I was attending a restaurant marketing workshop in Limerick yesterday. The workshop was run by Marc Thornton from DTA Marketing. It was a very interesting workshop. It was casual and not too formal which is what I like, very relaxing. There was a lovely group of people attending and Marc keep us all motivated. It was worth attending and I learned loads. It was also nice sharing stories with other restauranteurs. Marc runs workshops all over Ireland so do check out his site for more details.
I stayed in the Limerick Strand Hotel. I’ve stayed here before and would highly recommend it. Close to the city, the food here is amazing with a great influence on local. The staff are very friendly which is something I found every where I went. Limerick people are very nice.
The picture above is of a Gin I had in House. House is owned by Alan Clancy who owns House Dublin and 37 Dawson Street.
They have a great Gin menu (pictured below). The bar man in The Strand Hotel recommended I should definitely try out Breil Pur, a gim from Switzerland. Great Mint and Chocolate Flavours. Loved it.
House is decorated very hip and comfortable. Again the staff are so polite and they were smiling, happy staff. A quick trip to the loo was next and I’m glad I did. The loos are amazing, but the best part was the powder room across from the loos.
Today before the drive home took a walk around the city and popped into The Buttery for lunch. Very cool place. Friendly staff again and very very nice food. I had the Cajun Burger. I loved the whole madness about the decoration, a very funky cafe and wine bar.