Gourmet Tasting & Tour
A tour through the Burren Smokehouse in Lisdoonvarna, coupled with a delectable tasting, is a gourmand’s dream. And it is offered only in conjunction with Authentic Ireland.
Lisdooonvarna is a small village but even if you were in bustling New York, you’d know you were somewhere extraordinary as soon as you arrived. Rising from cobbled stones is a sculpted, mosaic salmon. Tall and glorious, he flips his tail in the air. The Great Salmon, almost mythic, bounces opalescent sea colors off his skin, swirling them in the light. The sight will stop you in your tracks. Perfect... Turn toward the door of the Burren Smokehouse and step inside. You’ve entered an element of delicious taste, beauty, and scent.
The Burren Smokehouse was opened in 1989 by Birgitta and Peter Curtin. As with most family businesses, you’ll immediately become aware of the pride and attention to detail that sets their products apart. They carefully source organic, raw materials for their smoked salmon, mackerel, trout, eel and fresh farm cheese. Winning awards, year after year, their products are the finest of their kind in Europe and North America
After a tour, there’s a tasting. This is an exceptional experience for those with a trained palate, and for those who simply delight in exquisite food that’s lovingly prepared. You’ll also find local crafts and a visitor’s center here. Upon leaving the Smokehouse, you’ll walk with the owner to the nearby, historic roadside tavern and dine together.
Looking for renewal of your senses, and an overall feeling of well-being? Come to Lisdoonvarna with Authentic Ireland, and delight in this hidden gem.
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