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.
Read More about the Cooks Academy’s road trip to Co. Wicklow.
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”
Read More of what Karen got up to on her visit to Macreddin Village in the garden of Ireland.
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”
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 menu is priced at €75pp
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…
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…
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.
Pictured above from left to right – Mary Mitchell-O’Connor, Tim Daly, Karen Scanlon & Paddy McCarthy.
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…
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.
We are absolutely thrilled that both The Strawberry Tree Restaurant and The BrookLodge are once again recommended in John & Sally McKennas’ Guides to 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland and 100 Best Places to stay in Ireland. Here’s what John & Sally said in their guides…
BEST RESTAURANTS – THE STRAWBERRY TREE
“Evan Doyle’s unwavering vision has powered the unique Organic Strawberry Tree for more than 25 years”.
Evan Doyle and his team organise such splendifereous feasts and special occasion dinners at the BrookLodge in Macreddin – their Wild&Slow feasts, the Summer School feasts – that it can be easy to forget that running a superb day-after-day restaurant is actually what they do almost all of the time, and that day-after-day restaurant, The Strawberry Tree, is as singular as any food destination in Ireland and the specialist in Wild, foraged, Organic and local foods. You will find flavours here that you will not find anywhere else in the world. But remember that there is also La Taverna Armento in the restaurant complex and the Italian cooking here is really very fine indeed. Our advice, then, is simple; stay two nights at the BrookLodge and enjoy both restaurants, for both are different, distinctive and serve superb, unique food.
BEST PLACES TO STAY – THE BROOKLODGE HOTEL
Evan Doyle and the team in the BrookLodge stay ahead of the curve all the time, realising their holistic vision in the most practical, delicious fashion.
Twenty Years ago we wrote this “In Evan Doyle’s lovely restaurant you can eat the tastes of the future, and boy do they taste good” Twenty years ago he was ahead of the curve, sourcing all his foods from local Organic suppliers and – are you ready for this – that was when the Strawberry Tree was operating in Killarney! Mr Doyle has spent the last decade fashioning his a small world-unto-itself at Macreddin, having found a place where he and his family team could build their own world. We have written that his vision of BrookLodge Inn is to create Cockaigne, the mythical land of plenty, of luxury, of ease. But Doyle’s vision is not fairy tale: Macreddin is Cockaigne made real, made tangible, made delicious. His Cockaigne is not an historical construct: it is an ideal for Organic food and Wild food and instinctive hospitality that is striving to establish the future. And, tellingly his Cockaigne is a political place, for Mr Doyle is always educating, agitating, organising. He has allied himself with a formidable team who run this fantastic hotel like the finest piece of horlogerie, making every visit an utter delight.