Russell Wilde, Owner Manager and David O’Byrne, Head Chef, at  “Richmond” restaurant in Portobello Dublin. Photo credit Ros Kavanagh

Nobody told them about the change of guard. At least that’s what I imagine when the couple who almost walk into Richmond take one look and turn on th(...)

We’ve enlisted Derry Clarke (L’Ecrivain); Ken Harker (Lady Helen); Ross Lewis (Chapter One); Danni Barry (EIPIC) and Aoife Noonan (Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud) to suggest seasonal dishes with a twist for Christmas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What do chefs eat at Christmas? Anything – as long as it’s cooked by someone else. That’s the usual refrain from weary kitchen staff at the busiest t(...)

Morton’s family-run food store in Ranelagh, Dublin 6, is selling a “Christmas Trimmings” box with everything – except turkey

TAKING THE DRUDGE OUT OF CHRISTMAS DINNER   Anything that makes Christmas preparations easier is a good thing and, in the absence of(...)

The Sika’s diningroom. The restaurant is named after the sika deer

It’s quite the sight after a nose-to-tail journey on the N11. A line of gleaming vintage cars is queuing at the Powerscourt Hotel in Enniskerry. Ea(...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

It ’s a topic that can be as hot as politics or religion. What is an Irish breakfast? Does it involve beans or mushrooms? Are you an egg man or woman?(...)