May's monthly 9 giveaways are live! And what an exciting line up we've got for you again this month. Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders will be automatically entered into the draw, and while we wish everyone could win, we're grateful to be able to randomly thank some of you for your support each month.
Everyone subscribed by midnight on Tuesday 17th May will be entered into the draw, and winners will be picked and notified on Wednesday 18th May. Here's what's up for grabs...
1) An overnight stay with dinner at The Wicklow Escape
Dining destination The Wicklow Escape have just launched their spring menus under new head chef, Mark Ahessy, focused on hyper-local sourcing and the freshest, seasonal ingredients from their own gardens. They've got two restaurants, the outdoor wood-fired restaurant The Fiery, and the "Long Table" for more fine dining, and some of the new dishes include turbot with Jerusalem artichokes and brown shrimp, and Ridgeway wagyu with potato fondant and béarnaise sauce. You can visit for lunch or dinner, or book yourself in for an overnight package with all kinds of breakfasts, lunches and picnics, and did we mention the hot tub?
We're going to be sending one very lucky Insider off to experience The Wicklow Escape for themselves, with one night's accommodation for two people sharing, dinner at The Fiery wood-fired restaurant including wine pairings, and breakfast the following morning. Eh, you are welcome... (Dining at The Fiery takes place on Wednesday and Friday nights so the prize is only available on those nights, subject to availability)
2) A gold table for you and 5 friends at 'Picnic At The Manor', worth over €400
At The Manor returns to Palmerstown House Estate this June Bank Holiday weekend for Picnic At The Manor. With acts including Spring Break, Smash Hits, Mack Fleetwood and Qween in the line up, food from the Disco Diner vendors Cali Cali, Bullet Duck & Dumpling, Kerala Kitchen, Burger Republic and Pizza Truck, and a cracking weather forecast on the horizon, bank holidays don't get much better. Tickets are on sale now via the At The Manor website, and we've got a VIP gold table to giveaway to one Insider plus 5 friends on either the June bank holiday or the weekend after, worth over €400! You'll get a reserved table in the gold area, access to luxury toilets (no portaloos around here) and premium drinks table service ensuring maximum chillout time. Follow them on social for up to date news.
3) A three-course lunch with wine at Mamó in Howth
Mamó in Howth has just reopened after a big refurbishment, with the former downstairs dining room now a bar and waiting area, and all of the tables moved upstairs, complete with views over Howth harbour. Diehard fans (hi there) will be glad to know that the big changes haven't applied to the menu, so the cod chip, Lough Neagh eel tart and homemade pasta dishes remain, as does the legendary wine list and service. We're still over here sighing about summer lunch on the lovely terrace last year, but a window seat upstairs is next on the list. You can choose where to want to sit if you win this month's prize of a three-course lunch for two with a bottle of house wine.
4) An 'All In Menu' for two with wine at Lucky Tortoise
Lucky Tortoise have just opened their second location in Temple Bar, serving dumplings, pot stickers and okonomiyaki seven days a week from 17:00 - 23:00. Their all in menu is €28 per person, taking all the decision making out of dinner, or plates can be ordered individually or as add-ons. They also cater for vegans and coeliacs, so if you have either in your life add it to the list. One of our Insiders is going to be heading in for pork siu mai, pajeon and Sichuan aubergine dumplings this month, as we've got an all-in menu for two plus wine to give away.
5) A €100 voucher for Tang
Tang open their third location tomorrow morning on Cumberland Street South in Dublin 2, with more of the flatbreads, salads and granola bowls we know and love. This one has a summer-ready, sun-drenched courtyard which will no doubt will be prime summer lunch seating, as well as tables and counter seats inside. They're starting off Monday - Friday from 08:00 - 16:00, but hope to extend to Saturday opening soon. Between this and Note across the street, visitors to Holles Street (or Pearse Street) have never had it so good. To celebrate their opening we've got a €100 voucher to give away this month, and if you spent the whole thing on their unequaled peanut butter we wouldn't judge you in the slightest.
6) Four tickets to Dash Burger's pop-up with George Motz
This Thursday, Dash Burger are bringing the smash burger King, George Motz, to Urban Brewing in the IFSC as part of his world tour. Owner Barry Wallace has often cited Motz as the inspiration for his juicy, dripping smash burgers, all too frequently mentioned as the best in Dublin, and the event will see guests meet both the Irish and US smash burger pros with an outdoor cookoff, followed by a generous helping of Motz's version of the historic Oklahoma onion burger, and beers. We've got four tickets to the sold-out event to give away, plus a €50 voucher for Dash Burger so you can relive it all again.
7) A €100 voucher for Eathos
Eathos are always brightening up our feeds with their acai bowls, picture perfect pastries and mountains of brightly coloured salads. The city centre café and patisserie serves thoughtful, wholesome food using Irish produce that's made to make you feel good (and naturally uplifted when you see the plates), and their suppliers list features some of the best producers around. They serve breakfast, all day brunch and lunch in their two locations on Baggot Street from Monday to Friday, and we've got a €100 voucher to give away this month, so one of you can take a deep dive into their menu of seriously feel good food.
8) Four 'Whole Hog' tickets for The Big Grill
The Big Grill is finally back from the 11th - 14th August, and what a line up to return with. The four day fire extravaganza will see appearances from outdoor expert Ray Mears, Hometown Bar-B-Que's Billy Durney, Food Network US star Christina Fitzgerald, and Mike Johnson from the Sugarfire Smoke House in St Louis - and that is quite literally the tip of the line up iceberg - see the full eye-popping details here. There's going to be BBQing demos, talks and long-table dinners, not to mention pop up restaurants from Lignum, Liath and Austin Texas' Valentina's to name a few. There's plenty for kids in the Little Grillers sessions (under 12's go free), and there's going to be 20 Irish craft breweries on site as well as great wine and cocktails. We've got four (sold out) whole hog tickets to give away this month, giving you and three friends access for the entire four day event.
9) Tickets To Taste Of Dublin With Moutai Prince
Taste of Dublin is back next month and there's a new prince visiting this year - Moutai Prince. The newly released distilled Chinese liquor, a style of 'baijiu' with fresh and sweet aromas of apple and pear, is perfect consumed neat or as a base for cocktails, and we're giving one of you a bottle so you can start experimenting. We're also giving you two tickets to Taste of Dublin with Moutai, for a day of cocktails, games and prizes.
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