We bring you our unique and inspiring food and drink experience, find out why you should try them out.
As we are always saying at Good Food Ireland, hot trends come and go! But one thing that never goes out of fashion, is the pure enjoyment of discovering a real experience that stays forever in the mind. That exciting chance we all crave, to take ourselves into a new world far away from our everyday life.
When we spend time amid the culture of a different place, we seek to become part of where we are. We hope to immerse ourselves in the very fabric of our destination. To see that place through its culture, history, heritage and food. As we set off on our journey, we look forward to indulging all our senses on an adventure which will stay with us long after we return home. If we are going to spend good money going away somewhere, we want the lot and then some!
Knowing our foodie followers are a pretty discerning crew when it comes to enjoying once in a lifetime travel opportunities. Good Food Ireland’s new Signature Food and Drink Experiences are designed to bring a wealth of unique food discoveries to those who want to see, feel, touch and taste the magic of gourmet Ireland.
These are bespoke food and travel experiences you simply won’t find anywhere else. We can put our hands on our hearts when we say that, because we know we have the best collection of food experts in the country under our umbrella, and they are only too willing to share their stories! So we decided we’d come up with few bright ideas that would provide an opportunity for you to enjoy unique culinary travel experiences which bring you up close and personal with our wonderful network of foodies. Let us tell you about some of them.
You may fancy yourself meandering through the beautiful Cork countryside on a Food Lover’s Gourmet Foraging Weekend. In the expert hands of food champion Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School, and innovative award winning Chef Kevin Aherne of Sage Restaurant, you’ll discover the food you can pick for free, and learn what to do with it in the kitchen. Then you will eat it, of course!
If you want pure unadulterated pampering, look no further than our Cultural Epicurean Experience in Kilkenny, part of Ireland’s Ancient East. You’ll be in the lap of luxury at Mount Juliet House and estate, a destination which combines decadence, opulence, history, gourmet feasting and spa relaxation. You’ll enjoy exploring Kilkenny city and dining on the finest Italian food made with the best Irish produce. In rural Kilkenny you’ll visit Highbank Organic Orchards and farm, to meet Rod and Julie Calder-Potts, organic apple growers and producers of finest apple juices, apple syrup and artisan distilled spirits.
Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast is the spot for our unforgettable Gastronomic Experience. Combining some of our finest culinary accommodations at Newforge House, Culloden Estate and Spa and Bushmills Inn, with opportunities for bespoke producer visits, specialist tastings and fine dining. This trip brings a beautiful and diverse region to life through its gourmet reputation. Sightseeing includes the magnificence of the breath-taking Giant’s Causeway. And just so you get to chill out thoroughly, we’ve even organised a massage in the elegant spa during your stay at Culloden.
If you only have a day to spare, no better way to spend it than on our one day Bespoke Local Food and Cooking Adventure in Ireland’s capital city. Dublin is home to Nikki Walsh of Lady Eve Cookery, her private home run cookery school in residential Ballsbridge. Nikki will be waiting to take you shopping in Donnybrook Fair, one of the finest food shops in Ireland, before returning home to cook your wares. This is a hands on cookery experience which brings you close to Ireland’s wealth of local produce and gives you a few new kitchen skills, hints and tips to take home! Straight from the expert!
All our members have interesting stories to tell. On our exclusive Food Experiences you will meet our passionate food heroes and get to hear their stories first hand. You’ll see what drives their passion for their work and soon realise why we love them so much! Wherever you choose to go and whoever you will meet on these brand new bespoke short breaks your journey will linger long in the memory.