Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cork International Hotel. You Lunch; Kids Play

Cork International Hotel
Relax. You Lunch. Kids Play

Nice and cool. Your Prawn Cocktail (left)  and more.

Take the kids to lunch and relax. Where? At the Cork International Hotel at the airport.

For the past three weeks, their buffet lunch has been up and running. Kids are catered for on the menu and, when they have wolfed down the food, they can move to the adjacent play room, a large and well equipped area, equipped with everything from soft toys to big screens for games. Parents can relax as the kids can leave the play-room* only through the dining area. It is an excellent set-up.

And the food? They say you eat with your eyes. And you are off to a great start here. Terrific displays of juices caught my eye and then too the serve-yourself Caesar salads, the fruit selection, and the display of breads. CL picked the Housemade chicken liver pate with onion conserve and crusty bread while I choose the Boston prawn cocktail with iceberg and marie rose.
Took those back to our table and enjoyed them. Quite a few family groups among the Sunday diners. It may be largely self-service but there is no shortage of staff here, all friendly and efficient, and they’re at hand if you want a drink from the bar or a top up of your water. Plenty of room between and on the tables and seating is comfortable.

The main event!
Well satisfied with the starters, we headed back for the mains. The chef was serving up traditional roasts (pork and beef last Sunday) and you could help yourself to a Baked Salmon Fillet or Roast Supreme of Chicken or a tempting Indian Style Lamb Curry and more. And, of course, lots of well cooked seasonal vegetables plus mashed potatoes. The chef too was offering roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, and various sauces (horseradish for the beef, apple for the pork and gravy of course!). Very happy with my beef and trimmings!

We had been tipped off about the dessert selection here and indeed had seen the colourful display on each visit to the spacious food area. Now we were choosing for real. Had to refrain from grabbing one of those fruit skewers as I passed the kiddies selection - not that anyone was counting - and we finally picked a slice of Lemon Meringue Pie and a Forest Berry Vanilla Cheesecake, both gorgeous with a cup of top quality coffee.

Go on! Take one. Or Two?
 After your meal why not move to the lounge. Sip an après digestif as you listen to the live piano music. Oh, don't forget to collect the kids afterwards!

Sample menu and contact details below.
Some of the kids' desserts.

Starter Selection
Housemade chicken liver pate with onion conserve and crusty bread
Boston prawn cocktail with iceberg and marie rose
Platter selection of cut melon with balsamic dressing and rocket
Classic Tossed Caesar salad with creamy Caesar dressing
Seasonal soup with selection of breads
From the Chef Station
Traditional Roast Beef with roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings
Roast Loin of Pork with roast gravy and apple
Vegetarian stir-fry – ala minute
Vegetarian pasta – ala minute
Baked Lemon Peppered Salmon fillet
Roasted supreme of chicken with mushroom tarragon sauce
Indian style Lamb curry with steamed basmati rice and poppadoms
Seasonal selection of buttered vegetables
Parsley Boiled Potatoes Perfect Mash
Kids Buffet
Chicken Goujons and fries
Sausage and mash
Macaroni Cheese
Chefs Dessert Buffet
Selection of Pies/Cakes/Sweets
Lemon Meringue Pie
Malteser Honeycomb Chocolate Tart
Forest Berry Vanilla Cheesecake
Kids Dessert Buffet
Fruit jelly
Fresh fruit skewers
Chocolate brownie cake

Juice Selection & Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee*
*Alcoholic beverages are available for an additional cost

  • Play-room is a “work in progress”. Not quite fully equipped yet (they are awaiting their X-Box) but almost there.

Sunday Lunch
3 Course Gourmet Buffet Lunch
12:30 - 15:00
Pianist and Childrens play area
Prices: €25 adults and €15 for children
Reservations accepted for group of 10 or more
Tel: +353 21 454 9800 | E: info@corkinternationalhotel.com

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