Friday, September 17, 2010

Awesome Autumn

As the long nights draw in and the leaves turn shades of gold and brown, the thought of curling up in bed with a tub of ice cream and good movie might seem just like an ideal night’s entertainment. How about getting in a fresh walk in the woods first, followed by a delicious meal served up by one of Ireland top chefs accompanied by a glass of rich red wine? Sound tempting?

This autumn you can enjoy the delights of the beautiful Connemara countryside for less in the laidback luxury of Lisloughrey Lodge with our special Awesome Autumn break and they’re adding a very special complimentary treat.

This two night break includes accommodation in one of our luxurious deluxe rooms with full Irish breakfast on both mornings and a six-course gourmet dinner on one night in Salt Restaurant.

A complimentary autumn treat is also included in this break – when booking enjoy one of the following options to enjoy during your stay:

Autumn Treat Options:

• Upgrade to a suite (subject to availability) OR

• Bottle of House wine during your dinner OR

• Movie and Munchies Night - includes a movie from the well stocked library, a bowl fresh popcorn, chocolates, chilled beer and a bowl of ice cream for two!

Awesome Autumn is €145 pps. See for more details.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Book Your Place Now & Get Intimate With Fine Spanish Food and Wine

“One of the most authentic Spanish restaurants in Ireland at present” (Sebastian Black, Spanish Flavour) “best Tapas in Ireland” Tom Doorley

Spain has the largest area of land dedicated to viticulture (the production of wine) of any country in the world. This winter is something to look forward to for wine and fine food lovers as Cava Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar will host a series of tastings evenings with three of Spain’s most dynamic and interesting wine producers. The wines will accompany Michelin star inspired Spanish food freshly prepared by Jp McMahon.

The first of the tasting evenings, September 29th, welcomes acclaimed wine producer Julián Murúa from Bodegas Muriel. The five course menu will include special dishes prepared for the evening highlights include Battered Red Mullet with warm lemon mayonnaise and Foie gras with Peach ice-cream & toasted corn. Each course is accompanied by a complimenting wine by Bodegas Muriel.

20th October will see an evening of biodynamic and organic wines from Mallorcan wine producer ‘Anima Negra’. This highly acclaimed wine producer Anima Negra translated as Black Soul, is run by Miguel Angel Cerda and his brother in law. Their three stunning world class red wines are enjoyed in the finest restaurants of the world including the legendary Catalan restaurant ‘El Bulli’. The food will reflect the Mallorcan heritage of these wines while Miguel Angel Cerda will explain each wine and the production process.

The third of the exclusive wine tasting events will be held 17th November. Guests will enjoy fare from the Madrid region and wine from the vineyards of Bodegas Francisco Casas. Francisco Casas produce Tochuelo, Camparron and Abba wines. Another family affair, Vicente Casas runs the winery and vineyards with his cousin Edwardo. Vicente was once a professional football player with Real Madrid before taking over the running of his father’s winery . Hailed internationally the vineyards are located in the heart of Spain North West of Madrid. Jp promises authentic food inspired by the multitude of superb tapas bars in Madrid.

To book your place at one of these exclusive wine tasting events please phone 091 539884 or email

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