Great (evening) escape
The Wicklow Escape in Donard, Co Wicklow is now offering outdoor dining to non-residents. Danni Barry heads up The Firey’s kitchen and the four-course set menu with wine pairings (€89 per person) features the likes of Ballymore organic grains flatbreads and whipped Ballyhubbock ricotta, while for the main course there is a choice of BBQ Wagyu shortrib and flat iron, grilled scallion, chimichurri sauce or a whole Lough Neagh trout, sorrel butter and grilled cucumber salsa. (And we’d probably make the trip for the Burnt Basque style cheesecake alone.) Bookings are open for Wednesdays and Fridays with 6:30pm and 7:45pm time slots available.