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Christmas Decorations - 1 day course with our in-house florist Iona

Wednesday 9th December 2015

Our in-house florist at Ballymaloe House uses predominantly wild and garden flowers. Iona will demonstrate her style of flower arranging creating seasonal displays. This one-day course will offer budding and experienced gardeners alike an opportunity to explore the gardens and woodlands (weather permitting) at Ballymaloe House.

Coffee on arrival at 10am
Course Over approx. 5pm

During this course you will be visiting the gardens - wet weather gear may be required.

Symphony of the Soil

SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL - documentary feature film. Screening followed by Q&A with the Director Deborah Koons Garcia

'Deborah Koons Garcia is one of my food heroes. Her work has helped in no small way, to raise awareness of one of the most pressing challenges facing mankind – the diminishing fertility of the soil. We are thrilled that Deborah has chosen to show the Symphony of the Soil at the Grainstore, don’t miss it – it will be life changing.' - Darina Allen

Elderflower Lemonade

  • 3 lemons
  • 225ml (8fl oz) elderflower syrup (see recipe)
  • 750ml (1 1/4 pints) water
  • ice
  • elderflower heads
Juice the lemons.  Add the syrup and water.  Mix and taste.  Add ice and elderflowers to garnish.

Elderflower Syrup

Makes 400ml (14fl oz)
  • 225g (8oz) sugar
  • 300ml (10fl oz) water
  • 20 elderflower heads

Tableland exhibition

Tableland and exhibition of paintings by Nicky Kruseman and Jacqueline O'Driscoll
In the Carrigann Room, The Grainstore at Ballymaloe House, Co.Cork. 
15 May to 17 May. 
The Exhibition will be opened by Rory O'Connell on Wednesday 13 May at 6pm - 8om. 

"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.  

Simnel Cake

Simnel cake is a light fruit cake with two layers of almond paste or marzipan, one in the middle and one on top, that is toasted, and traditionally eaten at Easter but will last a long time in the unlikely event it's not eaten quickly. 

A wine tasting with a difference

We are all looking forward to welcoming Maximilian Riedel to Ballymaloe for a Riedel glass comparative wine tasting taking place on Thursday 12th November, 7.30pm in the Grainstore at Ballymaloe. Maximilian Riedel represents the 11th generation of the Riedel family who have been making wine glasses. The Riedel company specialise in wine glasses as well as glasses for all other types of drinks, something they have fine tuned over the past 11 generations.

Chocolate Cake

Beat the butter with the sugar until pale and light in texture. Beat the eggs. Grate the chocolate and mix with the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Add to the butter mixture a little at a time, alternating with additions of beaten egg. Mix in each addition well. Finally, add the vanilla essence and enough milk to make a soft batter. Turn into a greased and floured 23cm (9in) tin, the bottom lined with a butter wrapper cut to fit. Bake until set, 50 minutes approx., in a moderate oven, 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Cool the cake and split in two.

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:

Autumn Break with Cookery School Demo

Escape to Ballymaloe for a night of good food and comfort. With a delightful cookery demonstration either on the day of, or the day following your arrival.

Ballymaloe's cookery demonstrations are world renowned and you will be taught by some of Ireland's most acclaimed chefs

Your stay in Ballymaloe house is sure to relax both the body and mind. This package includes a 5 course meal.

From €235.00 per person sharing


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