Tuesday 27 June 2017

Three to Try

Great Estates Great Chefs Great Value

Lucinda O’Sullivan

Lucinda O’Sullivan

Mount Falcon Estate

Dublin Road,

Ballina,

Co Mayo.

Tel: (096) 74472

Style

A gorgeous Gothic-style house on a private woodland estate. Stay in a private house, or in the main house. Head chef Philippe Farineau describes his food as, "Irish produce, French heart"

Price

Mains €24-32 B&B and dinner, €125pps

Try

Slow-poached and honey-roast guinea fowl with a smoked lard veloute

Wine

From €20

Parknasilla Resort & Spa

Sneem,

Co Kerry.

Tel: (064) 667-5600

Style

You will wonder why you would ever consider going abroad, there's such great offers now. Head chef Peter Brennan's food is sublime

Price

Dinner €42.50

B&B and dinner, €145pps

Try

Roasted rosemary marinated leg of Kerry lamb served with a lamb cutlet, with roasted parsnip, gratin potato and mint sauce

Wine

From €25

Ashford Castle

Cong,

Co Mayo.

Tel: (094) 954-6003

Style

It's straight out of a movie, yet it's comfortable, warm and welcoming as well. Head chef Stefan Matz's food never fails to impress

Price

Dinner €68pp plus 15 per cent

A la carte mains €35-€39 Two-night B&B with third night free, €295pps

Try

A pan-fried fillet of local turbot, with gingered rhubarb, ravioli of goat's cheese and lemon thyme

Wine

From €29

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