If ever there foodie treat to kick off a month, it was lunch today at Helen Costelloe’s popup vegetarian restaurant at The Watergarden in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
I’ve missed each of the nights she’s brought her pop-up delights to Butler House in Kilkenny in recent years and the last time (I reckon) I had a chance to sample Helen’s wares was at Outstanding By Design which was May 2014.
Ristorante Rinuccini, one of my hometown’s finest, is presenting a new dining experience with Verona’s San Rustico winery, pairing exclusive artisan wines with a special menu created by head chef and owner Antonio Cavaliere. If you’re a fan of Italian cuisine – authentic Italian cuisine – and you’ve yet to experience Rinuccini’s in Kilkenny, then you’ve been missing out.
The bank holiday weekend is a great time to unwind with a book and over the last weekend I had a chance to open up Nikkei Cuisine – Japanese Food the South American Way by Luiz Hara, born in Brazil to Japanese and Italian parents and living in the UK. The food cultures of both Japan and Brazil are incredibly different and crammed with amazing styles, techniques, flavours and smells so cooking Nikkei – the cooking of the Japanese diaspora – with a Brazilian flavour was always going to make for a good read.
Five years ago this weekend, I opened the doors of Any Given Food. Having spent a year firing photos of food all around me up on Tumblr, I took a notion during the inaugural Foodcamp in Kilkenny to register a domain name at the lunch break, pop up a post or two and thus Any Given Food was born.
In the time since, I’ve become a lot more involved in food, both personally and professionally and a lot of it was brought back during the Bloggers Breakfast at Anne Neary’s Ryeland House in Kilkenny on Friday morning to kick off Savour Kilkenny.
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