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Sligo: A four-day Festival of Love at The Draft House
A four-day Festival of Love at The Draft House
The Draft House gastro pub in Strandhill is always looking for an excuse to offer customers something special. They’ve turned a mid-week Valentine’s Day into a four-day Festival of Love. The love-ly Valentine’s Menu (at a very lovely price) is available from Wednesday 14th until Sunday 18th February. It comes with a host of extras for everyone who has booked in advance. Acoustic music in the bar will set the scene for a romantic rendezvousand nights.
Head Chef Lee Mastin has pulled out all the stops for The Draft House Valentine’s Menu which comes with a complimentary cocktail. Roast Pheasant and Slow Braised Beef Cheeks compete for attention with Quail Eggs and Sea Bass. As you’d expect from a Bord Bia ‘Just Ask’ winner, provenance is important; producers are name checked and the fish is sustainable. The €35 price tag includes a wide choice of starter and main course as well as an amuse bouche, strawberry and champagne sorbet and a dessert plate, all topped off with coffee and Love Hearts. Vegetarians and Coeliacs or those with a gluten intolerance will also find plenty of choice on this attractive menu.
Unsurprisingly the cocktails have a Valentine’s theme – a choice of two lip smacking aperitifs. ‘To Die For’ is a luscious blend of Malibu, Creme de Cacao, Midori and pineapple juice. If that sounds a little rich, try ‘Let’s Shake Together. It’s Pravda Raspberry Vodka and Mozart White Chocolate Martini which, in the best Bond style is served shaken, not stirred .
Quirky and engaging, The Draft House gastro pub is a perfect fit for its seaside location in Strandhill on the Wild Atlantic Way. “We don’t do ordinary” is their confident slogan and they have certainly reinvented the rulebook when it comes to eating out in the north west of Ireland.
Talented chef Lee Mastin scours the locality for the freshest and best produce, transforming it into a delicious seasonally led menu. Presentation and prices are equally attractive. Add to that an extensive range of draft and bottled Irish craft beers and it’s easy to see why The Draft House is so popular with both locals and visitors.