We are so proud of our Irish food in Ariel House and we absolutely love showcasing it on our menu. Fresh free range eggs, delicious bacon, sausages and farmhouse cheeses are just some of the items mentioned when our guests comment on their deliciousness.
Traditional Irish Breakfast.
Pat O’Neill from O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co. has been supplying our kitchen for the last number of years with his traditional dry cured by hand bacon. It is cured for three weeks with natural sea salt and nothing can beat the taste.
Pat’s bacon is always popular with our guests as part of a traditional Irish breakfast or served with Highbank Orchards syrup with pancakes. This bacon tastes like the bacon of your childhood, traditional in every sense of the word.
An Irish Food snack.
Our cheese platter is always very popular and Carrigaline cheese is the star of the show. Made by Anne and Pat O’Farrell on their dairy farm near Carrigaline, Co. Cork by traditional methods, this cheese comes into its own around the 20 week mark and can be used in various recipes.
Our favourite here in Ariel House, is a crisp cracker, a spoonful of tomato relish and a chunk of the hand made cheese. We always find bringing the cheese up to room temperature before serving allows a greater taste sensation.
The Garden of Remembrance.
If you are out and about in Dublin this weekend be sure to pop into The Garden of Remembrance just off O’Connell Street in Dublin.
This is a hidden gem right in the centre of the hustle and bustle of the city. This beautiful garden is dedicated to all those who lost their lives in the fight for Irish freedom. It looks amazing all year round as it is so well maintained, but it is looking particularly well these days with a burst of spring colours in evidence. A great place for some quiet reflection.
The Children of Lir sculpture.
Whatever you are doing this weekend we here at Ariel House wish you all the best and don’t forget the sunscreen!