This past Thursday night - my husband and I took my parents, who were visiting from America, along with our daughter Sophia to Inch House for a meal. We had both been to Inch for our 10th Wedding Anniversary almost two years ago and wanted to share our love of this unique spot for a fabulous meal. I'm Twitter buddies with Mairin from Inch anyhow but had not met her in person - to my delight, she greeted us at the door as if we were long lost friends. Twitter creates these amazing relationships with people virtually so meeting them in person is a quick and easy transition.
The grounds and land around the house are just spectacular and in one of the trees along with the crows nesting there were also herons which we found a delightful surprise. They were making quite a racket so it was hard to miss.
When you arrive at Inch House you are ushered through the beautiful front hallway into this room. Here you order a drink and review the menu. On Thursday night it was quite chilly so there was a fire lit and we all sat in cosy chairs. The room has tables laden with fantastic collections of silver all accumulated by Mairin's mother, Nora Egan.
And when you look up - this is what you see. The ceilings are quite stunning and you can sit quite contentedly in this room observing all the interesting elements throughout.
Nora Egan and Mairin are both big collectors of Nicholas Mosse and our table not only had a Dog Jug but also butter pats and and egg cup to hold tooth picks. The fresh Lilac added to the charm.
My daughter with my father.
This was my goat cheese starter (sorry cannot get the image to turn for some reason). It was light, simple and delicious.
My dessert, a scrumptious Rhubarb Cheesecake - the perfect ending.
|Sophia and my husband James enjoyed the Chocolate Roulade. Went down a storm!|
Looking out from our table - we watched the light change - it looked beautiful in among the trees along the long drive up to the house.
These are the beautiful windows.
Leaving Inch House the sun was just setting.
A visit to Inch House doesn't have to just be for a special occasion - take advantage, like we did of their Early Bird Special - a three course meal for €35 per person - with excellent food, service and great hospitality. To our delight we headed off with two packets of Inch House Black Pudding - it has been thoroughly enjoyed for breakfast every morning since then.
For more information do check out their website, Inch House or follow them on Twitter @Inchhouse