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.
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 editor of Irishconsumer.com, a website dedicated to all consumer issues recently stayed with us, see below her review in a piece on Affordable Luxurious Hotels.
” This hotel rates 4 stars however, in my opinion would give alot of 5 stars a run for their money. Customer service is outstanding, the best I have experienced to date in a hotel in Ireland.”
Ross Golden-Bannon’s Review breaks down the Annual Wild Foods dinner course by course in Sunday’s Business Post and he talks about the lack of Game on our dinner plates.
“The consumption of game in Ireland really isn’t where it should be, and we still have a journey to make from chicken breasts and prime steaks to value-driven parts of the animal which often have more flavour”
The Sunday Business Post – 15th December 2013
“The Wild & Slow dinner had a whole 12 months of preparation, but in fact, the likes of Evan Doyle have put in more than two decades of work on the culture of this feast and he deserves our support”
“As I sit and type these words, I am scraping the plate and muffin wrapper from one of the recipes in Wild Food (The O’Brien Press) a book written by not one, but two of Ireland’s most exceptional food writer/chefs”.
Our fantastic 25% off offer in The Strawberry Tree, tipped by Woman’s Way Magazine as a way of saving your hard earned cash
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.
Foraging. Something about that word excites the Explorer, the Girl Guide, the Cook in me. And sunny Ireland has the goods – in abundance. Not so sure which part of the hedge to choose? Not sure what to do with those leaves once back in the kitchen? Brook Lodge Hotel at Macreddin Village is home to Ireland’s only certified organic restaurant (see their truly free-range chickens, above) and they have recently launched a Wild Foods masterclass. Over two days, participants will have the opportunity to discover, prepare and eat seasonally found ingredients – apparently, we have access to over 327,000km of hedgerows across the country: wouldn’t it be nice to know not just what to pick, but also how to cook or preserve it?
Classes run twice a month; the next one commences June 13. Prices (€195 per two people sharing; €230 for single places) include accommodation, breakfast and tuition. For more information, including a full timetable or to book, phone 0402 36444 or visit www.brooklodge.com
The BrookLodge Hotel & Macreddin Village, Aughrim, Co. Wicklow