This September, savour the flavours of Ireland thanks to this exciting two-night experience with Clodagh McKenna onboard the lavish Belmond Grand Hibernian
Ready for your next gourmet gallivant? On 28th September, acclaimed Irish chef and cooking sensation Clodagh McKenna is set to host a a two-night “Taste of Ireland” journey on board Belmond Grand Hibernian.
Ireland’s luxury touring sleeper train, this sumptuous sightseeing adventure is ideal for bon vivants. The two-night journey travels to Ireland’s foodie hotspots of Cork and Galway where guests will have a choice of excursions carefully picked by Clodagh.
Alongside these special stops, Clodagh, together with the train’s Executive Chef Mark Bodie, will prepare a selection of meals for guests to enjoy together.
A chef, cookbook author and broadcaster, Clodagh is known for creating wholesome recipes using seasonal ingredients that are perfect for entertaining.
This year, she celebrates 20 years working in food and has released her sixth cookbook entitled, Clodagh’s Suppers.
Speaking of the upcoming gallivant, Clodagh Mckenna commented: “I am so excited to be hosting and curating this journey with Belmond.
The train travels through destinations of my childhood and will take us to the cities of Galway and Cork that are close to my heart.
This trip is ideal for those wishing to explore Ireland’s food roots and learn more about how its culture and food are intimately connected.”
The experiences are as follows:
1 Gin & Foraging
In Cork, the itinerary includes a visit to Ballyvolane House where guests can go foraging with Clodagh to seek out Autumn’s rich bounties, including, wild edible plants, fruits and mushrooms.
Attendees can also try a tutored tasting at Bertha’s Revenge Gin Distillery, where gin is crafted using whey alcohol from Irish cow’s milk.
2 Go Gourmet in Galway
On arrival at the gastronomic city of Galway, Clodagh has chosen to host lunch at iconic restaurant Ard Bia for a feast of local delights.
Afterwards, guests can explore the charming city on foot and visit Clodagh’s favourite cultural hotspots, including artisan gem ‘Sheridan’s Cheesemongers’.
A visit to the oldest oyster festival in the world, the Galway International Oyster and Seafood festival, is a chance to sample the delicacy and try oyster shucking; finishing off the day’s sightseeing in fine foodie form.
3 Clodagh’s Special Menus
Throughout this journey, Mark and Clodagh will cook a selection of dishes taking inspiration from Clodagh’s latest cookbook Clodagh’s Suppers and the destinations where the train passes through.
From Waterford Fresh Water Lobster Salad and Apple & Thyme Tart to Toonsbridge Farm Buffalo Mozzarella, Irish Heritage Tomatoes & Irish Apple Balsamic, there will be plenty of mouth-watering dishes to sample.
Make it happen
When: 28 – 30 September 2019
Wallet: Prices for a ‘A Taste of Ireland with Clodagh Mckenna’ start from €3,300 per person and is fully inclusive including all meals, drinks, entertainment and excursions.
How: To find out more and make a booking, visit www.belmond.com.