10 great gourmet getaways

Posted on 6th August 2021

Billed as Ireland’s newest foodie destination, The Wicklow Escape in Donard (formerly known as The Elbow Room) is the pairing of owner Lisa Wilkinson and Michelin Star accoladed executive chef Danni Barry, who has been brought on board to create an immersive food experience in the Garden of Ireland.

Three day staycation packages at the rustic retreat kick off with welcome cocktails and nibbles followed by dinner and a beer pairing at The Fiery outdoor kitchen. Day two is a tale of hearty artisan breakfasts, Wicklow mountains hikes, picnics and a five-course long table dinner and wine pairing come evening.

A sumptuous farewell brunch on day three offers the perfect garnish. Noteworthy also here is that menu ingredients are largely sourced within a hyperlocal three-mile radius. Summer staycation packages from €543pps

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