Archive for July, 2014

Afternoon Tea in the Waterside Lounge…

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Afternoon Tea and The Tale of Two Annas

Anna, Afternoon Tea and The History:

Cream Tea, High Tea and Afternoon Tea. These terms are peculiar to a couple of Island off the west coast of Europe and perhaps, are not understood elsewhere. In 1840 Anna, Duchess of Bedford gave us Afternoon Tea when she decided to make an occasion of it!

 

Anna, Afternoon Tea and The Waterside:

The other Anna, is our Anna…! Together with Amy, she runs our ‘All Fresh’ Pastry Kitchen in The Strawberry Tree. When both came to us with the idea of serving Afternoon Tea, we had no choice!

 

Sandwiches from the Strawberry Tree

Our own Cured Beef Pastrami,

Pickled Red Onions, Horseradish, Ciabatta

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Macreddin Smoke House Salmon,

Wild Sorrel, Our Bakery Brown Bread

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Roasted Cornfed Chicken,

Lemon and Tarragon, Wild Garlic Bread

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Real Buffalo Mozzarella,

Tomato & Chive Grilled Crostini

Sweet Loaves from Macreddin Bakery

Macreddin Bakery Warm Fruit Scone

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Pastry Kitchen Ginger Bread

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Pastry Kitchen Banana Loaf

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With Clotted Cream and Our Own Curd & Jam

Sweetie Things from Macreddin Pastry

A Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

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Our Golden Honeycomb Cream Cheese,

Shortbread Biscuit Pot

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A Wild Bilberry, Lemon Meringue Roulade

Organic Fair Traded Teas and Coffees

A Selection of Traditional Dried Teas

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A Selection of Dried Herbal Teas

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Today’s Fresh Herbal Teas

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A Selection of Ground Coffees

€24.50 per person

Bubbles from The Wild Foods Pantry

Our Wild Elderflower Prosecco €9.70

Our Wild Elderflower Lemonade €4.70


Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is served in the Waterside Lounge Wednesday-Sunday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.

As we bake all items for our Afternoon Tea fresh we ask that guests book in advance.

Please email reception@brooklodge.com or call us on 0402 36444 to book.

 

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The Orchard Café gets a Makeover!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The Orchard Café has introduced an exciting new Lunch menu.

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A Jug of Macreddin Villages Wild Elder Flower Lemonade €8.95

A Flute of Organic Prosecco with our Wild Elder Berry Cassis €8.25

A Flute of High Bank Organic Cider with their Apple Syrup €3.75

A Real Farm Vegetable Soup from Denis Healy’s Organic Farm €5.50
Orchard Café Salads

Mary Regan’s Organic Duck Liver Parfait, Quince Cheese, Toasted Brioche €9.50

Crispy Whitebait, Salad Leaves, Smoked Chilli Aioli, €7.50

Our Own Smoked Salmon, Salad Leaves, Horseradish €12.50

Slow Cooked Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, Rocket Leaves, Balsamic €9.50

A Warm Organic Beef Fillet Salad, Pine Nuts, Roasted Red Onion €14.50

Fenit Crab Salad, Pickled Fennel, Chilli, Preserved Lemon Mayonnaise €14.95

 

Orchard Café Stone Oven Pizzas

Classic Margarita, Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, €12.50

St. Tola Goats Cheese, Courgettes, Red Onion, Rocket, €14.50

Anchovies, Mozzarella, Tomato, Capers, Kalamata Olives, Calzone, €16.50

Smoked Chicken, Bellingham Blue Cheese, Marinated Red Onion, Basil, €15.50

 

Orchard Café Mains

Chargrilled Organic Aged Sirloin with a Wild Cep Crust €24.50


Pan Seared Organic Salmon, Green Pea Risotto, Wild Sorrel Crème Fraiche €15.50

Crispy Rabbit Legs, Sweet Potato, Wild Garlic Aioli €14.50

Corn Fed Chicken Breast, Aubergine Caponata, Tomato Salsa €15.50

The Macreddin Organic Beef Burger, Mount Callan Cheddar, Pickled Cucumber €15.50

Homemade Macreddin Village Fish Fingers and Chips €15.50

Butternut Squash Ravioli, Roasted Peppers, Olives, Spinach, Gorgonzola Cream €13.50

 

Orchard Café Side’s €4.50

Rosemary Potatoes                                                   

Mixed Leaf Salad, Balsamic Dressing

Orchard Fries                                                             

Macreddin Bakery Wild Garlic Bread

 

Orchard Café  The Sweet Things

Today’s Macreddin Village Organic Ice Cream €6.25

The Orchard Café Desert Pot €7.50

The Chocolate Mousse Tart, Pistachio Ice Cream €6.75

A Warm Hazelnut Ricotta Slice, Lemon Curd €5.50

Our Homemade Orchard Apple Pie €5.50

A Selection of Irish Raw Milk Cheeses €9.50

 

Orchard Café Organic Beverages

Coffee €2.80

Decaffeinated Coffee €2.80

Tea €2.80

Cappuccino €2.90

Espresso €2.50     Double Espresso €3.50

Latté €3.50

Green & Blacks Hot Chocolate €3.50

Earl Grey €3.50

A  Selection of Herbal and Fruit Teas €3.50

A Glass of Real Orange Juice €3.95

The Orchard Cafe

Opening hours:

Wednesday-Sunday 12.30-4.30pm

To reserve a table please call The BrookLodge Hotel 0402 36444.

Menu subject to change

 

 

 

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Emma & Dave Kearney – 13th June 2014

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Some much appreciated feedback from Emma & Dave

who got married with us on Friday 13th of June

We got married in BrookLodge on the 13th June 2014. From the moment we arrived, the hotel did everything and more to make us feel very welcome. Every guest we spoke to on the day complemented us on a stunning choice of venue, and the food was out of this world! Some even went as far as to say it was the best meal they’ve ever had! BrookLodge was the first and only hotel we viewed as a venue for our wedding, because we knew nowhere thereafter would ever compare! We cannot give the staff at BrookLodge enough thanks for providing us with an experience that was truly magical. To all the staff at BrookLodge, thank you again from the bottom of our hearts, Emma & Dave xx

Emma & Dave - 13th June 2014

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