Would you like to win a £150 (approx. €185) gift certificate to spend on www.wayfair.co.uk? Amigo, look no further, because we're giving one away this month right here at Food Fiesta!
All you have to do is SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter and you're IN! And if you're already subscribed, your name is already in the hat!*
Check out their fab range of kitchen and dining products. You can get a lot of awesome goodies with £150! One lucky winner will get to really treat themselves this Christmas... or perhaps tick a few names off their Christmas list: nice!
Here are just a few things from the kitchen & dining sections that we would definitely recommend...
Vamos... subscribe and tell your friends!
*Wayfair T&Cs: Open to residents of Ireland and the UK only. Giveaway ends 5th December 2014 at midnight GMT. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted directly by Wayfair.co.uk to arrange the freebie shopping spree!
EDITED on 08/12/2014:
And the lucky winner is Dara Moloney of Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin! Congratulations, Dara! Enjoy your little online spending spree... and do let us know what goodies you choose! xox
Big congratulations to the lucky winners of the Freixenet and Food Fiesta competitions we ran last month!
The lucky Sunday Times winners, who will receive our fantastic Food Fiesta gift hampers are:
Alan Appelbe of Blarney, Co. Cork
Breda Smyth of Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Denise Timmins of Donaghmede, Dublin 13
Devendra Kumar of Lucan, Dublin
Frances Heffernan of Knocklyon, Dublin
Jennifer Gavin of Faithlegg, Co. Waterford
Margarita Taranenko of Cliffoney, Sligo
Lydia O'Connor of Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Orla & Elaine Hogan of Milltown, Dublin 6
The lucky winner of The Herald competition is Patricia Dowling of Balinteer, Dublin 16. The lovely Patricia came to visit us at our farmers' market stall this Sunday and we're already planning her Spanish foodie night!
The prize for the Irish Independent Insider magazine competition goes to Petua Mooney of Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. Another fun Spanish cooking workshop for 12!
And last but not least, the lucky winner to win a case of Freixenet Cordon Negro cava, out of all the lovely customers who entered our market stall raffle, is Lorna Maher of Dublin. There'll be plenty of bubbly flowing at your house this Christmas, Lorna!
Thanks to everyone who took part in the competitions. That was fun!
And if you didn't win this time, don't worry, we've already got another great giveaway underway!
Just subscribe here to the Food Fiesta newsletter and you'll be in with a chance to win a £150 (€185) voucher for the goodies of your choice from the amazing selection of products available at www.wayfair.co.uk (prizes can be sent anywhere in Ireland or the UK).
Tell your friends!
We've given ourselves a new look over here at Food Fiesta, amigos! We really hope you like it! We've been working on it in the background for quite some time and we're mucho excited to be finally going live with it today!
We'll be rolling out the new logo, etc. on our social media sites this week... and soon we'll even have some fancy new look branding for our market stall and catering gazebo too!
To celebrate, we're doing a big surprise giveaway this week, so stay tuned for that!
We've got lots of exciting Christmas news coming up too.
If you haven't subscribed to our newsletter yet, here's the link... we'll be in touch soon!
Gracias, amigos, for being there!
P.S. We'd love to hear your feedback about the new site design and content. If you come across any glitches or can think of anything we've omitted, please let us know!
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble! It's almost Halloween folks! That means the month of October is drawing to a close, and with it our very special Freixenet promotion.
There's been such a great response to our campaign, so we want to shout out a huge thanks to all who've entered the giveaways and joined in the fun -we'll be announcing all the lucky winners soon!!
Before we end our Freixenet collaboration, we wanted to do something extra fun... so if you're around this long weekend, drop by our farmers' market stall in Dun Laoghaire People's Park and try something new... and just a little spooky!...
Black and bubbly!
"Arroz Negro con ali-oli y un vasito de cava"
That's black rice with ali-oli sauce on the side and a nice glass of Freixenet cava!
This typical Spanish dish is made with Bomba rice, squid ink, squid and shrimps.
Don't be put off by the colour... the taste is buenísimo!!!
Come and try it!
Happy Halloween, amigos :-O
Something very cool is happening this weekend!
We're running our first ever POP-UP CAFÉ!!
Where?...At the Instituto Cervantes, Lincoln Place, D2 (opposite Trinity/Dental Hospital).
Why? ...As part of the Cervantes Institute's third annual edition of ISLA: Irish, Spanish and Latin American Literary Festival!!
We'll be in the exhibition room, along with a pop-up book shop courtesy of International Books. Come and say hello!
Friday 17th - 3pm to 8pm
Saturday 18th - 10:30 am to 8 pm
Sunday 19th - 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
The programme for the festival looks amazing and the list of participants is very exciting: writers and scholars from Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and more! Don't miss the opening, with John Banville... and note that there will be simultaneous interpreting throughout.
We hope you can make it to the festival and, if you do, drop in and try some of our goodies, won't you? Festival prices will be very affordable and the food will be super tasty, we'll make sure of that!
Here's what's on the menu...
Cultura y Comida, amigos... ven al Cervantes este weekend!
What an exciting week it's been over here at Food Fiesta! In addition to the excitement of our big Embassy event, we've been busy making the national papers every day with our latest promotion!!
In partnership with Freixenet cava, we're running some awesome giveaways this month. Last Thursday, the Irish Independent's Insider magazine featured this great competition to win a paella cooking workshop for 12 people in your own home! Check it out below! It's still open for entries until midnight on Thursday, 15th October...
And from Monday to Friday last week, we ran another, equaly awesome, competition in the Evening Herald. This one's closed for entries now, peeps. We can't wait to meet the lucky winner!
And last, but by no means least, check out our fantastic full-page promotion in The Sunday Times Sunday supplement! We're giving away TEN gourmet food hampers with Freixenet cava! And this competition is still open for entries too... just log on to The Sunday Club site before midnight on Friday, 16th October and use the code FOODFIESTA to enter!
Our joint promotion with Freixenet cava continues to run throughout the month of October at participating restaurants. Enjoy a seafood paella or tapa with a glass of Freixenet and share your experience on social media with the tags: @Food_Fiesta and @Freixenet to get yourself a chance to win an amazing Food Fiesta party for 25 people!...
Last Friday, the Spanish Embassy in Dublin opened its doors to hundreds of Spanish, Irish and international guests to celebrate Spain's National Holiday - La Fiesta Nacional de España.
We were delighted to be invited to cater our yummy Food Fiesta seafood paella for this very special event.
And what a party! The weather could not have been kinder, the grounds looked spectacular and the paella turned out great (or so we're told ;-)
Here are some great memories of the day:
Jaime's paella received rave reviews and all three paella pans were practically licked clean! There was a professional "cortador de jamón" dishing out hand-cut ibérico bellota ham, the Embassy's lovely kitchen staff laid on some additional finger food and there was plenty of Spanish wine for the guests. Happy faces all round!
We're extremely grateful to the Embassy for having given us this opportunity! It was a pleasure and an honour to be part of such a special event.
And to you, amigos de Food Fiesta, thanks for letting us share our exploits with you! It just wouldn't be the same without you!!
Hola amigos! What are your plans for Culture Night this year?
It's all happening next Friday, 19th September, and there's absolutely tons of great stuff on offer all over the place, so you'd better get planning!
If you're heading into Dublin city for the evening, we have a suggestion for you: as soon as you feel those first pangs of hunger, make your way to Christ Church Cathedral, where you'll find Food Fiesta and a whole host of other great foodie stalls with tons of delicious offerings to tickle your tastebuds!!
That's right! The grounds of the Cathedral will be transformed into a hub of international foodie goodness, with live music and tons to see. And once you've filled your tummy you can explore the cathedral's 12th century crypt, catch a silent film screening accompanied by the cathedral organ, enjoy some storytelling with the kids at the Nightmare Club, or head back off around town to your next Culture Night destination.
From 6pm to midnight, at the Food Fiesta stall we'll be serving up our yummy Valencian chicken paella and our seafood paella too, plus all our usual tasty tapas (chorizo, tortilla, croquetas, gazpacho) and our great value combos!
So, now you know! You don't have to worry about booking a table in advance, queuing with the kids at some ghastly fast food joint, or squeezing your whole gang into some tiny over-priced establishment when you could be enjoying the lovely early autumn evening in all of its glory. Hit up the market, amigos! You'll be delighted with the selection and the value. And we'll be delighted to see you!
Happy Culture Night, amigos!
Our very own Jaime got a snazzy little mention in the latest edition of The Irish Times' The Gloss Magazine!
Check it out on page 4. Pretty cool :-)