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Simply sensational tasting menu at the Cahernane

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Guests were treated to a decadent eight-course dining experience at the luxury four-star Cahernane House Hotel on Friday night.

Pictured at the Cahernane Hotel Killarney for ‘A Taste of Cahernane’ in The Herbert Room from left were: Cara and Declan Fuller Killarney. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Pictured at the Cahernane Hotel Killarney for ‘A Taste of Cahernane’ in The Herbert Room were John and Carmel Kennedy Killarney. Photo: Don MacMonagle

TASTY: The team at the Cahernane Hotel in The Herbert Room pictured before guests arrived for their ‘A Taste of Cahernane’ experience. From left: Emer Corridan (General Manager) Cormac Vesey (Head Chef) Nicole Williams Maeve Fitzmartin Emilia Lesniak Roger McCarthy Thomas O’Connor Aileen Baltazar David O’Brien Darren Looney Jason Nolan Jordan O’Donoghue Ross Farrell Joanna Jarosz and Natalia Uroz Barrero (Pastry Chef). Photo: Don MacMonagle

Pictured at ‘A Taste of Cahernane’ were Andrew and Siobhan O'Regan from Killarney. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Emer Corridan (General Manager) with Cormac Vesey (Head Chef) pictured prior to guests arriving at the Cahernane Hotel for ‘A Taste of Cahernane’ in The Herbert Room. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Pictured at the Cahernane Hotel for ‘A Taste of Cahernane’ at the weekend were from left: Michelle O'Connor Jerry O'Connell Caroline O'Connor Jim Vesey and Cheryl Carmody from Killarney. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Pictured at ‘A Taste of Cahernane’ in the Cahernane Hotel were from left: Michael McDonnell Eileen Heffernan John Heffernan and Kim Heffernan from Tarbert. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Pictured at the Cahernane Hotel for ‘A Taste of Cahernane’ in The Herbert Room at the weekend were from left: Mags O'Donnell Abbeyfeale Joan Collins Knocknagoshel Margaret O’Brien Abbeyfeale and Kathleen Murphy Abbeyfeale. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Pictured at ‘A Taste of Cahernane’ at the weekend were from left: Alan Murphy Muireann King Emer Corridan (General Manager) and Angela and Tony Trant from Killarney. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Pictured at the Cahernane Hotel Killarney for ‘A Taste of Cahernane’ in The Herbert Room at the weekend were from left: Emer Corridan (General Manager) with Susie and Sheena Sweeney Glenbeigh. Photo: Don MacMonagle

‘A Taste of Cahernane’ saw guests enjoying a spectacular new menu prepared by the new Executive Head Chef, Cormac Vesey and his talented culinary team.

On arrival, guests enjoyed a Massotina Prosecco reception in the Drawing Room, which was kindly sponsored by ‘Classic Drinks’ before taking their seats in the 2-AA Rosette, Herbert Restaurant.

The evening provided Cormac Vesey the opportunity to showcase the new culinary offering at Cahernane and gave diners the chance to experience his food in an elegant and relaxed setting. Each of the courses were beautifully presented and executed and ultimately each dish was a celebration of the best locally produced seasonal produce.

The tasting menu began a with an Amuse Bouche of Duck & Crab Tartlet which was served with a Seaweed Tapioca. Next came an elegant Venison Tartare which was combined with smoked chestnut, fruity blackberry and golden beetroot and was paired with a fabulous red wine, Mourgues du Gres 'Galets' Rouge from the Rhône Valley.

A Smoked Gubbeen Ravioli with Wild Mushroom Consommé, Hen of the Woods was both interesting and surprising. The ravioli had a very delicate smoky taste which was perfectly complemented by the woody, earthy flavours of the wild, Hen of the Woods Mushroom. Diners had some unexpected table entertainment too as the Consommé, was poured from a ‘duck decanter’ which was designed and made by Irish tableware and cutlery brand, Newbridge Silverware. A buttery and creamy Chardonnay called Maison Edoaurd Delaunay Bourgogne Chardonnay was the perfect pairing wine for this dish.

The fish dish was Poached Monkfish served with Jerusalem Artichoke, Celeriac, Seaweed Butter and was paired with Domaine Gautheron Vielles Vignes Chablis. It was beautifully seasoned and balanced and tasted of the sea itself.

Next, came a sublime Dry Aged Beef served with Winter Chanterelle, Soubise and Potato Pavé. Chateau Ramage la Batissee Haut Médoc with its rich fruits and full body was the perfect accompaniment to the beef.

Caramelised Apple Terrine, Killahora Pom’O Sorbet was served with a dessert wine, Seifried 'Sweet Agnes' Late Harvest Riesling. The final dessert was a chocolate lover's dream as a rich Dark Chocolate Crémeux made with local Liberator Port ‘n’ Peat Whiskey came to the table. The sweet dish was evocative of the festive season with its indulgent flavours and rich whiskey hints, much to the delight of the maker of The Liberator Whiskey, Maurice O’Connell who was in attendance at the dinner with his wife, Francesca. The complete culinary experience finished with homemade Petit Fours, served with teas and coffee.

Culinary Signature

Cormac is putting his own culinary signature on the 2-AA Rosette Herbert Restaurant which is famous for serving up some of the finest cuisine in the southwest of Ireland, with the kitchen producing consistent, beautiful plates of food.

His focus on food provenance and seasonal ingredients lies at the heart of everything he does and is the cornerstone of his cooking.

“For me great food is made with great produce, it’s about knowing where it comes from, how it’s grown or produced. The passion and care that goes into creating premier produce is reflected in the final plate of food, so it’s essential that the raw materials that come into my kitchen are of the very highest standards. Cooking with the seasons allows me to find the best that nature offers, what could be better than locally foraged mushrooms or herbs picked just a few hundred metres from my kitchen door? Great food is a celebration of the seasons, it’s when the ingredients should be allowed to sing - even something as simple as in season mushrooms, winter cabbage or hand foraged herbs can be the star on the plate.”

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

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