fbpx

Latest News

Notice of Cancellation:Roesy 25th June

We were all looking forward to the Roesy Concert on Thursday 25th June but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances this concert has been cancelled. Keep an eye out for the next event. All those who have booked will be offered a full refund and we will be open for dinner as normal serving food from…
Read more

K-Fest 2015: June Bank Holiday Weekend

[gallery columns="4" ids="3254,3249,3290,3260"]   This is the third year of Kerry's best cultural and artistic festival, K-Fest, based right here in Killorglin. It will be going ahead on the June Bank Holiday 2015 weekend (same as 2014) and one can only hope that the weather is as good as it was last year, though even…
Read more

Dining in the Dark experience in Killorglin

  • andrew & Una
  • anna
  • blindfolded dinner
  • cliodhna speaking
  • Lovely ladies at door
  • more ladies
  • serving the meal
  • table settings
  • torres blind experience
  • wines riesling and floralis
  • anna

Thank you to all who came to our unusual event "Dine in the Dark"! From talking to people on the night everyone seemed to really enjoy it. It was a celebration of Torres wine, and their rich heritage spanning a century and a half and four generations of winemaking tradition.Thanks of course to Emma Llorens Torres' talented sommelier and our guide for the evening. Also many thanks to Findlaters wines Torres' Irish wine distributor for kindly sponsoring the wine on the night. Half the proceeds on the night were in aid of Sightsavers Ireland.

So how did it work?

Guests were blindfolded throughout the meal and therefore a principal sense-vision had been removed. Diners would be told when wine was placed at their setting, if it would be at the right or to the left of them, and their hands would be guided to the base of the glass. You would receive a tap on the shoulder when a plate of food would be placed in front of you. Then you would touch the food and proceed to eat it whilst sipping on the wine match. It was more difficult to identify the food and wines than people had anticipated.

Delicious Menu created by our chefs and matching the wines exquisitely

menu on the night with wines

 

Anna Kurdziel Food Blogger and writer with Yes Chef food magazine was there to experience the event and sums up the experience quite succinctly "It's really surprising how much we rely on our sight when it comes to food. When that sense is taken from us - everything tastes so different, we don't know what to expect! You also appreciate it more when the food is paired with good wine - it makes all the difference!"

Don't forget we hold wine tastings monthly and we send emails out notifying people of wine events. See more and join up here

Here's a short video of the Night

Recent Award “Best Wine Experience in Kerry”

We were absolutely honoured to have been recently awarded the "Best Wine Experience" in the county of Kerry in 2015 at the RAI awards. The independent judges will be calling soon to assess the wine experience & compare Sol y Sombra on a national level with some of the  best wine-bars in the country! We…
Read more