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June 25, 2013

Daniel’s Essential Tarte Au Chocolat

Filed under: Recipe of the Month — Kenmare Bay Hotel @ 4:18 pm

Daniel’s Essential Tarte Au Chocolat

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Sugar Pastry;

  • 250g soft unsalted butter
  • 160g of caster sugar
  • 2 large organic free range eggs, beaten
  • 500g organic plain flour


  1. Beat the sugar and butter in a mixer
  2. Gradually add in the beaten egg
  3. Sift in the flour and mix gently (by hand is best)
  4. Gather the dough until smooth (avoid over kneading as it extends the gluten and will make the pastry tough and unpleasant)
  5. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees (gas mark 5)
  6. Line a 21cm flat tin with the pastry allowing it to hang over the edges
  7. Line with baking parchment and dry beans, chill for 15 minutes and bake it “blind” for 15 minutes
  8. Remove the parchment and beans
  9. Trim the pastry level with the top of the tin
  10. Bake for a further 10 minutes until crisp
  11. Keep a close eye on it to avoid over colouring the pastry


  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 50g milk chocolate
  • 50g white chocolate – (Melted Together)
  • 120ml double cream
  • 3 tablespoons of Irish Whiskey
  • 2 large organic free range eggs, beaten
  • 50g caster


  1. Bring the cream and whiskey to the boil
  2. Mix into the melted chocolate
  3. Beat the eggs with the sugar and fold in
  4. Heat the oven to 150 degrees (gas mark 2)
  5. Pour the filling into the pre-baked base
  6. Bake for 40 minutes taking care not to overcook
  7. Cool until the filling is the consistency of whipping cream

Serve at room temperature with ice-cream clotted cream and grand marnier chocolate sauce.


November 28, 2012

Christmas events in beautiful Kenmare, in association with the Kenmare Bay Hotel

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Christmas in Kenmare kicks off this Friday 30th November with the annual Christmas Parade and Blessing of the Crib, plus the launch of the town’s inaugural Choral Festival. There’s lots going on all over the weekend, and the weather looks set to be cold and crisp! Perfect Christmassy weather! The weekend of the 8th & 9th December also sees a range of events, including Noel Coward’s play ‘Blithe Spirit’ at the Carnegie Theatre, Seafari Christmas Sailings to see the Seals and Eagles and a gift & food Fayre at the Kenmare Bay Hotel on Sunday. There’s loads more happening in Kenmare through the rest of the festive month too, including films at the Carnegie Theatre, Christmas storytelling for kids, walks and a family treasure hunt in Reen-a-gross Park on New Year’s Day. With some fantastic accommodation rates available at the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, why not book yourselves a little festive treat and come enjoy all that Kenmare has to offer. Check out our Christmas in Kenmare page on

October 25, 2012

Halloween Howl in Kenmare in association with the Kenmare Bay Hotel

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Kenmare town has gone mad this year for Halloween. There’s a ‘howl’ host of events for you to choose from. Visit Truffle Pig for a Scrumptious Scullery, or Cupan Tae for tea, chat and delicious Halloween treats. How about a ghost trip with Seafari? Then there’s the Haunted Forest kids party, the kids disco at the Kenmare Bay Hotel and scary movies aplenty at the Carnegie Arts Centre. Check out the full programme on It’s not too late to book your stay at the Kenmare Bay Hotel – we still have some availability mid-week and some great packages from just €119 pps for 2 nights’ B&B + 1 Dinner. Kids U12 sharing are free for B&B & Dinner! E mail for full details. Go on – it’ll be a scream.

July 5, 2012

Winter wedding offer at the Kenmare Bay Hotel

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We’ve extended our fabulous winter wedding offer to include the month of March 2013! Yes that’s right, choose any available date in November 2012, January, February OR March 2013 and we will offer you:

• Complimentary sparkling wine & canapés for your guests’ arrival
• 25% discount on your 4 course menu of choice *
• 50% discount on our Banqueting Wines
• Complimentary full evening buffet
• 5 complimentary rooms on the night of your wedding

*Subject to a minimum number of 150 guests; pro rata discount rates apply for fewer guests. All other offers apply regardless of numbers.

Let the Kenmare Bay Hotel take care of your wedding in Kerry. Give Sue a call now to check out available dates or to arrange a show around our award-winning wedding venue.
064 66 41300 or

Valid any available date in November 2012, January, February & March 2013

June 20, 2012

Family Breaks in Kerry at the Kenmare Bay Hotel

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If you’re looking for a great value family break in Kerry this summer, the Kenmare Bay Hotel might just have the answer for you. The Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, situated just a short walk from the beautiful town of Kenmare, is one of the best known family hotels in Kerry. With awards such as the Gold Star Hotel Award from and being voted one of the top 10 family-friendly hotels in Ireland by, you know you’re in good hands. Comprising 125 hotel rooms, 18 holiday homes and 14 luxury lodges, the Resort has something for everyone. The Leisure Centre, complete with 20m pool, kids’ pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and gym is open to all guests for complimentary use and there’s a Kids Club, restaurant play area, drop-in play room and outdoor Playground. Check out some of the summer family offers; mid-week family break of 2BB1D for 2 adults + 2 kids sharing for just €258 total. Includes one day’s Kids Club activities for all children aged 5 – 12; mid-week room only rate of just €89 for 2 adults + 2 kids U12 sharing; 7 nights’ self-catering holidays in July & August from €899 per house or €999 per luxury lodge. Check for all our latest special offers.

May 11, 2012

Kenmare Bay Hotel Wedding Venue fantastic offer

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The award-winning Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, a well-known and acclaimed wedding reception venue, has an amazing offer for a few last remaining 2012 dates. It’s an all-inclusive package for just €8,500 for 200 guests, or €42.50 per guest for a minimum of 200.

The package includes:
- pre-reception
- 4 course meal with choice, chosen from our full menu options
- 1/2 bottle wine pp
- full evening buffet
- chair covers & sashes (purple or silver)
- late night exemption bar license
- 5 complimentary rooms on the night of your wedding
Plus all of the Kenmare Bay Hotel’s usual complimentary items such as a wedding car, centre pieces and top table decoration and a background piano-player during the meal. Pro rata discounts apply for smaller guest numbers; great discounts possible for 300+ guests. Valid dates are 3rd, 9th and 24th November 2012 plus any available dates in January & February 2013.
Contact Sue for further details on or view website wedding page –
For your wedding in Kerry, view the Kenmare Bay Hotel before you make any decisions!

March 30, 2012

Kenmare Bay Hotel Wedding Offer

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Do you want to get married this August Bank Holiday but think you may have left it too late? Well think again! Owing to a cancellation, the Kenmare Bay Hotel, one of the best known wedding venues in Munster, has Friday 3rd August 2012 available. What’s more, we have some surprise offers and discounts for that date only. We can help you with your planning and can advise on local suppliers.

Give Sue a call on 064 66 79333 or e mail to find out more. Other 2012 dates also available, including weekend dates in November which attract our special Winter Wedding discounts. Let the award-winning Kenmare Bay Hotel take care of your wedding.

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March 16, 2012

Fantastic Winter Wedding offer at the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort

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If you’re still hoping to get married this year but think you may have left it too late – well don’t worry, think again! We have just launched our amazing winter wedding offer which includes complimentary pre-reception for your guests, no surcharge for a choice of starter, main course or dessert, a 25% discount on your menu of choice, 50% discount on our wines and 5 complimentary rooms on the night of your wedding! This incredible offer is valid for any dates in November 2012, as well as January & February 2013. There are one or two terms & conditions which you’ll find on our website –
but really, there’s no catch here so what are you waiting for?? If you’d like to make an appointment to come and view the hotel and have a chat about your requirements, just call Sue on 064 66 79333 or e mail on You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much we care about your wedding.

February 29, 2012

Kenmare Bay Hotel Wedding Open Day

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If you’ve recently got engaged or are planning on getting married in the near future, or maybe you just popped the question today?? – then you must come along to our Wedding Open Day this Sunday from 2.00 – 5.00 pm. Sandra Murphy from TV3′s The Apprentice 2011 is our MC for the day! There’ll be live music in the hotel foyer and haunting background music upstairs at the event. You’ll be able to see our beautiful Banqueting Suite partially set up as it would be for your wedding, you can get a tour of the hotel to check out the rooms, the self-catering and the leisure centre plus other facilities and you’ll get to meet the Kenmare Bay Hotel’s wedding team. Daniel, our Executive Chef, will have some of his tasty wedding fayre for you to sample and our wine supplier – Classic Wines – will have a little something to help wash it down. There’ll be local wedding suppliers, including photographers, wedding cake maker, Kenmare Flowers, Renew Beauty, Studio Be You – a fantastic accessory company for all your bridal, bridesmaids and mother of the bride’s needs, Little Oak Designs for all your stationery and Kerry Wedding Favours for all those little extras. Hear some good advice and tips from some of the invited specialists who will each give a brief presentation. Fantastic wedding draw prize if you confirm your 2012 wedding with us – first prize is €1,000 towards your day! Other prizes too, plus great raffle prizes as well. Entry is free and everyone is very welcome.

February 8, 2012

Family mid-term package at Kenmare Bay Hotel

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Any plans for mid-term? Fancy taking the kids away for a couple of days? The Kenmare Bay hotel has a great family offer for mid-week. 2 nights’ B&B + 1 Dinner for 2 adults + 2 kids U12 sharing for just €248 total. The offer also includes one day’s Kid Club activities for kids aged 5 – 12. The activities planned for mid-term are great fun – baking with the Chef, gardening with Simon, aqua fun, games, DVDs, snacks & juice + goody bag. It will keep your little ones amused! You can then chill out in the hotel, relax in the Leisure Centre or take a stroll into our beautiful town of Kenmare, just minutes from the hotel via a pathway. An affordable treat – why not? Visit our special offers page on or e mail

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