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Pictured is Irish comedian Enya Martin and ‘First Dates’ star Ethan Miles at the launch of the HB Iceberger Bar, which took place in Dublin’s Herbert Park on Thursday, 12 July.

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13 July 2018 | 0

Irish comedian Enya Martin and ‘First Dates’ star Ethan Miles at the launch of the HB Iceberger Bar

New research by HB reveals insights on Ireland’s dating scene. Results show that day dates are on the rise with 76% of Irish daters going on one in the past 12 months.

This summer, HB has decided to take the nation’s favourite ice cream to those in need of a fun daytime dating experience by creating the HB Iceberger Bar. The retro airstream van will be giving away free Iceberger inspired desserts in Dublin (Barnardos Square on Saturday, 21 July) and Galway (Spanish Arch on Saturday, 28 July).

Marks & Spencer launches innovative new naan sandwiches

M&S’s new Naan Bread sandwiches are the latest example of the hugely popular hybrid food trend triggered by the launch of Dominique Ansell’s cronut in New York in 2013.  Now it is the time for the launch of the new naan bread sandwiches, a combination of classic sandwich fillings with Indian twist flavours, wrapped in a soft naan bread.

The new sandwiches are available in two unique flavours; Smoked Chicken & Masala Ketchup and Wensleydale Cheese & Mango Chutney – the perfect spicy alternative to the classic sandwich.

Step through the archway to experience a weekend of ‘great’ness

Archway Lager is teaming up with Eatyard on 28 and 29 July to create Greatyard, a celebratory weekend of great music, great food and great lager. Little Green Cars are headlining the weekend of music, alongside Fields and Paddy Hanna. There will also be Bespoke Archway food pairings with Box Burger & Just-Wing It. General access to Greatyard is free, but to guarantee a great weekend you can buy €10 priority tickets which grant access to gigs as well as two free Archway lagers. Guests are advised to book tickets via https://archwaygreatyard.eventbrite.ie.

Hennessy Sound Lounge: An autobiographical journey through sound

Hennessy, in partnership with Hen’s Teeth, is bringing the Hennessy Sound Lounge to the heart of Dublin city. Hen’s Teeth, Fade St. Dublin 2 will be completely transformed into a lounge inspired by Japanese listening rooms of the 70s and will feature a custom crafted sound system by Toby Hatchett.

Taking place between 19 and 28 July, attendees will have the chance to meet with seven collectors including BP Fallon, singer-songwriter David Kitt, and the band Ships. Tickets – available from Eventbrite – cost €8 and include a tasting masterclass with Hennessy Brand Ambassador Paul Tuohy.

ABP awarded World’s Best Fillet Steak at World Steak Challenge 2018

Pictured at the World Steak Challenge 2018 are: (L: R) Eoin Ryan, European sales manager, ABP Food Group and Aidan Fortune, deputy editor, Global News

Pictured at the World Steak Challenge 2018 are: (L: R) Eoin Ryan, European sales manager, ABP Food Group and Aidan Fortune, deputy editor, Global News

Despite stiff global competition at the World Steak Challenge 2018 in London, ABP took home 29 awards, the highest number of awards by any company on the night. They were awarded six gold, nine silver and 14 bronze accolades across a number of different categories. ABP Poland were particularly pleased to be judged outright winners of the World’s Best Fillet Steak, following their success as overall winners of the World’s Best Steak in 2017. These awards are an endorsement of the unique ultra tender process that the company utilises. 

Keep cool this summer with ice cream from M&S

With some of the country’s hottest temperatures on record this summer, stay cool on sizzling summer days than with new ice cream and frozen desserts from M&S. The collection includes first on the high street semifreddo éclairs: chocolate & pistachio and heritage raspberry, ideal for sharing with friends. The ice cream selection includes ‘deconstructed desserts’ including retro rhubarb & custard, raspberry pavlova and blackcurrant cheesecake. M&S has also created the ultimate finale for summer celebrations – cake and ice cream combined with alphonso mango & heritage raspberry semifreddo celebration cake.

 



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