Our second series of Lords & Ladles came to a close on RTÉ One yesterday. Our last episode was in the stunning Enniscoe House in North Mayo, where Catherine Fulvio had her hands full with a complicated menu set in 1798 – in honour of the Year of the French and the impromptu visit payed by some French soldiers to Enniscoe’s wine cellar in that year.
Derry Clarke had possible the most relaxing gathering tasks of the series, first attempting to bring home some wild brown trout from Lough Conn in the shadow of Mount Nephin with ghillie Ian Wise of Cloonamoyne Fishery, and his dog Bodey.
He got hands on filling up a wheelbarrow with fresh vegetables from the organic market garden in Enniscoe’s restored Victorian walled garden with Aine Bell.
And dropped in to the Reel Deel Brewery in Crossmolina to quench his thirst and pick up an ale for Catherine’s Ox Cheek Soup, with guidance from owner Marcus Robinson.
The full menu and recipes from this episode are available on RTÉ’s website.
Enniscoe House is a luxurious Blue Book B&B www.enniscoe.com run by owner Susan Kellett and her son DJ.