Saturday, 25 May 2013

THE LAST SUPPER " A fiery and sublime Chilli "

In a recent interview for THE IRISH TIMES  , I was asked " But if you only had a tenner to go shopping with.....  I answered that I would get the ingredients for a fiery Chilli Con Carne and a Corona beer to wash it all down . And ever since , everyone have been asking me " Well , when are we getting the recipe ? So , finally here is my recipe to which I have made a couple of tweaks which I think elevates it from the delicious to the sublime with a perfect balance of heat , earthiness and sweetness . The joy of this recipe is, it takes half the time to prepare as most of the cooking is done in the oven or in a slow cooker , leaving you time to enjoy a cold beer or a cocktail
Originally from Texas not Mexico as is widely believed , the famous Chilli Con Carne  or Tex Mex Chilli has been an international favourite for ever .

Saturday, 18 May 2013

CHAPTER ONE ... Parnel square, Dublin 1, @ChapterOneDub

Chapter One , located in the lower ground floor of the Irish writers Museum on Parnel square is
undoubtedly one of Dublin Finest Restaurant . An Award winning Michelin * restaurant offering great food and attentive service . With Chef owner Ross Lewis at the helm , this Michelin * establishment focuses on local produce & seasonal produce to create an array of modern dishes  and never disappoint . Winner of numerous Awards , Ross Lewis motto is "  Good cooking starts with good produce  " .
I had the pleasure and was lucky enough to have been trained by this Master Chef earlier on in my Career and What great memories and experiences they are and which I cherish very dearly .

Monday, 6 May 2013

ROLY'S BISTRO .... Ballsbridge. Dublin 4, @rolysbistro

 "Roly's Restaurant" in Ballsbridge has been one of the most popular landmark in Dublin 4 since the 1990's . Within easy walking distance from the RDS and Herbert park , this is the ideal place for lunch or a relaxed dinner date in the evening  or a family's celebration .
While the Upstairs restaurant  offers  an A la carte Menu and great selection of wines , The CafĂ© & Bakery downstairs offers a more casual dining alternative , from Breakfast to Fresh breads and a mouth watering selection of Cakes  & Desserts .
With a firm philosophy , of carefully sourced local ingredients as the  sound foundation of cooking  , a reasonably priced seasonal Menu , Classic dishes , friendly , buzzy and welcoming ambiance , Roly's Bistro is a firm favourite in my household .
Deep banquettes , Crisp white linen table cloths , Fresh flowers  , Beautiful prints and the glorious golden yellow painted walls , the restaurant exudes Old French Style Chic .