|Head chef||Jason Fahey & Gillian Hegarty|
|Rating||Michelin Guide (1975-1980)|
Restaurant The Yeats Room of Ballymaloe House is a restaurant located in Shanagarry in County Cork, Ireland. It is a fine dining restaurant that was awarded one Michelin star in the period 1975-1980. The Michelin Guide awarded the restaurant the "Red M", indicating 'good food at a reasonable price', in the period 1981-1994. The Egon Ronay Guide awarded the restaurant one star in the period 1975-1981, 1983-1984 and 1987-1988.
The kitchen style of Ballymaloe House is Modern Irish.
The oldest parts in the present Ballymaloe House can be traced back to an Anglo-Norman castle built on this site around 1450. After many demolition works and rebuilding, most of the present building was completed in 1820. In 1990 and 2000 limited works were done on the building.
In 1964 the Allen family, owners of the Ballymaloe estate, converted the old dining room into a restaurant. They named the restaurant The Yeat's Room. In 1967 the first few rooms were converted into hotel rooms, to accommodate guests who liked to stay.
A spin off of the restaurant is the Ballymaloe Cookery School.
In the time Ballymaloe House was awarded the Michelin star, Myrtle Allen was the head chef. As of 2010, Jason Fahey is the head chef.
The Fitz-Gerald of Cloyne and Ballymaloe House
Ballymaloe House can be traced back to an Anglo-Norman square castle built on this site around 1450, held by Desmond FitzGerald families' generations, particularly Sir John FitzEdmund FitzGerald.
Sources and references
- Michelin Online
- 1979 Michelin Great Britain and Ireland. London/Clermont-Ferrand: Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd./Michelin er Cie. 1979. p. 581. ISBN 2 06 006599 2.
- The emergence, development and influence of French Haute Cuisine on public dining in Dublin restaurants 1900-2000: an oral history. Thesis DIT by Mairtin Mac Con Iomaire, 2009. 3 downloadable volumes.. Part 2, p. 345
- The emergence, development and influence of French Haute Cuisine on public dining in Dublin restaurants 1900-2000: an oral history. Thesis DIT by Mairtin Mac Con Iomaire, 2009. 3 downloadable volumes.. Part 2, p. 348
- Ballymaloe House – History MAY 23, 2012 BY ANNEMARIE FOLEY
- Fitzgerald, John Fitzedmund (1528-1612) (DNB00) wikisource