Category Archive: Dining Out

Mar 10

Shannon College Takes Gold at Cook Serve Competition

A team of students from Shannon College of Hotel Management won gold at the Chef Ireland competition at Hospitality Expo in the RDS last week. Over 200 entries were received by Chef Ireland for the eleven categories of culinary competitions for senior professionals and junior chefs.  Chef Ireland is one of the largest and most …

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Feb 22

Want to Understand the Language of Wine

From Fontana Candida Wines Language of Wine Some of the language used to describe wine can be confusing and intimidating. Don’t let it scare you away. Listed below are some of the most commonly used wine terms and their meanings. The more familiar you become with wine terms the easier it will be to find wines …

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Nov 18

Year 3 Students Start F&B 2 Practical Project

It’s that time of year again when the Year 3 students start the research into their F&B 2 practical project.  The students are divided into six groups with each group being assigned a cuisine.  The group must then come up with a concept of a restaurant around this cuisine, developing a menu, matching wine and …

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Oct 27

The French visit Shannon

During October Shannon College of Hotel Management played host to the students from the CFA in France.  16 students and 2 staff members travelled to Shannon to discover what culinary delights Ireland’s west coast had to offer.  Visiting local tourists sites as well as artisan food produces throughout  Clare.  To mark the occasion, on their …

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Nov 25

Why do some many restaurants serve bitter coffee???

This is something that I ask my self on a regular basis, Why do some many restaurants serve bitter coffee??? You have enjoyed your meal and to finish it off you order your espresso.  The waiter leaves and about five minutes they return your espresso cup.  Inside is a lukewarm, black liquid that the restaurant …

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Nov 02

Cappuccino or Latté, what’s your favourite….

Mines a cappuccino but only in the morning.  Nothing like a frothy cappuccino with a fresh croissant. Yummy…. I find lattés a little light in terms of flavour so if I ever order one it’s going to be a double shot if not triple!!  I think it just the extra caffeine I’m after 😉

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