After including The Fatted Calf on my list of must visits for 2014, I was glad to get an early opportunity to visit for lunch on a blustery Saturday in early February. Glasson is easily accessible from Athlone and well worth the trip even from farther afield. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday.
There are so many good restaurants throughout Ireland that I am hearing good things about that I failed to visit in 2013. I also read many interesting accounts of trips to food festivals that I didn’t get to last year. It’s not possible to get to all the places I would like to – real life gets in the way! But, here is a list of 10 places I would like to get to in 2014. 1. MacNean House & Restaurant, Blacklion, Co. Cavan Neven Maguire’s restaurant and cooking is legendary. This may take some planning and some luck in securing a reservation but I definitely need to visit after hearing so many good things both online and from friends. I am told that if you stay overnight at MacNean House that the breakfast is also an experience in itself.