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Marty in the Morning Friday 4 April 2014

All this week we are giving you the chance to be in the big draw on Friday for our trip to the
opera in Verona to see Carmen in association with the Travel Department.

Travel Department is a leading tour operator in Ireland specialising in guided group holidays to over 100 different destinations all over the world.  Lake Garda, Venice & Verona Opera Holiday with
RTE lyric fm’s Marty Whelan. 7 Nights for 2 people!


                                                                                                                                  Carmen at the Arena di Verona, 2015.

Join me for the opera trip of a lifetime. During this magical holiday, explore the historic towns that hug the coast of Lake Garda and stroll through quaint streets and squares, all set in the tranquil surroundings of blue waters and towering mountains. You will take in an unforgettable performance of Bizet's Carmen at the Arena di Verona, which is sure to leave you spellbound. First performed in 1875, Bizet’s acclaimed masterpiece tells the story of the downfall of Don Jose, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the fiery gypsy, Carmen.  

There are two further excursions included in this 7-night holiday. In Venice, gaze upon St. Mark’s Basilica; watch gondolas sail along the canals, and admire the stunning piazzas, bridges and gothic buildings that make this city so magnificent. You will also take a guided boat trip of Lake Garda to view some of the beautiful sites and places of interest on the lake, including stops in the towns of Malcesine and Limone.
With the serene waters of Lake Garda, the unique beauty of Venice, and the classic Italian romance of Verona, this trip to Italy is the perfect combination of opera, culture and history.

This fabulous prize includes:                                                            GH Liberty Hotel, Riva del Garda

  • Flights from Dublin to Milan
  • 7 night stay in the 4 *star GH Liberty Hotel, Riva del Garda on a half board basis.
  • Guided Boat tour of Lake Garda, with stop overs in the beautiful towns of Limone & Malcesine. 
  • Opera Performance of Bizet's Carmen on Friday 29th June
  • Full day guided excursion to Venice. 
  • T & C's apply

Travel Department offer holidays to suit a range of tastes and interests…...whether it’s some down time in down town San Francisco, a trip to discover the secrets of the Great Wall of China or soaking up the culture and sights in stunning Sorrento

Just answer the simple question set each day to be in with a chance to be in the draw on Friday:

TEXT: 51554 or email: marty.lyricfm@rte.ie      Traveldepartment.ie for full details of all holidays.

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Nevens Recipes - Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breast

Nevens Recipes - Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breast

Pesto-stuffed Chicken Breasts with Rustic Mixed Potatoes

Serves 4


125g (4 ½oz) ball of mozzarella,

torn into small pieces

4 tbsp basil pesto

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets

8 cherry tomatoes, halved

8 smoked streaky bacon rashers, rinds removed

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

steamed French green beans, to serve

 

Rustic mixed potatoes:

450g (1lb) Rooster potatoes, scrubbed

225g (8oz) sweet potatoes, scrubbed

3 garlic cloves, lightly crushed (skin still on)

1 fresh rosemary sprig, broken into tiny

sprigs

sea salt flakes

2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/gas mark 6).

Mix together the mozzarella and pesto. Cut a slit into the side of each chicken breast and then

stuff with the pesto-covered cheese. Place 2 halved cherry tomatoes in each breast. Wrap each stuffed chicken breast with 2 bacon rashers – not too tightly, but enough to hold the chicken together. Season with salt and pepper.

 

To make the rustic mixed potatoes, cut the potatoes and sweet potatoes into 5mm (¼in) slices

– a Japanese mandolin is perfect for doing this – and arrange in a single layer on a large roasting tray lined with parchment paper. Add the garlic and rosemary and season with salt. Drizzle over the oil and toss until evenly coated.

Nestle the pesto-stuffed chicken breasts in the potatoes and roast for 20–25 minutes, until the

chicken is cooked through and the bacon is crispy. Remove the chicken from the oven and rest in a warm place for 5 minutes. Return the potatoes to the oven in that time for a final crisp-up.

To serve, arrange the pesto-stuffed chicken breasts on warmed serving plates with steamed

French green beans and the rustic mixed potatoes.

Have a look back at some of our recent adventures!
Rome 2017 - Day 1

Rome 2017 - Day 2

Verona 2017

 


Music Played on the Show

07:01

Title: Entr'acte 3 From Carmen

Performer(s): Bizet, Georges

Duration: 2:50

07:04

Title: Madama Butterfly - Humming Chorus

Performer(s): Puccini, Giacomo

Duration: 2:52

07:09

Title: Chanson De Matin Op15/2

Performer(s): Elgar, Edward

Duration: 3:54

07:12

Title: Letting Go

Performer(s): O'Suilleabhain, Micheal

Duration: 3:33

07:17

Title: Hungarian Dance No.5 In G Minor

Performer(s): Brahms, Johannes

Duration: 3:13

07:22

Title: Pieces Of April

Performer(s): Loggins, Dave

Duration: 3:41

07:33

Title: Too Marvelous For Words

Performer(s): Mercer, Johnny/Whiting, Margaret

Duration: 2:49

07:38

Title: Romance From The Gadfly

Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Duration: 6:49

07:42

Title: Yellow

Performer(s): Berryman/Buckland/Champion/Martin

Duration: 4:13

07:54

Title: Concerto Grosso In G Major (2nd Movement) Allegro

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 2:04

07:56

Title: The Legend Of Navarone - Main Title

Performer(s): Tiomkin, Dmitri

Duration: 2:49

08:00

Title: Amazing Grace

Performer(s): Trad/Arr Hurley

Duration: 4:24

08:04

Title: Sicilienne

Performer(s): Faure, Gabriel

Duration: 4:12

08:08

Title: Psycho - For String Quartet

Performer(s): Herrmann, Bernard

Duration: 10:06

08:10

Title: Gabriel's Oboe

Performer(s): Morricone, Ennio

Duration: 3:34

08:13

Title: That'll Do

Performer(s): Newman, Randy

Duration: 4:06

08:27

Title: Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr. Hitler?

Performer(s): Perry, Jimmy

Duration: 1:21

08:34

Title: That's Life

Performer(s): Thompson / Gordon

Duration: 3:22

08:40

Title: Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

Performer(s): Davis/Farres

Duration: 2:48

08:42

Title: Ganger (Norwegian March)

Performer(s): Grieg, Edvard

Duration: 3:01

08:46

Title: I Have Been To The Mountain Top

Performer(s): Martin Luther King, Jr.

Duration: 2:52

08:49

Title: What The World Needs Now Is Love

Performer(s): Bacharach, Burt/David, Hal

Duration: 3:30

08:57

Title: Mattinata

Performer(s): Leoncavallo, Ruggero

Duration: 2:48

09:02

Title: Caruso

Performer(s): Dalla, Lucio

Duration: 5:35

09:17

Title: Love And Marigolds

Performer(s): Mychael Danna

Album: Monsoon Wedding (Original Music Soundtrack)

Duration: 3:00

09:27

Title: Polka (Jazz Suite No.1) (2nd Movement)

Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri

Duration: 1:59

09:33

Title: You Only Live Twice - You Only Live Twice

Performer(s): Barry, John/Bricusse, Leslie

Duration: 3:01

09:40

Title: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Performer(s): Mascagni, Pietro

Duration: 3:54

09:48

Title: Il Postino

Performer(s): Bacalov, Luis

Duration: 3:59

09:53

Title: The Folks Who Live On The Hill

Performer(s): Kern, Jerome/Hammerstein Ii, Oscar

Duration: 5:31

09:58

Title: Carmen Suite: Les Toreadors

Performer(s): Bizet, Georges

Duration: 2:37

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