Gorman's Clifftop House and Restaurant
It tells you just what you want to know about Sile and Vincent's modus operandi that the first section on their website is entitled: “Our Roots”.
“Seven generations of the Gorman family have farmed and fished here under huge, changing skies... at the extreme end of the Dingle peninsula the ancient Celt's tradition of hospitality to strangers is deep-rooted”.
Indeed it is, and you can see that deep roots of that tradition at work today when you eat and stay with Sile and Vincent. Mr Gorman's cooking is based on smashing Kerry ingredients – Annascaul pudding and sausages; Lispole eggs; Dingle crab – abetted by the produce of his polytunnel and his garden, and it makes for smashing cooking: crab claws in garlic and lemon sauce; organic Irish smoked salmon with horseradish cream; Hereford striploin with mushroom and brandy sauce; hake with lemon butter; the signature one-pot kerry mountain lamb stew; chocolate nemesis.
The views as you enjoy dinner will do no less than take your breath away, as the sun sinks into the sea and you feel you are somewhere near wild heaven. Time then for a nightcap, a great night's sleep in the fine rooms, and then a great breakfast before you head off on the Wild Atlantic Way, thanking your lucky stars that you got up close to that Celtic tradition of hospitality to strangers, in Gorman's Clifftop House.
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