December's monthly 9 giveaway is live! From restaurant vouchers for some of the hottest tables in town to wine club subscriptions, cocktail deliveries to Irish food hampers, each one will ensure a very merry Christmas for this month's winners. As always our nine monthly giveaways is a small way to thank our supporters for letting us stay #ad, #collab and #invite free, and we could not do this without your support.
Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders by midnight on Saturday 17th December will be entered into the draw, and winners will be picked and notified on Sunday 18th December. Here's what's in this month's line up...
1) Chef's Counter Tasting Menu for Two, D'Olier Street
D'Olier Street has been once of the most anticipated Dublin openings of 2022, and we're sending one of you off to enjoy dinner for two at their chef's counter. Their 10-dish tasting menu (€82) highlights the best ingredients from around Ireland and the world, with dishes like foie gras custard, quince and English muffin; nori tartlet, bluefin tuna and ginger; and riz au lait with mango and cardamom. They offer wine and non-alcoholic pairings, and you can book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (Prize can be used Tuesday - Thursday. Beverages not included)
2) The Gulliver Hamper from Lilliput Stores
Lilliput Stores know a thing or five about putting together prime hampers, and we've got 'The Gulliver' (RRP €125) to give away to one of you this month, packed with red and white wine, biscotti, crackers, olives, tinned fish and lots of other good stuff for you to get your teeth into. See their full range of Christmas Hampers here, create your own, or head along to their Christmas hamper market this Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm in their Stoneybatter warehouse. If you're signed up to ATF Insiders you can get first access at our preview night on Friday 16th, with all the tasters, mulled wine and 10% off hampers purchased on the night.
3) A €100 Voucher for Nan Chinese
Nan Chinese is coming to Dublin 2 any day, from the same people behind Hakkahan in Stoneybatter, and we're giving away a €100 voucher so one of you can get a first look at no cost. Nan means south in Mandarin, and they'll be serving 'Huaiyang' cuisine from Southern China. Head chef Sheng Lin Ji has been drafted in from China, and dishes on the opening menu include crab fried rice; Huaiyang braised ‘Lion’s Head’ with salted egg yolk in Chinese brown sauce; and pumpkin and sweet wine soup with sesame rice balls. We can't wait.
4) A Three-Month Subscription for The Wine Club from Neighbourhood Wine
Ever dreamed of being part of a wine club? We could be making that dream a reality, because the guys at Neighbourhood Wine have given us a three-month wine subscription to their new wine club to give away to one of you. Each month they send two wines from small, independent producers, along with tasting notes and wine/food pairing suggestions. Could they be a better monthly delivery to look forward to?
5) A Cocktail Hamper from Dublin Cocktail Lab
Dublin Cocktail Lab put the alternative into alternative drinks, and we've got a Christmas pack to give away just in time for the holiday season, including a white negroni, a pink peppercorn negroni, a Christmas old-fashioned, hot whiskey syrup and their famous mulled wine mix. And as if that wasn't enough, they're also throwing in their full range of Whitebox canned cocktails. Talk about stepping up your Christmas drinks game. See their full range here.
6) The Irish Hamper, Lotts & Co
Hamper season is upon us, and instead of always being on the giving end, one of you will be receiving your very own Irish Hamper from Lotts & Co. Featuring 16 great Irish products like Cloud Picker Coffee, Lismore biscuits, and Harry's nutbutter, it retails for €125, but hampers start at €50 and you can browse the full range here.
7) A case of Spanish wine from Rueda
Life's too short to drink bad wine, and one of our Insiders will be having a Spanish themed Christmas with a hamper of Rueda’s finest. Known for sandy vineyards producing full-bodied and aromatic white wines, the case of six bottles includes Cuatro Rayas Organic Verdejo; Diez Siglos Sauvignon Blanc; Matarromera Verdejo Fermentado en Barrica; Oro de Castilla Sauvignon Blanc; and José Pariente Sauvignon. Check out more about the region and Rueda wines here.
8) Christmas Hamper from Heart of Spain
The Castilla Y Leon Hamper from Heart of Spain has a special Christmas edition, filled with gourmet food and drink from artisan producers in the Castilla and León regions in Spain. It's got wine, suckling pig leg, 12-month matured sheep’s cheese, duck liver paté with Cognac, chorizo, Iberian Cebo de Campo ham, cherries in grappa syrup, and so much more, but we'll leave some room for surprise. Their Spanish hampers are available here, and they deliver across Ireland - but the last day for delivery before Christmas is this Monday, 19th December, so be quick.
9) The full range from House Cocktails
To celebrate the launch of the new bottled cocktail range from House on Leeson Street, we're giving away one of every bottle in the range (retailing at €35 each) - , Espresso Martini; Pornstar Martini; Cosmopolitan; and Strawberry Daiquiri. All the fun, none of the arm workout. The full range is available at all O'Brien's off licenses or can be ordered online here for next-day delivery across Ireland.
Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders for December will be automatically entered into the prize draw. If you're not signed up yet join here and support independent content in Dublin and beyond, and get answers to all of your burning questions about eating out, here and abroad, directly from us.