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Articles in the media about Ballymaloe
11Mar

Irish Restaurant Association award – Best Hotel Restaurant

We are proud to have been recognized in the 2016 Irish Restaurant Awards as the ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’ in Cork in the Munster region and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for us, The Irish Restaurant Association and Elavon and you for continuing to visit and enjoy Ballymaloe House.
04Mar

Top 100 Irish restaurants 2016

We were delighted to feature in the McKennas Guides "Top 100 Irish restaurants 2016". 
 
Their article says: 
 
29Oct

What is Ireland's most unique hotel? See our list of 30 gems

We were delighted to feature in the Irish Independent article "What is Ireland's most unique hotel? See our list of 30 gems".

Ballymaloe House comes in at number 18 on the list which reads:

11Feb

Irish Restaurant Association award – Best Hotel Restaurant

We are proud to have been recognized in the 2016 Irish Restaurant Awards as the ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’ in Cork in the Munster region and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for us, The Irish Restaurant Association and Elavon and you for continuing to visit and enjoy Ballymaloe House.
22May

MSN: Top 10 wedding hotels in UK and Ireland

Celebrating its 51st anniversary this year is the family-run Ballymaloe Hotel, famed for its food and its idyllic setting in 400 acres of green land with ancient woodland and tranquil ponds. You can make a big entrance on the day by arriving at the hotel by helicopter, enjoying a bird’s eye view of the lush countryside of East Cork.
 
19May

Foodies get their fill at packed lit fest

The weather gods smiled down on the third Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine, as 8,000-plus visitors from more than 30 countries streamed through the gates of Ballymaloe House, in East Cork, over the weekend to watch Irish and international stars of food and wine strut their culinary stuff.
12May

Conde Nast Travellers list of 'Best Festivals around the World'

Congratulations to our Litfest team...  all the hard work has been internationally celebrated yet again as the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine has been included on Conde Nast Travellers list of 'Best Festivals around the World'.. great praise indeed.
 
The Article says: 
 
IRELAND
Ballymaloe Litfest of Food & Wine | 15-17 May 2015
A stuffed larder of the most influential chefs and writers debating, discussing and demonstrating in County Cork.
30Apr

Ireland's gourmet revolution: Restaurants, festivals and food trails

Myrtle Allen, who established the restaurant at Ballymaloe House in Cork in the 1960s, is considered by many to be the unofficial patron saint of Ireland's seasonal food movement. Fittingly, Ballymaloe House and its neighbouring cookery school are now also home to the annual Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine (litfest.ie).
 
25Apr

"The Ultimate Foodie Fest" - Food & Wine Magazine

Food & Wine magazine describe The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Food & Wine festival as The Ultimate Foodie Fest in their May 2015 issue.  
 
An article packed with a tempting taste of what is to be expected this year. Food & Wine editor Miriam Atkins and Christine Muhlke, Executive Editor of Bon Appetit will be in discussion with Nicholas Lander to talk abou their industry in The Carrigaun Room at Ballymaloe House during the Litfest.
02Apr

The family behind Ireland's Artisanal-food Renaissance

David Prior, ex-Chez Panisse, travel eater / writer wrote this article about Mrs Allen and Ballymaloe for the Wall Street Journal Magazine. 
 
In an extract he quotes Mrs Allen as saying “Serving guests simple Irish food made with our farm’s produce in my home seemed logical,” but David goes on to write.. but at the time it was radical. 
 
In an era when Irish cuisine was considered at best a synonym for bland and at worst an oxymoron, Allen’s kitchen smashed stereotypes.