We were delighted with our review by Tanya Sweeney from the Irish Independent on Saturday the 6th of July 2013, which underlines our 25th Anniversary celebratory offer. Guests will receive a 25% discount off a recreation of the Wild and Organic menu of The Strawberry Tree that was served in 1988.
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The Grand Tour is what gives those avid drivers the chance to take in all of what Wicklow & Kildare have to offer. This touring route that sweeps from the Wilds of Wicklow to the plains of Kildare takes in spectacular secenery, Coastal Tours, Country Gardens, Great Houses and much much more
Be Part of the Grand Tour
If you are planning on doing the Grand Tour of Wicklow/Kildare then why not Stay two nights at the Luxurious BrookLodge Hotel in Macreddin Village and dine in Ireland’s Only Certified Organic Restaurant. During your stay take in a cultural experience and visit Avondale House, the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell one of the greatest political leaders of Irish history. Afterwards enjoy your Macreddin Village packed lunch in the designated picnic area and take in some of the magnificent forest park set over 500 acres with tree trails and walks ranging from one to five hours. Book Now
The Strawberry Tree is celebrating it’s 25 year anniversary this July and we have a bottle of 1988 Chateau Talbot, Grand Cru Classe St Julien to give away each week. Come and join our 25 year celebrations with 25% off dinner, €25 Organic Wines, 25 year menu recreated
All guests dining in the Strawberry Tree midweek in July will be entered into a draw to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous bottle of wine, listed on our wine menu at €250
1988 Chateau Talbot, Grand Cru Classe St Julien
The Strawberry Tree Restaurant of Macreddin Village celebrates its 25th Anniversary this July 2013. The Strawberry Tree is the only Licensed Organic Restaurant between Ireland and the UK and as such our menu is made up daily with produce that our Organic Farmers and Producers can provide to us with each morning. This has been written on every Strawberry Tree Menu since 1988. So what’s on the menu or more to the point, what’s not on the menu! Conventional foods are not allowed in our kitchen of The Strawberry Tree, so you can be sure that the ingredients supplied to us by our Organic producers not only taste better but we believe are fresher than their conventional counterparts.
The Strawberry Tree Menu – July 1988
For the month of July we want our guests to celebrate our journey of 25 years with us, by offering each guest 25% off their Dinner in The Strawberry Tree Restaurant all midweek nights (Sunday – Thursday). Guests can also avail of specially selected Organic Wines at €25 a bottle. After dinner, guests will be given the opportunity to visit The Strawberry Tree’s, Walk-in Wild Foods Pantry, the only one of its kind in Ireland, where the guests can see the wonderful preserved foods by our foragers for the kitchen of The Strawberry Tree.
Images of Ireland will be seen by over two million people across India later this year, after scenes for a popular food and travel TV show, Will Travel for Food, were filmed here – courtesy of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The resulting programme will air to over two million TV viewers around India later this year on NDTV 24×7, a major news TV channel in India. Read More
Aneesha Baig from NDTV, presenter of Indian TV show “Will Travel for Food” visits the BrookLodge
Evan, Aneesha & Manish
Bord Bia invites 70 chefs to three-day Gourmet Gathering. Members of the Chefs’ Irish Beef Club stop for lunch in Macreddin Village followed by visits to farms and meat producers. Ireland’s beef exports, to more than 45 countries, were valued at €1.9 billion in 2012.
An Irish Lunch Menu at Macreddin Village, June 10th 2013
ST. TOLA ORGANIC FARM KID GOAT
Siobhan Ni Ghairbhith won overall Cheese award at Bloom last week. Siobhan and the Strawberry Tree Kitchen have been working together for nearly two decades now. This year Evan and Tim have entered into a new relationship with Siobhan to provide wonderful Organic Irish Kid Goat from St. Tola Farm in Co. Clare for the Menu
RIVER NORE, WILD IRISH SALMON
Mick Murphy is our licensed ‘Traditional Cot-Canoe’ Fisherman. He catches our fabulous Wild Irish Salmon out of Inistioge, as did generation upon generation before him. This fabulous catch is only available for ten weeks every year.
Mick was presented with The Euro-toques National Food Award, last Monday.
TURF ROASTED IRISH ORGANIC BEEF
John Purcell has been supplying our Organic Beef since well before we attained the only Organic restaurant status in Ireland. This is Beef with a story of sustainability, traceability and good animal husbandry that ticks all the boxes and more when it comes to ‘The Irish Food Story’
John and his Company, The Good Herdsman have won many accolades including Bord Bia’s National Organic awards.
ORGANIC IRISH VEGETABLES AND SALADS
These come from Denis Healy’s Farm in Kiltegan in our own Co Wicklow. Denis has brought his wonderful produce daily through our Kitchen door since we first opened.
ORGANIC BREADS FROM MACREDDIN BAKERY
Freshly baked at dawn, breads from our own Licensed Organic Bakery right here in The Village, something that is intrinsically Irish!
ORGANIC DESSERTS FROM OUR PASTRY KITCHEN
The Pastry Kitchen at The Strawberry Tree has always been a strong point of ours; Anna has an innate understanding of what is required on the plate, and has always risen to the occasion and shows off what is good from Ireland.
The Strawberry Tree is the only certified Organic Restaurant in Ireland.
Under (EU) Regulation 1804/99 and in accordance with The Standards for Organic Food as set by
The Dept. of Agriculture together with The Organic Trust, it is illegal to store, prepare or serve conventional foodstuffs in The Strawberry Tree.
The Strawberry Tree has successfully received EU Derogations for both Irish Wild Foods and
Irish Raw Milk Cheeses, in accordance with, the Legal Standards for Organic Food.
By law, both Derogations have to be noted, (i.e. underlined) on our menu when they are used.
The kitchn.com recommends Evan Doyle & Biddy White Lennon’s “Wild Food” book as a resource to Newbie Foragers
Nature’s Harvest, Gathering Cooking & Preserving
Written By: Evan Doyle & Biddy White Lennon
‘In this combination field guide and cookbook, Irish writer Biddy White Lennon and chef Evan Doyle focus on the wild foods commonly found in Ireland. From hedgerow to seashore, they share advice for when and how to forage, where to look, how to pick, how to prepare, and how to preserve. This is primarily a book for people living in or traveling to Ireland, but those who are interested in foraging culture around the world might also enjoy it.’
The 1st Wild Salmon of 2013,for The Strawberry Tree Restaurant, Macreddin Village…
A twelve pounder out of The River Nore.
Caught on Monday 13th of May, opening day of the season, by our licensed traditional ‘Snap-Net’ Fisherman, Mick Murphy.
Evan Doyle, Mick Murphy & Tim Daly
Craic In The Granite is a new music and arts festival being held in Aughrim, Co. Wicklow.
28th – 30th of June 2013.
Confirmed acts include:Luka Bloom, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Róisín Ó, Rob Strong and Band, Gypsi Swing, The Ska Band, Black Knott, Blackie O’Connell and Friends, The Arklow Silver Band, Michael O’Toole, Twin Headed Wolf, Feel The Pinch, Phat Daddy and The Clubhouse Cartel, Tom Quinn Tribal Drumming Workshop, Penston Vocal Academy, Aughrim Pipe Band, Temper-Mental Miss Elayneous, Setanta, The David Byrne Band, Eimear Harper plus more TBC.
Keep an eye to see what artists will be performing in Macreddin Village.
Come for the music and stay for the craic…!