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Magnolia Tree in Bloom

One of the Magnolia trees near the woodland is in full bloom.

Easter At Ballymaloe

We had a fabulous Easter here at Ballymaloe. There were lots of activities for the children to enjoy: scavenger hunts, egg painting and Easter garden competitions and of course the annual Easter Egg Hunt!

New Sunday Lunch Menu at Ballymaloe House

Sunday Lunch at Ballymaloe House has changed from a buffet style of service to a three course menu.

As always, our philosophy is to serve the best of what local producers have to offer and our Sunday lunch menu changes weekly according to what is available.

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake is a traditional Easter cake. It has a layer of almond paste baked into the centre and a thick layer of almond icing on top. The 11 balls represent 11 of the 12 apostles - Judas is missing because he betrayed Jesus.

Line the base and sides of a 9 inch (23cm) round, or a 8 inch (20.5cm) square tin with brown paper and greaseproof paper.

Beautiful Bluebells

Beautiful Bluebells growing in the woods on the grounds of Ballymaloe House.

You can see what else is growing over on our garden blog for April 2014 written by gardener Mags Coughlan.

Read The Garden Blog

Maggie Beer to attend The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine

Maggie has written 9 books in total. The first being Maggie’s Farm, followed by Maggie’s Orchard and Cooking with Verjuice. She then collaborated with Stephanie Alexander and chronicled their Italian cooking school experiences in Stephanie and Maggie’s Tuscan Cookbook which has been translated into 5 languages. Her fifth book Maggie’s Table won the Best Regional Cook Book in English in 2001, and then against all other languages, replicated its success in the Gourmand World Cook Book Awards in Perigord, France.

Supper Club : Guest Chefs

We are delighted to announce our guest chefs for our last Supper Club for the year.

Ivan Whelan of Grapefruit Moon fame, Michael Quinn one of Irelands leading chefs and former head chef of Waterford Castle, Sally Mckenna author of McKenna Guides and leading expert on Seaweed and Aiden McGrath owner of Wilde Honey.

The evening begins at 7.30pm and includes a set 4 course meal for €45 per person.

There will be wines recommended to suit each course. These, as well as wines from our cellar, will be available to buy.

Congratulations to Rory O'Connell

We would like to wish Rory O'Connell a heartfelt congratulations for winning the 'Andre Simon Award' for 'best cookbook published in 2013' for his first cook book 'Master It'.

Rory was Head chef of Ballymaloe Country House Hotel for ten years, he co-founded the Ballymaloe Cookery School with Darina Allen. He was twice awarded the prestigious title of Ireland’s Chef of the Year.

Congratulations Rory from everyone at Ballymaloe Country House Hotel!

Darina & Rachel Allen Giving Charity Cookery Demo!

Charity Demonstration raising money for East Cork Rapid Response with Darina and Rachel Allen at Garryvoe Hotel Thursday 10th April at 8pm.

Contact John 083 179 5945 for Tickets.

http://eastcorkrapidresponse.ie/

Sunday Lunch

Our new Sunday lunch has been running for three weeks and the feedback from our guests has been fantastic.

Our menu changes every week depending on what is in the garden and in season.

For a reservation call Catrina or Lyndsay on 0214652531 or email them at res@ballymaloe.ie

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