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Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine 2014

The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine was surrounded by a fabulous setting and a magical atmosphere throughout the weekend again this year. It was filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks all weekend long.

Ballymaloe Gift Vouchers

Ideal for weddings, Christmas, Mother’s Day or any special occasion. Our vouchers make a super gift because they can be used for accommodation, dining in the restaurant, cookery courses, Grainstore events, crafts and kitchenware from the shop or even a simple bottle of wine.

Gift vouchers are sold online in multiples of €50, for other amounts please contact us.

To give you some voucher ideas:

Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine

Next year’s festival follows the outstanding success of Ballymaloe LitFest 2013 which attracted over 40 renowned food writers, chefs and wine specialists and over 8,000 food enthusiasts to Ballymaloe Cookery School and Ballymaloe House in East Cork last May. This three-day celebration of food trends and food writing was applauded across the world for the rich content delivered by an array of high-profile guest presenters.

Yoghurt and Cardamom Cream with Sugared Strawberries

Put the milk, sugar and cream into a stainless steel saucepan with the ground cardamom, stir until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is warm to the touch. Remove from the heat and leave to sit to infuse while you dissolve the gelatine. Sponge the gelatine in a small bowl with 4 tablespoons (4 American tablespoons + 4 teaspoons) of cold water. Put the bowl into a saucepan of simmering water until the gelatine has melted and is completely clear. Add a little of the infused milk mixture and stir well and then mix this into the rest.

Green Gooseberries

Spring brought with it more fruit blossoms than any pastry chef could ever wish for. Anticipating the first Summer harvest always generates excitement in the Ballymaloe kitchen. Apart from a scant number of strawberries, the first substantial crop always comes from the green gooseberries bushes. The first small green gooseberries always have the most intense flavour. Biting into a raw berrie shocks the pallet into summer mode! Once picked the berries must be “topped and tailed”. A pleasant job for those that have time to sit in the sun.

Learn to Make Bread with JR

Step into the kitchen and roll up your sleeves, you can learn the secrets of Ballymaloe bread baking!

Bread baking takes place at 7am each morning. Join our pastry chefs JR and Anne as they bake the bread and scones for each day at Ballymaloe.

The bread baking is €15 per person and lasts approximately one hour. Guests experience the real working kitchen and can take their very own loaf of Irish soda bread home with them.

A Unique and Fascinating Comparative Wine Tasting with Maximilian J. Riedel

A Unique and Fascinating Comparative Wine Tasting with Maximilian J. Riedel

Advance bookings essential. Further details to follow, please contact colm@ballymaloe.ie for further details and bookings

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 5th November 2014
Venue: At The Grainstore, Ballymaloe House
To Book: Advance bookings essential. Please contact colm@ballymaloe.ie for further details and bookings.

Krug Champagne tasting with Nicole Burke, Krug USA brand ambassador

Krug Champagne tasting with Nicole Burke, Krug USA brand ambassador

Advance bookings essential. Further details to follow, please contact colm@ballymaloe.ie for further details and bookings.

Thursday 24th July, 7pm, 2014, at Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballymaloe Garden Festival 2014

Save the date in your diary for a weekend full of Garden workshops, walks & talks at Ballymaloe Garden Festival on August 30th & 31st 2014.

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Ballymaloe with our new garden.

There will be lots of specialist stalls showcasing plants, shrubs, trees, vegetables, seeds, gardening tools and machinery.

Have a lovely lunch or some light bites served by our local market heroes.

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

Enjoy the fresh Ballycotton sea air and be mesmerised by the natural beauty and stunning views that Ballycotton Island has to offer. Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours offers a truly magical memory-making excursion.

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours is a 'not-for-profit' company that would like to bring you on a magical, historical and unique tour.

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