time to get those festive orders online
I hate to say it, but it’s never too early to receive those Christmas orders online. The only problem with any of Lismore Food Co’s new line of baskets in the house ahead of the holiday season will be the constant temptation to squeeze in the tissue-wrapped treats in the sleek lunch box. orange hat.
The company has added 26 new artisanal food products to its range, including an all-butter panettone made in Veneto; caramelized chocolate hazelnuts made from Piedmont hazelnuts, and two chocolate bars wrapped in foil – one made from beans from small organic farms run by women in Semuliki Forest, Uganda.
These are 16 new additions to the basket line, named after famous people who were either from Co Waterford Town or visitors, including the Mitford, Thackeray and Carnegie. Prices for hat boxes start at € 65, plus shipping, and there are vegan and gluten-free options. Delivery is available worldwide by courier. See thelismorefoodcompany.com.
Ballymaloe Craft Fair
The fair returns to the Ballymaloe House Grainstore in Shanagarry, County Cork, for two weekends in November. From the 19th to the 21st and from the 26th to 28th of the month, more than 150 stalls will be set up, selling food, drinks, arts and crafts. Friday openings will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with hours on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is € 6 with children under 12 free.
Indigenous Irish honey
Boyne Valley Honey has launched an Irish wildflower honey, made with honey sourced from Irish beekeepers in all four provinces. Honey is harvested from bees which have collected pollen from native Irish wildflowers. According to the company, this includes rapeseed, clover, white clover, sweetmeat, St. John’s wort, raspberry, willow (from the evening primrose family), thistle, fruit blossom, black locust. , dogwood, maple and chestnut. Honey is available nationwide, with a suggested retail price of € 5.99.
Geese & Game
It’s high season for game and fans can enjoy a Geese & Game menu at the Wilde restaurant at The Westbury hotel in Dublin 2, until the end of November. The geese in the title refer to Irish wine geese from the modern era as well as those that flocked to Bordeaux in the 17th century. So there will be wines made in Burgundy by wine master Róisín Curley, whose first vintage was produced in 2015, served alongside Château Léoville Barton which has been producing wine in Bordeaux since 1826. Thefts of three wines from both will be offered for 50 €. . The game menu will include wild Irish game and pheasant. See wilde.ie.