The Restaurant

(FLASHBACK) The Restaurant -The Night I Was (Drunk) On The TV

Since The Restaurant TV show is back on screens Thursday March 23rd, sure I thought I would re-post this little piece about my experience last year.

Back in August 2015, myself and the lovely Caitriona from Wholesome Ireland had the pleasure of filming an episode of Aldi The Restaurant. It was an absolute funfest from start to finish.  Naturally we had to keep quiet on who our celebrity chef was, but of course everyone now knows it was Pippa O’Connor. Continue reading

Muscadet from Lidl - French Wine Sale.

Muscadet From Lidl – French Wine Sale

The Lidl French wine sale kicks off in stores on March 20th.  In advance of the sale I’ve picked two to try.  I’ve purposely steered away from the traditional white wines such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and opted for something a little less mainstream in the form of a Riesling and Muscadet from Lidl. You can find my thoughts on the Riesling here. Continue reading

Riesling from Lidl - French Wine Sale

Riesling From Lidl – French Wine Sale

The Lidl French wine sale kicks off in stores on March 20th.  In advance of the sale I’ve picked two to try.  I’ve purposely steered away from the traditional white wines such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and opted for something a little less mainstream in the form of a Muscadet and a Riesling. You can find my thoughts on the Muscadet here. Continue reading

El Golfo

(Travel) El Golfo Lanzarote

Lanzarote is probably best known for being a cheap holiday destination with almost guaranteed sunshine all year round.  There is however a whole lot more to the island.  In terms of size it comes in at just over 325 square miles.  With little effort you can certainly drive around it in a day.  You are however likely to miss some of the spectacular scenery the island has to offer. One such place is the small village of El Golfo.  Its located towards the south of the island close to the Timanfaya National Park (more next week on that. I’ve a few short photo led posts, like this one, about the sights in Lanzarote coming up). Continue reading

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2017

Back again for another year in Dublins Convention Centre the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair kicks off Thursday 23rd of February at 5p.m.  The event is a firm favourite every year with beer enthusiasts eager to try out new brews.  Many of the brewers on site produce beers especially for the occasion.  The folks over at  Dan Kelly’s Cider have their Single Variety No. 1 Cider bottled and ready to go.  The fair is not just for those in search of the latest brew. You will also find plenty of food, pool tables and of course music throughout the weekend.

Did I mention they also have some massive screens on site and they will be showing the Ireland Vs France rugby match on Saturday.  Kick off is 4.50 p.m. so pop along early afternoon and claim your spot.  You will have no trouble getting to the bar, given that there are plenty of bars on site within arms reach.

I popped in for a very quick visit and took a few snaps to give you an idea of whats on offer.  I’ll be back to fully explore throughout Friday and Saturday.  TIckets are available at the door and online.  They will cost you €15 online and that includes 6 tokens and your very own take home eco cup. You can also follow the Alltech Brew team on Twitter at @AlltechBrews

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