Lough Erne Resort goes ‘Wilde’ for Oscar Anniversary

To mark the anniversary of 150th year since Oscar Wilde's final year at Portona, the resort has created its very own Oscar Wilde Afternoon Tea for guests to enjoy this autumn

To mark the anniversary of 150th year since Oscar Wilde’s final year at Portona, the resort has created its very own Oscar Wilde Afternoon Tea for guests to enjoy this autumn.

Lough Erne Resort General Manager, Joanne Walsh says: “Various sources refer to Oscar Wilde as quite a foodie, attending large dinners in his day. He was also known to enjoy fine wine, caviar as well as a well-done cut of beef.

“With this year marking the 150th year since his final year at Portora, we felt it fitting that we would celebrate his links with Fermanagh. Our culinary team have really excelled themselves with the new Oscar Wilde Afternoon Tea and the new Gents Afternoon Tea, which we know our guests will love.”

The Afternoon tea will include a Free Range Chicken & Apricot Sandwich; Egg & Chive Brioche Bun; Honey Baked Gammon & Wholegrain Mustard, Stout Wheaten Bread and Irish Smoked Salmon Buttered Loaf. For that extra layer of indulgence, the resort’s culinary team of Noel McMeel, Stephen Holland and Mark Winter have created the perfect combination of sweet options including Valrhona Dulcey Banoffee; Chocolate Marquise; Seasonal Fruit Bavarois; White Chocolate & Vanilla Panna Cotta – Mixed Berry Jelly.

For those with a penchant for a treat with an Asian twist the team has created a new Gents Afternoon Tea that includes Chicken Dim Sum; Duck Spring Rolls; Salted Chilli Chicken Strips; Kimchi; Ballymaloe Relish and Chilli Dressing complemented by a veritable feast of sweet options including Valrhona Dulcey Banoffee; Chocolate Marquise; Seasonal Fruit Bavarois; White Chocolate & Vanilla Panna Cotta – Mixed Berry Jelly.

Wilde spent seven years in Fermanagh from 1864-1871 at Portora School which has encouraged this nod to the actor from the Lough Erne Resort.
Lough Erne Resort is located only minutes from Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, nestled within a 600-acre peninsula featuring spectacular panoramic view of the Fermanagh Lakelands.

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