Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

By Charlotte Okonji Platform 61, Dublin’s best kept secret, is ready to welcome the city’s revellers this festive season with a menu that will have you believing that Christmas has indeed come early. Located below street level on Dublin’s restaurant-laden South William Street, Platform 61 is a paragon of understated...

By Mark Keane A Christmas meal is roast turkey with all the trimmings. We hear about people doing duck, goose or roast beef instead, but it’s just not the same. We believe in not trying to reinvent the wheel, turkey is here to stay, however let’s see what we can for those bit part players, the trimmings.   1. The...

By Mark Keane New Year’s Eve always has the potential to be an expensive disappointing night out. Each year we make plans to have the most amazing night with friends. Sadly, more often than not, you will find yourself in an extremely packed bar or club, unable to get a drink, and with no idea where all your friends...

By Mark Keane Alan Higgins, the Head Chef of Nautilus in Malahide, sat down with MenuPages to discuss the restaurant’s long awaited re-opening, the key to a perfect dessert, and how to cook a tasty Christmas dinner with none of the stress. Nautilus has been closed for around 6 months due to a fire, what does it mean...

By Manon Gustave “Oh Come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, come ye, oh co-o-o-me ye to… Dublin.” It is most definitely Christmas time, there is time to enjoy fun, family, snow ( for the lucky ones), presents … And especially food! The youngsters are looking forward to the Christmas morning with gifts under the...

 Ganache recipe Ingredients: 200 grams 70% dark chocolate 240 grams Double cream 80 grams butter 20 grams caster sugar Zest of 3 oranges Pinch of Maldon sea salt Method: Put the orange zest and sugar into the cream, heat slightly, place aside for an hour or two Break the chocolate into small pieces, place in a...

By Mark Keane When you think of Christmas time, you think of Santa, reindeer, roast turkey, presents, and of course chocolate, lots of chocolate. The original purveyors of happiness, Butlers Chocolate, have all your chocolate needs covered this Christmas. It’s easy to get lost in dreams of cocoa beans, Bailey’s...

Christmas Coffee You need: 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon (or cardamom) 1⁄3 cup water whipped cream, for garnish milk, for serving sugar, for serving Let’s cook! 1.Over medium heat, boil sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and water for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add to coffee, stir...

 By James Albert When the winter nights come rolling in, there is comfort in spending time with friends and loved ones over the finest festive food, being lavishly liquored up and plump with pleasure. There is always the guilty New Year regime of, salad smoothies, the latest reality tv stars workout DVD and cutting...

By Manon Gustave As you know, Christmas is coming very fast, it is time to do the last shopping before the big day. Even if you know your Aunt Susan is happy with the usual scarf, your brother Richie is harder to please… Until you remember his passion for cooking! At Menupages we know that a cookbook is much...