March's monthly 9 giveaways are live! Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders will be automatically entered into the draw, and there are few things we love more than doling out awesome food and drink prizes. Without your support we couldn't do what we do, so if you're one of our favourite people, thank you.
Everyone subscribed by midnight tomorrow, Thursday 17th March will be entered into the draw, and winners will be picked and notified on Friday 18th March. Here's what we've got for you this month...
1) Dinner with cocktail pairings from Man Street Kitchen at Roe & Co Distillery
The D-8TE restaurant pop ups at Roe & Co put the Dublin 8 distillery on the map last year (and was our first chance to try Filipino pop up Bahay), and they're back for 2022 with a brand new line up. They kicked off with The Salt Project, and next week Man Street Kitchen move in, with a menu inspired by Asia, the Middle East and the USA, including hot-smoked salmon baby gem tacos, and whiskey-glazed pork ribs. The menu is €40 per person, and the mega mixologists at Roe & Co have created cocktail pairings for each course for another €30, or you can free-style. It's also outdoors, so ideal for the covid-conscious. We've got a table for four with drinks pairings to give away for Man Street Kitchen at D-8TE which is running Thursday - Sunday until the 10th of April.
2) A three-course dinner with cocktails at The Pier House, Howth
The Pier House in Howth have just launched their new Spring menu and it is looking good. They opened on West Pier in 2020 (the year that shan't be mentioned), as a new modern Irish dining option for the seaside village, with plenty of fish (of course), but also free-range pork from Andarl Farm, and vegetarian options like barbecued white asparagus with romesco and cashew nuts. From head chef David Walsh's new menu we're loving the sound of the citrus cured & smoked salmon with miso crème fraiche, kohlrabi and lotus crisp; the grilled halibut with smoked potato foam and Dublin Bay Prawn tortellini; and the Andarl Farm pork ravioli with tomato fondue and oregano burnt butter, and two of our Insiders will be going off for a three-course meal for two plus a welcome cocktail to try it out for themselves.
3) A Praline Chocolates hamper
You've probably seen Praline's amazing looking chocolates on your social media feed or in your favourite newspaper - everybody seems to be talking about them, and now we are. Chocolatier Norma Kelly has just launched a new signature range of handcrafted chocolates available to order online for nationwide delivery - perfect timing for Mother’s Day and Easter. There are six specially created fillings, each inspired by local food producers, like the 'Vanilla Salted Caramel' using Irish Atlantic Sea Salt, 'Heather Honey & Orange' using honey from The Galtee honey farm, and 'Toffee Apple' using apple juice from The Apple Farm in Co. Tipperary. We've got a chocolate-packed Praline hamper to give away to one of you this month, with two boxes of their new signature collection, their full range of artisan bars, and a €50 voucher to spend online at www.praline.ie.
4) A €120 voucher for The Village Butcher, with nationwide delivery
It's no exaggeration to say that people drive long distances to get to The Village Butcher in Ranelagh, because their direct, small farm focused meat sourcing is amongst the most impressive in the country. Dermot Allen's Duroc pork; Feighcullen Farm's organic, free-range chickens; goat, venison and boar from Dizzy Goat Farms - eating less meat but better is easy with a butcher like this, and we dream of a day that every village has one. If that's not enough to get your excited, their sausages are handmade with no preservatives or sulphites, rashers are cured in house, and they make their own guanciale and bone marrow butter. And in the best news our petrol tank has heard all month, they've just launched nationwide delivery, and they've given us a €120 voucher to give away to celebrate.
5) A €100 Voucher For Canal Bank Café
Canal Bank Café on Upper Leeson Street, named after its view of the Grand Canal, has been going strong for an amazing 11 years, and they've just launched a new menu inspired by their head chef's recent trip to LA. They've added loads of healthier options, like rose harissa gambas with cucumber tzatziki & fresh herbs, and an heirloom tomato & Macroom buffalo bocconcini salad with black olive & sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, but their famous chicken wings with Cashel Blue cheese dip are staying put, as are Korean-style BBQ ribs with gochujang marinade, and the chargrilled, porcini-rubbed Delmonico Ribeye steak w/ pickled wild mushrooms, caramelised shallots, roast garlic & herb butter, and frite