Two weeks ago celebrity TV chef Rachel Allen joined Dearbhaill Standún in Cnoc Suain’s herb garden “An Luslann”, while Michelin star chef Enda McEvoy went foraging for Woodruff. Later Rachel and Enda experimented with foraged woodland delicacies over a BBQ set up outside our “Sean Teach” cottage.

The video piece was filmed for the new 13 part TV culinary series “Rachel Allen’s Coastal Cooking”(working title) which is due for release as part of RTE’s autumn-winter schedule.

Enda McEvoy, a great friend of Cnoc Suain, opened his new restaurant “Loam” in Galway city earlier this year. Loam was awarded “Best Emerging Cuisine in Ireland Award”, at the Restaurant Association Awards, held in Dublin recently. We look forward to continuing Cnoc Suain’s collaboration with Enda and “Loam” into the future.

Dearbhaill Standún is a graduate of Ballymaloe Cookery School where Rachel Allen teaches culinary skills. Cnoc Suain cultural retreat offers “Connemara Culture & Cuisine” as one of it’s award-winning innovative cultural experience for small organised groups. Please contact us at Cnoc Suain for further details.