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12/04/2019

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.

For the Foodies

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. 
Champagne Charlie Dinner  A night of fabulous food paired with some of the finest champagnes from the Heidsieck cellars.  Charles Heidsieck is second to no other producer when it comes to impecable quality. None can match the consistency - from the basic non-vintage through vintage to prestige cuvée champagnes. To book with accommodation click here 

Saturday 16th November €95

 Thanksgiving Dinner   Start your evening with an American classic cocktail before indulging in a sharing dining experience with American traditional dishes and wines. 

Thursday 28th €80

Les Miserables at Dunbrody  The West End arrives with a musical extravaganza of live performances throughout a Kevin Dundon dinner featuring some great French classics with an Irish twist

Friday 29th  €95

Phantom in the House  A second night of the West End featuring your favourite Phantom of the Opera live performances during an equally extravagant evening of classical French cuisine & wines

Saturday 30th November €125

Dinner & a Movie in the Local Combine a night at the movies with a special Chef's Surprise supper menu at the Local on some specially selected Thursdays this Autumn/Winter.  Call 051389600 for more information or to book.

Thursday 21st November €25

Thursday 20th December  €25




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