A NEW brewing enterprise involving a trio of childhood friends is set to quench the country’s growing thirst for craft beers. Established by a trio with business, bar and food culture backgrounds and brewed in a Baltimore basement, the West Cork Brewing Company has perfected two brand new beers. The new brews, one pale and dark, were revealed at the company’s launch on Saturday night. The titles, Sherkin Lass and
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There’s a silver lining to the cloud, and this one tastes great! Ellen’s Restaurant in Schull closed its doors on November 29th, but as always, Ellen Logan was looking out for Schull’s best interests. She has passed on her lease and equipment to Kevin Rochford and Brittany Ingram, an energetic young couple that are opening their Café Cois Cuan on January 6th, 2015.
IMAGES of Kinsale and Cork will be beamed into the homes of some 1.5 million Canadians in 2015. A TV crew is filming in Ireland right now for a popular cooking show called Gourmet Escapes, which airs on the Travel + Escape network in Canada. Hosted by celebrity Canadian chef Gerardo D’amore, the premise of Gourmet Escapes is simple – the chef travels to an interesting destination, where he is
MARTIN Shanahan, renowned seafood chef, author and broadcaster, treated the five finalists of the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Young Fishmonger 2015 competition to a master class in seafood cookery in BIM’s Seafood Development Centre, Clonakilty recently.
THE Celtic Ross Hotel presented a delectable buffet of finger-sized sandwiches followed by scones and an assortment of cakes and pastries, at the launch of its Afternoon Tea, on Saturday 8 November. People came from all corners of West Cork and thoroughly enjoyed the launch event. Ladies from the Cobh Animation Team, who base their dress on the Late Edwardian Period, the era of the Titanic, added a dash
SIX popular West Cork pubs have retained their listing in the new-look 2015 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide just published. They are Mary Ann’s (Castletownshend), Poacher’s Inn (Bandon), An Súgan and Deasy’s (Clonakilty), Cronin’s (Crosshaven) and Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale).
IFA President Eddie Downey said the strong turnout of thousands of farmers at meat plants around the country in support of IFA’s 24-hour beef price protests illustrates the level of anger over the massive €350 per head cattle price gap that has now opened up with our main export market in the UK.
by Carol Gilbert Sally Barnes of Woodcock Smokery, Castletownshend, who is very well travelled, said her experience in her recent visit to the Lebanon, was an experience like no other she has had. The time she spent in the Green Zone – no man’s land – where food visionary, Kamal Mouzawak has set up state of the art kitchens for his project, was scary.
MasterChef presenter Nick Munier with Orlaith O’Sullivan from Montforts College at the launch of The Little Ones Appeal 2014 at The River Lee Hotel, Cork. The Jack & Jill Foundation are calling on restaurants nationwide to participate in the Little Ones scheme throughout November and December whereby diners are encouraged to add a voluntary donation of just €1 to their bill at the end of their meal. Picture: Emma Jervis
THE Macroom Youthreach Centre for Education launched their cookbook The Flour of Macroom at the launch night of the Macroom Food Festival in the Riverside Park Hotel recently. The cookbook was devised by students as part of their enterprise project and includes recipes contributed by students as well as community chefs. Local businesses kindly contributed tasty recipes for readers to enjoy as it was all in aid of a very