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ATF Insiders - February's Monthly 9 Giveaways

February's giveaways are now open for business, and between Michelin-anointed restaurant experiences, nights out with all the cocktails, and premium steaks, there's a hell of a line up as usual.


Your support through ATF Insiders keeps us ad (and nonsense) free, and allows us to pay our writers and pay for our meals, giving you independent features and reviews about eating out in Dublin. In return we promise a host of benefits, including the chance to win one of these...



1) A tasting menu for two at D'Olier Street to celebrate their Michelin Star


Dublin's got a brand new Michelin star, after D'Olier Street were added to the very small, very elite club, just over a year after opening. They've joined Variety Jones, Bastible and Glover's Alley in the capital's one star restaurant list, and with chef owner James Moore previously head chef at two-Michelin-starred Atera in New York, the writing was on the wall from day one. To celebrate the team's amazing achievement, we're sending one of you in for dinner for two, to feast on Michelin-starred French toast with Mimolette and lardo, and yuzo kosho cream with octopus and lobster. See the full menu here, and book here. (Prize redeemable Tuesday - Thursday)



2) A €150 voucher for Amy Austin to celebrate their Michelin Bib Gourmand


No award matters to chefs and restaurateurs as much as a nod from the Michelin Guide, so it's safe to say the team at Amy Austin cracked open a few bottles of Champagne last week to celebrate their brand new Michelin Bib Gourmand. They join restaurants like Uno Mas, Spitalfields and Richmond in the category for restaurants offering good food at reasonable prices, with inspectors praising the quirky restaurant's "detailed, precise cooking for a reasonable price tag." We've got a €150 voucher to give away for Amy Austin this month which should get you all the black cod fritters, langoustine tails and black bean tamales you can manage.



3) A dumpling-making class for two at Lucky Tortoise - with four winners


We're always looking for new things to do, and activities involving food are high on the priority list. Lucky Tortoise in Temple Bar are known for their great value, €26 all in menu, but groups can add on a dumpling making class too. They cater for up to 50 people, and for €59 each you'll get a welcome drink, chef demonstration, roll your own dumplings, and enjoy what you've made along with the rest of the menu once you're done. Vegans and vegetarians can be catered for, and enquiries can be made through eat@luckytortoise.ie. We've got eight spots for their dumpling making experience this month, so we're going to pick four lucky winners!



4) Feasting menu for two at Yves with wine from Redmond's


Brother Hubbard's Ranelagh pop up Yves seems destined to be more than a fleeting experiment, with feedback suggesting they'd be mad not to stick around. As if the €37.50 French/Spanish feasting menu wasn't good value enough, you can pop next door to Redmond's of Ranelagh to pick up a bottle of wine and enjoy it for just €10 corkage. You know we love a good deal, so we've got the feasting menu for two at Yves to give away this month, and you can head into Redmond's to choose any wine up to the value of €40 to bring in with you to enjoy with your Socca, Bombas and Beef Pot Au Feu.



5) €100 voucher for 9 Below


How better to spend a dark, damp, Dublin evening than in a basement speakeasy sipping 'Black Pearls' and 'Flight Clubs'. 9 Below is one of our favourite cocktail bars, hidden away in the basement of the former Stephen's Green Hibernian Club, and its four intimate, art deco rooms offer plenty of options for having all the private chats while lounging on velvet sofas. We've got a €100 voucher for 9 Below to give away this month, which will get you through most of the cocktail list - just make sure you've eaten first.



6) €150 to spend at Warehouse's brand new supper club


Warehouse Food Market has been serving the good people of Harold's Cross with groceries, breakfast, lunch and great coffee since opening mid-Covid. When we held our Bahay Filipino Feast for ATF Insiders there it was such a great, laid back space for dinner, so it made total sense for them to start their brand new Saturday night supper club. It's all the fuss free, comfort food you could want on a chilly weekend night, with dishes like gruyère croquettes, shepherd's pie and gnocchi, and a beer, wine and N/A list. Three courses will set you back around €32, so the €150 voucher we've got to give away this month is going to go a long way.


7) The St. Patrick's Day experience for two at Urban Brewing


With the lack of a strong national dish, we never know what we're supposed to eat on Paddy's Day. Bacon and cabbage? Beef and Guinness stew? Taco cheese fries? To take the pain out of March 17th, Urban Brewing are serving an Irish Classics menu that looks a lot better than your average Irish pub, with dishes like steamed Irish mussels with white soda bread, and Irish ham hock crubeens with mustard cream. The special St. Patrick's menu runs for two days from Sunday 17th to Monday 18th March, and we've got a table for two to give away, with an Irish dish, a Paddy’s Day cocktail, an Urban Brew beer and a brewery tour included. See more about St. Patrick's Day at Urban Brewing here.



8) A premium steak hamper from Francis St.


We've got a Francis St. ultimate night in hamper to give away this month, with two of their large sharing steaks, candles, Achill Sea Salt, and a Francis St. chopping board to serve it on. The new premium steak brand (exclusively stocked at Tesco) have partnered with Mae owner/head chef Gráinne O'Keeffe, and when you scan the QR code on the front you'll be taken to a cook-a-long video filled with tips and tricks on how best to cook your 35-day matured Côte de Boeuf, or your 14-day matured chateaubriand. Check out Francis St. here.



9) A Dublin Coffee Festival prize pack


Dublin's first ever coffee festival is taking place from Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd March at The Complex in Smithfield, with over 30 specialty brands to explore and taste, as well as treats to go with all that coffee. There's a full programme of events with talks and panels, a coffee competition, tasting room and workshops, and it's child and dog friendly. We've got a bumper prize pack to give away to one of you, with two tickets for the Sunday session of your choice, a DCF tote bag, t-shirt, cupping spoon, and a selection of microlot coffees from Bailie's - some of the best coffees in the world made in tiny quantities. Check out Dublin Coffee Festival here.



Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders for February (new and old) will be automatically entered into the prize draw - you don't need to do anything. If you're not signed up yet join here before midnight on Saturday 17th February to be in with a chance of winning. Winners will be picked on Sunday 18th.

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