Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Its that dreaded time of year with Halloween over and Christmas shops popping up all over Ireland since August, garland and fairy lights seemingly crawling out of the wood work here there and everywhere it’s becoming harder and harder to ignore! So were going to try to focus on the positives of the premature...

 This is our ultimate foodie gifts for Christmas, for the food lover in your life. Because what better way to spread Christmas cheer than with food and food related gifts? Sloe gin making kit For the gin lover in your life, this gift box provides everything any budding gardener needs to create their own delicious...

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...