Saturday, 28 September 2013

BANG Restaurant , Merrion Row . Dublin 1 @BangRestaurant1

 
'Bang Restaurant' on Merrion Row , just a stone throw away from St Stephen Green has always been a popular haunt of what was once the embodiment of the Celtic Tiger Years. It was a balmy Wednesday evening when we visited the Bang after a well overdue visit. The Restaurant was elegant as ever and still delivered a relaxed and warm atmosphere . On our request , we were seated in the downstairs dining room , which I find very cosy and ideal for a romantic dinner a deux . The waitress was friendly and helpful .
We perused an exciting menu and from what I could see based on seasonal offerings from some of Ireland's best artisan producers , among others Brendan Guinan micro veg & herbs , Mourne Seafood , Keelings & Sheridan Cheeses .

Friday, 27 September 2013

Preserved Lemons


Preserved Lemons are Lemons that have been Pickled in Salt . The fruit develops a mellow yet intensely lemony flavour . A wonderful staple ingredient to have in your store cupboard and very easy to do . These will bring a ray of Sunshine and memories of hot summer days to your dishes over the Winter months.
Many Mediterranean Dishes call for Preserved Lemons such as Rabbit Ragu where the lemons will add warm flavours, Black olive & Tuna Tapenade or even a Spelt RisottoMiddle Eastern dishes also call for tangy preserved lemons to balance out the sweetness of their dishes , such as a Tagine and Couscous .

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Irish Independent...........Weekend magazine September 2013

                                              All About Bacon Masterclass with eatlikeagirl


Friday, 13 September 2013

" An Indonesian Feast " Recipes courtesy of Chef Kevin O'Toole from Chameleon Restaurant .


Here at last  is your Bonus Surprise , a couple of recipes courtesy of Chef Kevin O'Toole .
  So this weekend , if you are feeling dampened by a dull rainy day , wile away the afternoon blues and lift your spirits with a batch of these ..... If you can add an open fire ... Highbank Orchard Honeyed Cider....  a pretty shaggy dog , a super model or a handsome rugged man !!!! so much the better ...  This is immediate gratification on so many levels !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

CHAMELEON , An Indonesian Utopia in Temple Bar , Dublin 2. @ChameleonFood

 
 Chameleon in Temple Bar has had an enduring presence on the Dublin Food Scene since the mid 90's and most recently picking up Best World Cuisine at this year's Irish Restaurant Awards 2013  It is run by husband and wife Kevin & Carol O'Toole , While Carol oversees the Front of House , Kevin takes great pride in the attention to details required to produce Award-Winning food . I love his own personal take inspired by Indonesian Culture and tailored for an Irish audience , while showcasing Irish produce - Wicklow Lamb , Broightergold's rapeseed oil ,Highbank Orchard's Ciders among a few......