Looking for something to do this week? We have a few ideas for you.
Read on to find out what's happening around the country this week.
Everything's Rosé at WILDE Terrace, Westbury Hotel
For the next month, the terrace at WILDE Restaurant will be overtaken by a stunning floral installation to celebrate Everything's Rosé, the restaurants foray into summer entertaining. Featuring the La Vie En Rosé wine tasting, which includes four gorgeous rosés from the South of France, rosé food pairings and two unique rosé cocktails, everything about this installation screams summer. To make a reservation, please call 01 6463352 or visit WILDE's website.
The Donnybrook Opens In Donnybrook
Oliver Dunne, chef patron at Bon Appetit, Beef & Lobster and Cleaver East bought The Donnybrook, formerly O'Connell's, last year. After turning the venue into a ski chalet for Christmas, Dunne has reopened the pub as The Donnybrook, which is described as a 'neighbourhood gastropub'. Divided into a bar and restaurant area, the pub plans to screen sporting events, host live music and offer delicious casual food, plus a classic Sunday roast. Bookings can be made online at www.thedonnybrookgastropub.ie, or by phoning (01) 269 6116.
Wine and Dine at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Dublin
The Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links has announced an exclusive new Wine and Dine offer for summer. From €215, guests can enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast and a three-course dinner in the Seaview Restaurant, which is helmed by chef Thomas Haughton. To book, click here.
Hendrick's Gin Launches Midsummer Solstice Gin
Hendrick's Gin recently announced the launch of Midsummer Solstice, their small batch, limited-edition gin created by Master Distiller Lesley Gracie. The new gin contains a selection of floral essences to enhance the gin's botanical bouquet. The new gin is the first release from Lesley's Cabinet of Curiosities, which contains a range of experimental botanical alchemy. Hendrick's looks set to release new gins from her collection soon, so make sure to keep an eye out! Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice will be offered for a limited time in 2019 and is available for purchase online and in store at O’Brien’s.
A Taste of South Africa at the Mustard Seed, Limerick
Thursday, June 27th
Limerick's Mustard Seed will play host to Nicola Tipping from Mullineux Wines in South Africa this Thursday for an intimate dinner this week. Head chef Angel Pirev has created a special menu to accompany the wines, which will be introduced by Nicola, giving an insight into the winery's philosophy of sustainable winemaking. The dinner with Mullineux Wines will be co-hosted by specialist Cape wine importer Dr Éilís Cryan of Kinnegar Wines, Galway and costs €75 per person. Dinner with wines, plus bed and breakfast, is available from €135 per person sharing, subject to availability. To book your place, call 069 68508 or email [email protected]
Flavours of Fingal Festival, Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate
Saturday, 29th and Sunday, 20th of June
North Dublin's Flavours of Fingal County Show returns for two days again this weekend, with family events, an agricultural show, food experiences and more all set to take place. While there will be a whole host of animals roaming around, plus an equestrian competition, the Fingal Farmers' Artisan Food Hall has us most excited. Highlighting the best local produce, the All-Ireland Home Cook Competition with chef Adrian Martin and a range of tasty fare, this market is not to be missed. Find out more here.