Looking for a tasty way to use up a glut of rhubarb from your garden vegetable patch? At L'Attitude 51 on Union Quay, they serve it roasted, alongside pork loin stuffed with black pudding, €7.50.

This May and June, Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo will bring the sell-out Campo Viejo Tapas Trail to the streets of Cork City. Food and wine enthusiasts are invited to join in the month-long celebration of Spanish style tapas dining and discover the true passion, vitality and vibrancy of Spain’s culinary culture from May 8th to June 5th.

During the event, participants will visit...

The Long Island on Washington St. is offering 25% off all cocktails ordered between the hours of 4pm and 8pm, Sunday to Thursday.... make ours an Elderflower & Grapefruit Collins!

The Return of The Wine Geese Black Tie Banquet will bring together wines with an Irish heritage from around the globe with wonderful food in the beautiful Flemings Restaurant on May 18th.

The menu features Pate of Foie Gras, served with its own jelly and melba toast, home smoked chicken ballotine and wonton of duck confit, paupiette of sole served with pink grapefruit, and Longe D...

Model Karena Graham encourages everyone to celebrate National Fish & Chips Day. Picture: MAXWELLS

The Irish Traditional Italian Chippers Association (ITICA) has announced the date for the fourth annual ITICA National Fish & Chips Day. Wednesday, May 29th will see many chippers offer their customers half price fish and chips to celebrate the 128 year old...

The newly revamped Sidney's Bar and Brasserie at Acton's Hotel in Kinsale is the perfect spot to refuel after a weekend stroll along the waterfront. We recommend the steak sandwich on sourdough baguette, served with mushroom duxelle and sauté shallot (€11).

Rhubarb is usually the first spring treat to come into season in any garden vegetable patch. The fresh, tart flavour adds zip to everyday recipes, here are three ways to use it:

1. Replace half the apple in your apple tart with stewed rhubarb and top with vanilla sugar (to make vanilla sugar, leave a vanilla pod in a sealed jar of sugar for one week).

2. Spread stewed rhubarb on...

Cork's fashion set can be found nursing their hangovers at Kinsale's stylish Aperitif café and wine bar, which now opens at 2pm on Sundays (as well as Monday to Saturday at 5.30pm) to serve a light tapas menu. Visit for details.

The Star Anise Early Bird menu is available all night on Wednesdays and Thursdays (€23/€27) with the addition of a complimentary glass of wine on Tuesdays.

Groups of 20 or more can be accommodated at lunchtime by reservation only and the renowned a la carte and set-menu is available every night, Tuesday to Saturday. Call 021 455 16 35 for more details or to make a reservation...

Korean fine artist Yeonju Sung creates magnificent party dresses using food. Check out her mesmerizingly intricate work at

Stuart Bowes' Barnabrow recipe book: Part 4

Leading the team took on a new meaning for me lately when I brought an enthusiastic group of Barnabrow staff members out onto the streets! And no, we weren't protesting; rather celebrating food and in particular East Cork’s wonderful bounty at our own Barnabrow House Farmer’s Market stall in the Coal Quay.

In conjunction...

Making a fresh soup to have for lunch can be a spring treat for your tastebuds and your wallet. We asked Colum Hegarty of the Honeycomb Café in Douglas for the recipe for his favourite.

Roast Turnip Soup with Rosemary and Leek


2 x Turnips

1 x Leek

1 x Large onion

1 x Clove garlic

2 x Sprigs of Rosemary

1 x...

Dungarvan Brewing Company launched a third bottled seasonal beer this week. Mahon Falls Rye Pale Ale, a punchy, fruity pale ale with a rye bite is made with a base of rye malt and a mixture of American, Australian and English hops.

Named for the Mahon Falls in Waterford’s Comeragh Mountains, this seasonal special is the first bottled springtime release from Dungarvan Brewing...

Looking for a simple way to give your diet a health boost? Chia Bia's highly nutritious chia seeds are the highest known vegetarian source of Omega 3 (known to improve heart health and regulate blood pressure) in the world. Chia seeds are also tasteless, high in fibre and full of natural antioxidants; simply add them to your morning cereal or smoothie, sprinkle over salads or evenings meals....

Little Zuul’s brings a whole new taste experience to the gourmet town of Kinsale.

Zul Basir's noodle dishes are inspired by recipes from Asia, Thailand and Malaysia.

Fragrant combinations of the most aromatic and fascinating of flavours; coconut, lemongrass, kaffir lime, ginger and coriander are healthy; delicious and free from MSG.

Available for takeaway or delivery...

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