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HAMPER AND GIFT SHOP 2023

Our first floor space at Spencer street is filled with lots of gorgeous Irish made gifts, a great selection new wines, the all important ports, sherries, Irish vermouth  and, of course, Rua hampers !

We have loads of great Irish made gifts such as Soilse and Ochre soy wax candles,  Badly made Books notebooks from Cork), Dublin Cocktail lab Hot Whiskey Syrup, Oxmantown soap from Dublin, Millbee reusable food wraps (Offaly) and more. Riedel Glassware, Lots of chocolate, Cards, Aeropress coffee makers, keep cups, cookbooks,  and Chilly’s reusable bottles.

We have also chosen some great new wines for your Christmas table or if you’re looking for a special bottle for a fussy friend – we’ll have just the thing.  A good selection of Magnums are available too – such a great gift idea. Plenty of fizz to choose from including ‘Fritz’ a super alcohol free alternative for the festive season.

Pop upstairs to browse some hampers – you can order from us in store or order online for delivery nationwide or collection.

HOW TO ORDER YOUR HAMPERS FOR COLLECTION FROM OUR SHOP 

Visit us online at caferua.com 

Follow the link for ‘Click and Collect’ Hampers

• Choose your hampers, pay and get your pick up time

Alternatively, you can call us at Rua on 094 9286072, tell us what you’d like to spend on your Hamper and we can have your order ready for collection at our shop on Spencer St. with 24 hours notice.

Click here for NATIONAL DELIVERY options on our BOSCA NOLLAG Hampers

 

 

 

Recipe – Poached Woodcock Smoked Haddock ….with queens and greens

 

We’ve been selling Sally Barnes’ wonderful smoked fish in our shop for well over a decade. Sally is a true artisan and her produce is quite rightly celebrated not only in Ireland but across the culinary world.  Based in West Cork  and working only and always with wild fish, Woodcock Smokery has remained a stalwart of small-scale independent business for over 40 years.

Sally’s delicious Smoked Haddock is the main ingredient of this month’s recipe… a classic and comforting dish. We had the fish with some nice floury spuds and some beautiful Glasraí cabbage, topped with some fried Gubbeen bacon lardons.

https://www.woodcocksmokery.com/

Poached Woodcock Smoked Haddock – serves 2

750 ml of Gleann Buí or full fat milk

Small onion, Sliced

2 bay leaves

Graham’s Irish Dijon Mustard – dessert spoon

Plain flour – 2 tablespoons

50 g butter

Lemon juice and seasoning to taste

 

Method

Remove the Haddock from packaging and place

skin side down in a  medium saucepan,

add the bay leaves, slices of onion and put over the milk

so the fish is just covered – 500 – 750 ml should do it, depending on the width of the saucepan.

Heat the milk on a moderate heat and keep at a gentle simmer for no more than 5 minutes.

Turn the heat off and let the flavours mingle for about 10 minutes.

Carefully remove the fish from the sauce pan with a spatula , place on a plate and cover with parchment to keep warm.

To make your sauce, strain the warm milk into a jug. Melt the butter in the same saucepan, and whisk in the flour…cook this on a gentle heat  with the occasional stir for 2 or 3 minutes and gradually start to whisk in the milk…if the sauce is too thick, add some more milk or if you’re feeling indulgent, you can finish with some cream. Finally, whisk in the mustard, a small squeeze of lemon juice, plenty of pepper and taste for the salt…it might not need it.

The sauce is delicious on it’s own but you can  embellish it by adding any of the following – Some capers, Chopped dill , Spinach or parsley or fennel.

 

 

CAFÉ SKILLS PROGRAMME – EARN WHILE YOU LEARN

At Rua, we know that our team is our greatest strength and we’re always on the lookout for individuals with great energy and a genuine interest in good food.

This year, we’re offering a limited amount of positions in our front of house team that aren’t reliant on having any specific hospitality or restaurant experience. If your career or studies is at a crossroads or you’re thinking about taking time out, our 6-month CAFÉ SKILLS position might just be the opportunity for you.

This fully paid position will allow you to develop your skills and earn some money while you contemplate your next steps in life…

As well as getting to work with a fantastic team, Our training programme also includes:

  • Full and certified BARISTA training with our local and award-winning coffee roastery BEAN WEST COFFEE
  • Full service and hospitality/service skills programme in conjunction with SABOC training company
  • Other training essentials such as manual handling, Food safety programme with FOOD FLOW training company

So, if you’re thinking about a career in the food industry, looking to further develop your own talents, or taking a year out and looking to add to your own skillset, this is could be a great opportunity for you.

For more information about joining us, please visit our job section here and fill out the short application form and we’ll be in touch. Alternatively, please contact us with your name, contact details and your current CV by latest Friday, October 15th when applications close to jobs@caferua.com or give us a call on 0949286072.

Please note for our to be considered for our Cafe Skills position you must…

  • be over 18 years of age
  • be available for full-time employment from October 5th 2020 for a minimum period of 6 months
  • be available to work 5 days over 6, including some Saturdays
  • have fluent English
  • have a genuine interest in food.
  • be legally able to work in Ireland
 

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