Years ago, the notion of an 'Irish cuisine' or foodie scene would have had tourists choking on their bacon and cabbage. Today, there are Michelin-star restaurants in Belfast, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny and Waterford. All has changed. World-class produce, confident chefs and restaurants, tasty trails and festivals have combined to create a distinctly Irish food and a distinctly Irish way of serving it. The results are inspiring travel like never before. Here's our bucket list. Pack an appetite! 1. Smoked salmon sandwich with seaweed pesto Where: Eithna's by the Sea, Mullaghmore, Co Sligo What: With views of the harbour and blackboard specials declaring the daily catch from Donegal Bay and beyond, this is a prime spot to savour the fruits of the sea. Owner Eithna O'Sullivan brings something special to the simplest of dishes. Her open sandwich of sliced Donegal smoked salmon, served with capers, lemon and tossed salad leaves from the organic Tattie Hoaker Farm in Cliffoney, is transformed … [Read more...] about The Irish Foodie Bucket List: 30 dishes worth travelling for
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0 Have your say They’ve already won a seal of approval from TV chefs Jamie Oliver and Simon Rimmer and the owners of an Old Dalby pie-making business are now celebrating being named in a prestigious global food guide for the quality of their pork pies. Travel guide Lonely Planet asked its reviewers, bloggers and food experts to come up with the 500 best eating experiences in the world.It has just published the final selections in a new book called Ultimate Eatlist, with tapas in northern Spain being ranked as the best of the lot.And in a very impressive 186th spot is pork pie, with a name check for Melton Mowbray as the place where the best pies are made and a recommendation to sample those being sold by Nice Pie.The family business, which is based at Gorse Farm, on Six Hills Lane, Old Dalby, has expanded rapidly since being featured on top-rating TV shows and owners Phil and Kath Walmsley say the book recommendation will spread their brand across the … [Read more...] about Old Dalby piemaker recognised in global foodie bucket list
I've buzzed past the Colosseum on a Vespa, witnessed the Palio in Siena, swum in crystal-clear water off Sardinia. But it was the passeggiata in Siracusa that really brought it home, that made the word 'Italy' one of the few that can instantly erase lines from my forehead. It ain't perfect, of course. Driving in Italy is hairy; the difference between romance and real life in places like Naples and Sicily can be jarring, and tourist crowds are pushing Venice towards crisis. But who wants perfection? That would be boring - one thing Italy could never be. From David to the Dolomites, the Aeolian Islands to the Amalfi Coast, we've tried to capture its essence in our travel pages. Impossible? Absolutely. But it's the perfect excuse to go back... Buon viaggio! - Pól Ó Conghaile 1. Take a Fiat 500 tour in Rome Want to experience the iconic craziness of Italian driving while feeling like you’re starring a 1950s Cinecittà Studios movie? Make those dreams come true with a … [Read more...] about The Italian Bucket List: 25 things to do in Italy before you die!
8. Stay for Christmas There's nowhere quite like NYC at Christmas time, from shopping at Macy's on 34th Street to the famous Rockefeller Center tree and ice-skating beneath the 'scrapers in Central Park. This is the best time of year to catch a show, poke your nose up against the window displays, and if you stay to New Year's, join the throngs in Times Square. Our advice? If you're in the crowds, keep bathroom breaks to a minimum. - VN While you're at it: It's worth sticking around for the January sales, which start right after Christmas. The weather's cold, but the prices are hot. 9. Take a Sex and the City Tour You can't turn a corner in NYC without finding a movie location - from Marilyn Monroe's favourite subway grate at Lexington and 52nd to the Ghostbusters firehouse in Tribeca (14 North Moore and Varick). SATC locations are peppered all over, and this 3.5-hour bus tour takes you around some of Carrie Bradshaw and co's favourite haunts, from an adult boutique to the altogether … [Read more...] about The New York Bucket List: 25 things to do in the Big Apple before you die!
While you're at it: Lake Ontario's winelands, nestled between Toronto and Niagara Falls, make for a great day trip from the big city (winecountryontario.ca). Do it: cabottrail.travel 13. Take off HeliSkiing in British Columbia Are you bored of run-of-the-mill ski lifts and blue slopes? Craving a little more excitement on your skis? Well, throw a helicopter into the mix, and adventure is all but guaranteed. On this jaunt, a chopper will drop you into the stunning mountain wilderness of British Columbia for an off-piste experience you'll never forget. The terrain is huge, and the log cabins you'll sleep in are utterly adorable. - NB While you're at it: Practise your Torvill and Dean moves at the Olympic Plaza in Whistler (whistler.com), which opens as an ice rink in the winter. Do it: Scott Dunn (scottdunn.com) has an eight-night luxury, bespoke Ski Canada Adventure itinerary from €8,100pps B&B, including flights and transfers. 14. Skate on the Canal in Ottawa The 202km-long … [Read more...] about The Canadian Bucket List: 30 things to do in Canada before you die!