Notting Hill Christmas Pop-Up Store

Notting Hill Christmas Pop-Up Store
Phoebe Coleman will be joining the Notting Hill Christmas Collective between the 2nd and the 18th December, in a pop-up retail space for those on the hunt for the perfect seasonal purchases. The luxury concept store will offer some of the most exciting London based designers and artists across fashion, accessories, lifestyle and art. Throughout the 17 day pop up the concept store will be hosting late-night shopping evenings, where there will be exclusive offers, designer style talks, celebrated stylists will be on hand to help you make the perfect purchase and customisation will be available on selected pieces. Find out the latest updates from the Facebook event.

Pynck at The Bite Festival

Pynck at The Bite Festival

The Bite Festival got off to a great start with the Taste of Kilkenny stand where I tried some wonderful oat loaf bread by Hardy Food from Inistioge in Kilkenny. I also had some wonderful cheesecake desserts, and then moved on to the Dunany Flour stand with all organic flours at From there went to Fiona's Nutterly Nutritious nut butter range such as almond and vanilla butter and pecan and date flavours at I saw two live demos at Live Kitchen with Shamrock escargots and Marek Pokorny taking the stage to explain their snail breeding and snail products at Previous to that we had Smoked fish with Brigitte as in the pictures shown and smoked malt whiskey at Connemara whiskey. 

Wild Atlantic Oysters at do wonderful fresh oysters from the wild Atlantic coast and have done carts for festivals such as Europes largest music festival.

wild atlantic oysters  
 We also saw Elephant bean bags at great for the kids. 

elephant beanbags  
Moving on I chatted with the organisers of Blas na hEireann who have given awards to several Irish artisan food producers at Cooks Academy deserves a mention as they did live cooking demos all day long at as do O'Briens Fine Wines who also ran a big promotional stand at the festival with many lovely wines to choose from.


They were closely followed by the Beaujolais Nouveau stand.Artisan beers and gins were aplenty and are listed in the Bite Festival catalogue. A great day had by all. Italian Gusto exhibited their wonderful balsamic vinegar and countless recipes from the Malpighi family in Modena and their very unusual pasta and pesto sauces. Also their homemade special recipe Olive oil.

Jamie's Italian Dundrum

Jamie's Italian Dundrum
Christmas is just around the corner – but don’t worry, there’s still time to get your celebrations booked. Whether it’s a family get-together, an office party or a festive catch up with friends, our selection of beautiful Christmas menus are perfect for any occasion this holiday season. With a delicious choice of antipasti, classic Italian main courses and decadent desserts, there's something that everyone will love. Plus, enjoy it all with a glass of Prosecco and crackers to get the celebrations started! jamies-italian-dundrum