An amuse-bouche is a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre. Often complemented by a particular wine, amuse-bouches both prepare the guest for the meal and offer a glimpse into the chef’s approach to the art of cuisine.
The launch for Issue 1.2 – Amuse Bouche was held at the Ranelagh Arts Centre on April 12, 2014. All who came had their ears amused with readings by poets Angela Carr, Michael Naughten Shanks, Lily Ackerman, Bernard O’Rourke, Jessica Traynor, and Karl Parkinson, as well as music by The Sacreblues Band. We were also fortunate enough to have the launch during the exhibition of Tom Mathews’ work – absolutely stunning paintings in every way. In fact, it was perfect: we have an egg (or the idea of an egg) on our cover, and there are eggs in many of the images in the exhibition (which is an amuse for the eyes, so head on down to The Ranelagh Arts Centre and get your fill of it).
Love and thanks to all who attended yesterday’s launch. It was a fantastic afternoon of poetry, music and amuse bouche-ry. Here are the photos from yesterday’s festivities. As the saying goes, we eat with our eyes first, so go on and devour every single one of these beautiful photos, taken by Aidan Murphy.
To read the issue, go here.