Smugglers Creek Celebrate Winning Multiple Awards at CATEX 2013

Mark, Deirdre, Terri, Joe & Emily at CATEX 2013

The Chefs from Smugglers Creek Inn, Joe & Deirdre Clinton, Commis Chef Terri Gallagher and Gabriel McSharry took part as a team in the International Culinary Competitions at CATEX, the food service event of the year took place at the RDS, Dublin on 19th-21st Feb 2013.

Terri competed in the Junior Terrine, Junior Pasta & Open Class Pork competitions. She took the Class Winner of the Junior Terrine and a Silver Medal, another Silver Medal in the Junior Pasta. She also won the third Silver medal in the Open Class Pork where Junior & Senior Chefs competed.

Gabriel competed in the Junior Terrine & Junior Pasta which he took home a Silver & Bronze medal. He also took part in the Young Chef of the Year Competition and received a Certificate of Merit.

Joe & Deirdre competed in two team events in the Hot Salon. Firstly, the Prestigious Mystery Basket where they won two Bronze medals, they then took part in the Master Chef’s Challenge sponsored by Nestle which they won two Gold medals.

Deirdre competed in the International Cold Salon with a Donegal Seafood Platter winning yet another Gold Medal.

“We are so proud of our chefs’ achievements at CATEX 2013. They faced intense competition from other experienced chefs with great culinary skills yet achieved brilliant results, bringing back 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze medals. It’s our privilege to come in each day and work alongside our talented chefs. We feel so lucky to be part of such a dedicated and hard-working team. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors Michael Doherty for his wooden platter which was used in the Terrine competition, Albatross Seafood and Alistair McClay from Starcrest Seafood for their continue support .”said Proprietor, Emily Browne and General Manager, Mark Rush.

Valentine’s Celebration at Smugglers Creek Inn!

Valentines Celebration at Smugglers Creek 2013

Three Evenings of Romance…Celebrate Valentines at Smugglers Creek Inn!

Saturday the 9th & 16th February, celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner where you can avail of our exceptional a la Carte menu accompanied by a good selection of wine & champagne.  Fabulous time….guaranteed!

Thursday, 14th February, St. Valentine’s Day, as it is said to be the most romantic day of the year, Smugglers Creek will be opened from 5pm to provide our guests a wonderful way to celebrate your special relationship or just treat yourself and your loved ones to tasty food and gorgeous wine & champagne!

If you haven’t already booked, message us on Facebook, email or call us on 071 9852367 to reserve a table.

Smugglers Creek Presents Cheque to North West Hospice

Deirdre Clinton, Terri Gallagher, Celine Rush, Emily Browne, Ian Rush, Michelle Leckey, Tina Gallagher, Alan Jnr, Alan Gallagher and Mark Rush presented cheque to North West Hospice’s Micheal McGlone.
Smugglers Creek staff proudly present a cheque for the sum of €5340 to North West Hospice representative, Michael McGlone on Sunday 16th December 2012 which was raised after a very successful 1st Annual Charity event on Saturday 23rd November.
We would like to thank everyone who attended and made it an evening to remember.
Special thanks to Michelle Leckey who helped organised the event. Musicians Shane Cormac & Pete Griffin (Elvis) and all staff and suppliers who made it all possible.
We are already planning for next year’s event! Watch this space!

Halloween Party Night 2012

Smugglers Halloween 2012 Party

We had another brilliant jam packed Halloween Party Night on Saturday the 27th October 2012. Thank you for all the customers who came, especially those who dressed up! Thanks for all the staff, Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and Madonna who worked really hard behind the Bar all night, and Phoenix who provided the live music that got everybody dancing ! Looking forward to next year already!

Smugglers Creek Inn Provided the Perfect Venue for Wedding Party

Grainne & Louis Cummins

Congratulations to Grainne & Louis Cummins! The happy couple chosen Smugglers Creek Inn as their Post Wedding Party venue on Saturday 23rd June 2012. 80 guests celebrated this special occassion with Drinks & Canape on arrival, delicious Summer Buffet with wine at the Gallery Dining Room, followed by cakes, tea & coffee and lots of music and dancing!

If you would like to hire Smugglers Creek as your party venue, please call 071 9852367 and speak with Emily or Mark. Cheers!

Smugglers Summer Buffet

Smugglers Creek Inn Won Best Tourist Venue Award from the Good Eating Guide

Smugglers Creek Inn Received Best Tourist Venue Award

Smugglers Creek Inn Received the Best Tourist Venue Award
from the Good Eating Guide 2012

 Smugglers Creek Inn received the Best Tourist Venue Award from the Good Eating Guide to Ireland 2012. The Award was presented to Proprietor Emily Browne on Monday 11th June by Mary Mitchell-O’Connor, TD at Patrick Guilbaud’s Michelin star restaurant in Dublin.

 “This award is a great achievement for all of us and a testimony to our growing success. Our aim has always been to create a unique atmosphere, warm service and a range of delicious and mouth-watering cuisine using carefully sourced Irish seafood and produce. With this recognition, we have put Smugglers Creek Inn on the map of Ireland as one of the most enchanting place to eat and stay. Obviously, we couldn’t have received this award without the dedication and hard work from all the staff, so a big thank you to all of them!” said Emily.