Archive for the ‘Organic & Wild Foods’ Category

The Future is Food

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Bord Bia and The Taste Council of Ireland are steering an innovative and experiential learning programme which involves thousands of Transition Year students from all over Ireland taking on a project, titled “The Future is Food”. The aim of this project is to engage the younger generation with Ireland’s Artisan Producers.

Evan Doyle, proprietor of BrookLodge & Macreddin Village and the Transition Year students of St. Mary’s College Arklow along with the helping hand of their teacher Ms. Aine O’Keefe have teamed up to take this project head on.


The Transition Year students came along to Macreddin Village to meet their mentor Evan and were given a tour of the Village including the Kitchens and The Strawberry Tree’s Wild Foods Pantry followed by a Wild Foods MasterClass. The Wild Foods MasterClass was led by Evan with the help of James Kavanagh – Head Chef of The Strawberry Tree and Clothilde Walenne, Macreddin Village’s Wild Foods Forager. The students were also addressed by Kevin Sheridan of Sheridan’s Cheeses, Chair of The Taste Council of Ireland.


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In the days after the students visit to Macreddin Village they got the opportunity to meet with some local artisan producers whom will be the subjects of “The Future is Food Project”. Joan O’Reilly – Woodenbridge Cottage Preserves and Paul Pritchard – The Organic Herb Comapany called to visit the students at St. Mary’s College, Arklow.

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Cooks Academy – Wicklow Road Trip

Friday, February 5th, 2016

This week we had the pleasure of welcoming the recruits of Dublin’s Cooks Academy to BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, where they were treated to a private Wild Foods MasterClass.

CooksAcademyLogo2Read More about the Cooks Academy’s road trip to Co. Wicklow.

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Wicklow Wonderland – Never End Weekend

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Enjoy, Explore & Entertain… are the words most commonly used by Karen Sherry author of the blog Never End Weekend.

Karen visits BrookLodge & Macreddin Village and admits it was “The one weekend I truly NEVER want to end”

Never End Weekend

Read More of what Karen got up to on her visit to Macreddin Village in the garden of Ireland.

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Thursday, November 12th, 2015

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Saturday November 21st 2015

The Strawberry Tree Restaurant in association with the SugarLoaf Club


The 14th Annual Wild Foods Dinner including Wild Foods MasterClass & Wild Berry Cocktail Reception





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Food & Wine Awards 2015

Monday, August 31st, 2015

More Celebrations are in order here at Macreddin Village. The Strawberry Tree has yet again risen to the top, taking home the title of “Best Restaurant in Leinster” at the 2015 Food & Wine Awards

“The Crew and Brigade of The Strawberry Tree are absolutely thrilled to have won the prestigious award of Best Restaurant in Leinster. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our guests, farmers, artisan producers, friends and everyone involved in making The Strawberry Tree Restaurant the success story that it is today”


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The Big Harvest

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

The Big Harvest arrives to The Strawberry Tree

Friday 21st August 2015

Farm harvest arrives to The Strawberry Tree Kitchen daily, and our daily menu reflects this and is only decided upon when all is delivered…this is what we are proud of, and this is what we do with produce from our Farmers, 365!

The Big Harvest only arrives ONCE A YEAR when our menu bursts with all this wonderful produce, for all too brief cameo appearances, with a menu dedicated totally to the Farm.

The Big Harvest menu is available until the fresh harvest runs out, and this depends on a number of things e.g. the weather! However, we hope it will be available right up to the end of September.

The Big Harvest – Sample Menu

The Big Harvest - All about the farm

 The Big Harvest menu is priced at €75pp 

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The Sunday Business Post – Woodruff Panna Cotta

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Our very own Tim Daly – Head Chef of  The Strawberry Tree was featured in yesterday’s Chef’s Table in The Sunday Business Post.

Tim provides a recipe for Wild Woodruff Panna Cotta with rhubarb and short bread biscuits. One of his favourites…



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The Orchard Cafe – Now open Wednesday – Sunday!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Orchard Cafe

 The Orchard Cafe at Macreddin Village is now open Wednesday – Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday’s serving food from 12:30pm – 4:30pm.

Call us on 0402 36444 to reserve your table.

Have a read through our mouthwatering menu HERE

Perfect for you ladies who lunch OR for you gentlemen who have worked up an appetite on Macreddin Golf Course…

The Orchard Cafe (3) June 2015

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Good Eating Guide Awards 2015

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Winner yet again! The Strawberry takes home another award…

Restaurateurs from all over the country expressed optimism for the crucial peak tourism season at the Good Eating Guide awards ceremony in Dublin on Monday 11th May. The ceremony, which took place at Dylan McGrath’s Fade Street Social, was attended by top chefs and proprietors from the crème de la crème of the national scene. The Strawberry Tree Restaurant  was awarded Ireland’s Best Organic Restaurant. Tim Daly, Head Chef of the Strawberry Tree Brigade accepted the award on the night.

The Good Eating Guide Awards 2015 - Best Organic Restuarant

Pictured above from left to right – Mary Mitchell-O’Connor, Tim Daly, Karen Scanlon & Paddy McCarthy.

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Irish Restaurant Awards 2015

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Congratulations & Celebrations…

The Leinster Regional Final of Irish Restaurant Awards took place in Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin on Tuesday night and Macreddin Village took home not one, not two but three awards…

  • Best Hotel Restaurant – The Strawberry Tree
  • Best Chef – Tim Daly, The Strawberry Tree
  • Best Gastro Pub – Actons Pub & The Orchard Café

This means, we now go forward in 3 categories for the Regional and All Ireland Title which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Dublin on Monday 25th May, 2015.

Restaurant Association

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