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ATF Insiders - May's Monthly 9 Giveaways

It's May, which means nine new prizes heading in the direction of our biggest and best supporters! This month we've giving away festival tickets, a Champagne lunch in a five-star hotel, tablescapes, premium dairy products and loads more.


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Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders by midnight tomorrow, 17th April, will be entered into the draw, and winners will be picked and notified on the 18th April. Here's what we've got lined up for you this month...


1) Two Sunday tickets to Kaleidoscope Festival, Wicklow


Kaleidoscope, Ireland’s largest family music festival, is back at Russborough in Blessington from Friday 28th - Sunday 30th June. with three music-filled and memory-making days and nights for kids and adults. This year's line up includes The Kooks, The Waterboys, Lyra, Dec Pierce’s Block Rockin Beats and loads more. One of the other big highlights is always "Scrumdiddlyumptious", the festival's food tent, where you'll find workshops, chef demos, wine tastings and more, from some of Ireland's best chefs like Derry Clarke and Sunil Ghai. We've got two tickets to Sunday at Kaleidoscope to give away, so you can party to The Kooks then head over to decorate cupcakes with The Cupcake Bloke. Tickets are available at kaleidoscopefestival.ie and Ticketmaster.



2) Lunch for two on the Champagne Terrace at The Shelbourne


The Shelbourne's Champagne terrace has just reopened for May, with Laurent Perrier this year's featured fizz, and a new menu of caviar and Champagne pairings if you really want to go wild. Hidden upstairs at the back of the hotel, The Terrace is a flower-filled sanctuary in the middle of the city centre, with all the outdoor dining feels, and none of the jostling for space. The summer menu features dishes made to go with Champagne, like oysters, seafood platters, and peach melba for dessert. Champagnes are available by the glass and bottle, with Champagne cocktails too, and we've got a two-course lunch for two with a bottle of Laurent Perrier to give away to one lucky Insider this month.



3) Dinner for two with cocktails on the Garden Terrace at the five-star Intercontinental Dublin


Outdoor dining on the five-star Intercontinental Dublin's incredible garden terrace kicks off on Monday 27th May, and we're giving away a three-course meal for two with cocktails to celebrate. You can dine on burrata; white asparagus; lamb chops; and mango and passionfruit entremet for dessert, in the middle of their beautifully landscaped gardens - and there's a covered section if the weather doesn'tco-operate. Book your garden terrace dining experience at intercontinentaldublin.ie or call 01665400.



4) Dinner and cocktails at the NYX Hotel in Portobello


The brand new NYX Hotel opened on Portobello Harbour a few months ago, and if you don't have an excuse to check in, you can always hit up the bar for waterside dining. There's snacks, sharing plates, burgers and sundaes (see the menu here), and don't miss their signature and classic cocktails list. To celebrate the new all dining menu we have a three course meal for two with a cocktail of choice to enjoy at The Bar at NYX. Visit NYX-Hotels.ie to book a table.



5) A seafood lunch for two with wine at The Purty Kitchen, Dun Laoghaire


The Purty Kitchen's Friday seafood lunch sounds like the best possible way to get the weekend going, particularly if you can snag a table in their sun-filled courtyard. Each Friday a two course lunch showcasing fresh Irish seafood is served with a glass of wine for the very fair price of €37.50, with dishes like Moules-frites, open prawn sandwich, and Wicklow Wolf-battered Haddock and chips. We've got lunch for two plus a bottle of wine to give away this month, and all you have to do is time your visit with the sunshine (but if you can't the courtyard roof is fully retractable).



6) A tablescape for six worth €250 from The Designed Table


We love hosting dinner parties, but tend to put so much thought and time into the food that the tablescaping gets totally neglected. Enter The Designed Table, made to alleviate your "good at cooking, bad at laying tables" woes. They do all of the work for you, from tableclothes, to napkins, to placemats, and we've got a tablescape of your choice for six people worth €250 to give away to one lucky winner. Check out their summer collection here.



7) A €150 voucher for Glas


The innovative team at vegan/vegetarian mecca Glas never set out to serve ‘meat substitutes’, but to make fruits and vegetables the main items on your plate, and ensure that even meat eaters will want to come back for their Irish produce focused, plant-based food (there's cheese too). With eclectic wine and cocktails and a location two minutes walk from St. Stephen's Green, it's open seven days a week - including for lunch and brunch from Friday - Sunday. We've got a €150 voucher to give away for Glas this month so one of you can see what all the meat-free fuss is about. You can book a table at glasrestaurant.ie.



8) A €100 voucher for Yeeros


Earlier this year, Greek restaurant Yeeros won Deliveroo's "Independent restaurant of the year 2024" for the WHOLE of the UK and Ireland, judged by Jimi Famurewa, restaurant critic for the London Evening Standard. The family-run restaurant which opened in 2018, with branches in Drumcondra, Wexford Street and Glasnevin, was described as "ticking every box", with "innovation at the heart of everything they do ... and most importantly, everyone who orders from Yeeros becomes part of their family." Awww... We've got a €100 voucher to give away this month so one of you can join the Yeeros family too. Check there out here, or follow them on Instagram.



9) The full premium dairy range from Macroom Buffalo


Adding a bit of premium dairy luxury to breakfast, brunch, salads and picnics just got even more appealing. Macroom Buffalo, the ‘farm to fork’ producer from Co. Cork, have just added brand new products to their award-winning range, made with milk from their 840-strong herd of Water Buffalo, who roam freely across 640 acres. We've got a cooler bag worh €100 packed with the full range, including their brand new Buffalo Yogurts, Burrata and Paneer, as well as their Mozzarella, Bocconcini, Ricotta, Greek-style Cheese, Buffaloumi (their take on Halloumi) and cheddar. Find them in selected retailers nationwide, and check them out here.



Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders for May (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 Friday the 17th May to be in with a chance of winning. You'll be supporting independent content in Dublin and beyond, and be able to get answers to all of your burning questions about eating out, here and abroad, directly from us.

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