Newbridge Cottage Market

Newbridge Cottage Market Town Hall, Saturday 3rd of June @ 10am There have been many attempts to set up markets in Newbridge over the past few years. George’s St. was home to a weekly food market for just a couple of months after the Newbridge 200 festival in 2012 and, more recently, the Whitewater Shopping Centre attempted to get one off the ground on Friday … Continue reading Newbridge Cottage Market

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

The Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up Italian Restaurant

This summer, on Friday the 12th of August, I will host a Pop-Up Italian Restaurant at the Chat n’ Chew, Newbridge. It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while and with the first two weeks of August off work, I can give it my full and undivided attention. The menu will consist of some of my favourites from Italy and I’m really excited … Continue reading The Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up Italian Restaurant

Bluebells & Buskers at Killinthomas Wood

Over the May Bank Holiday, Ali and I headed to Killinthomas Wood, a 200 acre forest just outside of Rathangan. Killinthomas is one of our favourite places to spend an afternoon, there is approx. 10 km of walks that you can choose to follow and if you go at just the right time in Spring/early Summer, you will travel through the most incredible carpet of … Continue reading Bluebells & Buskers at Killinthomas Wood

Salamander Supper Club – Thai Night

“We’re running like a well oiled machine” After the success of the first Salamander Supper Club (Italian Night) it was an obvious decision to continue along a similar vain. We quizzed diners upon exiting for opinions on what our second night should be and there were two clear favourites, Spanish and Thai. Being another Med country, Spain was quickly discarded but Thailand was an exciting choice. … Continue reading Salamander Supper Club – Thai Night

Salamander Supper Club – Italian Night

“How bloody difficult can it be to cut pork??!” Last Saturday night was exciting and terrifying. I teamed up with Joe from Salamander Coffee House for the first “Salamander Supper Club.” Joe approached me with the idea a month previously and after some thinking and chatting we decided that our first night should be Italian with a change of cuisine each month. Doing Italian first … Continue reading Salamander Supper Club – Italian Night

Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine

On Saturday, after dropping some of our animals to their respective babysitters, Ali and I headed to Cork for the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine. We were blessed with glorious weather and filled ourselves with great food (and wine for me) all day. We arrived at 12.50 pm and proceeded to the box office to get tickets for two of the talks. Although … Continue reading Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival Howth, Co. Dublin Yesterday Ali and myself took off for the big smoke to attend the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, which takes place annually in Howth. A burst pipe on the M7 scuppered our chances of getting there early but after a few diversions and crazy traffic around the town, we eventually arrived at around 3 pm.   After abandoning the … Continue reading Dublin Bay Prawn Festival