Monday, July 25, 2011

mini break weekend

We packed our bags and headed off to Clare to celebrate our two year wedding anniversary.
This gorgeous little town is located about a few hours from us and was the perfect location for our mini break.
It was such a lovely weekend I thought i'd do a little post about all that this picturesque town has to offer.
  • an assortment of the most adorable and cosy b&bs
  • wine gallore; it felt like ever corner we turned there was another winery on offer and to make it even better Clare has a bike track connecting the riesling trail so you can ride between the wineries.
  • Ingredients for the perfect platter- my pantry is now stocked with chutneys, jams and sauces.
  • Really fantastic Chinese food at the golden dragon restaurant
  • food, food, glorious food...there were so many fantastic restaurants around.
 With a car filled with chutneys, jams, sauces and wines we headed home, certain we'll be back again. 
If you're thinking of a weekend in Clare I've made a little itinerary of some must see places:
  1. Sevenhill cellars with a cool underground crypt in the old monastery.
  2. Pauletts winery with great wine and the most fantastic views.
  3. Pikes winery with a gallery, good wine and homemade beer.
  4. Skillogalee- a little cottage restaurant with great service and food.
  5. Penna Lane winery with excellent dessert and excellent homemade jams, sauces and chutneys.

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