New BBQ Party Packages just in time for the Summer!
Summer has been welcomed with some exciting indoor and al fresco dining options at The Ardilaun Hotel.
The Ardilaun Bistro has launched a new summer menu introducing new dishes and featuring new suppliers such as Corleggy Cheese Belturbet Cavan, Sliabh Aughty Honey Loughrea, Nori Bake Connemara Food Ventures, Galway Goat Farm Dunmore, Beechlawn Organic Farm Ballinasloe and Achill Oysters and Cuinneog Dairy Mayo to complement an already extensive list of artisan food producers we have. The exciting new dishes which are deemed a ‘must try’ include Aran Baby Lemon Sole and Prawns – “on the bone” with sautéed samphire, spinach and prawns and a smoked cuinneog butter with capers and dill; Castlemine Farm Rare Breed Saddleback Port T-Bone Steak with butternut squash and thyme cream, cherry vine tomato confit, smoked black pudding crumbs, mustard seed and elderflower jus; plus many more enticing dishes.
Executive Head Chef David O’Donnell says, “We have introduced a number of new dishes that I feel represent summer in Galway, we have gone back to locality and created menus that are inspired by the local producers who have some amazing products which we complement by creating dishes that showcase their products and the hard work they put in to produce them”
The BBQ season at The Ardilaun is also launching this month with the barbecue options popular with corporate, private and family celebrations. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining in the hotel’s spacious surroundings. The unpredictable Irish summer weather is solved with an outdoor canopy and wall heaters. The carefully tended gardens at The Ardilaun are testament to Leo O’ Brien, the hotel’s passionate gardener of twenty six years. Leo has led the hotel to its success of winning Best Hotel Garden in the Tidy Towns Competition in the public and commercial buildings category for the past eleven years consecutively – every year since 2004 and for good reason.
Walk through the walled gardens and admire the work of the fourth class students of Scoil Rois, Taylors Hill. A new kitchen garden has been planted up featuring globe artichokes, radishes, courgettes, rocket and various types of lettuce including a large array of herbs and summer fruit like strawberries, raspberries, pears and rhubarb which are only some of the vegetables and fruit planted which play a role in the new menu at The Ardilaun Bistro.
Marketing Manager Maria Kelly said, ‘summer at The Ardilaun has always been a special time where families, clubs, societies, and other social groups come together to celebrate an occasion and we are delighted to have the beautiful surroundings and good food and service to offer the ideal venue and have happy memories of these events for years to come”.
Phone 091 521433 to book your next party or gathering.
It’s nearly that time of year again – Save the date July 28th!
It is that time of year again when we are busy preparing for another busy Galway Race Week Festival and one of the highlights this year will be our 5th annual event in conjunction with Breast Cancer Research formerly known as NBCRI which encapsulates lunch, fashion and races fever on Tuesday 28th July at The Ardilaun Hotel.
Kicking off at 12 noon with a sparkling drinks reception and entertainment by the Guinness Jazz Band, guests can dress up for the Races, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy a sumptuous four course lunch with wine, followed by fabulous fashion with Millinery Showcase with Catwalk Modelling Agency, featuring some of Galway’s most popular milliners. There will be after dinner entertainment with special performance by classical tenors Duo Vocis (Frank Naughton and Sean Costello), a treat not to be missed, with prizes for “First Past the Post Raciest Lady” and “Bookies Favourite Gent”, sponsored by Anthony Ryans and Diamonds by Julia.
George McDonagh Racing Tipster will be on hand to give racing tips, so you can leave your car at the hotel for the day, and enjoy a complimentary shuttle to transfer you and your guests to and from the Racetrack at Ballybrit to make the first race for this evening meeting, with complimentary entry into the racecourse also. Alternatively relax and chill out in Blazers Bar and The Ardilaun Bistro with large screens featuring the Galway Races from Ballybrit.
Watch some of last years excitement which we captured on video here.
Tickets are now selling for this prestigious event for just €75 per person all inclusive, therefore bookings are essential on 091 521433; book online now; and also overnight packages are available to book by clicking here.
Francis Brennan, well known hotelier, author and star of “At Your Service” TV programme on RTÉ will speak at this year’s BPW Galway Summer Lunch.
Plans are well advanced for the popular event, which will take place here in The Ardilaun Hotel on Friday, 15th May. The day will start with a Prosecco reception at 12 noon, followed by a 4-course sumptuous lunch with wine. A Raffle in aid of Childline Galway promises some fabulous prizes. Then, while away the afternoon to the Music of The Marley Road Band from 4pm into early evening.
Speaking at the launch, President of BPW Galway, Moyra McMahon said; ‘The BPW Members and Guests are looking forward to hearing from Francis Brennan; Ireland’s much-loved hospitality business guru. Every business, regardless of sector or size, will benefit from Francis’ attention to detail, stellar customer service, style and energy.’
BPW Galway is grateful to Francis for giving his time and expertise to this event which will benefit the important work of ISPCC/Childline Galway
Speaking on behalf of the charity, which has just come through an emergency appeal for funds to keep its night-time service open, Carmen Taheny Corporate Fundraising Executive said; ‘We are delighted Childline Galway is going to benefit from the proceeds of the raffle from this year’s BPW Summer Lunch event. Childline Galway answered 32, 829 calls in 2014 and currently has 32 volunteers with 14 in training. These funds will make a difference to many children’s lives in Galway City and County.’
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