Italian style at 'Forchetta'

A new Italian restautant at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown is proving to be highly popular among guests and local residents.
Located within the busy hotel , 'Forchetta' has built a reputation for genuine Italian cooking and good value. Under the management of Arun Prabhu it offers Early Bird and Evening menu options which 
feature antipasti such as spicy sauté mussels in a tomato sauce with garlic and  fresh chilli, grilled homemade bread topped with king prawns cooked in a garlic butter sauce and air dried beef with lemon and olive oil with rocket and shaved parmesan. Main courses include asparagus and wild mushroom risotto, balsamic and sage jus , veal escalope  with sage, Parma ham, mozzarella and wine sauce sicilian style oven baked seabass  with onion, black olives and cherry tomato sauce.


A choice of pizzas and pasta dishes is also on offer.


Located in the heart of a busy shopping centre and surrounded by offices of major multinationals, the Crowne Plaza enjoys very high levels of occupancy mid-week and has a thriving leisure business at weekends. It is also a popular hotel for business meetings and offers a luxurious Board Room on its corporate floor.

RAW Restaurant for Dublin

The mock-up restaurant in which the hit television drama Raw was shot for RTÉ is to become a reality.


 Circuit Court president Mr Justice Raymond Groarke yesterday granted the proposed Raw restaurant at 5, 6, and 7 Camden St, Dublin, a “declaratory license”.
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Lar Launches Bistro

Tipperary  hurler Lar Corbett is rebranding his restaurant on Friar Street, Thurles.

Formerly known as 'Puccini's', the venue will now be known as 'Time Bistro', with a 'rebrand evening scheduled for this coming Saturday.

Corbett has recruited Marino Monterisi, a former Wicklow 'Chef of the Year' to head  the new bistro.



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Supermacs Cleared on Camogie Sign

A judge yesterday refused to convict Supermacs for displaying a large poster on its Galway retaurant congratulating the County's Camogie Team.


Pat McDonagh appeared at Galway District Court after Galway City Council summoned his company, Supermac’s Ireland Ltd, for illegally displaying a banner congratulating the Galway camogie team on their 2013 All-Ireland championship win.


 Solicitor for the council, Edward Molloy, said Supermac’s was in breach of local planning laws which prohibited the erection of advertising banners or signs on buildings.
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Abbey Tavern for Sale

The Abbey Tavern Howth is back on the market with an asking price of just under €1m.

The property is being sold on the instructions of receiver Tom Kavanagh of Kavanagh Fennell.

The pub is a long-established, traditional-style licensed premises of charm and character. Behind the distinctive facade is an 'olde-worlde' bar with original flagstone floor, timber-beamed ceilings and blazing fires.

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