Two years following its highly anticipated debut, The Oak Room at Adare Manor has received Michelin star recognition, becoming the only starred restaurant in County Limerick. Head of Wines & Beverage Jurica Gojevic was also awarded the new Sommelier Award 2020 at the Michelin Guide to Great Britain & Ireland ceremony in London on Monday October 7th.
As one of Ireland’s leading five-star hotels, Adare Manor continues to set the benchmark for the Irish hospitality experience, with its exceptional culinary program at the forefront. As the property’s only fine-dining restaurant, The Oak Room provides a genuine taste of the best that contemporary Irish cuisine has to offer while inviting guests to explore the vast bounty of Ireland.
Helmed by Head Chef Michael Tweedie — originally from Devon and runner-up for 2017’s San Pellegrino Young Chef Award — The Oak Room plays a leading role in redefining Irish fare in an unparalleled setting overlooking the River Maigue. Recognition by the world’s premier culinary authority has always been the vision. Even before Adare Manor opened its doors, the pre-opening food and beverage team embarked on a nine-day gastronomy road trip to source the country’s best produce from local purveyors and artisans, and have continued doing so with a more recent five-day trip around the country in September 2019. An essential step in building The Oak Room’s core pillar of tasting the terroir, these trips have become an inspiration for the refined dishes on the menu that celebrate the country’s vibrant landscape.
“This recognition comes down to the dedication and commitment from Head Chef Michael Tweedie, from Head of Wines and Beverage Jurica Gojevic and from our entire culinary and front of house teams in The Oak Room, and their passion for the service they are providing our guests.” – Adare Manor CEO Colm Hannon.
“It’s wonderful to be part of such a strong and vibrant food and beverage team in The Oak Room at Adare Manor. Winning a Michelin star is a terrific achievement for all the team and I am very honoured to win the first Michelin Sommelier Award 2020. It is always a privilege being considered for awards, but the most rewarding part of this role is making sure every guests’ experience is as interesting, enjoyable and satisfying as possible.” — Adare Manor Head of Wines & Beverage Jurica Gojevic.
The Oak Room at Adare Manor is open 7 days a week, with the exception of January 13th – February 10th 2020 when guests are welcome from Tuesday through Sunday.