August's monthly 9 giveaways are live! This month we've got a Dublin city hotel stay, a wine club subscription, cocktails and copious dinners and lunches to give away to you guys for supporting what we do. Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders for August will be automatically entered into the draw, and it's through your subscriptions that we're able to remain #ad, #collab and #invite free.
Everyone subscribed by midnight on Wednesday 17th August will be entered into the draw, and winners will be picked and notified on Thursday 18th August. Here's what's we've got for you...
1) An overnight stay at The Hendrick, Smithfield
Fancy making a night of it in the city? Of course you do. We've got an overnight stay for two at The Hendrick, Ireland's first street art hotel to give away this month, home to a vibrant ground floor bar, outdoor courtyard space and over 270 works of Irish and international street art for guests to enjoy. Situated between Smithfield Square and Stoneybatter, The Hendrick is a short walk from some of the best dining and entertainment that the capital has to offer - we're talking Grano (and their new wine bar A Fianco), Fish Shop, Variety Jones and No Messin' within a very short walking distance.
After check-in, you and your lucky plus one will be treated to your choice from The Hendrick's new summer cocktail menu which features only Irish spirits from distilleries across the country, and before you check-out you'll enjoy breakfast in the hotel's courtyard. Check out The Hendrick here.
2) Sunday Lunch for two at Bresson
The terrace at Bresson is one of the most idyllic outdoor spots for a swanky lunch in Dublin, and Head Chef Peter Byrne's menu takes the best Irish ingredients and spins them in the direction of classic French cookery. Their lunch menu (€49.95 for three courses) is served Thursday - Sunday and features dishes like Slow Cooked Rabbit Leg, King Oyster Mushroom and Vin Jaune Sauce; Gratinated Scallops, Chaudrée of Smoked Haddock, Alsace Bacon and Brown Shrimp, Pommes Duchess, Buttered Leeks and Gruyere; and Poached Rhubarb, Coconut Rice Pudding, Pistachio and Strawberry Ice Cream. We're sending one of you off to enjoy a three-course Sunday lunch for two with a bottle of wine up to the value of €50, and we strongly advise booking in while it's still terrace weather.
3) Dinner for Four at B Skewers BBQ Shop
We were completely charmed by B Skewers BBQ Shop on Bolton Street when we visited last month (read the once over here). The steak skewers, the burger, the vinaigrette, the prices, the lovely owners - it's the most excited we've ever been about Brazilian food in Dublin. We're delighted to have a meal for four to give away this month comprising of a combo for four with two bottles of wine. That means nine skewers (choose from steak, pork belly, sausage, chicken hearts and more), six sides and four sauces, and you should definitely throw on a burger for good measure. See more about B Skewers, book a table or order online here.
4) A Secret Pairing for two from ELY Wine Bar
ELY Wine Bar on Ely Place has just launched their brand new experience - ‘A Secret Pairing’. Each week the team select three of their favourite wines, and Head Chef Luca comes up with a selection of seasonal plates to match them to. Each pairing is explained only when they arrive, so this is one for food and drink lovers who like to live dangerously, and have open minds (and palates). They've also introduced weekly changing wine flights for €18, with themes based on regions, grapes, producers and more. 'A Secret Pairing' is available from Tuesday - Saturday from 17:00, costing €59 per person, and we're got an experience for two to give away this month. Check out ELY Wine Bar here.
5) A three-month subscription to Boujee Booze's Wine Club
Looking for an excuse to learn more about wine, and what food to have with it? We've got a three-month subscription to Boujee Booze's monthly wine club to give away to one lucky Insider this month. You'll receive a surprise package of three very different, unique wines to get your teeth into each month, and they could be white, red, pink, orange or fizzy, with a heavy emphasis on the natural, organic and biodynamic. Each case comes with tasting notes and all the information you'll need on where the delicious juice you're drinking comes from. They also send an exclusive food pairing for each bottle, including a recipe, recipe video and even a takeaway pairing for when you don't want to cook but still want to drink great wine. See more about the Boujee Booze wine club here.
6) Dinner and cocktails for two at Zampas Bar And Restaurant's Summer Fiesta
One of our Insiders is going to be enjoying the final days of summer with a table for two at Zampas Bar and Restaurant in the Hard Rock Hotel Dublin, for their first Summer Fiesta, taking place on Thursday 25th August from 18:00 til late. They're promising an electric atmosphere with a jam packed line-up of music and entertainment from Sabor Cabana & The Strictly Salsa Club, Coisa D'Preto Samba Orchestra, the Yeoo DJ stage show and street performances from The Fire Angels. We've got a table for two in Zampas Bar and Restaurant (bringing Lima to Lord Edward Street all year long) where you'll start with a Pisco Sour before being served three courses of Peruvian food with an Irish accent. Check them out here.
7) The full range of Mr L's bottled cocktails
Mr. L’s Bottled Cocktail Collection is a brand new pre-mixed selection from award-winning mixologist Paul Lambert, who's been behind the drinks at The Blind Pig speakeasy since the start. It’s just gotten a lot easier to enjoy his classic creations at home, with the release of four new bottled cocktails - the 1930's Cosmo (a zippy, more refreshing, prohibition era version of the classic); the Pina Colada (pineapple blended with sweet coconut and Caribbean white rum); the Whiskey Sour (Irish whiskey, sharpened with lemon juice, sugar and bitters); and the P*rnstar Martini (vodka, passion fruit juice and vanilla flavoured syrup). We're got a bottle of each to give away this month as well as a shaker, jiggger and strainer for your own creations. Check out Mr. L's on Instagram or buy them online from selected retailers, like this one.
8) A €100 voucher for Farmer Browns
Farmer Browns have just relaunched their "free kids main with every adult main offer", and we've got a €100 voucher for their Bath Avenue location to give away to one of you this month, which will feed an army of big and small eaters. Their kids eat free offer is available all day, seven days a week at their Clonskeagh and Kilternan locations, and at off-peak times in Rathmines and Bath Avenue (all day Monday - Thursday, Friday until 18:00 and Sunday after 16:00). Spacious interiors, outdoor terraces and Irish ingredient-led menus can be found at all four locations, and to see their menus for brunch, lunch and dinner, or to book head to their website.
9) Two Tickets to Lilith's first birthday party
Stoneybatter's best wine shop Lilith turns one this weekend and they're having a little party to celebrate. They're setting up shop in Hynes' beer garden to pour natural wines from their favourite producers, while Dosa Dosa are serving the food. They're bringing their best and most interesting bottles from the shop and making them available at shelf price plus a small corkage fee once your get through your drink tickets, and there's going to be a raffle full of great prizes in support of the Capuchin Monks. Tickets are €50 and include a port and tonic on arrival, four glasses of top wine, and a plate of food from Dosa Dosa, and the party's on from 14:00 - 19:00 but you'll probably be having so much fun you'll want to hang around till closing. Get the last few tickets here.
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