Choice, warmth and tradition
Awaken your senses to Ireland’s rich and
And it has never been easier to dine wel on dishes
varied food culture. Take a taste of the
cooked in the traditional way. A new generation
freshest local organic produce, indulge
of extremely talented Irish chefs has grasped this
culinary heritage with eager, skilful hands, developing
yourself with the delicious traditional
a distinctive, modern Irish cuisine based on traditional
cuisine, and learn new skills under the
foods and themes.
watchful eyes of the culinary experts.
Every area in Ireland has a local specialty that should
Ireland has a distinctive food culture influenced by
not be missed. While exploring the rugged west coast,
geography, climate and the long history of the people
sample the renowned local oysters with Guinness.
who settled on this smal , green, fertile island on
In the south, feast on mussels fresh from the sea
Europe’s edge. Its temperate climate, influenced by
with Irish soda bread and flavorsome Irish butter. No
the Gulf Stream, allows year-round agricultural activity
visit to Northern Ireland would be complete without
in lush pasturelands that provide a rich array of beef,
experiencing an Ulster fry, consisting of potato bread
lamb and dairy produce. This land of beautiful and
fried with local y cured bacon, sausages, free-range eggs
continuously varying landscapes offers mountainous
and mushrooms. And make a point to join the locals
peninsulas stretching out to sea, numerous val eys
in the ritual of stopping at a roadside stal for some
boasting an abundance of rivers teeming with fish, and
juicy Wexford strawberries, the traditional summer treat
fields of nourishing barley, wheat and rye.
abundant in the fruit-growing areas along the east coast.
Wherever you travel in Ireland, you’ll be pleasantly
No matter what part of Ireland you visit, a memorable
surprised at the warmth of the welcome you will
food experience awaits you.
receive. Renowned for their hospitality, the Irish people
love good, wholesome food and thoroughly enjoy the
pastimes of eating, drinking and socializing. Traditional
food is alive and well in the home and in restaurants,
with the emphasis on locally produced fresh food and
on smoked, cured and spiced fish and meat, as wel as
traditional breads and baking.