The latest foodie news for you
- The Real Bread campaign was launched last week by Declan Ryan of Arbutus Bread and Patrick Ryan of Firehouse Bakery amongst other artisan bakers. The purpose is to identify real bread, to educate, inform and promote real bread and encourage more people to get back into baking.
- Denis Cotter of Cafe Paradiso is said to be looking into venturing out to Dublin with a new concept that might even include fish & seafood. No definite details yet but watch this space for updates
- Greenes Restaurant is introducing their Supper Club. Members of this club will get access to special offers and menus. The idea behind the supper club is to highlight trends & new techniques in food. Bryan McCarthy is a very talented chef and I am sure, guests are in for a treat. You can sign up for the Supper Club here
- Four young brave chefs have passed the first round of the San Pellegrino Young Chef Competition. Mark Moriarty, a former Euro- Toques Ireland young chef of the year, now working on a pop-up restaurant concept, The Culinary Counter. Sarunas Godovan, a chef at Tankardstown House, Stephen Holland, sous chef at Lough Erne Resort amd Maria Elena Martinez Otero, chef de partie at the InterContinental, Dublin are the brave chefs who will have to face some challenges and tough judges to progress. Good luck to them
- Twin brothers David & Stephen Flynn of the Happy Pear have been signed by Jamie Oliver to work on Jamie's YouTube Channel. I have met both brothers recently and their energy and love of food is contagious. They are both perfect for the Jamie Oliver brand.
- The Quay Coop Restaurant in Sullivan's Quay in Cork has reopened again after a makeover. The new look is still based on the same calm feel of the historic rooms but has a fresh look to it now. The menu is also getting an overhaul and head chef Sabrina is delighted to put her own spin on things.
- Yelp has launched a campaign in Dublin for the month of February to find a Food Porn Star. Foodie fanatics are being asked to upload their 'food porn' to Yelp throughout February. The best will be displayed in a gallery setting. So if you are in Dublin, make sure to upload your photos to Yelp.