Showing posts with label Food and Drink Spotting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food and Drink Spotting. Show all posts

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Food and Drink Spotting

Food and Drink Spotting
Ballymaloe Pop-up at Brown Thomas

Ballymaloe have hit the city with their new pop-up wine shop upstairs at Brown Thomas, by the Table Restaurant. Their new space has quite a catchy design and you can’t miss it!

The shop opened last Thursday and I called this week and had a great chat with Colm McCan and Fionn Little. Colm, the sommelier at Ballymaloe, tells me the older wines and natural wines are being kept in their on-site Eurocave which has three temperature settings. “It will be just like getting the bottle from the cellars in Ballymaloe.

Colm, as you probably know, is very keen on his sherry and has quite a few on display here, including some En Rama. But Port lovers are not forgotten and Madeira fanciers have a good selection to choose from.

Colm is looking forward to having a few tastings in the store over the coming weeks and he is also high-lighting the Wine Geese events with a fine display of wines with Irish connections.

The wine shop has something for everyone. Colm: “We have wines from €12.50 upwards, bubbles from €14.95.” So why not pop in to the pop up and have a chat with the friendly folks there and see what suits you from the large selection on offer.

Cloudberry Bakery 
Cloudberry Bakery are also new to the Emporium in Brown Thomas. Had a chat with Sam and she told me they make artisan cakes and desserts - anything from colourful cakepops and cupcakes, to show-stopping wedding cakes. “Our ingredients include Belgian chocolate, unsalted butter, Madagascan vanilla and local free-range eggs.”

Sampled their chocolate brownie which was gorgeous but the bite that really caught my attention was of one of their tempting Macarons. This was the lemon, made using with their own lemon curd. It was different to the norm and absolutely delicious! So now you have two calls to make when next you’re in Brown Thomas.

Shorts, from the net
Amicus Restaurant We attended the Eat the Street Awards Ceremony at the weekend. A very entertaining and fun event! Not only are these girls excellent restaurant critics, they are also talented singers, dancers and actors! We took away two awards: Spiciest Food for our chicken wings and Best Service for the warm welcome, friendly staff and the nicest Manager they had ever met. (Damien)
O’Donovan’s Off Licence Do YOU want to win tickets to INDIEPENDENCE Music & Arts Festival this Summer? All you have to do is create an object out of empty cans or bottles and upload the picture of your finished piece through our competition tab or through private mail!

Manning's Emporium We are looking for an experienced barista and deli counter assistant. Ideally someone who would have basic knowledge of Irish Farmhouse cheese and an interest in artisan food products. If this sounds like you or someone you know please email with contact details.

Griffin’s Garden Centre
Tomorrow is Fiver Friday and what a great menu:
A Home-grown Salad Dish and Granny Griffin's Home-baked Brown Bread with Free Tea or Coffee for just €5!
Aghabullogue Angus Beef Hotpot topped with sautéed potatoes (gluten free)
Breaded Fillet of Haddock served with chips and a homemade tartar sauce
served from 12:30pm, only while stocks last!

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All the way from Cairo...Raspberry Dirt Cake at DUKES Pâtisserie & Tea Lounge in Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Amazing raspberry butter cream!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Food and Drink Spotting

Food and Drink Spotting
Philip Mahon, new chef at
Citron in Dublin's Fitzwilliam

Dine-in Cinema? Could it catch on here?
One of my Foodspotting correspondents, US based Critsy, recently went to eat at the cinema, at Hurricane at AMC Esplanade 14 in Phoenix, AZ.

“Watching “Fast & Furious 6” with hubby (while waiting for the kids to finish golf tournament. :) These dine-in theaters are getting more popular, so this theater converted itself into one. There’s a more “posh” dine-in place up north in Scottsdale, and their service and food’s much better, but for just drinks and alcoholic beverage, this one’s reasonably priced and nice plush home theater seats. Press the button and it beckons the server to take your order.

It's a theater with wide, plush seats with a swivel table that you can pull in front of you to put your food. So it's a specifically designed dine- in theater. These are popular in Asia too. :)”

Philip Mahon joins Citron Restaurant 
The award winning Citron Restaurant of the Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin is delighted to announce the appointment of new Head Chef Philip Mahon.

Philip joins the Citron team from the kitchen of Harvey Nichols in Dundrum, Dublin. His extensive experience includes working in top restaurants in the United States, and collaborating with renowned chef Marcus Wareing at the Michein star-winning restaurant The Berkeley, London. Since his return to Ireland, Philip has held positions in Gordon Ramsey’s Ritz Carlton, and Dublin's Michelin Starred Mint with Dylan Mcgrath.

Philip is a Dublin native, born and raised in Sutton. His cooking style is light and contemporary with modern influences, and emphasises the need to support artisan Irish growers and suppliers, as well as take advantage of what each season and surrounding environment has to offer.

For Citron bookings, and to find out more about The Fitzwilliam Hotel's luxurious package deals, check out

Elderflower Hunt Tomorrow
The Butler’s Pantry is hosting a fun Elderflower Hunt on Friday 28th June from 6pm at Blackrock Park (meet at Booterstown Dart Station entrance to Blackrock Park).  The evening will begin with a brief talk by Eoin Warner of The Butler’s Pantry on the Elder tree and the different culinary uses of Elderflower.  This is followed by a walk around the park where everyone can gather elderflower (remember to have your scissors and basket at the ready!).  On arrival back at the start there will be a tasting of Elderflower Cordial and Elderflower Turkish Delight and some other tasty nibbles from The Butler’s Pantry and everyone will receive a selection of recipes to take home with them.
 This fantastic hunt is open to all and is compliments of The Butler’s Pantry.  Check out the Butler’s Pantry on twitter and facebook for more details. Places are limited so anyone interested please email before Wednesday 26th June @ 5pm to book your place.

Isaacs Restaurant Cork
On July the 18th we will be open for lunch & serving dinner from 5pm to facilitate people going to the concert. Call 021 4503805 to make a reservation.  Concert info here. 

Castle Hotel in Macroom
The wedding team at the boutique 4 star Castle Hotel in Macroom, Co. Cork would like to extend an invitation to you to sample its wedding offering on Sunday, 30 June between 12pm- 4pm. With a wealth of experience and reputation for elegance, style and impeccable service, the wedding team at the 4* Castle Hotel, Macroom, Co. Cork will showcase more than 10 suppliers at its bespoke wedding afternoon. More details here.

Anyone for Strawberries?

It is Wimbledon  time and that means strawberry time. The people at All-Recipes UK and Ireland have lots of ideas as to what to do with your favourite fruit: strawberries in Pimms, Sparkling Strawberry Gin, Tennis Ball Truffles and much more. Check them all out here  and maybe add one of your own. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Food and Drink Spotting. A Friday Special.

Food and Drink Spotting. A Friday Special.
Cornstore Head Chef Mike Ryan launches their Seafood Summer Collection
Cornstore focus on local produce and in-house innovation
with Summer Seafood and Infused Cocktail Collection.
Sticking to their ethos of ‘quality food sourced locally’ – Munster restaurant group the Cornstore now bring you the bounty of our local seas, with the launch of their Summer Seafood Collection. The menu positively showcases the freshest fish and seafood, delivered daily from only the most reputable suppliers.   

Seafood enthusiasts and crustacean connoisseurs can expect anything from Whole Baked Fish wrapped in seaweed and fresh herbs to Natural Rock Oysters on ice with Himalayan salt and lemon juice, and if your taste buds aren’t watering yet, a Whole Grilled Lobster with clarified butter might just do the trick.

However, it’s not just the chefs having all the fun this summer. The group’s resident mixologists have taken on the task of ageing fruit and plant based elixirs in-house resulting in a range of signature infused cocktails. ‘In recent years we’ve seen an increase in flavoured spirits and liquors across our shelves’, said restaurateur Padraic Frawley. ‘We’ve decided to prove that nothing can beat the real thing and our customers love the fact that we’ve always got something new to try’.

Specialising in seafood and steak, the group’s restaurants are located in both Cork and Limerick. Just last month they launched an in-house beef dry-ageing process in each location – being the first restaurant group in Ireland to invest in such an initiative. This current project looks like the perfect summer marriage, sure to see these restaurants become a pilgrim destination for any seafood and cocktail lovers.

Carewswood Garden Centre & Café: “every gardener’s cup of tea!”

 In a bright and airy premises, that also offers a crafts shop with a range of beautiful gifts for the home and garden as well as practical items such as tools and planters, Carewswood Garden Centre also boasts a homely café, where you can find “a range of delicious freshly baked goods and local artisan and organic foods which prides itself on ‘honest food’ with no artificial colourings or preservatives.”

Carewswood is a destination suited to all the family with an on-site playground to keep children entertained. They can also visit the estate’s hens which provide fresh eggs for the café.  And of course parents will be able to entice children into eating all their greens by letting them pick out their own vegetables to grow.  

The renewal of Carewswood, which reopened in April, is the brainchild of a passionate and energetic young couple Daniel Leahy and Juulika Lomp (pictured) who hope that by combining their horticultural and culinary skills and through nurture and care, it will grow to become Cork’s favourite garden centre.  They also pride themselves on a strong eco friendly ethos. Along with using as many recycled materials as possible in the refurbishments of the property, they also use recyclable and biodegradable materials where possible and have a motto not to waste anything.

Since opening its doors this April, the Garden Centre and Café have seen their visitors grow day by day as horticulturalists and day-trippers alike discover their unique and scenic location. The Centre is set within a traditional 19th Century walled garden, Carewswood is only a half-hour drive from Cork City and is a great destination for those with green fingers as it has a wide range of plants, shrubs, flowers and grow your own vegetables, along with the necessary tools, books and of course, expert advice.

Barbeques With Planking???

Another great culinary suggestion from Executive Chef Niall Hill at The Butler’s Pantry –

Award winning purveyors of hand-made Irish food, The Butler’s Pantry, are offering a new and exciting way to add the wow factor to your barbeques this summer with their Red Cedar Planks which will be on sale in all ten of its shops in Dublin and Wicklow from this Monday.

Cedar Planks offer a modern method of experiencing back-to nature cooking that cooks and smokes meat, fish, seafood, fruit, vegetables and cheese in a uniquely woody, tender and aromatic style. 

The Butler’s Pantry Executive Chef Niall Hill, said of Plank cooking, “When I first came across planking when working in Canada many years ago, it was like a light went off in my head.  It opened up a whole new avenue of cooking ideas that I had never explored before for grilling and hot smoking almost every type of food from cheese, meat, fish, to fruit and vegetables right across to desserts, the list of dishes you can cook on a plank is endless.”

Niall has also developed a number of unique recipes for you to try for both sweet and savoury foods as well as serving suggestions for al fresco dining and plank parties! (see attached).

Made of local red cedar wood and measuring 2 ft x 1 ft the barbeque plank is available in all The Butler’s Pantry Shops in Bray, Clontarf, Donnybrook, Greystones, Monkstown, Mount Merrion Avenue, Rathgar, Sandycove and Sandymount, priced €3.95 each.

Remember plank cooking is not just for summer but can be done all year end as it gets best results with the lid closed on the BBQ. A great way to have summer time cooking 365 days of the year!

For Just €44.50 you get A 3 course meal at Star Anise and a ticket to the "Best Man" now showing at the Everyman....

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Food and Drink Spotting

Food and Drink Spotting

Taste of the WeekSuperb pink lemonade by Walshe's Juices.

10 years in Ireland:  Wines from Spain 
• Undoubtedly Ireland’s largest wine event of the autumn 
• Over 350 Spanish wines on show, showcased by 23   importers 

Join  in  the  celebrations  and  toast  the  10th  Anniversary   of  Wines  from  Spain  in  Ireland.    This September, Spanish wines will celebrate all   the   way   from   Madrid   to   Dublin   in   style,   to   toast   the   10th   edition   of   the   Annual   Spanish Wine Fair.   
September  11st  at  the  prestigious  Shelbourne  Hotel,  an  unprecedented  number  of   Irish  importers,  23,  exhibiting  the  best  from  their  Spanish  portfolio  with  over  350   wines.  Ten  Spanish  wineries  from  exciting  regions  around  Spain  and  new  to  the   Irish   Market,   will   showcase   their   wines.   In   total,   wines   from   over   30   different   Designations  of  Origin  will  be  on  hand  to  taste  at  this  special  occasion. 

Creating  a  buzz  this  year,  is  the  Pop-­up  Wine  series  .    Pop in for the ‘5 terroir on   Irish thalami ́ master classes.  Throughout the day, the five wine seminars will bring   5   very   special   Irish   importers   and   Spanish   winemakers   together   in   a   relaxed   atmosphere.    Read more here... 

West Cork Hotel
Whiskey Galore! Our 1st Snug Whiskey Tasting is happening on Thursday 27th June. You will get to try 5 drams, have a few nibbles & a good informal chat about Whiskey. €19.50 per person and you will get a copy of tasting notes to take away. Contact Sascha to book.
Keep eyes peeled for a whiskey related comp.

Pandora Bell’s New Irish Cream Liqueur Fudge
(available from July 22nd 2013)

 Pandora Bell is thrilled to launch a new Irish Cream Liqueur Fudge. This delicious premium crumbly butter fudge is flavoured with Irish Cream Liqueur to turn the divine the purely sublime.
 The new fudge partners the original Crumbly Butter Fudge in the Pandora Bell range.  Pandora Bell’s Fudge is rich and crumbly with a very generous helping of butter. It is made traditionally, cooled naturally and broken by hand for that magical ‘once upon a time’ taste.  The ultimate treat for lovers of high quality fudge… made in the traditional homemade style packed with the highest quality ingredients, and no compromise.
 Pandora Bell’s fudge is all gluten free.  It contains no artificial colours or flavours and no added preservatives.
 Pandora Bell’s is stocked in Fine Food and gift shops nationwide including Harvey Nichols, Fallon & Byrne, Avoca, McCambridges Galway and Country Choice in Limerick and Nenagh… and is also available from

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites.
Chowzter Food for Thought: Did you know? The Popsicle was invented by an 11 year old boy who first called them epsicles (his name was Frank Epperson) - 18 years later he patented the invention and it became popsicles.

The lowdown on Samphire by Fenn’s Quay’s Kate Lawlor

 Beet Carpaccio with Caramelized Goat Cheese

Good luck bloggers!"@BlogAwardsIE: We just this second opened nominations for Blog Awards Ireland… #blogawardsIE"

Inishfood 2013: The Feast of the Chieftains 
RTÉ Food
It's week four of our guest series of features from the top Irish food bloggers. For Afternoon Tea week - Dermot of Gas Mark Seven delves into afternoon tea and finds a little necessary comfort. Plus check out four of his very own special recipes including a delicious coffee cake and smoked salmon and cream cheese finger sandwiches

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Food and Drink Spotting

Food and Drink Spotting

Stop on the road west!  Manning’s Emporium.

When I head west to Kerry, particularly to the Kenmare area, I often take the long way over the spectacular Healy Pass.

A pit stop is usually needed and the number one call is to Manning’s Emporium in Ballylickey. Last week was no exception and it was a delight to again meet up with the always busy Andrew and Laura and also with founder Val who, handicapped by a hand injury, wasn't as busy as usual!

And what a spread they served up for an early lunch: charcuterie, local cheeses (including Crozier Blue, a favourite of mine), bread, olives, sundried tomatoes and a gorgeous Jalapeno jelly. And, once again, a pot of their superb loose leaf tea.

The previous Sunday, they had celebrated World Cherry Day in style and one of the highlights was the Lustau Amontillado with McCarthy's Kanturk amontillado black pudding. Got a sample of that black pudding and, boy, you’ve got to hand it to the butcher from Kanturk!

And, as usual, Manning’s will have more events for you to enjoy throughout the year. Stay in touch with the enterprising emporium here. 

Ballymaloe LitFest Returns!

The recent Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine, which was the first ever Literary Festival in Ireland dedicated to the celebration of food and wine, will take place again in 2014. The dates of the 2014 Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine are May 16-May 18.

Sally Bee’s Burger for The Mend!
Sally Bee’s cookbooks are among the most popular and well used in this house. Here she tells us how to make a healthy burger.

“A couple of weeks ago I appeared on Channel 4's What cooking.
I was asked to make a healthy burger for upcoming pop band 'The MEND". I used beef and Turkey mince to keep the fat content low and added dried cranberries for extra moisture and sweetness. This is a great one to get the kids cooking and teaches them how to enjoy a delicious 'treat' but still make it healthy.  View the video here:
Need more info on Albarino? Check this out.
Worth listening to David Whelehan on and Albariño. Thanks David.
Vittorio Castellani
I pani del Mondo protagonisti con Chef Kumalé al Festival del Pane di Prato, sabato 8 e domenica 9 giugno
Breads of the world starring with Chef Kumalé Bread Festival, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June (Translated by Bing)

Smoked paprika goat's cheese bite at the Guggenheim Museum:

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Food and Drink Spotting

Food and Drink Spotting

The Long Table
Cloughjordan House, in association with Glenisk, The Gathering and Tipperary Food Producers, are holding a Long table dinner on Saturday the 29th June at 7.30 to celebrate authentic Irish food with a chance (for those who wish) to partake in the afternoon in the preparation for the evening long table banquet in the Cookery School of Cloughjordan house on Friday and Saturday.

A night with a difference with a chance to enjoy the fruits of your labours at the Long Table style that allows the chance to meet new people: gents be prepared to be moved 2 seats along after each course.

Listen to the delectable Susannah de Wrixon sing some of the old classics from the 60s and 70s relaxing in the gardens around the famous Cloughjordan House patio heaters: (old wheelbarrows filled with wood fires)
Enjoy the art exhibition in the Ballroom of two renowned local artists Jenny Fox  and Siobhan Leonard.  

Doneraile Farmers' Market
With the newest addition of doll house designs Ireland we are really opening up our market to some wonderful high end crafts which includes Irish Oak and Rope and the fabulous locally grown plants and herbs of Little Acre certainly brighten up the Sunday atmosphere. Add to that a range of IRISH products made in local Kitchens ( yes they are all HSE approved)
Throw in The courtyard tea rooms for that spot of light lunch and producers who are not only proud of their products but are constantly honing their skills and you have a really different Farmers Market set in the truly lovely Doneraile Park with beautiful walks, a play ground and wild life. Can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday. Come join us and see for yourself. Next market June 2nd 11 am - 3pm

Today is the start of a huge week for me. This Thursday is an absolute honour for me to have been asked to do a reading from my book, The Hooker in the Lobby, at The Listowel Writers week and then on Saturday, I'll be sitting on the couch with Brendan O'Connor on The Saturday Night Show. This has all happened because of all the interaction that YOU GUYS have had with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube over the last few years. I owe you all big time!!!!

To celebrate me being on with Brendan O'Connor this Saturday, I am running a 'Pre Saturday Night Show Special'. Our Early Bird menu offers 2 or 3 courses for €25 & €29, but for this one night only, I am going to include a FREE bottle of House Wine per couple too. You just have to be in and ordered before 6.30pm. If you decide to eat off our A La Carte Dinner Menu, then I will take 10% off your food bill & throw in the wine. It means you can be fed and wined and back home with the feet up to watch Treyvaud in action. If you want to come in as a bigger table, it's still one bottle of House wine free per two people!!! (ie, table of 6 gets 3 free bottles!!!)
This is a limited availability and its first come first served!! Call us on 064 66 33062 and make sure to quote the 'Pre Saturday Night Show Special' when making your booking!!! (if you are not in and ordered before 6.30, it doesn't count. No matter who you are!!!)
L'Atitude 51
For the second year in a row L’Atitude 51 will be welcoming all participants in the Cork City Marathon and their supporters for some free canapés and pizza from 11 am till 3 pm on Monday 3rd June.

Avail of our Special Offer running (excuse the pun ;-) on Saturday and Monday:

- a glass of our house white or red wine with a platter of 3 cheeses or 3 charcuterie for €10.50 from 12 to 4 pm
- Coffee or tea and a brioche or croissant (with jam and butter) for €3.50 from opening time...

We will open early to accommodate supporters and runners. Remember we are right next to the City Hall, so come and say hello when you pick up your registration pack or after the race on Monday.

We hope you all are ready for the BIG DAY and we wish you a great race and obviously the perfect weather!!!

Blas Awards 2013
Friday is the early bird deadline for the Blas na hEireann, Irish Food Awards 2013

These National Irish Food Awards celebrate and reward the very best tasting Irish food and drink products, and the passionate, driven producers who make it.   This year we are offering entrants an opportunity to avail of the same rate as 2012, €35 per entry if entered before 31st of May. Any entries received after this date and up until 15th July will be at a charge of €

Via Facebook Ballinacurra House
Ballinacurra House Kinsale – Open House Wedding Fair & Cookery Demonstration

Ballinacurra House Kinsale, won the best “Exclusive Wedding Venue of Year Award”, in the annual Weddings Online Awards 2013 – and to mark the occasion, will be holding an Open House Wedding Fair on Sat & Sun June 8 & 9. 

The Open Days will introduce the culinary talents of newly appointed Award Winning Head Chef David Rice – who will also present Cookery Demonstrations at 1pm & 3pm Daily
David worked as a senior chef at Dublin’s Michelin star restaurant Chapter One and also won Best Chef in Limerick at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards 2010.


Spread the word: Sunday Market in Kilcrohane 11am to 1pm taking place weekly until September

Santiago coffee sale plus  Winners of World Barista Championship 2013

Seafood & Shanty Ballycotton
If you were wondering what to do before and after the Seafood & Shanty Ballycotton activities check out this website for more details of what Ballycotton has to offer!

2013 Food champions sought, nominations open Tuesday 4 June, and must be received on or before noon on Friday 14 June

Flemings Restaurant
It is time to book your Summer BBQ with colleagues from work - Give us a call to discuss the menus that suit you! 021 482 1621...Our Terrace Awaits!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Food and Drink Spotting

Food and Drink Spotting
Darina Allen stepping it out at Ballycotton!
Seafood and Song in Ballycotton
All the Ballycotton businesses have teamed up together to offer a June Bank Holiday weekend of seafood, shanty, free family entertainment and the famous Ballycotton craic to all.

“Come and see everything Ballycotton has to offer this June Bank Holiday weekend. Officially opening with a Seafood demonstration on the pier by Darina Allen on 3pm Saturday, the aim of this weekend is to promote Ballycotton and have fun as we do!

This is the first time all our local businesses have pulled together and pooled their resources to offer a weekend of FREE family entertainment… on Saturday on the pier there will be arts and crafts, puppet shows, decorating cookies, make your own pottery, fish and wine tasting, face painting, cookery demonstrations, treasure hunt, singing contest and much more and on Sunday in the village more of the same and more!

Come and enjoy the local talent as they try to win the ‘Freedom of Ballycotton’ much sought after prize with their Shanty singing!

Boat trips from the pier will also be available at a reasonable price and DJ Mossie from The Blackbird will be at the end of the pier encouraging children young and old to shanty for your seafood!

See the website at  and keep up with our FB updates for more information.”

10 Euro for a family - no matter how big the family!!!!!) Puppet shows, decorate your own cookie, make your own pottery, arts and crafts, free ice cream for kids in fancy dress etc - all free and no admission charge. Families are struggling and we want to show Ballycotton at its best.

Sherry Baby at L’Atitude 51!

“At L'Atitude 51, we're pretty passionate about all things wine-related, so we're uber-excited to be taking part in World Sherry Day!!!!

We've got a number of fantastic sherries lined up for the weekend for you to try - from dry and zesty fino's to nutty oloroso's and the much-talked-about en-rama (unfiltered) manzanilla's.

We'll be going a little Spanish for the weekend and serving up some delicious Spanish Tapas to match.

Join us from 24th - 26th May as we pay homage to this much misunderstood drink.

PS Tell all your Spanish friends!

Duchess Tea Rooms

“My favourite tea to drink on a lovely hot day like today is Peppermint very refreshing and versatile, so why not try making your own Peppermint iced tea.

1 cup fresh mint leaves, washed
3-4 green tea bags (use organic/natural)
Honey or agave, fresh lavender leaves (optional)

Place mint leaves in a large glass or BPA-free plastic pitcher. Crush gently with clean hands. Add tea bags, and pour hot water over top, leaving a few inches of room. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours. Remove tea bags; serve over ice. Add honey or agave to sweeten and a few fresh lavender leaves, if you have them on hand.

New Summer Beer Exclusively available from Market Lane & The Castle Cafe

“We are delighted to have agreed with The White Gypsy Brewery that they will tailor-make a seasonal beer to go with a dish from our summer menus being served in The Castle Café and Market Lane.
Our first summer beer will be a Weissbier and will exclusively be available in Munster from these two locations. The dish that we are matching to is a Pan-fried monkfish with spinach mash, smoked bacon lardons, roast parsnips and a honey lemon jus.

This beer will be available until the autumn when the next seasonal beer and its matching dish will be revealed and served. Lots of people will match existing dishes with wine and beer, but there are very few restaurants who have the opportunity to do such a specific and exclusive match with the chef working so closely with the brewer. We’re delighted to strengthen our association with White Gypsy who also produce our in-house stout, Angel Stout.

Follow us on Twitter or see our Facebook pages for more news and updates.”


Only a month to go to our next Wine Society Event on June 20th!Delighted to be showcasing New Zealand's most awarded winemaker Villa Maria,

Potted, pickled & cured - grilled fennel sausage, local ricotta, giardiniera, olive bread.