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  • 30th September 2021 Young chefs meeting artisan producers

    At last week's dinner at the The Hardiman Hotel in Galway City, chef Andrew Zeppa describes his experience of visiting the Burren Smokehouse a few weeks ago. He revealed that up to that day, he had never been outside Dublin, and why he came up with the delicious recipe of Tortellini filled wit... Read more
  • 28th September 2021 Dine with Spanish wine

    It is autumn again, and this is our preferred time of year when we love to organise a dinner for friends of local food and exquisite wines. Last year, we had to cancel this dinner but now is the time to get together again and enjoy a sociable dinner.

    You will enjoy a Spanish-them... Read more

  • 22nd September 2021 Great Taste Awards 2021 - it's a winner!

    A while back, we joined forces with Waterford Distillery and some lemons to create a unique marinade. Now the results are out: this special creation won a 1-star Gold Medal at the "Oscarsof the Food World". These are the comments from the judges: "A well smoked piece of salmon with a genero... Read more
  • 13th September 2021 The Burren Food Fayre returns in October with new format

    Food lovers from all over Ireland are in for a treat this autumn, as the Burren Food Fayre is returning for a series of unique food and farm visitor experiences this October bank holiday weekend. This year marks its 10th year in operation and a return to in person events, after last year’s eve... Read more
  • 10th September 2021 Discover our experiences!

    Discover our brand new website burrenexperiences.ie! It has been a long time in the making, and it is finally here - our new website for the experiences that we offer. We needed a new platform to showcase the varied experiences and venues under the Curtin ... Read more
  • 8th September 2021 GastroGays' view on tasting the Atlantic

    As we reported earlier in August, the well-known foodies and travelling tasters, the GastroGays, came to the Burren Smokehouse and got to experience all we and our sister companies have to offer. Having digested (every pun intended) all they saw and heard and recorded, they wrote a comprehensi... Read more
  • 6th September 2021 Taste of Dublin 2021

    It was an electric atmosphere at the first "Taste of Dublin" in two years. Last weekend saw a return of food and drink lovers, and it was a celebration of everything that Ireland has to offer on the culinary range. It was also a time to celebrate women in business and their networking abilitie... Read more
  • 9th August 2021 "Women in Food" - Birgitta Hedin-Curtin in great company

    Birgitta Hedin-Curtin and her husband Peter were mentioned alongside many food legends in the weekly magazine "Woman's Way". The article features a "list of phenomenal female food entrepreneurs and some celebrated culinary couples", and no doubt you will recognise a lot of names and faces... Read more
  • 6th August 2021 GastroGays - Exploring the Burren (Smokehouse)

    It was an encounter well overdue. The famous Instagram GastroGays made it to Lisdoonvarna and the Burren Smokehouse to explore the culinary and natural richness of the area. Birgitta spent a couple of days with Patrick and Russell to show them our visitor centre introducing them to the family ... Read more
  • 4th August 2021 A recipe that made history

    We are delighted to see outstanding chef Ross Lewis from Chapter One Restaurant featured in Woman's Way with a recipe that made history.

    Seeing the recipe brings back great memories! This recipe was served as the starter at the historical State Dinner at Dublin Castle in May 2011 i... Read more

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