Thursday, 30 June 2016

gourmet meat club.


Gourmet Meat Club is a premium meat delivery box that prides itself on great quality, hand cut produce. Their ethos is all about traceability, with free range and grass fed meat. Farm to fork; via a chilled delivery box to your door. The choice is super flexible too, since you can build your box to suit your lifestyle, favourite food and recipes that come to mind. The lovely Gourmet Meat Club lot popped one of their boxes in the post for me, so I thought I'd share how I got in and what I made.


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

salamanca tapas bar, dublin.

Salamanca Dublin Review

A gem of a tapas restaurant in the centre of Dublin. Found on St. Andrew Street in Dublin 2, Salamanca serves up tempting tapas dishes from midday until late, every day. With a vibrant orange front, wrought iron lighting, handwritten chalk boards and lush greenery, the Spanish restaurant instantly grasps you with its Mediterranean charm. Inside it is deceptively spacious, as the friendly waiting staff take you past a well stocked wine bar to the rows of seating within. The interior continues the expected theme; think long candlesticks, wooden seating and large mirrors met with burnt orange walls and rich red trims.

Salamanca Dublin

Friday, 24 June 2016

broccoli, spinach and cheddar cheese burgers.


Love cheese? Welcome to the club. That's cheese club to you and I. I've teamed up with the nation's favourite cheese, Cathedral City, to share a cheese inspired recipe plus some rules of my own. Whether it's bubbling cheese melting under the grill to eating as you grate (we've all seen you...) there are just a few #CheeseRules when it comes to the club. Mine is all about the melting cheese. A burger without melted cheese? That just isn't allowed. This vegetarian burger is made up of a broccoli, spinach and Cheddar patty, with cheese oozing on top before being squished in a brioche bun.


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

the bank on college green, dublin.


The Bank on College Green aims to serve a farm-to-table menu in an upscale, genuine and relaxed atmosphere. As the name suggests, this Dublin based restaurant has its settings in an old Victorian bank. Lavish, opulent and grand, the interior speaks of high ornate ceilings, stained glass, marble pillars and warm gold finishes. With an elegant bar and mezzanine the main focal point of the restored Irish bank, this restaurant instantly felt very special.