02 Dec 2019
Plan a gourmet getaway this autumn on the island of Ireland to enjoy amazing top-quality food served up with first-class accommodation.
As Ireland and Northern Ireland’s incredible Taste the Island celebration of food and drink dishes up all kinds of showstopping flavours this autumn, there is no better time to book in for some gastronomic magic paired with an overnight stay in exceptional accommodation.
As part of the Taste the Island celebrations, Good Food Ireland, the trustmark for best-in-class food and drink on the island, has created a range of Gourmet Getaways in hotels, country houses, castles, farmhouses and eco accommodation that offer some of the best eat and sleep options around.
The diverse range of experiences with good food at the core can start at the historic Great Southern Killarney hotel, County Kerry, which has put together a special menu featuring a choice selection of local meat, fish and poultry accompanied by fresh produce and drinks from the local craft brewery and distillery. Enjoy dinner in the stunning Victorian dining room and after the gourmet indulgence retire to the comfortable opulence of one of Ireland’s top hotels.
Or you can go organic at BrookLodge & Macreddin Village in County Wicklow, which has created a unique Wild Foods Overnight Experience. Following a masterclass where you learn how to forage for seasonal wild foods, you will enjoy a wild berry cocktail and a banquet style wild foods dinner in Ireland’s first certified organic restaurant. Bedrooms styled for deluxe country comfort then promise a great night’s sleep.
An option for whiskey lovers is an escape for an overnight getaway at Bushmills Inn on the magnificent Causeway Coastal Route in County Antrim. This seventeenth-century coaching inn retains its period charm and invites guests to relax in front of its cosy turf fires. A special three-course dinner featuring the finest seasonal ingredients is paired with Bushmills Steamship Whiskey Flight, a new whiskey from the famous Old Bushmills Distillery nearby, launched to mark the 125th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the SS Bushmills steamship.
An outstanding experience of fine wines and wonderful cuisine also awaits at Renvyle House Hotel in spectacular Connemara, County Galway. The French Connection Gourmet Food and Wine Weekend includes wine tasting paired with hors d'oeuvres and a banquet dinner featuring gourmet delights paired with specially selected wine. Evening entertainment and bedrooms boasting stunning mountain, sea and lake views complete the treat.
Other Gourmet Getaway experiences around the country include Sip, Savour and Slumber at a five star hotel in County Cork and a charming overnight dining experience in an old world country house in County Clare.
Food lovers can book their Gourmet Getaway direct via the Good Food Ireland website.
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