Exciting news! Eatyard’s Sunday Sessions are back.
Following a fantastic season in 2019 with big names such as Ross Lewis, Jess Murphy and Paul Flynn, the Eatyard team are once again hitting the road for Pot Duggans in Ennistymon.
The concept of Sunday Sessions is simple - great food, local ingredients, plenty of banter and a different chef to host each session and put their culinary touch on the evening.
First up is Niamh Fox and Sam Gleeson, formerly of Little Fox in Ennistymon, who will join forces with pop-up aficionados and gourmet greats Keith Coleman and Aisling McHugh of Roots at Slane.
Like-minded chefs, passionate about using top-notch local ingredients - this will be a dinner to remember for sure.
Other dinners include:
Sunday Sessions are designed to be a convivial dining experience and tickets are sold in tables of six at €55pp, so get your friends and family together for a great night.
Book your table at http://potduggans.com/sunday-sessions/.
When the German retailers rolled into town in the early noughties, you couldn’t have anticipated how many Irish producers they would support. And the list keeps growing.
This weekend, Lidl Ireland is introducing 70 more homegrown Irish products onto the shelves of its 210 stores.
This is part of the retailer’s fifth annual supplier development programme called Kickstart. Forty-three suppliers are involved in this year’s programme across a diverse range of products.
Some of our favourites include Wild Irish Seaweed Seasoning Jars (€4.99) from Clare-based seaweed harvesters, Wild Irish Seaweed.
Even though seaweed is very on trend now, it was Evan Talty’s great grandfather who originally set up the business and Evan now runs it with his family.
The seaweed sprinkles include Cara Green, Nori, Sea Salad, Dillisk and Komnu variants, perfect for sprinkling on salads and in soups.
Skelligs Chocolate fans will be delighted to know that they have just released their Skelligs Chocolate Cocoa Bean Bars (€2.99 each) in a selection of flavours - orange, salted caramel, mint and maple & pecan.
And Brehon Brewhouse in Monaghan has released a selection of craft beers (€2.79) inspired by some of Ireland’s best poetry.
The beers are quirkily named after Kavanagh’s poems, with Raglan Road Red Ale, Apollo Indian Pale Ale, Black Hills Oatmeal Stout, Brennan’s Blonde Ale, Fair Day Pale Ale all featuring in this special Kickstart promotion.
Lidl Ireland is proud to support local Irish suppliers and to bring the best of Irish produce to homes from Bantry through to Belfast.
This limited-edition Kickstart promotion launches in all 210 Lidl stores across Ireland and Northern Ireland from Thursday 12 August and is available while stocks last only, so make sure to check out the range in your local Lidl and support these small Irish producers.
Our favourite product though has to be the Daisy Cottage Farm bread mix (€2.49).
Presented in a little bottle, it has all the ingredients you need to make brown bread, complete with seeds to sprinkle on top.
All you do is add milk, pour into a bread tin, into the oven and you’ve freshly made brown bread without the effort.
Check out www.lidl.ie/kickstart for more details.
Recently, the Guardian reported that local cafés across the UK collectively lost £1.3bn in lost sandwiches during the pandemic.
Now that restrictions have eased, we want to get out there more and support food businesses. And O’Brien's Sandwich Bar has a new sandwich that you tempt you in the door.
The Backyard BBQ Chicken Melt has all those barbecue flavours that we love.
The chicken is tossed in cajun spices so it has that backyard BBQ Deep South style, its oozing with Monterey Jack cheese and then takes on a bit of a club sandwich vibe with pulled ham, pickles, coleslaw and BBQ mustard.
It's all served on their signature sourdough bread. Take our advice and make it a toasty!