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Ananda Restaurant

4A Sandyford Road,Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin, Ireland
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Ananda is Ireland’s premier fine dining restaurant. Its impeccable pedigree, enviable location  stunning interior. Best & most innovative Indian food . Ananda is Ireland’s premier fine dining restaurant. Ananda’s impeccable pedigree, enviable location and stunning interior design made it Dublin’s most anticipated restaurant opening of 2008. A series of superlative restaurant reviews quickly cemented its reputation as one of Ireland’s finest dining experiences.

Ananda’s décor redefines customer’s expectations of Indian restaurants. The dining room features a number of striking design statements, which are quietly opulent while complementing the comfortable welcoming warmth of design theme. The eye is drawn up to the glowingly rich, honey-coloured, water lily inspired chandeliers, while aubergine, lime and cerise velvet upholstery adds vibrancy and life to the seating.

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The Legend of St.Valentine... St Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains traces of both Christian and ancient Roman traditions. One legend has it that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. Emperor Claudius II believed that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families which was why he banned marriage of young men. Valentine, who found this ruling very unreasonable, defied Claudius and secretly performed marriages of young lovers. When his actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be imprisoned and then put to death. Valentine was beheaded on February 14th. After his death, Valentine was named a saint. And since then this day has been earmarked for lovers. This legend also says that it was Valentine himself who sent the first ‘valentine’ greeting. It is believed that Valentine, while in the prison, fell in love with his jailer's daughter, who used to visit him regularly. Before his death he was supposed to have written her a letter which he signed ‘From your Valentine,’ an expression that is very much in use even today. Here are some easy food tricks to make your Valentine's Day memorable! Make it even more special by joining us for dinner with our special Valentine's Day menu! Call 012960099 for reservations!

The Legend of St.Valentine...
St Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains traces of both Christian and ancient Roman traditions. One legend has it that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. Emperor Claudius II believed that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families which was why he banned marriage of young men. Valentine, who found this ruling very unreasonable, defied Claudius and secretly performed marriages of young lovers. When his actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be imprisoned and then put to death. Valentine was beheaded on February 14th. After his death, Valentine was named a saint. And since then this day has been earmarked for lovers.

This legend also says that it was Valentine himself who sent the first ‘valentine’ greeting. It is believed that Valentine, while in the prison, fell in love with his jailer's daughter, who used to visit him regularly. Before his death he was supposed to have written her a letter which he signed ‘From your Valentine,’ an expression that is very much in use even today.

Here are some easy food tricks to make your Valentine's Day memorable! Make it even more special by joining us for dinner with our special Valentine's Day menu! Call 012960099 for reservations!
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Spice up your Valentine's Day and enjoy a night of romance and wine and all things lovely and divine with our Special Valentine's Day menu on 14th February at Ananda Restaurant. Call 012960099 for reservations!

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The Biryani : The story of how it conquered India! The Indian cuisine offers so much on its plate but there is one dish which is unanimously loved by all patrons of the Indian cuisine- the Biryani! This dish requires no introduction! The deliciously complex blend of flavors, spices, and aromas in biryani have come to epitomize the zenith of Indian cuisine. So if you are a die-hard fan of this delicious dish, lets tease your taste buds a little more with the story of what makes biryani so extraordinary. Though it may appear to be a dish indigenous to India, in reality, the dish originated in Persia. Biryani is derived from the Persian word Birian, which means ‘fried before cooking’ and Birinj, meaning rice. One legend has it that the Turk-Mongol conqueror,Timur,brought the precursor to the biryani with him when he arrived at the frontiers of India in 1398. Another legend has it that the dish was brought to the Malabar coast by Arab traders who were frequent visitors there.However,the most popular origins of the dish are traced to Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan’s beautiful queen who inspired the Taj Mahal.It is said that Mumtaz once visited the army barracks and found the Mughal soldiers looking weak and undernourished.The chef was asked to prepare a special dish that combined meat and rice to provide balanced nutrition to the soldiers –the result was biryani! Rice was fried in ghee, without washing, to give it a nutty flavor and prevent it from clumping. Meat, aromatic spices, and saffron were added to it before cooking the mix over a wood fire. Irrespective of its origins Biryani has, over the years, become an indigenous dish of the Indian culture with various local and hyperlocal variations! In general, there are two types of Biryani – the Kutchi (raw) biryani and the Pukki (cooked) biryani. In Kutchi (raw) biryani, the meat and rice are cooked together while in Pukki (cooked) biryani, cooked rice and meat are layered together and cooked in a Dum Phukt (Persian word for slow cooking over oven)way. The evolution of biryani spans many centuries, cultures, ingredients and cooking styles.From an army dish to a dish fit for royalty, the biryani today is a pan-India culinary favorite.Its many varieties reflect the local tastes, traditions and gastronomic histories of their regions of evolution.Here are some lip-smacking regional variants with recipes that every biryani lover should try out!

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There are some special Sundays. Today's one of them. Great acknowledgment of a wonderful team who strive for excellence each day. At Ananda "Restrained Confidence is the new Mantra". Great beginnings to 2017 . Thank you Fork'n'Cork @SundayTimes_irl for a wonderful read . #erniewhalley #thesundaytimes

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Only with your support can we win the nominations for 2017! Voting open until 25th January 12 Noon! We'd love if you took a moment to vote under 'BEST RESTAURANT','BEST WORLD CUISINE' and 'BEST RESTAURANT MANAGER - ALBERT AND ANAND' Click on the link below: http://www.irishtimes.com/sponsored/restaurant-awards-ireland

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2017 Restaurants Association of Ireland Awards | The Irish Times

Help Ananda Restaurant get nominated for the #IrishRestaurantAwards2017! Place your vote in the desired category and get a chance to win one of two fantastic foodie getaways! Click on link below : http://www.irishtimes.com/sponsored/restaurant-awards-ireland

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Join us for a great cause on 23rd January '17 at Ananda Restaurant, Dundrum 7:00 PM onwards with The Hope Foundation for a Gala dinner event including 5-course Indian menu, Henna art, games, prizes and much more! Call 012960099 for reservations!

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