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Rua Coffee

We are delighted to be working with local coffee roasters Bean West from Westport who roast and deliver our coffee to each cafe weekly. We worked with Aaron from Bean West to create a custom blend for our cafes and delicatessen.

This espresso blend is also available to take home in retail bags of whole and ground beans and is packaged in recyclable bags.

Rua coffee espresso blend

Aaron worked as a barista in New Zealand for many years and it’s here he also learned the art of roasting coffee. Aaron Best WestAaron imports green beans which come from small independent farms around the world and hand roasts all his coffees on a Giesen roaster.

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We love the idea of our coffee being roasted just down the road and being delivered weekly by Bean West which allows us to chat weekly to our roaster who visits both Spencer Street and New Antrim Street with deliveries…if we have any queries we can chat to Aaron directly who takes the time to train all our team members in house too.

All our takeout coffees come with a chunk of our home-made shortbread…don’t forget your loyalty card!

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Christmas Entertaining Demo

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On Wednesday, November 23, we hosted our annual Christmas food ‘pantomime’, an evening filled with loads of ideas for entertaining your family and friends this Christmas.

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Christmas Entertaining Demo notes

The evening commenced at 7.30 with everyone who attended getting a prosecco and clementine cocktail and Colleen got us kickstarted with a talk about the myriad of delicious drinks available for the season, covering everything from Sherry to Mulled Apple Juice.

Sarah from De Burca’s butcher gave us the low down on roasting meats, making a delicious gravy and had a some great stories about dealing with challengingly small ovens.

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Goatsbridge Trout sample dish

Aran followed Sarah with a few ideas using the wonderful products of Goatsbridge Trout Farm in Kilkenny. He also put together some great ideas for some delicious seasonal salads which might provide welcome relief in the days following the main event.

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Ana makes meringue

Ana from the Rua bakery demonstrated the different meringue techniques and put together a delightful and celebratory Pavlova ‘wreath’ with some clemenetines, cranberry curd and toasted pistachios, a real Christmas ‘show-stopping’ dessert.

Carol Anne from our deli talked cheese and showed off the fabulous Mont D’or, our favourite cheese for this time of year.

Finally, Colleen finished the demo by putting together ideas for seasonal table decorations using fresh, seasonal foliage and fruits.

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Pavlova wreath

Our evening concluded with a lovely supper of Tom Durcan’s Spiced Beef, horseradish dressing, winter slaw and jewelled barley salad followed by some of that Pavlova.

If you’d like to know more about our demos at Rua, please email us at  info@caferua.com and we’ll put you on our mailing list for future events.

 

New Book – Fishwives

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Mag Kirwan from Goatsbridge Trout has compiled a selection of delicious fish recipes for her new cookbook, ‘Fishwives’. The recipes are from women in Ireland and Uganda, and we’re extremely proud at Rua to be included with a simple recipe from Ann Mc Mahon.

We’ll be featuring our ‘Smoked trout sandwich’ from the book on our menu in Rua Spencer Street for the week of November 14th, which can be enjoyed with our compliments to anyone who buys the book during the week.

The Book is priced at €20 and includes a great selection of recipes from 78 ‘Fishwives’ including Darina Allen, Georgina Campbell, Imen Mc Donnell and Sally Mc Kenna. A brilliant Christmas gift for a great cause.

Now available to buy at Rua Deli or online here:

http://goatsbridgetrout.ie/product/fishwives-a-cookbook-by-goatsbridge/

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