Join Yvette van Boven and her husband photographer Oof Verschuren for an exploration of the Connemara food culture through the kitchens of Ballynahinch Castle. Ballynahinch Castle is a luxury county estate in the heart of Connemara on Ireland's West Coast. Situated overlooking it’s own wild salmon river and enjoying produce from their walled garden, the kitchens of Ballynahinch Castle are renowned for their use of fresh local produce and exploiting the larder of Connemara. A frequent top 10 and Gold List property for Conde Nast Traveller readers, Ballynahinch Castle is one of the finest hotels in Ireland.
Arriving on the 29th March for 3 nights, this is a food, producers, and landscape adventure assisted by locally based Sunday Times food journalist Cliodhna Prendergast. Discovering the source of local foods, meeting the producers and experiencing the produce in the landscape of Ireland's most scenic region.
Taking from the walled gardens, the mature woodland and coastal shellfish beds we will create dishes and memories to last a lifetime. Each evening we will dine from our adventures in the atmospheric Fisherman’s Pub and the elegant riverside restaurant of the castle.
Yvette van Boven
Yvette van Boven is a food writer, chef, columnist and television presenter. Yvette works as a culinary editor for woman’s weekly Libelle Magazine and as a food columnist and illustrator for Volkskrant Magazine, the weekend magazine for Volkskrant Newspaper and for Delicious magazine. In addition to her writing, she hosts the Dutch cooking show Koken met van Boven for VPRO television from her own kitchen.
Together with her husband, photographer Oof Verschuren, Yvette has published a number of critically acclaimed cookbooks. Her first book; Home Made, was named ‘Cookbook of the year 2010’ and her work has since been released worldwide and translated into English, German, Spanish and French.
- 3 Nights accommodation in Ballynahinch Castle with breakfast each morning.
- Pre-dinner cocktails.
- Dinner on three nights, two in the Fisherman's Pub and one in the Owenmore Restaurant.
- Lunch on two days, one in-house and one while out.
- Transport each day for field trips and adventures.
€950 per person
€850 per person sharing
Please note: price does not include flights or transport to Ballynahinch Castle.