The Green Barn welcomes award-winning author, chef and cookery teacher Gill Meller of River Cottage, cooking from the kitchen garden at The Green Barn for a special one-night-only dinner, a unique pop up event.
The Green Barn at Burtown House, the stylish River Café-style restaurant with shop and gallery set in the wonderful gardens of a 300-year old country house just outside Athy in County Kildare, has been wowing visitors since it opened last October with its blend of stunning interior, atmospheric décor and delicious food.
Author of the award-winning Gather, his gorgeous debut independent cookbook published to much acclaim last year, as well as overseeing the delivery of the acclaimed River Cottage cookbooks, Gill is part of the popular River Cottage Channel 4 series too, cooking alongside Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and he regularly teaches at Park Farm, home of River Cottage HQ, the smallholding and cookery school that produces many of its own ingredients in a simple and respectful way, following an organic model.
A big advocate for simple, seasonal cookery and making the most of ingredients and the natural qualities they possess, Gill Meller has designed the Green Barn menu using the same way of thinking that informs his work at River Cottage – creating a reflection of his surroundings, taking inspiration from the landscape, locality, and the amazing farmers, growers and fishermen that produce the ingredients he uses.
His five-course Green Barn menu uses ingredients from Burtown’s own garden, selected in consultation with kitchen gardener Dermot Carey, who at Burtown has been continuing his extraordinary track record in building and transforming some of Ireland’s best restaurant kitchen gardens.
Gill Meller’s Green Barn menu is paired with wines selected by Shane Banim of Banim Wine Merchants who will introduce each wine on the night. Shane has been importing and distributing wines in Ireland since 2002, representing smaller, quality-driven old world vineyards with a particular emphasis on France. Based in Monkstown, Banim Wine Merchants supply hotels and restaurants nationally as well as special events such as the Electric Picnic where their ‘Car Au Vin’ wine bar was voted one of the attractions of the weekend for the past three years.
Gill Meller’s 5-course Green Barn menu with matching wines from Banim Wine Merchants on Friday October 20th at 7pm costs €95 per person. Reduced price for non drinkers. Book a Table for this event