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Hot Tattie

Ooh er, I seem to be developing a reputation as a bit of a hot potato.

And no, not the kind of hot potato that everyone wants to avoid, but the kind that wants to reach for some fancy fizz to celebrate.

Perrier Jouet Champagne

Perrier Jouët Champagne: a lubbly bit o' bubbly
(and there was you thinking Perrier meant fizzy water)

Of course, I do have a reason for indulging in a little midweek celebration. You’ll find it right here, in the latest hot-off-the-presses issue of Ireland’s Food and Wine Magazine.

Food and Wine Hot 100

Food and Wine Magazine: The Hot 100 Issue

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Pop Goes The Wine Course

Spot of bubbly, anyone? Well, I am in the mood for celebrating, after all.

I’ve spent the past couple of months topping up my knowledge of all things vine-related with study for a WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) Intermediate Certificate, which culminated with a final exam last night. The WSET course (ably presented by Maureen from Premier Wine Training), has taught me, among other things, that this champagne from Bruno Paillard is really a rather good one to celebrate with.

Champagne Bruno Paillard

Champagne Bruno Paillard

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Michelin Stars In My Eyes

Patrick Guilbaud took my hand warmly, as an old friend might.

He hoped that I had enjoyed my meal. “Ah, that dessert with the rosé…” he murmured, clearly reliving the pleasure of it in his own mind.

I, in return, gushed. My first time to eat at Guilbaud’s and, yes, the dessert course had been as sublime a pairing of food and wine as I have had the privilege of tasting. The rest of the meal I might add (in a clear triumph of understatement) was none too shabby either.

Menu at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

What you would call some very serious eats...

Wine Menu at for Ruinart dinner at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

...and the drinks to match

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