Wine and Dine
Dining at Rockhill is a true treat for the senses.
The Food - the freshness and simplicity of our ingredients … a hidden secret … An element of surprise!
You’ll enjoy delicious wholesome, healthy, well-sourced Irish farm and sea foods prepared with culinary care, skill and style. You’ll be refreshed by carefully paired and chosen wines and expertly mixed cocktails. You’ll be relaxed and cheered by the atmosphere in our beautiful, historic dining rooms.
The people, the landscape and the climate here in Donegal, on the edge of Europe, all come together to create a food culture that is exceptional and impressive. At our fingertips, we have all the bounty of the wild salty sea, herb-scattered outcrops, hedgerows heavy with fruit and loam soils loaded with juicy vegetables.
North Donegal is also one of the best traditional dairy farming regions in Ireland – clean and unspoilt with ideal soil and fresh, misty rain producing the lush green grazing pastures that make for the very purest grass-based milk. It is this natural alchemy that gives us at Rockhill our award-winning dairy products from our own creameries, Green Pastures Donegal and Natural Dairies.
On a micro level, the Rockhill environment is proving to be an abundant one – it’s bringing back the honey bees that are thronging to our bee hives; and our little clutch of hens could hardly be happier in their home as they busily produce eggs for our daily breakfasts (which guests are welcome to collect each morning, should they wish!). The walled garden, too, is beginning to come in to its own after its long years untended – soon our country kitchen will be almost self-sustaining. Sustainability is intrinsic to what Rockhill is all about – we want to keep the best Irish traditions around food: wholesome; unprocessed; homegrown or locally produced where possible; true to the land (or dúiche in Irish) and the seasons… We hope and expect that this is evident in the colours, textures, aromas and tastes that arrive on your plate!
Go raibh do ghreim blasta – or, Bon appétit!
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