Ireland: Ashford Castle
Ashford Castle is a medieval castle turned five star luxury hotel near Cong on the Mayo/Galway border inIreland, on the shore of Lough Corrib. Ashford Castle is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World organization.
Ashford castle has been entertaining guests long before the Castle became a hotel, playing host to many private parties from the time of the de burgo Family to the Guinness Family to today’s guests, thus establishing the George V Dining Room as one of the premiere Castle Restaurants in Ireland.
Located in the Beating Heart of the Castle is the George V Restaurant built by the Guinness family to host evening dinner parties for the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1906. Here one can sit under the soothing light provided by the 11 magnificent Waterford Crystal chandeliers and dine like Lord or Lady while listening to the harmonious notes floating through the air provided by our resident pianist.
Chef Stefan Matez has created a delightful menu using only locally sourced produce to ensure the finest quality and freshest ingredients reaches your table. As you unwind in the George V you can watch a tradition long standing here at Ashford as one of our many skilled waiters carves the roast & severs the day at your table for you.
Behind every good Lord is a good Lady, the same can said for each of Chef Stefan’s creations and to enhance each dish our Restaurant Manager and Chief Sommelier Robert has dug deep in the cellers of Ashford to make your wine choice that little bit easer, by recommending a wine to marry each dish on the menu. But should you wish to explore the wine bible it to is on hand offering a wide variety of wines from the world over and let us bring the world of wine to your table, making the George V Dining room one of the very best 5 star hotel restaurants Ireland has to offer.
(information taken from www.ashford.ie)
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