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Award winning chef Stefan Matz launches new concept restaurant at Delphi Adventure Resort & Spa

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Executive head chef Stefan Matz.

Delphi Adventure Resort & Spa is celebrating the launch of The Chef’s Table, a concept restaurant created by newly appointed and award winning executive head chef, Stefan Matz. 

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Delicious cocktails and tasty bites at Nova

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Galway has for some years revelled in the midst of a cocktail revival that has seen several venues offer cocktails, from mojitos to crisp Martinis, that replicate the very best cocktail venues from around the globe. Galway has also had its role in the creation of new cocktails that compete at national level, along with events hosted in the city to foster new creations in Galway's bars and clubs. In recent weeks a new venue has opened in the West End that looks to gather the best of Galway's cocktail talent under one roof. This, combined with the very best in spirits, aims to show what good cocktails are all about.

Nova cocktail bar opened its doors six weeks ago, offering a dedicated venue where great drinks are served in a cool, speakeasy atmosphere by fully trained mixologists from 12 noon daily. The menu comprises some 54 select cocktails including many Nova original creations. The team is also more than happy to cater to individual tastes and spirit preferences. Nova is also offering a snack menu from 12 noon daily, including a delicious fillet steak sandwich on offer for only €8. The kitchen also serves up an amazing lunch menu with fresh sandwiches with soup served up for only €6. 

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Coming soon… Galway's newest restaurants, cafés, and gastropubs

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Summer in Galway is showing no signs of hotting up just yet. That's not the case in the food scene though. The city's culinary entrepreneurs are working hard to open a seemingly never-ending flow of new restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and more. Want to have your finger on the pulse of what's new in the Galway restaurant scene and keep one step ahead of friends and colleagues on where's going to be the next must-try new place to eat? Here is the latest news and gossip on what gastronomic delights are heading our way and the best new restaurants coming soon to the city of the tribes.

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Celebrity chef to attend Joyce’s food and wine celebrations

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Galway’s leading local supermarket, with five locations throughout the county, will host two evening celebrations of local food and international wines this month. The evenings, which are in aid of Pieta House, will see celebrity chef Neven Maguire on hand to give top cooking tips and specialised cooking demonstrations using fresh produce from Joyce’s and its suppliers.

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Succulent steaks on the butcher’s block at the Gaslight Bar & Brasserie Supper Club 

Thu, May 28, 2015

The latest in a line of successful foodie events at the Gaslight Bar & Brasserie will take place on Saturday June 6 from 7pm. The Butcher Counter will introduce a new pop-up butcher block concept with a range of luscious meats, all sourced from local farms and showcasing the Angus, Hereford, and Dexter breeds. 

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A must for lunch in Cong

Thu, May 28, 2015

The village of Cong in County Mayo is famous as the location where much of The Quiet Man was filmed. Although you can retrace the steps of the actors throughout the town, Cong is so much more than just a movie set for tourists. The village is small and intimate with friendly pubs. There are the ruins of the old abbey right in the town to explore, and a path along the river where you can stroll through one of the loveliest woods. Adjacent to the village stands the dramatic and magnificent Ashford Castle. Dating from the 12th century, you are able to stroll around the grounds and get a feeling of what Ireland was like hundreds of years ago. For all the elegance and splendour of the castle, you should consider looking further afield for lunch. Sure, it has speciality teas, champagne, and finger sandwiches, and there may be talk of tasty pastries and cupcakes, but after many decades in the shadows of the grandeur of Ashford Castle, Cong is at last is defining itself and carving out an identity of its own.

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Weather plays its part as Galway Food Festival gets bigger and better

Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Zara Notley, Jack Mannion and Katie Notley pictured at The Dail on Sunday for the Kiddies Cupcake and Cookie Factory, during The Galway Food Festival. www.galwayfoodfestival.com Photo: Boyd Challenger

More than chocolate was on offer for the estimated 78,000 visitors who satisfied their culinary appetite at the fourth Galway Food Festival over the Easter weekend.

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Galway Food Festival highlights

Thu, Apr 02, 2015

The launch of the programme for the fourth Galway Food Festival was held on Monday March 9 in one of Galway’s coolest new hangout spots, Bite Club. Celebrating Galway as a food destination, the festival strives to highlight the importance of food provenance and sustainability. Many of the great and the good of the Galway food scene were present — chefs, producers, restaurateurs, educators, and food writers. One of the best things about the launch being in Bite Club was the refreshments — spicy tacos, hot wings, and poitin slushies were the order of the day. It certainly made a difference to the usual smoked salmon on brown bread and a glass of pinot gris. A huge amount of organising goes into the festival, with the committee members and many others giving freely of their time and expertise to make it a success. More than 60 food related events will take place in hotels, restaurants, cafes, and shops throughout Galway city and county during Easter weekend. Fifty shades of kale, the Twelve Apostles, Cava on the Corrib, and Easter-themed afternoon teas are just some of the fun activities planned.

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McCambridge’s of Galway teams up with Berlin restaurant for Good Friday feast

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

McCambridge’s of Galway are teaming up with the Executive Directors of Sauvage Restaurant, Berlin for a Hunter Gatherer Feast this Good Friday as part of the Food Festival.

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An Púcán and Teeling Irish Whiskey at Galway Food Festival

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

This Easter Monday, April 6, An Púcán will present an evening of Irish food and whiskey pairing with Teeling Irish Whiskey as part of this year’s Galway Food Festival.

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Be pictured with your fish at Mary’s Fish

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

It Is coming up to that time of year again, the biggest fish eating day in Ireland, Good Friday. In order to give you some ideas to perhaps try cooking something different Mary's Fish Shop is having one of her "Fish Demo Cooking Days” on Tuesday March 31.

There will be several of Galway's best chefs cooking up a storm and every thing that is cooked will be eaten by the audience. Proceedings will get underway at about midday with the Galway Bay FM Bay Caster broadcasting live.

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‘A Taste of Chocolate’ -sensational chocolate infused supper club at the Gaslight Bar and Brasserie

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Continuing on from the success of their regular Supper Clubs, the Gaslight Bar and Brasserie will be celebrating the world of chocolate this Easter weekend. Galway’s latest casual dining destination is joining forces with independent artisan chocolatier, Hazel Mountain Chocolates, to develop a very special chocolate inspired three-course tasting menu. Available on Saturday April 4 for just €36.00 per person.

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Now city diners can savour the Péarla na Mara experience

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

In July 2011, a dream came through – Péarla na Mara, a cosy café-restaurant in the heart of Oranmore village, opened its door for its first customers. Today, nearly four years later, it has become one of the favourite spots on Oranmore's dining scene and has been recognised by several industry awards, including a recommendation in Georgina Campbell's guide for the last three years and several TripAdvisor® Certificates of Excellence.

‘Our formula is simple: commitment to quality and consistence’ – reveals the owner and head chef Kamel Ourdache. – ‘We want to showcase the best of Western foodstuffs without overcomplicating the cooking! Fresh, unpretentious, wholesome food cooked from scratch to order using finest, locally sourced ingredients and simple Mediterranean seasoning.

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House Hotel

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

The House Hotel announces new head cocktail bartender Aileen Cunningham pictured in action at the House Hotel.

The House Hotel, in the heart of The Latin Quarter, continues to raise the bar with their seasonal, delectable cocktails as they announce Aileen Cunningham as their new Head Cocktail Bartender.

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New lunch menu at the Connacht Hotel

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Spring has arrived and with it the Connacht Hotel, on the Dublin Road in Renmore, has launched its new spring/summer bar lunch menu.

This new menu is full of all the culinary delights that the regular lunch diners at the Connacht Hotel have grown to expect, and more. Head chef Regis Herviaux has carefully planned the menu to ensure that visitors to the hotel can sample the best ingredients that Galway’s suppliers have to offer. Changing daily are fish, stew, casserole dishes, and pie of the day, which are popular choices. There is also a large selection of starters and salads, mains such as chicken curry, lasagne, Kentucky style chicken, and pork belly. Some lighter main options can be chosen from the sandwich menu, or diners can select a salad as a main.

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Adventurous dining at The Salthill Hotel

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

That the Salthill Hotel has only recently been awarded four star status came as a surprise to me. The lofty foyer and comfortable reception would not be out of place in Kensington. Any weddings or events I have attended there have always been to a very high standard. Overlooking the Promenade, with views of Galway Bay and the Clare Hills, this elegant hotel features an exceptional leisure centre. But the official announcement was granted by Fáilte Ireland, that the Salthill Hotel has achieved the four star status, only on February 12 2015. This accomplishment is testament to the hard work of the staff, coupled with the substantial investment by the Byrne family in the property in the last few years.

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McKennas’ Guides crowns Galway “the finest city to eat in Ireland”

Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Loam restaurant.

The west of the country has been on something of a winning streak of late when it comes to food and hospitality. Kai Café and Restaurant was the big winner at the start of the year scooping the top prize, Restaurant of the Year for 2015, in Georgina Campbell’s Awards, the country’s longest-running hospitality awards. Run by New Zealander Jess Murphy and her Irish husband David, Kai had been converted from a tearoom to a rustic restaurant, and was praised for having seriously good food with a sense of fun. Best Asian Restaurant went to The Asian Tea House, with Mitchell’s in Clifden and Frankie Mallon of An Port Mór, Westport, awarded best seafood restaurant and best seafood chef respectively.

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Afternoon tea at The Ardilaun

Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Tradition, hospitality, and old world charm are synonymous with the luxurious The Ardilaun hotel, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea. The new afternoon tea menu will not disappoint. Head chef David O’Donnell has carefully chosen local artisan ingredients to produce an afternoon tea menu that combines classic delicacies in a contemporary style. A staple of afternoon tea, scones, come with added flourish — Cuinneog buttermilk sultana and chocolate scones served with Irish Mist and berry jam, vanilla mascarpone, and Cuinneog butter. Finger sandwiches take a classic and elevate it to include local producers McGeogh’s Air Dried Lamb, Cornamona Smoked Salmon — the humble cheese sarnie is transformed into chargrilled cereal bread with beetroot and pink peppercorn hummus, Aran feta cheese, arugula leaves, caramelised apple, and pumpkin seed oil.

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Dinner, drinks, and bistro bites at The Gaslight Bar & Brasserie

Thu, Mar 05, 2015

The Parlour at the Meyrick has long been popular as a meeting place for coffee, lunch, or afternoon tea. In the space adjacent to the ground floor reception, previously the Oyster Grill, you will find The Meyrick’s new bar and brasserie, the Gaslight. Although open less than a year, The Gaslight has quickly become one of the hottest spots in Galway for those looking for a vibrant city centre venue for dinner or drinks. Located right in the heart of the city, it is well placed for after-work cocktails, evening meals, brunches and lunches with friends or colleagues. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, suitable for any occasion, from a romantic meal for two to a corporate or family occasion.

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‘The Butcher and the Brewer’ supper club at the Gaslight Bar & Brasserie

Thu, Mar 05, 2015

A cut above the rest, the Gaslight Bar & Brasserie is hosting a ‘Butcher & The Brewer’ supper club on Friday March 13 from 7pm. Enjoy a three course deliciously lush and meaty menu paired with the award winning Galway Hooker beers for just €35 per person.

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