Ireland's blue Book is a collection of romantic Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants. Located throughout the island of Ireland these charming boutique hotels are some of the most stylish and unique places to stay in the country.
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Tickets are bought, wellies are packed, the boot of the car bursting with camping gear... There is something missing though, something that has been a festival staple for years. Gourmet food??!!!
This year Electric Picnic is taking ‘festival food’ to a new level. Not only is this year’s music line up impressive but the food line up is pretty tasty too! The Theatre of Food at this year’s Picnic will ensure that no matter your preference, your tastes are catered for.
The Blue Book will be well represented. Rathmullan House are taking their ‘Good Food, Road Food’ van on a road trip from Donegal to Stradbally armed with three mouth watering menus. Personally I am looking forward to a breakfast of Rathmullan muesli, stewed rhubarb with organic yoghurt. They have an amazing dinner menu and house menu for later in the day. They will be located in the Mindfield. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates and full menu details.
Blue Book chef Derry Clarke of L’Ecrivain has come over all romantic. He is running a competition in the Theatre of Food to treat two people to a romantic candlelit dinner, followed by a camping upgrade to Boutique Camping and a delicious breakfast the following morning to set you up for Sunday! The winner will be announced at 6p.m in the Theatre of Food – so make sure you are in it to win it!