Another week, another weekly round-up.
We're coming up to another bank holiday weekend (lucky us) and it seems that there is something happening in every part of the country. Between new menus, special events and festivals, this week has something for everyone. Read on for our latest weekly round-up.
Eatyard's Wine & Cheese Festival, The Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2
August 8th-11th 2019
Do you love cheese? Do you love wine? Do you love Eatyard? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to get tickets to the Eatyard Wine & Cheese Festival. Over the four day festival, there will be a range of boutique wine and cheese vendors showcasing their wares, as well as craft drinks, cocktails, beers and low/no-alcohol options. While this event doesn't actually take place until August, tickets are on sale now from €16, plus booking fee, so get yours before they sell out.
New Brunch Menu at Avoca Ballsbridge
Avoca has announced a new brunch menu at Fodder, the restaurant at its newest location in Ballsbridge. Featuring seasonal dishes including baked eggs, a new lamb burger and buttermilk pancakes, there's something for everyone on this new menu. Click here for more information.
Terrazza Peroni at Sophie's, The Dean Hotel, Dublin
May 2nd-June 17th
For the next six weeks, Sophie's at The Dean Hotel will host Terrazza Peroni, where guests can enjoy complimentary snacks with every Peroni draught or bottle, Peroni Gluten Free or Peroni Libera sold during Aperitivo Hour from 5:00pm – 7:30pm every evening. There will also be masterclasses taking place every Wednesday, where guests can learn to whip up their own Aperitivo cocktails. Tickets for these masterclasses will be available on Eventbrite soon. To book contact a table during Aperitivo hour, email [email protected].
New Menu at Gourmet Food Parlour, Skerries
Gourmet Food Parlour have announced a new head chef, Adam Kaczmarek, plus a new menu at their Skerries location. The new menu features great local ingredients with an impressive modern twist, like mini sliders with Dubliner cheddar and chipotle aioli and sesame salmon fillet, served on a bed of maple and lemon infused lentils alongside crispy kale. Gourmet Food Parlour in Skerries has also recently refurbished its garden space, making it a great place to visit for al fresco summer dining. Head to the Gourmet Food Parlour website for more information.
New Early Bird Menu at The Westin Hotel, Dublin
The Westin Hotel has launched a new early bird menu at Morelands Grill. Available from Monday to Friday from 5pm – 7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 5.45pm – 7pm, this menu offers two courses for €27 or three courses for €33. With a range of dishes on offer, including sirloin steak, butternut squash curry and baked apple tarte tatin, this menu offers serious bang for our buck. To book the early bird menu at The Morelands Grill, visit or call 01 645 1318.
New Menu at The Oak Room, Adare Manor, Limerick
Another new menu, this time courtesy of chef Mike Tweedie at luxury Adare Manor in Limerick. Showcasing the best that contemporary Irish cuisine has to offer, The Oak Room's new menu offers guests two options: the first is a three-course á la carte prix-fixe menu, which is priced at €90 per person. The second option is a market tasting menu experience, which is priced at €110 per person.
New Menus at Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin
There's a lot going on at the Iveagh Garden Hotel; the team there have recently introduced three new menus, plus a bottomless pancake bunch option. The eco-friendly hotel has brought in a new vegan menu, including cauliflower goujons and almond rice pudding, to keep up with the growing trend of veganism in Ireland. As well as this, a new summer menu and a low-cal cocktail menu have been introduced to coincide with the hotel's new garden terrace. Click here for more information.
Cask in Cork to Host The Savoy For One Night Only
Wednesday, May 1st
This Wednesday, Cask bar in Cork will host The Savoy American Bar for one night only. Highlighting The Savoy's new music-inspired cocktails menu, the night will be hosted by Cask’s Andy Ferreira and Carl d’Alton, alongside Ferdia Murray of American Bar. Click here for more information.
Collaboration for Charity at Limerick's Little Top Café
Ciara Brennan, the founder of plant-based Happy Food at Home pop up market stall, has teamed up with Maria Harper of Harper’s Coffee House to raise money for charity.
The “Go Green Sticker” campaign involves the sale of 500 green stickers which cost 50 cents each with the sale of each one being matched by Ciara and Maria. The purchaser of the 500th ticket will not only be the recipient of a hamper of Happy Food at Home and Harper’s Coffee House goodies but will also decide which charity will receive the total €500 raised. Click here for more info.
New Garden Room and Spring Menu at Suesey Street, Dublin
Suesey Street has given its Garden Room a brand new makeover. With greenery, a retractable roof and a cool new menu, the new Garden Room seems like it will definitely be a busy spot throughout the warmer months. Click here for more information.
Grainne Ale Craft Beer Festival, Westport House, Mayo
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May
Westport House will host the 7th annual Grainne Ale Craft Beer Festival this weekend, which will highlight all things craft beer, as well as showcasing Loch Measc's vodka and gin. There will be music, food and more available throughout the weekend, so it sounds like great fun altogether. Click here for more info.
Street Feast Celebrates 10 years
Street Feast, which is part of the inaugural National Community Weekend hosted by the Department of Rural & Community Development, is hoping to see 1,500 feasts take place around the country this weekend to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The initiative, which aims to tackle social isolation and build communities, brings people together to enjoy potluck-style feasts in their local areas. For more information or to register, click here.
What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments below.