Inspired Cuisine — Every Day of Your Trip
Whether you’re dining on gourmet fare in your hotel’s restaurant; a home-hosted meal of local items; or a buffet overflowing with fresh produce, cheeses, and international favorites, mealtime is an experience to be savored. Meals in Ireland are similar to those in North America, with international cuisine (especially Chinese, Middle Eastern, Indian, Italian) popular choices. Your Ireland vacation includes a Welcome and a Farewell Dinner, as well as a home-hosted dinner in Cork and a pub lunch in Dublin. All are arranged to give you a varied, authentic experience.
We can call our meals "inspired" because they’re inspired by our travelers, whose tastes are reflected in the culinary marvels whipped up by our expert chefs. With so many of your meals included during your Ireland travel itinerary, you’ll have ample opportunity to sample the best of regional cuisine ⎯ in our hotels, in restaurants, even at private family farms and homes where we learn (right from the source) how some of the local delicacies are made.
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Healthy Choices at Every Meal
Along with the international fare, you’ll also find many American favorites and healthy dining choices for the health-conscious during your Ireland vacation. We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requests you may have, such as vegetarian, kosher, lactose-intolerant, and allergy precautions provided your requests are received at the time of booking.
Home-hosted Visits Give You a Taste of Local Life
Wherever you travel, one of the best ways to connect with local people is to share a meal, snack, or coffee — with a side of conversation. Whether you’re having tea in a family home, sharing a farmhouse lunch, or attending a community-hosted meal, there's nothing more personal (or fun!) than bonding over food, and getting to know a little about each others' lives. Many Vantage travelers report that their home-hosted experience was a highlight of their journey. During your stay in Cork, you'll travel to nearby Cobh for dinner at the home of an Irish family. Share some family history over traditional Irish fare.