Irish Wild Sea Bass, Tripe, Sausage, Scallops, Irish Stew
The Irish Autumn Mad Hatter's Festival features some of the finest most
tempting cuisine in the world.
Kenmare In County Kerry and Kinsale in
County Cork consider themselves Ireland's gourmet capitals. No wonder - they
specialize in some of the most sublime dishes ever to grace the Emerald Isle.
The Sublime Mad Hatter Irish Gourmet Feast in Kinsale, Ireland|
Due to their competitive spirit, the fine fresh produce, fish and superb soil,
the food is simply unparalleled.
One fine establishment features wild Irish sea bass with roasted vegetables,
mashed potato with shredded cabbage (colcannon), and the traditional Irish stew
with tender chunks of flavorful lamb, potatoes, onions, parsnips, barley, tripe,
parsley, stout and flavored to hearty perfection with Stout and seasonings.
But Breakfast can reign supreme - Fresh juice, Irish soda bread, steaming
porridge, a large plate brimming with sausage, ham, black and white pudding
sausage with sweet potato, barley and oatmeal, grilled tomatoes, sweet baked
beans with bacon.
During the seasonal festival held in October, Kinsale's best restaurants
provided a plethora of incredible dishes, wine and spirits tastings, all enjoyed
while wearing a Mad Hatter Hat.
This year featured seafood chowders, fresh scallops prepared in a variety of
ways, squid and monkfish in a ginger scallion sauce.
The traditional favorites included meats of all sorts including rabbit pate,
packet (drisheen) and tripe. Drisheen is a hearty, flavorful and rich black
What is all this fine Irish competitive cuisine attributable to? Perhaps the
fact that one of the finest cooking schools is based in nearby Cork nestled in a
100 acre organic farm. If you ever have a mind to spend a wondrous 12 weeks
learning some of the finest gourmet cooking techniques in all the world,
consider Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cookery
School. Hope to see you there! : )
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