Bodega Bartolí: A neighbourhood wine shop-cum-restaurant on a Barcelonian back street. Garlic hangs from the ceiling. The tables are dressed in those red and white lawn-striped paper cloths commonly found in family-run bistros across continental Europe. We’d just finished a shared dish of snails – caracoles, as they call them – cooked in tomato, garlic […]
A spice as frequently-used as black pepper is proof of how successful spices can become. This subtle spice accompanies salt in almost every meal and adorns every dining table around the world. However, there was a time when black pepper was to most people what asafoetida is now – a new discovery. Funnily enough, both have […]
By CHLOE founder Samantha Wasser talks about coming to London, vegan fish ‘n’ chips, and further expansion. ‘Bleecker Street’ has some particular connotations with London eaters: the street food-cum-no frills burger joint of the same name is where one goes to worship a good patty. To American expats and epicures, however, it could mean something […]
There has been a noticeable change in restaurant reservation times in recent years. Dee Laffan chats to Denise McBrien, General Manager of Old Street Restaurant in Malahide, County Dublin about this dining pattern and the reasons behind earlier dining hours.
Out with the old and in with the new, writes Dee Laffan, as we take a look at what’s on the hot, and not, list in Ireland in 2018.