The Irish Times Food and Drink Club Meet the Chef event in chef Brian McDermott’s Foyle Hotel, Moville, Co Donegal. Photographs: Crispin Rodwell

The fifth event in the Irish Times Food & Drink Club’s Meet The Chef series will take participants on a culinary journey across India. Join award(...)

The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park  suffered a major fire just after its renovation was completed in 2018. Photograph: iStock

In early June last year the FT travel editor emailed to ask if I’d like to review London’s most expensive hotel suite. The Mandarin Oriental, he said,(...)

Positioning itself as “the world’s first multi-sensory podcast”, Heston Blumenthal’s new Pod & Chips is an aural delight for foodies. Famous for h(...)

A scene from ‘Good Girls’. Photograph: Netflix

Good Girls (Netflix, July 3rd) Who doesn’t want to see Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks and Retta from Parks and Recreation gleefully tear apart a superm(...)

World’s best restaurant, Osteria Francescana. Photograph: Osteria Francescana

Italian chef Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana has been named the best restaurant in the world, at the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. (...)

Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth in San Sebastian, Spain, before the announcement of the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018. Photograph: EPA/Gorka Estrada

Northern Irish chef Clare Smyth has been named “best female chef" in the world at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. At a ceremony in Bilbao(...)

Allison and Will Abernethy, whose hand-made butter, produced in Co Down, makes its way to Michelin-starred restaurants in London.

Kerrygold, one of the major Irish food export success stories, is on target to become Ireland’s first billion-euro dairy brand. Strong sales in German(...)

Ryanair: Seeking ways to mitigate the impact of next week’s threatened strike Photograph: PA

Ryanair’s December is proving eventful for all the wrong reasons, with news today that the airline may bring in pilots from outside the Republic as it(...)

Patrick Guilbaud on Noma? “It’s not for me.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Beneath Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud on Dublin’s Merrion Street, in a temperature-controlled room, thousands of wine bottles line the red-brick racks w(...)

“Could they not be, I don’t know, eating stuff while they’re shiteing on? Earwig sandwiches. Bonjella on a cream cracker. Blah, blah, blah.”

Oisinn rubs his two hands together. “I’m looking forward to this,” he goes. And I tell him – yeah, no – I am, too? The annual Iron Stomach Contest i(...)

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