The Tannery Garden

June 30, 2009

We have had requests for recent photos of our garden.  It is absolutely beautiful at the moment after the gorgeous June weather and it was so great in the restaurant last weekend to let everyone know that everything on their plate was picked less than an hour ago!

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Paradise was here!

June 30, 2009

cookeryschool 165Friday last 26th June, Denis Cotter from Cafe Paradiso, Cork hosted an inspiring day of vegetarian cooking.  The sun shone, the food was glorious, all in all a great day!

 

 

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Birthday Boy

June 30, 2009
Birthday boy

Birthday boy

 

I must say my intial zeal at blogging has waned a little. Just noticed that it has been nearly three weeks since I have updated.  Photo of some very very satisfied customers after the most delicious lunch at Ballymaloe House yesterday!!!


Song of the week

June 10, 2009

This is just so bloody brilliant – makes me want to get up and dance in the middle of the day!!!!  Cant be bad!  Is def going to be my song of the Summer 2009.


Chapter One Came to Town

June 9, 2009
Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime

Well Ross the Boss arrived in Dungarvan and my goodness, did he do the business.  Paul said, of all the courses that have taken place in the cookery school so far, this was the best!  The food was exceptional, the skill second to none, and the looks only surpassed by Paul’s own fair features!!!

Today is Tuesday and I think people are still talking about the warm chocolate mousse, three days later!  This can also be found on Chapter One’s menu and is there anyone left in Ireland who (a) doesnt know Chapter One and its superb hospitality and (b) hasn’t been there.

 

 

This is Rachel

This is Rachel

 

This is Rachel – chances are if you have been on a course in the Tannery Cookery School, you will have bumped into her!!  Rachel is now getting stars for the best attendance!


Cooking from the kitchen garden

June 5, 2009

Picture 007Saturday June 27th is a big day for us!!   The Tannery Garden has taken a lot of blood, sweat and tears and so on the 27th Paul will see the fruit of our labours with a course on cooking from the kitchen garden.  For all you aspiring allotment gardeners and cooks out there, this is the course for you.  Anyone can do it.  There is now way that I would have said this time last year that we would have a perfect artichoke just ripe for the picking in our own garden!  Now is the time to find out what to do with all the stuff you grow.  Book Cooking from the Kitchen Garden.


Ballymaloe Cookery School visits The Tannery Cookery School

June 5, 2009
"feels like I'm famous!!!!!!"

"feels like I'm famous!!!!!!"

Darina Allen has always been inspirational to us and we are very, very lucky to have Ballymaloe just a 45 minute drive away.  When we first thought about opening a cookery school (thought first mooted over bottle wine 2005 – purchased 2007 – opened 2009 – many, many bottles wine in between!!!) of course Ballymaloe is the mothership that we all aspire to.  Darina could not have been more encouraging or helpful to us and brought us up to Ballymaloe in Jan 2008 to see how its really done.  Around twice a year we entertain Ballymaloe’s 12 week certificate course and this year they came to visit on a beautiful June Thursday.    We love having this group, from every walk of life but all have one common denominator – they love food!