Dunbrody's Blog

29/02/2020

Wild Garlic - a Chef's Delight

Wild garlic is a forager’s delight, found in the woodlands around Dunbrody from early spring to the end of May.  One of our favourites walks is through the trails in Tintern Abbey where this year there is more wild garlic than we’ve ever seen.

The health benefits are numerous.  Widely known for its antibacterial, antibiotic and possibly antiviral properties and containing vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and copper. Studies have also shown that it may help reduce blood pressure, thereby reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease.

Dunbrody Wild Garlic Pesto will be on sale at the Sunday Market throughout the wild garlic season and while stocks last.

Here’s the Dunbrody Wild Garlic Pesto recipe from Kevin Dundon:

300g (10½oz) wild garlic (about 1 large handful of cloves)

15g (½oz) parmesan cheese, grated

Juice of ½ lemon
½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed
250ml (9fl oz) olive oil
Salt and black pepper

 

Tip: Try using coriander (cilantro) as an alternative if you find wild garlic hard to locate.

Whizz all the ingredients in a food processor, or purée with a handheld blender, until the mixture is smooth.

The pesto will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Although it will darken slightly in colour over time, it will still be delicious – the flavours will just be more mature. Perfect for drizzling over home-made pizzas, salads, soups, grilled meats & fish or anything that takes your fancy.

We love to use it on freshly-baked brown bread lathered with butter and then drizzled with pesto.

Winter Specials

Thoughout the year we offer some great dates for your diary - you can book any of these on their own or as part of a package: Call 051.389600 to book. 
Escape to the Country - nothing beats 2 nights getaway to the stunning Hook Peninsula & Dunbrody Country House & Estate especially when it includes a dinner on one night from Kevin Dundon's kitchen!  Treat yourself to a well-earned break of relaxation, pampering and indulgence.  You've definitely earned it  

Available throughout the year.  Click HERE to book

Live Like a Lord (or a lady!) To the Manor Born at Dunbrody   - Live like a Lord for 2 days in 1800s Dunbrody House...Georgian architecture meets modern luxury with this 2 day package which includes a Classic Afternoon Tea, dinner in the Harvest Room Restaurant from our Summer Seasonal Menu and champagne breakfast in bed til Noon on one morning.

Available throughout the year.  Click HERE to book

A Gatsby New Year - This New Year's Eve, the most glamorous pleasure-seekers are invited to shake out their pearls and tassels, unfurl their feathers and elude the beady eye of the law at the most lavish Prohibition Party yet. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the classic elegance of art deco of the Roaring 20’s. Be transported to an era of a modern renaissance where style, opulence, and grace were the only way to swing. Kicking off with traditional Prohibition cocktails and canapes and followed up with a Vintage Gala Dinner with live music throughout.

New Year's Eve Gatsby Package includes: 2 nights B&B with breakfast, Afternoon Tea on the day arrival (between 3 and 5pm), Cocktails & Canapes from 7.30pm with 8 course Gala Dinner on New Year's Eve from  8-8.15pm finishing up with Live Music with our resident two piece From Mars to Venus.

Click HERE to book
Love Is 2 days of indulgence at Dunbrody House throughout this Winter.  The perfect treat for someone you love. 
Love Is package includes:
- Sundays & Midweek accommodation in one of Dunbrody's luxury rooms or suites, Dinner for Two from the Harvest Room Seasonal Menu on one of the nights, Champagne Heidsick & Flowers in room on arrival, Breakfast til Noon next day.

Sundays & Midweek Click HERE to book

The Lodge at Dunbrody - For the perfect family break the original steaward's house at Dunbrody House offers all the perks of being in the main house but with loads of space for kids of all ages too.  Sleeping up to six you have the option of self-catering or let us look after all your dining needs. Minimum two night stay. Click HERE to check availability

Kevin Dundon's Online Christmas Cookery Course Part 1 & Part 2

In two parts starting on Monday 16th November - learn how too take the stress out of Christmas. From to bake the perfect Christmas cake and pudding, whip up a delicious brandy butter, cranberry sauce and much much more. This seven day course with daily tutorials and recipes will have you well prepared for your family Christmas feast.  A downloadable PDF of all the recipes will be available and you can access the full course content at the time of your choice.  Also included are two live cook alongs at 7pm Tuesday and Thursday evening Irish time. 

Part 2 takes place from Monday 7th December where Kevin will share all his chef secrets in making sure you'll know how to prepare a delicious and moist turkey, glazed ham, different stuffings, braised red cabbage, traditional and new idea treats & desserts and will follow the  same 7 day format as part 1 with the 2 live cookalongs too.  

Click HERE to join Part 1

 

 

 

Click HERE to join Part 2

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