A perfect Romantic or Honeymoon Retreet for Valentine’s W/end.
There’s nowhere in Ireland even remotely like Dermot and Christine Gannon’s restaurant with accommodation. We spent our 10th Anniversary here and it was a Wow! factor from start to finish. It is in a beautiful, un-spoilt area, near the scenic ‘Vee’ in the Knockmealdown Mountains, and it’s very much itself a very comfortable, stylishly decorated, country house with gorgeous rooms, for example: The Connemara Suite, named for its soft hues of surf and sand and has a six-foot bed. This room features a small separate sitting area, five large windows for sunshine lovers and bathroom with separate shower and a bathtub situated just right so you can lay back in the bubbles and gaze at The Knockmealdown Mountains!
The Gardens under development as an interesting amenity for guests to walk off the fine meal on a beautiful evening, here you can see some of the home grown produce for Dermot’s kitchen, which he would like to develop more. For good food is the key element at the Old Convent: Dermot a native of Connemara, who is one of Ireland’s most talented (shy and modest) chefs, offers unique, perfectly judged eight course Tasting Menus using the best locally sourced ingredients. Dermot’s menu is a pure tease from start to finish, with tongue tingling waiting anticipation to see what next will be brought to our table, the smell, the presentation, the taste was the most intense, exciting and impressive food you will get all under one roof! As a lasting impression to make you want more Dermot pulls out all the stops for a top class breakfast too.
As voted one of Ireland’s Hideaway of the year. This is one Gourmet Hideaway to visit for 2010.
The Old Convent, Mount Anglesby, Clogheen, County Tipperary, Ireland.Telephone: +353 (0) 52 7465565 Email: [email protected]
Sample Chef’s Menu
Ardsallagh Goats Cheese Mini Cone
pistachio, beetroot, basil
Connemara Smokehouse Salmon Tartar
Dunmore East crab, sushi rice, pineapple pickle
Sweet Potato Veloute
Black Fennel Barbecue Pork
cauliflower, crozier blue, almond
Organic Lemon & Ginger Sorbet
20 Hour Slow Roast GoodherdsmenOrganic Beef
maple glazed carrots, confit potatoes
Traas Farm Apple Crumble
caramel ice cream
Dark Chocolate Pot
white chocolate cream
Coffee, Tea, Herbal Tea or Espresso
*** Chef’s Menu 65 Euros ***
Service charge is not included in menu price.
10% Service is added to parties of 6 or more.