BeaNice Cafe, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow

It’s a cold Monday morning. It’s my day off but I decide to join Ali for the spin down to Carlow on the promise of a nice breakfast – the best way to get me to go anywhere. We drop Ali’s sets of Orff instruments from her Friday workshop off at Music Generation Carlow HQ and look for a cafe recommendation from Aideen – BeaNice … Continue reading BeaNice Cafe, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow

Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

“First is the worst, second is the best, third is the one with the hairy chest…!” Last Thursday, I followed my usual evening routine. I go to bed around 7.45 pm, read for awhile (I’m reading Rick Stein’s autobiography at the moment) and try to be asleep by 8.15 pm. I’m then wide awake by 3.30 am and begin work at the bakery at 5am. … Continue reading Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016

Food Junkie Wood-Fired Pizza

The holy grail – the perfect wood-fired pizza. Wood-fired pizzas have gained unprecedented popularity in recent years. A new pizza place seems to open in Dublin city centre almost weekly and people are flocking to them. Outside of the city, it’s much more difficult to find a great pizza place but Luke Denvir of Food Junkie Wood-Fired Pizza is changing that. I met Luke last … Continue reading Food Junkie Wood-Fired Pizza

The Kinneagh Kitchen’s Pop-Up Italian Restaurant – A Summary

Last Friday, the 12th of August, I held The Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up Italian Restaurant at Chat n’ Chew in Newbridge. To my surprise and delight, the event sold out the day before and we served 50 happy customers a four course meal (five if you count the tea/coffee) at €30 a head. This was my third supper club style night but my first being totally in control, … Continue reading The Kinneagh Kitchen’s Pop-Up Italian Restaurant – A Summary

Vie de Chateaux, Naas, Co. Kildare

Vie de Châteaux Widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Co. Kildare, it’s taken me some time to get to sample the food at Vie de Châteaux. As a proud Newbridge man, I tend to avoid Shelbyville Naas like the plague but once in a while, there is something worth risking it for (!). Vie de Châteaux is one such place. The original and flagship … Continue reading Vie de Chateaux, Naas, Co. Kildare