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May 13, 2020

ANOTHER WAY TO ENJOY AFTERNOON TEA

~ Launch of our call and collect ‘Pure Cork Afternoon Tea’ ~
~ This special treat is perfect for cocooning loved ones and will support local producers and charity Our Hospital Heroes ~

Does lockdown have you pining for dainty finger sandwiches, fluffy scones and mouth-watering desserts? If you have a special occasion coming up, want to treat cocooning loved ones, or host a small socially distanced garden gathering when restrictions are eased, fear not, as Cork’s we have put Afternoon Tea back on the menu with the launch of a new call and collect service - available from Saturday 16th May! Orders will be taken from Friday 14th May. 

As you may know we are temporarily closed to guests in line with Covid-19 restrictions, we devised the ‘Pure Cork Afternoon Tea’ concept to help get some of our staff back to work, support our local suppliers and reconnect with customers in a safe and responsible manner.

Not only that, but €5 from every purchase will be donated to Our Hospital Heroes, so your treat will go a long way.

It will feel just like the real thing as the Pure Cork Afternoon Tea Menu will be placed on a three-tiered carryout box. Priced at €55 and designed to lavishly treat two people, it will feature savoury treats including a Heirloom Tomato & Toonsbridge Mozzarella Ciabatta, Ballyhoura Apple & Clonakilty Black Pudding Bruschetta, Skeaghanore Duck & Onion Marmalade on Brioche, a Prawn Marie Rose in Lettuce Cup and a Bandon Vale Cheese, Baked Ham & Ballymaloe Relish Finger. The middle tier will consist of Berthas Revenge Sloe Gin Scones and Fruit Hill Farm Carrot & Pineapple Cake.  And the final tier is an elegant desert selection featuring Midleton Very Rare Whiskey Fudge, Kinsale Red Berry Mead Panna Cotta, The Montenotte Rice Crispy Square, Killahora Pear & Milk Chocolate Tart and Beamish & White Chocolate Mousse.

The Pure Cork Call and Collect Afternoon Tea will be available Thursday to Sunday with 3 daily collection slots from 12:30-13.00, 13.00-13.30, 13.30-14.00. To avail of this sumptuous afternoon feast simply call the hotel, pay by card, book your pickup slot and collect. Collection is available from the front door, and for those driving there is no need to even leave your car!

Commenting, General Manager Brian Bowler said “We are delighted to be able to deliver on our promise to #stayunique by offering another way to enjoy afternoon tea – this time from home. We hope it will provide comfort to those seeking a semblance of normality amidst the current crisis.  This special treat would be a thoughtful gesture for cocooning parents, a lovely surprise for the weary home cook, or a unique way to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or new baby in style!  Or maybe you’re planning a socially distanced garden tea party when restrictions are eased slightly from next week”.

“The Pure Cork Afternoon Tea is an opportunity for us to get some of our team back to work, while supporting our valued local producers, community and Our Hospital Heroes, who will receive a €5 donation from every order.”

View the Pure Cork Call and Collect Afternoon Tea Menu here. To place an order for collection call +353 21 453 0050 and for all the latest social updates follow us @Montenottehotel on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

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SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

Yes… the largest Sculpture Exhibition in Ireland is now open at The Montenotte Hotel

By Ray Kelleher – Director of Sales & Marketing

A stunning Sculpture Exhibition has been installed at our hotel this week, here at The Montenotte Hotel, in the sunken Victorian Gardens and will be on-site for the next four weeks, in association with the prestigious amazing The Kildare Gallery.

In keeping with our company’s commitment to support Irish art and culture, 38 sculptures by 18 Irish artists, including Bob Quinn, Stephanie Hess and Donnacha Cahill have now adorned the gardens. The works range in themes, scale and materials including ceramic, bronze, bog oak and copper steel.

With so many events, including showcase events like Bloom, cancelled, our exhibition is now the largest outdoor exhibition of its kind in Ireland this year!

We now encourage as many locals and visitors as possible to visit the Sculpture Exhibition and wander around the wonder of these secret gardens, which were only recently rediscovered and restored to their former glory of 100 years ago.  Your body and mind will truly relax as you peruse the art, breathe in the aromatic scents of lavender, myrtle and rosemary, and listen to the soothing sounds of the water fountain.

You can also take in the spectacular views of the exhibition, Victorian Gardens and Cork city from a high from the recently refurbished Panorama Terrace. We just ask that you pop to the hotel reception and register your details to gain access.

For myself, I am only just with the hotel less than 2 weeks and there is no doubt that this is one of Ireland’s most instragrammable hotels and the sculpture exhibition enhances this.

We hosted a press call to launch the exhibition with the Lord Mayor Cllr Joe Kavanagh and the Lady Mayoress Stephanie this week and our General Manager Brian Bowler commented , “We are delighted to host such a magnificent Sculpture Exhibition in association with the Kildare Gallery, after a hugely successful inaugural event in 2019.  It’s part of our ongoing ethos to support Irish artists, and it has never been more important to do, as the arts community has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. To see these incredible sculptures against the backdrop of our re-discovered sunken Victorian gardens is a stunning sight to behold”.

It was also great to meet Ruth Liddle from the Kildare Gallery who is the curator of the exhibition. I feel my artistic knowledge has grown since I arrived at The Montenotte Hotel.

The Sculpture Exhibition will run until September 26th.  All of the pieces are available to purchase with The Kildare Gallery and for more information about visiting the exhibition see here

Ray Kelleher
Director of Sales & Marketing
The Montenotte Hotel
rkelleher@themontenottehotel.com
@raykellehercork

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 CALL & COLLECT AFTERNOON TEA

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CALL & COLLECT AFTERNOON TEA

ANOTHER WAY TO ENJOY AFTERNOON TEA

~ Launch of our call and collect ‘Pure Cork Afternoon Tea’ ~
~ This special treat is perfect for cocooning loved ones and will support local producers and charity Our Hospital Heroes ~

Does lockdown have you pining for dainty finger sandwiches, fluffy scones and mouth-watering desserts? If you have a special occasion coming up, want to treat cocooning loved ones, or host a small socially distanced garden gathering when restrictions are eased, fear not, as Cork’s we have put Afternoon Tea back on the menu with the launch of a new call and collect service - available from Saturday 16th May! Orders will be taken from Friday 14th May. 

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MY MONTENOTTE EXPERIENCE

This Saturday, on February 1st, I ventured down to Cork for a weekend break in the picturesque and beautifully modern, Montenotte Hotel.
As they say, January is the only month with twice as many days as the rest. Maybe it’s the post-Christmas, back to reality, dark at 4pm aspect, but January really does drag. The first day of Spring was the perfect time for a trip away. Matt drove and we arrived to check-in at 2pm, bringing the total journey time to just under 3 hours.

As always, if anyone has any questions regarding the stay, please do let me know. I am always happy to answer!
All my foodie love,
Fifi
@fifisfoodblogdublin

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