October Bitesize: Full Circle Roasters, Irish Cocktail Fest & More

Posted October 4, 2016 in Food & Drink Features

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Full Circle Roasters

There’s been a considerable uplift in coffee fortunes for northbound commuters down Talbot Street way, first with the appearance of Laine, My Love from the folks at Roasted Brown, and now with the recent arrival of Brian Birdy’s specialty coffee house at Jacob’s Inn Hostel. Caffeine lovers travelling towards Connolly Station and Busáras can now enjoy a taste of the Monaghan barista’s terrific specialty grade coffee, roasted fresh and in season. The café also carries a great selection of fresh sandwiches, available to eat in and to go, made with fine Irish ingredients from Arun Bakery, Hegarty’s Cheese and Rafferty’s Ham.

Full Circle Roasters 21 – 28 Talbot Place, Dublin 1 fullcircleroasters.ie


Mosa Sushi Burritos



Since the launch of the cronut a couple of years back, foodies the world over have continued to embrace an ever-evolving continuum of culinary fusions and hybrids. The latest of these comes in the form of the Sushi Burrito, a concept conceived in San Francisco and now available in Dublin through Mosa Sushi Burritos in Merchant’s Arch. Their Dancing Dragon Sushi Burrito is a good example of the marriage of two Japanese and Latin American staples, combining a robust amalgam of mixed leaf, Japanese grilled eel, seaweed, avocado and spicy mango.

Available for delivery at justeat.ie


Irish Cocktail Fest



Cocktail lovers are in for a treat this month as bar tenders across Ireland make, shake and innovate in a bid to create the Best Irish Cocktail of 2016. Featuring a spirited array of concoctions, the festival celebrates great Irish artisanal spirits including Dingle Gin, Ruby Blue Potato Vodka and Writers Tears pot still whiskey. The public are encouraged to vote for their favourite cocktail using the #BestIrishCocktail hashtag on Twitter, or by commenting on the Great Irish Beverages Facebook page. The Irish Cocktail Fest runs throughout the week of Saturday 10th to Thursday 15th October.

For more see greatirishbeverages.com


La Cucina at Farrier and Draper



La Cucina promises Dublin’s diners a salubrious taste of dusky Georgian glamour, with chef Riccardo Grando’s expansive menu nicely complementing the rich interior décor at Farrier and Draper. Featuring a tasty looking stuzzichini selection, the menu includes such delights as classic Italian favourite arancini, accompanied by porcini, truffle oil and buffalo mozzarella and tartare of sea-bream, with red grape, blood orange emulsion and shaved fennel pink pepper. La Cucina offers lunch and dinner all week at Powerscourt Townhouse and also houses a discreet velvet-curtained space for private dining reservations.

For more see farrieranddraper.ie


Food on The Edge



At the end of October, world-renowned chefs from as far afield as Canada and Peru descend on Galway for the Food on The Edge symposium, organised by chef JP McMahon. This year, the longstanding champion of Irish food and produce has attracted such luminaries as Massimo Bottura, Virgilo Martinez and Nathan Outlaw to discuss topics including farming, sustainability and the future of Irish food. With panel discussions moderated by Olivia Duff and Sally McKenna, the two-day symposium takes place on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th October.

For tickets and the full programme see foodontheedge.ie


Words: Martina Murray

Irish Cocktail Fest Image: Declan Byrne


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