IA Summer Tour and Cookery Course

IA Summer Tour and Cookery Course

Our annual summer tour took place last weekend at Ghan House in beautiful Carlingford, Co Louth. It was a fantastic day helped in no small part by Mother Nature as the weather was glorious.

Ghan House is a fully restored, family run Georgian House in an idyllic setting in the medieval town of Carlingford.

The day began with the 2018 Interiors Association Bake Off Challenge 🙂

We donned our aprons, paired off in teams and over the course of the morning produced, 2 starters, 2 mains together with sides, salads and home made bread selections and and 2 scrumptious deserts.




Pumpkin seed & scallion crusted goats cheese with roasted tomato

Creamy corn soup with smoked paprika oil

Plain white bread rolls

Chocolate & chilli bread rolls




Soy braised salmon fillets, Asian mushrooms, tender stem broccoli & Chinese egg noodles

Roast chicken breasts filled with mushroom mousse, wrapped in Parma ham served with tomato cous cous

Chick pea salad

Wild rocket, apple & goats cheese salad



Warm peach & almond Clafoutis served with compote & citrus cream

Passionfruit & pink grapefruit Posset with meringue shards

And I’m delighted to say…. we were all winners. In fact turns out, we’re a pretty masterful bunch around a kitchen ?  And at the risk of tooting our own horns, lunch was absolutely delicious. Well done to all our chefs!

After lunch we were treated to a presentation on Porters Paints by Robert McAllister of McAllister Interiors. Thank you Robert for such an insightful and educational talk, we certainly learned a lot. And thank you in particular for our "Goodie Bags”.

We ended the day by taking a stroll in the sunshine around the picturesque village of Carlingford before heading home, tired, fed and very happy.

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