Ireland's Blue Book Blog

Food and Drink

Chef Profile - Patricia Teahan, Hed Chef at Carrig House


We get together with Patricia Teahan, the head chef at Carrig Country House in County Kerry, to ask about her passion for food, cookery and her favourite ingredients

Recipes

Chocolate & Frangelico Tart


This delectable recipe comes from Chef & Owner Chris 'Woody' Woodward of Blairscove House, Co Cork.

Recipes

Ballymaloe's Sticky Toffee Pudding


A delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe from Ballymaloe House

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Ireland is your Oyster


The first of the native Irish oysters are appearing on menus around the country, and are being served in the Blue Book Houses

Food and Drink

Time for Tea


Indulge in one of the grandest traditions - afternoon tea, in a Blue Book country house or historic hotel

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L' Ecrivain Launches 2019 Menu


Showcasing several new dishes; guests can look forward to the very best of Irish sourced dishes, including Kilkeel Crab, Aged Wicklow Venison and Wild Irish Pheasant.

Food and Drink

Game On


As the evenings, dare we mention it, get a bit shorter, the colder months have their compensations. Although we may complain about the weather, the punctuation of four distinct seasons means that things never get monotonous. And when it comes to food, one of the things that really heralds the warming dishes of the cooler months is the start of the game season.

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A little bit of pre theatre drama...


Pre-Theatre Menus from our Blue Book restaurants

Ireland's Blue Book Family

Bee Our Guest...5 Blue Book Houses that can Boast their own Bee-Hives


5 Blue Book Houses with their very own bees

Recipes

Kevin Dundon's Wild Forest Mushroom Chowder


A Wonderful Winter Warmer from Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House - Wild Forest Mushroom Chowder

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Four Fabulous, Fresh Fruit Recipes for Summer from Ballymaloe House


Light and fruity dessert recipes perfect for summer

Plan Your Trip

10 Great Places to Dine Alfresco in Ireland


The best part about the sunny weather, is the opportunity for outdoor dining.

Ireland's Blue Book Family

Fresh Air, Facials and Cookery Classes at Dunbrody Country House Hotel


Escape to Dunbrody Country House Hotel in County Wexford for a Wellness Weekend

Wild Atlantic Way

A Labour of Love….The Moy House Farm


Did you know that Moy House has its own farm and is nearly self-sufficient in its produce?

Recipes

Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House


Recipe for Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House

Plan Your Trip

Dining in Dublin


For those of you seeking a truly memorable dining experience, why not visit one of Dublin’s top restaurants. Whether it’s for a celebration, a quiet business meeting or simply a chance to indulge in great food, these five luxurious venues provide the perfect setting.

Recipes

Irish Lamb Navarin from Virginia Park Lodge


A fantastic warming recipe from Virginia Park Lodge - Irish Lamb Navarin

Plan Your Trip

5 Dreamy Things to Do, Drink and Dine on in Dublin


5 Dreamy Things to Do, Drink and Dine on in Dublin

Recipes

Hayfield Manor’s Dark Chocolate Brownie


Ingredients 675g Castor Sugar 9 Eggs 400g Unsalted Butter (soft but not melted) 170g Cocoa Powder 225g Cream Flour 500g Melted Dark Chocolate 75g Skinless Hazelnuts 75g White Chocolate Drops

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Chocolate Irish Black Stout Cake from Newforge House


Chocolate Irish Black Stout Cake from Newforge House

Food and Drink

Chef Profile - Garrett Byrne Campagne Restaurant


Campagne restaurant in Kilkenny city opened in 2008. The emphasis has been to serve food based on high-quality seasonal produce with French influences in a relaxed and comfortable dining area.

Food and Drink

Design Collaboration at Chapter One Restaurant


Chapter One Restaurant have commissioned Design Goat to design a cup & saucer combination that would accommodate an espresso cup and the petit fours made by the restaurant’s pastry team.

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Laid Back Luxury - Casual Dining with Ireland's Blue Book


Some casual dining options of the Blue Book.

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Chef Profile: Christina McCauley


We caught up with Christina McCauley, Head Chef of Coopershill House to find out about her favourite ingredients, food memories and much more

Food and Drink

Lavish Lobsters at the King Sitric


Aidan & Joan Mac Manus have earned an international reputation for fresh seafood & hospitality in their harbour side restaurant in the picturesque fishing village of Howth. Chef Patron Aidan MacManus cooks fresh fish which is caught by their own fishermen each morning.

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