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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. 
 

Dunbrody Classic Afternoon Tea - €30

With the warm weather here at last and the garden in bloom a leisurely afternoon on the terrace indulging in a Dunbrody Classic Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to indulge the senses. Served from 3-5pm Call 051389600 to book

Cinema & Supper Club at the Local – €20

Thursday 5th September, Thursday 24th October, Thursday 14th November, Thursday 5th December                              Combine a night at the movies with a special Chef's Surprise supper menu at the Local on some specially selected Thursdays this Autumn.  Call 051389600 for more information or to book  

Champagne Charlie DinnerSaturday 16th November €100

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

Thanksgiving Dinner at Dunbrody – Thursday 28th November €70

Start your evening with a choice of classic American cocktails – Manhattan, Sidecar, Martini…followed by a traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner with the option of California wine to also choose from.  To book with accommodation click here

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