Dillisk is a seaside food project based down on the machair of Aughrusbeg, in Connemara, county Galway. It is essentially an old shed in the middle of nowhere where you'll taste some of the most innovative and best cooking you'll ever come across. To this day I still hear people raving about their eating experiences there last summer, and I'm plagued with envy.
Dillisk taps into the current trends in world food of foraging, pickling and a return to eating like we used to. I could spend all day trying to explain exactly what they do, but they say it best themselves:
"In a cosy, converted boat shed, we serve a tasting menu with the best produce that the day has to offer. By harvesting seaweed from the shore, working with local suppliers and buying fresh off the boats just down the road in Cleggan Harbor, we hope to showcase a little piece of what the west has to offer. As part of the project, we aim to learn more about what is naturally available on land and shore and we invite you all to come along and be a part of it."
If ever a meal was worth crossing the country for, this is it.
There are only a few dates on which you can avail of this pop up, so I'd get booking tickets immediately!
August: 19th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th.
September: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
- Dinner starts at 7.30 pm each evening
- All dietary requirements are catered for (just let them know once you have booked)
- You can find information on places to stay nearby on their website