Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

Ballymaloe pulls it off

It seemed like an overly-ambitious project to programme so many great speakers into such a short time frame, but the extensive Ballymaloe family and their vast band of helpers pulled … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jacques – bigger and better

        I had just a flat white coffee and a delicious raspberry oatmeal biscuit there the other day, but it was enough for me to know it’s … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Madrid with a Madrileno

It’s hard to beat being shown around by someone who has lived in a city for years. A visit to Madrid in May of last year to visit my friend … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Weekend in Renvyle House. Hours in Kylemore.

130 years of hospitality in Renvyle was a good excuse to join friends at the weekend in this welcoming hotel on the wild shores of Connemara. Renvyle House has an … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day trip to London

One of the mast charming tea shops in London, and one of the oldest, Maison Bertaux is cramped and quirky, colourful and sometimes noisy. People get talking easily to those on … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Early supper in Dingle

Early supper in Dingle in June was a welcome escape from the constant driving rain typical of the brutal summer in Ireland in 2012. Out of the Blue served the … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

East Beach Café Little Hampton

Delicious, comforting food at this beach side café is a treat. Designed by young architect Thomas Heatherwick to echo the rocks and stones of the area, it provides the best … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eight nights in Nice

With plenty of bistros serving good value – and fairly run of the mill – traditional Niçoise dishes, Nice has plenty of culinary offerings. Salads are a good bet for lunch, … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Fishy Fishy

Excellent sole on the bone in Fishy Fishy yesterday. Good scallops with black pudding and fish pie too. Delish creamy mashed potato.@fishyfishy@kinsale@fish

September 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Bullman

Delicious lobster salad in this Kinsale pub is worth the journey. A terrific spot for Sunday lunch. Good Muscadet with it was a treat.

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Go to Galicia. Bring brolly

Rias Baixas is a fascinating area to visit. In the north west of Spain, part of Galicia with some Atlantic coastline, there are terrific places to stay, great land and … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Annie’s Sunday’s Well, Cork

Delicious sea bass for supper last night in Annie’s Sunday Well Road, Cork. Fresh and full of flavor, the fish could almost have served two, but light accompaniments of poached … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · Leave a comment