The global pandemic has caused restaurants to close, festivals to be cancelled and much, much more, but luckily for us, the team at Eatyard hasn't let that get them down.
Even though this year's Eatyard Wine & Cheese Festival was cancelled, that doesn't mean we have to miss out on much. In its place, The Eatyard Wine & Cheese will open today, Thursday September 3rd, at The Bernard Shaw in Glasnevin.
Operating as a takeaway shop alongside an online store - that will soon be providing delivery nationwide! - The Eatyard Wine & Cheese Shop will also have a deliciously cheesy menu available for customers to enjoy at Eatyard or The Bernard Shaw, subject to €10 corkage. There will also be some seats available inside the store itself, but booking is advised as space is extremely limited.
As with the eponymous festival, the shop will aim to deliver all the fun of wine and cheese without any intimidation or snobbery, so expect to see an approachable cheese menu packed with Irish favourites, including Gubbeen, Durrus, Templegall and much more.
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On the beverage side, The Eatyard Wine & Cheese Shop will be serving up a great selection of wine from suppliers that buy from smaller producers to focus on organic, biodynamic and natural wines. Expect to see favourites from Le Caveau, Wine Lab and La Mission wines, plus Irish craft beers, up and coming UK brewers and Belgian staples.
As well as the new shop, the Eatyard team have created a new Instagram Live and IGTV series called 'Sip, Sip, Hooray', which will see the Eatyard team chat with experts about all things wine and cheese. Last week, sommelier and wine vlogger Brigid O'Hora of Bridey's Wine Chats did a virtual wine tasting, while chef Erica Drum will be showcasing cheesy canapés this week. The upcoming line-up includes wine writer Oz Clarke, James Kavanagh and William Murray of The Currabinny Cookbook, and more, so stay tuned to make sure you don't miss out.
The Eatyard Wine & Cheese Shop is now open daily from 12pm upstairs at The Bernard Shaw in Glasnevin. Click here for more info.