Ballyknocken – Wicklow
If you want to learn to cook, why not do so from one of Ireland’s best chefs? Catherine Fulvio’s Ballyknocken Cookery School offers you that option. Based at Catherine’s splendid country house in Wicklow, the cookery school offers classes from baking to vegetarian cookery and almost everything in between.
As a winner of the International Cordon D’Or Culinary Academy of the Year award, you are sure to be whipping up haute cuisine or tasty treats in no time.
Green Barn restaurant - Kildare
The 2017 Irish Restaurants County Winner for Kildare offers you the most delectable dining in the Athy countryside. The Green Barn uses organic produce grown in its own walled garden and delivers dishes with flair in the understated elegance of a Scandinavian-style barn. Located in the grounds of Burtown House, the Barn has become renowned for its fine dining in a relaxed environment.
While at the Barn, you can take a stroll around the gardens and see exactly where your dinner is coming from. Dining doesn’t get much fresher or more ecologically sound than that! Booking in advance is advised.
Bodega Restaurant - Waterford
Hola, and welcome to sunny Spain! Or more precisely, a taste of Spain in the sunny South East of Ireland courtesy of Bodega. Tasty tapas, succulent seafood and sparkling sangria bring a touch of the Iberian peninsula to Waterford’s City Centre, thanks to the offerings of Bodega. If you prefer food with a more Irish flavour, the menu won’t let you down in that respect either. A rave review in John & Sally McKenna's guide to "All the Best Places to Eat, Shop & Stay in Ireland" – not to mention winning the Restaurant Association of Ireland's award for Best Casual Dining in Waterford – gives you some indication of the quality of this eating spot.
Get the best of both worlds by enjoying the wonders of Waterford whilst savouring Spanish food – you will wonder why you didn’t spend a foodie weekend in Ireland’s Ancient East before!