) are open for dinner throughout the spring and summer and always welcome non-residents. They do just one sitting at 8pm and offer a 4-course set menu each evening. Read more here

From Vineyards Direct were in Bordeaux last week tasting the 2012s and were impressed with the quality of the vintage, which was much better than originally thought - added to which, the Bordelais have seen sense and are bringing their prices down.   
“This is a ripe forward vintage that will provide us all with delightful drinking clarets in a few years time. We are kicking off the 2012 En Primeur campaign with what promises to be the biggest bargain of the year - Château Méaume at just €68 per case IN BOND is the perfect affordable every day drinking claret and we highly recommend you stock up.” 
To know more, click here.


A Filipino noodle dish for you!
Fresco Eaterie & Bistro
Remember we serve breakfast from 9 am until 11.30am. Try our porridge with apple and cinnamon, only €2.50.

[Activité] Apprenez à marier le chocolat et le fromage aux #vins à #Bordeaux

We all know about Pork Belly. How about Lamb Belly?

Diva Boutique Bakery
Attention to our Kinsale Customers: you can now buy our fresh baked breads in Kinsale Tues-Fri at the Kinsale Health Food Store! How cool is that?! — at Kinsale Health Store.

The schedule of classes for the next month or two

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