A funky French gourmet Fish n’Chip shop perched on the pier wall of a fishing village located about as far west as you can go in Europe? If you are travelling through West Cork, you have to see (and taste) L'Escale to believe it.
Cork has seen a blossoming of exceptional talent in smoking and curing fish in recent years. Most are artisan producers like Frank Hederman – who has revived the best traditions of the ancient art of smoking and preserving fish. Hederman’s have a stall in the English Market, you can also visit their Smokehouse close to the city or order online.
Twin brothers Padraig and Adrian Hyde say they like to talk about beer as much as brew it. Almost. At their medal-winning Munster Brewery, the brothers welcome all parties, big and small, to the port town of Youghal, once home to the Elizabethan explorer, adventurer and beer-lover Sir Walter Raleigh.