9 Top Tips for a Planning Perfect Christmas Dinner - from Sallyanne Clarke
Every year, we find ourselves asking the same question: what is the perfect wine pairing for Christmas dinner? And the answer varies, based on what you’re cooking and indeed who you ask. For most people, Christmas is just not Christmas without turkey, and because it is not powerfully flavoured and has a low fat content, it generally pairs best with white wines, and if a light red is preferred, it should be low in tannin.
A delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe from Ballymaloe House
When it comes to Christmas presents for food lovers, there are so many options, from artisan smoked Irish salmon to Michelin starred meals and cookery courses.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so get into the festive cheer with these Christmas Cocktails.
Throughout December, enjoy some seasonal favourites and joyful treats with there delectable festive afternoon teas in Blue Book Houses
The finest private dining rooms, for private meetings, to season’s greetings.
The first of the native Irish oysters are appearing on menus around the country, and are being served in the Blue Book Houses
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.
Colourful and tasty pumpkin recipes, perfect for autumn
Pre-Theatre Menus from our Blue Book restaurants
5 Blue Book Houses with their very own bees
Indulge in one of the grandest traditions - afternoon tea, in a Blue Book country house or historic hotel
A Wonderful Winter Warmer from Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House - Wild Forest Mushroom Chowder
Light and fruity dessert recipes perfect for summer
The best part about the sunny weather, is the opportunity for outdoor dining.
Escape to Dunbrody Country House Hotel in County Wexford for a Wellness Weekend
Did you know that Moy House has its own farm and is nearly self-sufficient in its produce?
Recipe for Wild Garlic Pesto from Currarevagh House
Carpaccio of Wild Salmon with Wild Garlic Beurre Blanc Recipe from Hilton Park Hotel
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.
A fantastic warming recipe from Virginia Park Lodge - Irish Lamb Navarin
5 Dreamy Things to Do, Drink and Dine on in Dublin
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