Wednesday May 27, 2020

Who Adares wins

JP McManus ploughed a reported €50 million into its refurbishment. Now the newly-revamped Adare Manor is open for business and wowing food and wine fans with its sumptuous offering

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

4th February, 2018
Mike Tweedie, head chef at the Oak Room, and Loughlin Druhan, director of culinary, at Adare Manor Pic: Alan Place

There’s attention to detail, and then there’s attention to detail Adare Manor-style.

I’m halfway through a tour of the kitchens with Loughlin Druhan, the manor’s director of culinary, when we arrive at the area where the guests’ fruit baskets are put together. The pieces of fruit look suspiciously shiny, and Druhan confirms why: each one is hand-polished before it ever makes it to a bedroom.


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