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5 Autumnal Wedding Showcases and Events around Ireland
6 Fantastic Events where you can Taste the Island
Spiced Bramley Apple Chutney Recipe from Newforge House
The Irish food scene is emerging, with a new initiative – “Taste the Island” recently announced by Fáilte Ireland, and so we have put together a list of 3 Blue Book houses who ‘keep it local’ and source their ingredients onsite and locally.
6 Sparkling Afternoon tea around the island of Ireland
Interview with Dervilla O'Flynn, Head Chef at Ballymaloe House on her favourite ingredients and what she loves about her job
Planning a trip to County Mayo? Include a night in Belleek Castle on your itinerary - with blazing fires, sumptuous food, and a dog that doubles as a tour guide
Who doesn't love a hotel or country house breakfast - here, we've put together 8 of the best
Delicious autumn mushrooms from the chefs at Ireland's Blue Book
A sumptuous Hot Chocolate Dessert recipe from Aherne's Townhouse in Youghal
Always have trouble picking what to order at a restaurant? The best thing about tasting menus (usually consisting of 6 to 8 courses) is that you aren’t limited to one or two dishes, you can completely immerse yourself in the individual restaurant’s menu, enjoying multiple small courses specially chosen by the Head Chef. Find all of the tasting menus Ireland's Blue Book has to offer below...
Garden Beetroot, Young Buck Blue Cheese, Walled Garden Leaves, Toasted pistachio nuts and Ballymaloe Honey Dressing from Ballymaloe House
Viewmount House were Leinster winners in the Bord Bia "Eggs for Any Time" Chef Competition with their Six-Minute Egg and Jerusalem Artichoke Recipe
Relax, unwind and float effortlessly in a calming and serene state, with these 5 Blissful Bathtubs from Ireland’s Blue Book.
Did you know that some Blue Book hotels and country houses have their very own cinemas? Indulge in the most luxurious cinematic experience, and curl up with some popcorn, (or perhaps a glass of wine) and enjoy an intimate screening of your favourite movie in one of these boutique cinemas.
For foodies living a vegan lifestyle - these vegan options from Ireland's Blue Book are sure to hit the mark
Tastes of the season around Irelands Blue Book Houses
Dark Chocolate Pots with Berry and Nut Crumble from Dunbrody House
Scallops with Cauliflower and Hazelnut Pureé, topped with Caviar
A Gluten Free recipe for Lemon Posset, Poached Newforge Rhubarb and Pistachio & Orange Biscuits, from Newforge House
Recipe for Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House
Light and fruity dessert recipes perfect for summer