A wellbeing and cookery adventure in the wilds of Wicklow and the bustling city of Dublin, learn to forage, cook wild foods and experience true luxury at the Brooklodge.
Combine a passion for delicious healthy food with ultimate luxury and relaxation on this unique 3 Night wellbeing and cookery holiday. Take advantage of a relaxing woodland retreat, Ireland’s only Bio Hotel and Certified Organic and Wild Restaurant, a relaxing spa and the natural beauty of Wicklow for a treat that indulges both your body and mind.
Begin at Brooks Hotel right in the heart of Dublin City. This boutique hotel is yours to return to after a full day cookery course at Dublin Cookery School. Here Lynda Booth takes the helm in a cookery school dedicated to local produce, and a simple relaxed atmosphere. Train in a kitchen where many of Ireland’s great chefs have once honed their skills. Be inspired by whole foods, learn their health benefits and leave with a bundle of new recipes and full from sampling all your exciting creations.
Perhaps wander Temple Bar and take in the live music, warm homey pubs, and bustling atmosphere, this is a little taste of Dublin. Enjoy a night cap at Brooks Hotel, before retiring to your waiting bed, and sleep soundly.
After a full breakfast, brimming with seasonal and local foods, it’s time to head to Wicklow. Drive along the gentle East Coast’s cute seaside towns, and into the mountains where the wilds of Brooklodge await. Surrounded by deepest countryside this is an escape from it all. Your home for the next two nights.
This is Ireland’s only bio hotel and hosts a certified organic restaurant. Relax with an exquisite massage before dinner. Feel the rigours of everyday leave you, as you smell the scent of essential oils, and feel the pressure being pushed from your body. Then, on to the Brooklodge’s famous traditional pub before dinner. Enjoy a pint of local brew, before making your way to dinner at the Strawberry Tree Restaurant. This is organic, wild and artisan cooking at its best. Spot mushrooms plucked from the hills, alongside local cuts of lamb and beef, or fresh seafood. Be inspired by a menu that you won’t find the likes of anywhere else.
Spend the night at Brooklodge and wake to an equally impressive breakfast. They don’t do anything by half here, and you certainly won’t go hungry with the wealth of selection, there is something to suit all tastes, and it is cooked to the absolute finest standard.
Learn the secrets of the Wild Food you ate the night before, an inspiring morning class that will teach you the tricks of foraging. This will be followed by an exemplary foraged lunch, head for a walk afterwards and see if you can spot any of the food you’ve been eating out in the Wicklow Wilds.
Spend the evening unwinding, perhaps indulge in another meal, or some more of the spa’s facilities, the choice is yours. But rest assured there’s no stone unturned in terms of luxury here. Whether you just want to sit by the fire, or enjoy a pint in a traditional pub with a little music, it’s all here. Finish the night off with a long indulgent soak, before tucking yourself in for the night.
Wake to one last luxurious breakfast and a Good Food Ireland Gift Souvenir, to pack and take home, to remind you of your adventure into wild cooking.
- Tuesday Afternoon Check in at Brooks Hotel, Dublin
- One Day Cookery Course – Get Inspired by Wholefoods; Fabulous Delicious Food with Great Health Benefits, Dublin Cookery School
- Wednesday Drive to Macreddin, Overnight Brooklodge – Ireland’s Only Bio Hotel and Certified Organic Restaurant
- Relax in the Woods with Full Body Massage Before Dinner
- Dinner Strawberry Tree Restaurant
- Thursday Wild Foods Masterclass & Lunch
- Relax and Overnight Brooklodge
- Good Food Ireland Gift Box – Your Gourmet Souvenir