Spilling the beans
THE STARS AT NIGHT
Bono, above, was one of the first into the GreenHouse, Eamonn O’Reilly’s restaurant on Dawson St, after it was awarded a Michelin star. He won’t have dented his coffers with their fabulous 2/3-course lunch menus at €29/€36, although he may have loosened his belt and had the five-course tasting menu at €55. The celebrities were also out tickling their tastebuds in Rasam Restaurant in Glasthule recently, where The Tudors actor Nick Dunning and his actress wife, Lise-Ann McLaughlin, were chowing down on top-notch Indian food, while Miriam O’Callaghan and hubby, Steve Carson, were dining with friends in another corner.
THE BALLYMORE BIBLE
For 20 years, Georgina and Barry O’Sullivan’s Ballymore Inn has been a beacon of great food in Co Kildare. Georgina has a natural instinct for food, and is now sharing her culinary secrets in her first cookery book — Cooking at The Ballymore Inn, below left, published by Estragon Press, €20. With innovative food for every occasion, this is a book that won’t just sit on your bookshelves. See ballymoreinn.com
THE FRENCH CONFECTION
Fancy learning the tricks of the trade from a French chef, with dinner thrown in as well, for just €50? Next Wednesday, November 4, at the Killarney Riverside Hotel, head chef Cyrille Durand will be conducting a masterclass on elegant winter dishes. It kicks off at 6pm with a welcoming drink and chat, followed by four hours training and tips in a professional kitchen, including dinner, cooked by you. See riversidehotelkillarney.com