People eat as they are meant to here—lots of local everything! Fish come from fishermen. Kale and potatoes come from the neighbor’s farm. Everyone is mindful of what’s used in the soil and fed to the animals. I ate dairy there and even met the cows! There are lots of agricultural restrictions and policies that the U.S. could benefit from.
I’d have to say one of the five-course meals I had at the Ballymaloe House was tops of my list. Their sauces are insane—especially the salsa verde on the John Dory. And they’ll give you the recipe if you ask!
I also found this little cafe called Organico in Bantry. Their frittatas and vegan chili was out of control. Same for the gluten-free scones and locally-sourced, chocolate-covered dates stuffed with nut butter.