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Over 95% of Irelands leading restaurateurs using more local suppliers

Rob at the pass

According to the results of a Bord Bia Just Ask! Survey conducted in July: over 95% of Ireland’s leading restaurateurs have increased the amount of local suppliers they work with in the last 12 months 85% spend in excess of … Continue reading

‘Showcasing a Unique Destination – The Boyne Valley’

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Boyne at Slane low res

I’m delighted to be able to support the Boyne Valley Tourism Conference, Exhibition and Dinner 2015 event that’s being run this week by Meath and Louth Local Authorities, with support from Failte Ireland. It’s a two-day industry event , starting … Continue reading

How To Be Your Own Mystery Guest

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There is big excitement here about the latest one day workshop in the Georgina Campbell/Conor Kenny hospitality business development programme – ‘How To Be Your Own Mystery Guest’ to be held in the K Club on Wednesday 26th November, for … Continue reading

The Delight Is In The Detail – Dish Of The Month: Strawberry Fool with Pink Peppercorn Shortbread Biscuits

Finn's Table Strawberry Fool with Pink Peppercorn Shortbread

Finding unfussy, seasonal dishes, skilfully prepared by people who value the top quality fresh ingredients supplied by local producers is one of the great joys of travelling around Ireland. And never mind the devil, it’s the delight that’s in the … Continue reading

What Are The Secrets of Success in Food and Hospitality?

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Georgina Campbell (L) of Georgina Campbell Guides and Grace Gallagher, MD of Conor Kenny & Associates at the launch of the new Hospitality Business Development Programme

Having travelled the country for many years seeking out the best of Irish food and hospitality to recommend to readers of our guides, we’re often asked for advice from businesses on how they can make improvements (preferably without spending a … Continue reading

Gerry Galvin – A Sad Farewell

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It was with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Gerry Galvin – friend, colleague and inspiration for so many years. It’s hard to believe he’s gone, he was a gentlemanly giant of the hospitality world, quietly … Continue reading

10 of the Best Meals of 2012

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Newport House 2012 low res

We are privileged to experience the best that Ireland has to offer when we eat, stay and shop our way around the country each year, and there are always a few extra special experiences that linger in the memory long … Continue reading

Young Chefs Up For Culinary Revolution?

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Euro toques Young Chef of the Year 2012

Food as theatre took on a different meaning recently, when the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2012 reached its dramatic conclusion at a pop-up event in a mystery location – which turned out to be the Smock Alley Theatre … Continue reading

Turning the Tables in Recession

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Customers Wanted

Spotted by a family member visiting Carlingford, this arresting notice was enough to stop two hungry diners in their tracks en route to another restaurant – and it did the trick as, intrigued, they paused to look at the menu, … Continue reading

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The Big Fat Calories Debate

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Minister for Health James Reilly probably has more pressing matters on his mind at the moment, but it’s too much to hope that his proposal for calories on menus will just go away. Once the political air has cleared, it … Continue reading