The Peoples Kitchen, Trim, Co. Meath.
Last Saturday saw us out again with The Peoples Kitchen, this time in a new venue on the banks of the River Boyne in the beautiful Boyne View Guesthouse. Owned and run by Anthony and Deirdre Hoey, Boyne View is a magnificent country house set in it’s own grounds overlooking the majestic Boyne. It really is a beautiful place to stay with big roaring fires, fabulous period rooms and of course the owners couldn’t be any nicer.
Anyway back to the main reason we were there which was the drink! Sorry, I meant the food. Our chef for the evening was none other than Gerry Meade who has been top class chef for over 25 years. Gerry took us through the preparation of the canapés, starters, main course and dessert. What I loved about him was his passion for simplicity. No waffle, no pretentiousness, just plain simple cooking. He is also passionate about using top quality local produce and to that end the beautiful free range turkey came from Maperath Farm in Kells and the ham from Tullyard Farm in Trim.
Of course there was some serious stirring to be done…………..
As well as some serious tasting……..
Of course you can’t have good food and not have some good drink too and we weren’t disappointed in that department. Alan and Rodney made the long journey all the way from The Malt House on other side of town and brought with them a fantastic selection of wines and beers. Now in all fairness to them, they were looking very dapper in their dickie bows and in fact they blended in very well with the décor of the house. They must have felt right at home!
With their infinite knowledge of all things drinkable, they guided us through a varied selection of top quality wines and some really good craft beers. None of that oul mass produced shite! Even the non drinkers amongst us partook of a few (too many) samples :-)
We even touched on a little pornography – apparently the above wine which features a naked lady on the label, caused a bit of controversy among some stockists!
At this point we were well sorted with good food and good drink. All we needed was some good music and we weren’t disappointed. Our entertainment was provided by a four piece group of young ladies who go by the name of 28 Strings – very apt!
The four girls entertained us with a lovely selection of popular songs but they have their own little twist on them making them very easy to listen to.
I can’t recommend a night out with The Peoples Kitchen highly enough. This is our third one now and already we’re looking forward to the next one. I wrote about a previous night here if you want to read it.