Gautham Iyer's southern Indian vegetarian dishes have earned him rave reviews and a coveted place in the McKenna's Guide Best in Ireland 2014, so if you haven't popped in yet, you're in for a treat.

This week's special was sweet potato and cashew cutlets with a fresh coriander, chive flower chutney and a spiced pea and saffron purée. Follow with a refreshing mango lassi for...

Mouton Cadet was created by Baron Philippe de Rothschild; ‘cadet’ was used to indicate that it was ‘the youngest son in the family’. The range is one of Bordeaux’s most successful exports; enormously popular in its native France and all over the world.

Access to the fruits of some excellent appellations makes the Mouton Cadet range, with its solid pedigree...

Ideal for home bakers who want to step up their game, Vera Miklas Modelling Chocolate, a great alternative to sugarpaste, is now available at Brennan's Cookshop, No. 7 Oliver Plunkett St. in White, Milk and Dark varieties (€6 for 150g).

Planning a lazy Saturday? Start with brunch at The Liberty Grill on Washington St. where the Toons Bridge Buffalo Burger is causing a stir among Cork's most discerning carnivores.

Maura Derrane and Neven Maguire are calling on parents to submit their very own tried and tested recipes for the First 1,000 Days Parents Recipe Competition. Picture: Naoise Culhane

Neven Maguire is spearheading a new initiative to promote the importance of 'the first 1000 days' for parents.

The 1000 days from conception until the second year of life play a...

Cork International Airport Hotel has launched a brand new summer barbecue menu, with spaces to accommodate parties of between ten and 300 people.

It's not all about the burgers either; guests can enjoy lemon and garlic marinated chicken fillet, BBQ pork ribs and delicious Cajun rubbed grilled salmon darne alongside red cabbage and fennel slaw, tomato and feta cheese with lemon dressing...

New Zealand’s rise on the international wine scene is down to their superb Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. In the past 10 years, other rising stars from NZ have begun to attract attention; notably the Pinot Noir. Here’s a couple of picks from the other side of the globe and you only have to pop to your local O’ Donovans Off Licence to try them.

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Some of Cork's most popular venues and stores have rallied together to launch a map that promises customer savings of over €100. New venue The Poor Relation Grocery & Pub on Parnell Place, which serves bread and cakes alongside pint and musical instruments, will form part of the new Cork Beer Walks map, along with Rising Sons Brewery on Cornmarket Street, which is to be launched later...

With a sister restaurant under the same name about to launch in Dublin, Arthur Maynes chef Darren Connolly will be heading to the capital to open the kitchen so Arthur Maynes Cork is currently looking for a full time chef. The winning candidate will be hardworking, reliable, creative, extremely passionate about food and willing to undertake any task assigned to them. Email your CV to...

Mairtín Ó'Mealoid's fresh salad leaves are grown on Cape Clear, picked fresh daily and brought directly to the English Market, where you'll find them at the Fresh from West Cork stall. 

The Castle Café team are pulling out all the stops for their upcoming Artisan Food & Wine evening on June 12th at 7pm. The event will begin with a drinks reception before a five-course dinner is served, along with a tutored wine tasting by The Wine Buff and recipe card by head chef Keith O'Flynn. Tickets are €70 from The Castle Café, Blackrock. 

Gary O’Donovan spends a lot of time researching the wines stocked at O'Donovans Off Licence. We asked him to come up with a couple of contrasting choices this week.

Spending time at the Dona Paula winery and discovering the terroirs of the Mendoza region led to the first of this week’s picks:


Dona Paula Malbec/Syrah, Argentina, 2011. Was €16...

Cork's style set descend on 6ix on Bridge St. from 12 noon for their weekend Disco Brunch. The menu is packed with spicy options such as tacos, quinoa salad (pictured), burritos and (our favourite) Chilaquiles (crispy corn tortilla strips in a spicy ranchero sauce with sour cream, a soft fried egg and manchego cheese (€6).

Longueville House Cider is now available in a number of Cork city outlets. You'll find the 100% natural medium dry cider, produced from Longueville's 25 acre apple orchards in the Blackwater Valley, in Electric, The Vicarstown, The Strasbourg Goose, The Bierhaus, Gallaghers, The Sextant and The Farmgate.

Treat your tastebuds to an explosion of seasonal flavour at Greenes, where the soup this week was a Cappuccino of Wild Nettle & Wild Garlic with milk foam, seaweed salt, nettle powder and wild garlic flowers. All of the ingredients  were foraged by Greenes chefs and used the same day. Call 021 455 22 79 to reserve a table at the Mac Curtain St. eatery.

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