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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Eating Out

All time
# silver spoon
25 of the most expensive tasting menus on earth
They can have up to 30 small dishes – but you’ll pay dearly for the mastery.
# foodies
What does food look like at a Michelin 3-star restaurant?
This is what it looks like at Alinea in Chicago.
# kangaroo pie
'Bush tucker' booming in Oz restaurants
Australia has an indigenous cuisine and it makes use of the land’s native foods and seasonal produce.
# slap-up dinner
How to eat cheaply in a Michelin-starred restaurant (in Hong Kong)
The world’s least inexpensive Michelin-starred experience sees you wash your own cutlery – but prices start at just over €3.
# local produce
Use of Irish produce in restaurants important to 69% of people - survey
The survey also shows that 66 per cent of people are prepared to complain about the quality of the food they are served.
# Work Can Wait
The burning question*: Is it okay to use your mobile in a restaurant?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# grub's up
Bono's brother revives '90s restaurant for charity
Tosca was once a haunt for models, party people and visiting celebs – now it’s back for one night only for charity drive.
# ludicrous
Pizza Hut's latest offering - cream cheese cone crust
It’s only in the Middle East so far – but would you like to tuck into this creation?
# Not Lovin' It
12 McDonald's menu items that failed to take off
McLobster anyone? Thought not.
# seamus o'connell
Ivory Tower restaurant has closure order lifted
Chef Seamus O’Connell heartened by support for his Cork restaurant, including Twitter campaign: “I didn’t even know what Twitter was.”
# Food Safety
High Court orders closure of Seamus O’Connell’s Cork restaurant
The owner of the high-profile Ivory Tower had been ignoring a closure order from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland – so the authority took him to court today.
# Food Safety
Seamus O'Connell's Ivory Tower in Cork closed by food safety unit
Restaurant described by New York Times as a destination for “inventive dishes” is served with closure order – as are five other Irish eateries in November.
# mild oats
Porridge: Have it your way
Burger King joins other fast food chains in bringing oatmeal to its morning menu.
# Eating Out
Peckish? Feast your eyes on Ireland's top restaurants
Industry is “optimistic” about Irish gastronomy despite fact that on average, one restaurant a day closing down in Ireland.
# FishNChips
Only a cod: one-third of takeaways mislabel their fish
Food survey across eight counties shows fish and fish products being sold under the wrong labels.
"When people are losing their jobs, they're not eating out"
Restaurateur Paul Flynn on what it’s really like trying to run one of the country’s top restaurants in an environment where people are losing their jobs and struggling to pay the mortgage.