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March 2017 – Enjoy ‘It’s All About Food’ Wedding Event at The Ardilaun Hotel

Enjoy ‘It’s All About Food’ Wedding Event at The Ardilaun Hotel

How would you like to attend ‘It’s All About Food’ food demo with The Ardilaun Hotel’s Head Chef Ultan Cooke - award winning Michelin star chef. Well if you’re planning your wedding or you’re recently engaged you are invited as guests of The Ardilaun Hotel on Taylor’s Hill to this exclusive event with TV personality and celebrity host Noel Cunningham who is known for being on the ‘best-dressed’ lists. Noel is one of Ireland’s top wedding etiquette experts and his background in the hotel industry makes him the ideal person to interview Chef Ultan. He is known as having the inside scoop on entertainment and royal news, and has interviewed many famous faces. ‘It’s All about Food’ takes place from 2.00 to 4.00pm on Sunday 12th March, due to limited places, pre-booking which free- of -charge is necessary. Contact The Ardilaun’s wedding planner Maureen Walsh on 091 519795 or email or go to to register.

Arriving in the foyer you will be treated to mouth-watering canapés and a glass of bubbly. Don’t forget to invite Mum and bridesmaid’s along too if you wish. You will receive a warm welcome from The Ardilaun’s expert on-site wedding planner, Maureen Walsh, who is known for her fantastic eye for detail and personable approach with couples on their big day, there to smooth the nerves and always one step ahead.

‘We are really looking forward to this event with Ultan and learning insider tips from one of the top chefs in Ireland, he’s making a great impact in our kitchens and we are all enjoying the benefits,’ said Maureen Walsh, Wedding planner with The Ardilaun.

‘We will go through popular dishes from the wedding menu and hopefully there will be tips that people can go home and try out themselves. Attendees will also be privy to the recipe for the gorgeous Walnut and Guinness bread served daily in the Hotel Bistro,’ said Ultan. A Galway native and graduate of GMIT, having spent ten years in London mastering his craft alongside MasterChef TV personality John Torode working in his restaurants ‘Smiths of Smithfield’ and ‘The Luxe’, he returned to work in Galway’s Michelin star restaurant Aniar and then moved to Ballynahinch Castle in Clifden. In late 2016 Ultan joined The Ardilaun team as Executive Head Chef. Delighted now to be settling back to Galway where he was reared, with his wife and son Max age 5.

Grounded in an ethos of ‘using the best of what we have locally’, the focus of Ultan’s work is to source seasonal, local produce and create dishes accordingly.  Where possible he chooses to source local artisan ingredients which makes dining at The Ardilaun a truly West of Ireland experience with a taste of The Wild Atlantic Way.

Following the food demonstration, you can visit the elegant Garden Lounge set up for a civil ceremony, with its original Waterford Crystal chandeliers insitu for the 55 years since the hotel first opened set up for a civil ceremony.

Happily Ever After Begins at The Ardilaun Hotel

Nestled on Taylor’s Hill, one of the most exclusive addresses in Galway city, The Ardilaun Hotel provides a charming destination for your wedding, tucked away from the bustle of Salthill and Galway city centre. Just picture yourself driving up the tree-lined avenue on your wedding day.

Select The Ardilaun to begin your ‘Happily Ever After’ and be confident you can return for your many anniversaries and family celebrations perhaps christenings, birthdays and get-togethers where you can create memories.

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