Archive for the ‘food and drink’ Category

this years Fenn’s Quay Christmas Pudding was fantastic

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Christmas pudding from Fenn’s Quay has become a family tradition. We take one to Switzerland to have with the family there, and a couple are eaten at home in Cork. I think Kate surpassed herself with this one – the best so far.

If you look at the photograph closely, you can see the Swiss Alps in the background 🙂

Fenn's Quay Christmas pudding in Switzerland

craft beer gift ideas for Christmas from Bradleys Off Licence

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

If you’re looking for a gift for someone that likes beer – Michael in Bradleys on North Main st has a fantastic stand full of craft beer gift ideas – everything from books to glasses to beer. He will make up hampers of craft beers too. You could try an Irish craft beer sampler, or mix it up with beers from around the world.


homebrew club meetup at the Mad Monk Midleton

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

The East Cork branch of the National Homebrew Club will be holding its second meeting at the Mad Monk in Midleton this wednesday 4th.

“An Evening of Brewing
The National Homebrew Club
Mad Monk, Midleton
Bottling demo – bottle the net from the Nov meet!
Equipment and Process
Free beer samples
**Beer Starter Kit Raffle!** Courtesy of Homebrew West
Discuss: bottles – sourcing, cleaning, sanitation, filling capping and labeling.
Wed 4th Dec 7:30pm-9pm
Mad Monk, Church Lane, Midleton
For more details…”

If you’re interested in homebrew please come along!
There’s plenty of parking right beside the pub.

Curious Wines Christmas wine fair

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Curious Wines are holding their
Annual Christmas Wine fair this Saturday 23rd in the Gresham Metropole on MacCurtain Street in Cork City.
It’ll be brilliant – they put on a great show every year.

Curious Wines Annual Christmas Wine Fair

Read their post for more details.

great gift idea for beer lovers

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

This is a great gift idea for a beer lover – an Innis & Gunn gift set – with three bottles of their finest and a matching glass.

Innis and Gunn gift set

Available now in Bradleys on North Main st.

Don’t take too long to head in, I missed out last year because I left it too late.

They also have a great range of glassware and beer accessories to buy!

homebrew demo with National Homebrew Club in Mad Monk Midleton

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The National Homebrew Club is holding a homebrew demo in the Mad Monk in Midleton this wednesday.

“An Evening of Brewing with The National Homebrew Club
in association with Mad Monk, Midleton
featuring Homebrew demo – Make a batch of beer on the night!

Equipment and Process
Free beer samples
Discussion of Beer, Wine and Cider, Recipes and Ingredients
Wed 6th Nov 7:30pm-9pm
Mad Monk, Church Lane, Midleton”

More info

Hope to see you there!

Torres wine tasting at Bradleys on North Main St

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Michael in Bradleys just announced a wine tasting in store on the 6th November.

torres wine tasting

It’ll be well worth a visit.

amber ella from eight degrees

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Amber-Ella, a new limited edition beer from 8 Degrees Brewing, now available from Bradleys on North Main St.

Amber Ella

I love Amber beer, so I’m looking forward to this one!

midleton food festival

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The 2013 Midleton Food and Drink Festival was on this weekend. It’s a super event, with lots of great stalls. Kudos to the organisers, it’s really well run. If you missed it, come next year!

Midleton Food Festival 2013

Midleton Food Festival 2013

Midleton Food Festival 2013

hairy goat and stormy port

Monday, September 9th, 2013

I called into Bradleys today – had to pick up Hairy Goat, the latest from MountainMan Brewing and Stormy Port, from Galway Bay Brewry. I’m really excited to try the beers from Galway Bay, I’ve been looking forward to them hitting the shelves nationally since I heard about the brewery expansion.

Hairy Goat and Stormy Port