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Silent & Forgotten

Back by Popular Demand. Fishamble: The New Play Company - Presents a double bill direct from the Abbey Theatre Dublin. Pat Kinevane's SILENT, Wednesday 11 December at 8pm
and FORGOTTEN, Thursday 12 December at 8pm

‘Drop everything, book now… a consummate act of storytelling…captivating, moving, and – yes – even unforgettable.’ - The Irish Times on Forgotten

Ireland named "Best Tourism Destination" in comprehensive survey!

For the second year running Ireland has been named as the ‘Best Tourism Destination’ by Global Traveller Magazine who polled over 20,000 frequent travellers in the USA.

The magazine asked it's business and luxury travel readers to select their favourite destination, airline and other travel-related questions in a massive survey and for the second year running Ireland came out as the most popular destination.

The award ceremony will be held tonight, December 10th in Los Angeles.

Busy times in the Walled Garden!

November in the Ballymaloe walled garden and it's still very busy. We're busy harvesting for the kitchen - brussels sprouts, beetroot, leeks and swedes. The recent frost has improved the taste of the curly kale and cavolo nero by reducing some of the bitterness. And of course, we're still picking winter lettuce and the glasshouse has plenty of salad leaves - orientals, New Zealand spinach, claytonia and rocket.

Supper Club Suppliers Night

This Tuesday, December 10th we will be holding an evening highlighting and celebrating our local suppliers. 6 suppliers will be attending the supper and the meal will highlight their produce and knowledge.

Suppliers on the night will include:

  • Sally Barnes – smoked fish products - haddock
  • Frank Murphy – Butcher
  • Ian Howe – Langoustines from West Cork
  • Haulie Welsh – BCS – vegetables & herbs
  • Shana Wilkie – Chocolate
  • Anne Leveque – Triskel Goats Cheese

A Wine Geese event with John Wilson

We are delighted to be welcoming John Wilson, wine writer, The Irish Times, to Cork, on Thursday 5th December. John will give a presentation and wine tasting based around the famous Corkman and wine writer Maurice Healy.

John will be joined by Dermot Sugrue (Co. Limerick born, and features on P98 of this months Decanter Magazine) now of Wiston Sparkling Wine, Sussex (link here to Dermot

http://wistonestate.com/about_winemaker.php

Ballymaloe Hampers

We have two hampers packed full of Ballymaloe and other quality goodies for you, they make the ideal Christmas present!

The hampers are:

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

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