Breakfast is served daily from 8am to 10.30am
Fresh Orange Juice or Grapefruit Juice
Breakfast Fruit Salad
(Prunes, Apricots, Bananas and Raisins)
Seasonal Fruit Salad
Fresh Natural Yoghurt
Ballymaloe Nut and Grain Muesli
Fresh Fruit Muesli
Porridge from Macroom Stoneground Oatmeal
Rashers, Sausages, Eggs, Mushrooms and Tomatoes
Black and White Pudding
Eggs ~ Boiled, Poached, Scrambled or Fried
Fresh Fish as Available
Selection of Homemade Breads
With Seasonal Homemade Jams and Marmalade
Gluten Free Bread Available on Request
Herbal Teas, Breakfast Tea or Coffee
Lunch is served at 1.00 p.m
During the week we offer a 'table d'hote' menu. For residents light meals can be ordered any time during the day through Reception.
On Sunday there is a hot buffet table. It is best to be there at 1 pm to get the food at its best.
Dinner is served between 7.00 pm and 9.30 pm
There are five courses on the Ballymaloe Dinner Menu. It consists of a seasonal selection of soup, fresh fruit or garden salad starter. Second courses are a choice of homemade pâtés, fresh fish, pasta, bruschetta et cetera. Main courses usually cover six choices, fish, fowl, meats and vegetarian. Desserts are largely based on the fruits of the season and cheeses are mostly local.
Friday starts with an 'Hors D'Oeuvres' buffet with a large selection of fresh shellfish, garden salads and homemade pâtés.
On Sunday nights, we serve a buffet style dinner from 7:30pm - 8:30pm. It is a house speciality and is served by the Allen Family. All the food is prepared during the afternoon, such as prime cuts of roast beef, lamb, pork, turkey and sometimes goose or duck from a local farmer’s wife. Crab, salmon, oysters and lobster come from local fishermen as available. Soups, smoked fish, shellfish, pates and salads start the meal and the sweet trolley comes at the end.
Dinner € 75.00
Lunch € 40.00
Service Charge Optional
The Wine List
The wine list is something to browse over before dinner. The cellar has been slowly built up over the years by the late Ivan Allen. Now his grandson Sacha Whelan and sommeliers Colm McCan & Samuel Chantoiseau look after the wine. Our wines feature alongside the good food awards in various guides.
We are unusual these days in that we still buy stocks of fine vintage wines to lay down. This enables us to offer mature wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône Valley as well as Vintage Port, as we did 25 years ago.
Equally important to us are the wines from Spain and Italy, each having a page of the list featuring some of their better and lesser known wines, as well as wines from all over Europe and from wine regions all over the world. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for our current wine list. This list is constantly evolving as stock rotates, we are happy to e-mail our most up-to-date list on request.
Also significant, although less numerous is our selection from Australia, New Zealand, North and South America and South Africa. Organic, Biodynamc and Natural wines are noted on our list.
Summer 2010, we launched an Electronic Wine List at Ballymaloe.
Using an Apple iPAD, we have one of our wine lists now in electronic format!
Our red and white wine of the month, from dynamic Domaine de l’Hortus, Pic-St-Loup, Languedoc, are featured, alongside a short video of Yves Orliac, in Ballymaloe, talking about his area, terroir, winemaking and the wines. We welcomed Yves to Ballymaloe during the summer, and we made a short video specially for the iPAD ‘Wine List’ at Ballymaloe.Yves Orliac was delighted to be the first listing on our interactive video and information page on our electronic wine list. Our guests are really enjoying it, and the wine!
Please see the related article by Jancis Robinson MW, 'Apples for dinner - technology corner', on www.jancisrobinson.com 1st September 2010www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/a20100901.html
We organise a number of wine events and wine courses throughout the year, please email us if you would like to be added to the wine event mailing list, email@example.com We run a Wine Weekend Course with Mary Dowey, in the Spring every year, and some previous wine events here at Ballymaloe also have included World of Wine with Jancis Robinson MW, in 2008 held in aid of Wine Relief, annd also the Moet Hennessey Estates and Wines Five Winemakers Food and Wine Workshops at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, and the Five Winemakers Dinner here at Ballymaloe House in 2009, and we hold winemaker dinners and wine events throughout the year.
Some of the other previous wine events/winemaker dinners and winemaker lunches, we have held in recent years, include:
Eric Talavet, Château Valandraud, Saint-Ėmilion, 27th September 2010
Silvia Allegrini .Verona, Italy, Tuesday 28th September, 2010
Wine for the Festive Season course at Ballymaloe, with John McDonnell and Colm McCan, Saturday 4th December 2010, 9.30am – 2.30pm, including wine tasting lunch
Winemaker dinner, with Tom Portet, Penfolds Wines, Australia, 24th February 2011
Dinner with wines from the house of Hugel, Alsace presented by David Ling of Hugel Wines, Alsace, France. 10th March 2011.
Sherry Dinner with Cesar Saldana, Consejo Regulador, Sherry, 26th May 2011 in association with The Irish Times Readers Evening, and John Wilson, wine writer, The Irish Times, and Wines of Spain.
Anne-Claude Leflaive, Domaine Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy, June 11, 2011
Dave Palmer, Skillogalee, Clare Valley 16th September 2011
Jane Ferrari, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, 29th September, 2011
Winemaker dinner with Samuel Guibert, Mas de Daumas Gassac, Languedoc, 21st October 2011
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the wine events mailing list. Thank you.