Private Market Tour and Irish Cooking Class in a Modern Skerries Home

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Enjoy a private market tour, authentic cooking class and home-cooked meal with your host Elena in her home. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your host Elena, also known as Lili, is a Romanian ex-scientist turned interior designer with a deep love for food and travel! Elena has visited over 40 countries and has fascinating stories to share. Join Elena for a fun and relaxed meal and immerse yourself into the Irish culture. Join her at her dining table and enjoy a healthy, gourmet meal that combines Romanian, local Irish and international cuisine! Your menu includes dishes such as traditional Irish beef stew cooked in Guinness with brown bread, Romanian beetroot soup with lovage and creme fraiche, and grilled sea bass on a bed of creamy mash and garlic spinach served with beer or wine. You will end your meal with a dessert like upside-down mixed berry cake and fresh cream.

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Duration: 3 hours
Starts: Skerries, Ireland
Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Cooking Classes



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Enjoy a private market tour, authentic cooking class and home-cooked meal with your host Elena in her home. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your host Elena, also known as Lili, is a Romanian ex-scientist turned interior designer with a deep love for food and travel! Elena has visited over 40 countries and has fascinating stories to share. Join Elena for a fun and relaxed meal and immerse yourself into the Irish culture. Join her at her dining table and enjoy a healthy, gourmet meal that combines Romanian, local Irish and international cuisine! Your menu includes dishes such as traditional Irish beef stew cooked in Guinness with brown bread, Romanian beetroot soup with lovage and creme fraiche, and grilled sea bass on a bed of creamy mash and garlic spinach served with beer or wine. You will end your meal with a dessert like upside-down mixed berry cake and fresh cream.

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Elena’s local organic market, open on Saturdays, is a 10-minute drive from Elena’s home. The market is located on the grounds of Skerries Mills – a unique collection of two windmills and a watermill with a mill pond, mill races and wetlands. On days when the local organic market is not open, Elena will offer a tour of the town and her favorite local shops. After your market tour, enjoy a private cooking class with the lovely couple in their home. Elena lives in a modern home on the shore of the Irish Sea in Skerries, a former fishing village. Her home has beautiful sea views and you are in for a treat if you are there in the evening. Enjoy a delicious Irish fusion homemade dinner as you take in a stunning sunset! Elena lives with her partner Patrick and their eight-year-old daughter, Nadia, who will join the experience on days they are available. Elena will serve you a healthy Irish-fusion meal that combines her Romanian heritage and international inspiration with local Irish recipes including Irish beef or lamb stew with Guinness and brown bread.

Sample Menu

• Traditional Romanian beetroot soup – with lovage and creme fraiche
• Slow-cooked traditional Irish stew (beef/lamb) – with Guinness served with homemade brown bread
• Grilled sea bass on a bed of creamy mash and garlic spinach – served with a mixed bell pepper and red onion salad
• To-die-for healthy banana pancakes – served with seasonal fruit, nuts, seeds and Greek yogurt
• Upside-down sponge cake – with mixed berries or seasonal fruit and cream



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