Archive for: 2016

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl, Platform 61 will be hosting a brunch in honour of the Welsh born author, in the intimate surroundings of one of Dublin’s best kept secrets. Saturday 5th of November will see the South William street restaurant mark the famed author’s birthday with a brunch inspired by...

By Charlotte Okonji. Garry Hughes, head chef at Dublin’s iconic Shelbourne Hotel sat down with MenuPages to discuss food fads, the importance of family time, and why simplicity is the key to success.   How you were first introduced to the world of gastronomy? As a young child I spent a lot of time with my Granny. She...

Shiver me timbers! Rathmines newest tavern, The Bowery, is about to drop anchor, and promises enough live music and craft rum to satisfy even the saltiest of seadogs.   The Bowery, formerly known as Toast, will be lowering the gangplank this October bank holiday weekend to welcome landlubbers and buccaneers alike. Two...

Having a typical “Wish I’d stayed in bed” Monday? Well that could all be about to change….   Today, Monday 10th October, sees the return of the Irish Cocktail Festival, and for the first time ever, lovers of mixed drinks living outside of Dublin will be able to join in, with distilleries, bars and restaurants across...

By Charlotte Okonji Today, 10th of October, is National Angel Food Cake Day. This particular sweet treat, which is more of a Stateside staple than an old Irish favourite, is so-called because being made without butter means it has a light and fluffy texture, said to be reminiscent of the “food of the angels”....

By Charlotte Okonji. Orla Walsh, resident dietician on RTE’s What Are You Eating? sat down with MenuPages to discuss healthy lifestyle changes, fad diets, and how Ireland can avoid becoming the fat man of Europe. What first stirred your interest in health and nutrition? In school I loved studying the sciences. My...

By Charlotte Okonji Yesterday, Monday 3rd October, saw the first ever live ceremony launch of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland, where twenty new restaurants were revealed as having risen through the ranks to join this exclusive restaurant fraternity, including Dublin’s own “Heron & Grey”. Andrew Heron and...

By Charlotte Okonji. Michael Sabik, owner and head chef of Girl and The Goose in Ballsbridge, sat down with MenuPages to discuss Autumnal flavours, child friendly dining and the hazards of fast food.   Growing up in Slovakia, who or what first stirred your passion for food? I didn’t grow up in a foodie home. My...

By Charlotte Okonji Last Wednesday, 28th of September, saw Guinness’s Open Gate Brewery throw open its doors to announce a 2-day celebration in honour of Oktoberfest. I was lucky enough to be there to get taste of what’s on offer. Located on Thomas Street, the Open Gate Brewery opened last year to rave reviews,...

Discover that there’s more to the Burren than just rocks and school trips at the 2016 Burren Food Fayre. The October bank holiday weekend will see the 5th annual Burren Food Fayre, set against the stunning backdrop of the County Clare countryside, showcasing the culinary heritage of the region. Long renowned for its...