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County Cork, home of the famous Slow Food Ireland movement, has become Ireland's top foodie destination. The mecca: Ballymaloe House, where Myrtle Allen pioneered New Irish cuisine and her daughter-in-law, the celebrated cookery author Darina Allen, learned her trade. Adventurous, well-traveled chefs throughout County Cork make the most of the first-rate local specialties: succulent beef and lamb, game in the winter, fresh seafood, and farmhouse cheeses. The best restaurants are not all in towns: even tiny villages might boast a gastropub.

FEATURED PLACES

  • The Bulman Bar and Toddies

    The Bulman Bar and Toddies

    Summercove 021-477–2131
  • Mary Ann's

    Mary Ann's

    Main St. 028-36146
  • Gilbert's Restaurant & Townhouse

    Gilbert's Restaurant & Townhouse

    11 Pearse Sq.
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