Salt Crust Baked Wild Sea Bream

February 28th, 2013

February and we’re looking forward to the lighter cooking of Spring and Summer in The Strawberry Tree. However, lots of requests about Salt Crust Baking that we touched upon in last months Turf Roast recipe… so here you go! This is our take using wild Winter Sea Bream. When Sea Bream re-appears on our menu [...]

Evan’s Wild Food Book…

February 24th, 2013

Published by O’Brien Press, Wild Food is a wonderful collaboration between Evan Doyle: The BrookLodge Hotel at Macreddin Village and Biddy White Lennon: food journalist and writer. The BrookLodge is home to The Strawberry Tree Restaurant. Its Kitchens, have been harvesting and presenting wild foods daily on its menu since 1988 and this year celebrates [...]

Mum’s the word…

February 24th, 2013

Mum’s the word this Mother’s Day Sunday 10th of March €125pps* (and hopefully Mum will invite you too) Overnight Accommodation with Full Breakfast. Dinner in La Taverna Armento Restaurant (upgrade to The Wild & Organic Strawberry Tree Restaurant for an extra €35pp) A 30 minute treatment in The Wells Spa – 10 different options to [...]

Spring is in the air…

February 5th, 2013

Spring has arrived in Macreddin Village with the first of the snowdrops up in full bloom. To celebrate this we have a great 3 Night Spring Special Offer available. Check out our special offers page for more details…http://www.brooklodge.com/reservations/specialoffers.asp Return to The BrookLodge Website

Mazda6 being launched here in Macreddin Village today…

January 28th, 2013

The new Mazda6 is being launched here in Macreddin Village today.  The reason Mazda chose BrookLodge for the launch was because of our Green Ethos and it’s “Outstanding environmental performance, fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions” A good day to give this gorgeous car a real test drive in typical January weather! What Mazda say [...]

This Valentines, say I love you….at The BrookLodge

January 22nd, 2013

This Valentines, instead of sitting in a packed restaurant on Valentines Night, paying for an overpriced menu and getting hurried out the door, why not indulge yourselves and take a trip down to the BrookLodge Hotel & Macreddin Village and dine in The Culinary Hotel of The Year on Thursday 14th February 2013, for a [...]

Captain McGinley

January 17th, 2013

Congratulations to Paul Mc Ginley on his selection as the European Ryder Cup Captain for Gleneagles in 2014, and the first Irish person ever to hold the position. Paul designed the fabulous Macreddin Golf Course, and showed his professionalism and commitment throughout.He was also a favourite of all the crew in the BrookLodge, who loved [...]

Turf Roasted Organic Beef Fillet

January 15th, 2013

January, like every winter month is all about comfort foods, about real earthy cooking and about savouring those deep, dark winter flavours..this is what we are so good at doing in Ireland and this is what the Menu is about at this time of year in The Strawberry Tree. Turf roasting, fits this season so [...]

Wild Foods Calendar 2013

December 15th, 2012

The Perfect Pressie for your Family and Friends…The Wild Foods Calendar from Macreddin Village for €7.50 inc P&P. There are some great photos from the past twelve months of harvesting and celebrating Ireland’s abundance of Wild Foods for our kitchens and The Strawberry Tree Pantry. If you would like to get your hands on one [...]

Macreddin Village Organic Brown Bread

December 11th, 2012

What goes in 375 grams Organic Whole-meal flour 500 grams Organic natural yoghurt 75 grams Organic black strap Molasses or Treacle 9 grams Baking Powder 5 grams Bread Soda 3 grams Fine Sea Salt 1 small Organic egg 25mls Organic Sunflower oil How it goes Mix all ingredients, until it forms a light, nearly runny [...]