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Financial Times name Ballymaloe amongst world's best restaurants 2013

Ballymaloe Hotel and Restaurant was named amongst the best restaurants in the world 2013 by Nicholas Lander writing in the Financial Times this Saturday, November 30.

We are delighted to be listed among such an amazing collection of restaurants from all over the world. We would like to congratulate & thank all of our family, friends, customers, staff & suppliers, who all who help to make Ballymaloe what it is.

The full list of restaurants:

Myrtle Allen to receive a civic Reception in Cork City Hall

We are delighted to announce that A civic reception will be held in Cork City Hall on December the 4th at 6PM to honour Myrtle Allen and her contribution to the food industry of Ireland.

Here is a link to a lovely piece by Joe McNamee ( @jozeemac ) in this Monday's Irish Examiner about Myrle, who Joe describes on Twitter as His "Culinary Hero" and "The God Mother of Irish Cuisine".

Beautiful Romanesco

This week we will pick the first of our beautiful Romanesco from the Ballymaloe Garden. It is a very impressive looking Vegetable from the Brassica Oleracea Species. It grows in a logarithmic Spiral and has a delicate nutty flavour. Look out for it on the menu

Rhône Wine Tasting

Rhône Wine Week takes place from 25th to 30th November 2013 around the country. We’ve also come across claims that St Patrick himself brought Syrah to the Rhône (and we’d like to think he did) then for Rhône Wine Week we are in a way welcoming home many of our own. Syrah is one of the main grape varieties grown in the Rhône Valley; it is truly at home in this region.

Visit the Ballymaloe pop up wine shop at the newly launched Food Emporium at Brown Thomas Cork, on Saturday 30th November, pop in anytime from from 10.30am - 6.30pm

Darina Wins Cookbook of the Year!

We are delighted to announce that Darina Allen's latest book '30 Years at Ballymaloe' was awarded The 'Avonmore Cookbook of the Year' award at the Irish Book Awards last night.

Darina's book celebrates her 30 years at Ballymaloe Cookery School which first opened it's doors to students in 1983, at which time there were 15 cookery courses available. Now there are over 100 courses each year. These are reflected in the recipes collected in this book.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Due to popular demand, the most successful theatrical production to emerge in Ireland in the last two years makes a very welcome return to the Ballymaloe Grainstore.

Tickets available at €24. Book on ballymaloegrainstore.com or 021-4651555 (subject to a booking fee).

Early dinner at Ballymaloe house at 6pm followed by the show in the Grainstore at 8pm is €69 per person.

Supper Club Spice Trail Night with Sunil Ghai

We look forward to welcoming guest Chef Sunil Ghai who is not only the foremost Indian chef in Ireland, but Food & Wine’s Chef of the Year 2009 to Ballymaloe House next Tuesday evening the 26th of November.

Sunil is the Executive Chef at Ananda Resturaunt in Dublin, he regularly spends time working with the team at Benares in London under renowned Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar.

Downton Abbey Supper Club

It was like stepping back in time… But in a good way!... The hand printed wallpapers illuminated by candlelit... The silverware overflowing with perfectly ripe fruit… The ladies donned their finest pearls and the gents their bow ties…. And the food was simply delicious.

The first ever Ballymaloe House Supper Club took place on Tuesday night. It was soiree like no other. The Downton Abbey theme gave guests the opportunity to dress like lords and ladies while the kitchen produces a menu that captured the best of post Edwardian life.

Ballymaloe Craft & Design Festival 2014 is a great success!

The 4th annual Craft & Design festival took place in the grounds of Ballymloe Country House over the weekend. There were over 100 stalls on show where you could browse stalls ranging from ceramics to candle makers to basket weavers with a lot of tasty treats in between!

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who attended, volunteered and exhibited, you all contributed to make the weekend such a great success!

Taylor's Port & Cheese Tasting

Chris Forbes from Taylor's Port will be popping into the Ballymaloe pop up wine shop in Brown Thomas Cork, where we'll be holding a tasting of different styles of Taylor's Port.

There will also be a cheese tasting with Sarah & Sergio Furno from Cashel Blue Cheese and Crozier Blue Cheese

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