Chapter Two

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” – Alan D. Wolfelt

Chapter Two at The Fern Dean, is the only five-star fine dining experience of its kind in Ireland. Enjoy a pleasant evening of wining and dining with friends and families. As Alan D. Wolfelt alludes to above, there is something truly intimate about the experience of good food and dining that transcends spoken words.


Marinated Courgette, Roasted Beets & Asparagus Salad with Pecan Crusted Goat’s Cheese

Cured Gravlax & Smoked Salmon with Cucumber & Fennel Pickle, Sourdough Croute, Lemon & Dill Emulsion

Pressed Ham Hock Terrine, Pea Shoots & Crisp Apple Salad

Tian of Smoked Chicken, Avocado, Mango & Herbed Salad, Cumin & Fenugreek Oil


Pan-Fried Sea Bass, Sautéed Greens, Crushed New Season Potatoes, Vanilla Beurre Blanc

Roasted Rump of Wicklow Lamb with Roasted Summer Vegetables, Pommes Anna, Black Olive Tapenade

Roast Corn Fed Chicken, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Wild Garlic & Fricassee of Forest Mushrooms, Pommes Mousseline

Chargrilled Organic Salmon, Seville Orange Hollandaise, New Season Asparagus, Carrot & Tarragon Salsa, Purple Potatoes

8 OZ Irish Hereford Striploin Steak with Crispy Onion Rings, Hand Cut Fries, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Béarnaise Sauce

All the above served with the vegetable & potatoes of the day


Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote

Lemon & Raspberry Tartlet, Raspberry Sorbet, Pistachio Praline

Espresso Crème Brûlée with mini chocolate chip cookies

Eton Mess with Wine Jelly & Vanilla Ice Cream

Coconut Panna Cotta with Roasted pineapple


Tea and coffee

Please see our carefully paired wines with comments from sommeliers including David Whelehan.

White Wines

Domaine Colombier Chablis 2016 France
“Elegant dry clean and crisp, classic mineral wet stone character with citrus fruit flavours. Works well with dishes such as salad, seafood & light starters. Domaine Colombier is a small family run estate with a long history of excellence.”

Feuduccio Percorino 2017 Italy
“A beautifully balanced Italian white. Rich tropical flavours of peach, pear, pineapple are poised in a pitch perfect balance with a lime citrus acidity. This is excellent white to have with strong flavoured food, as it is very adaptable.”

Domaine Lebrun Cuvée Eugene Pouilly-Fumé 2017 France
“A classic Loire Valley white wine. Along with Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé is considered by many to be France’s best Sauvignon Blanc. Mineral and stony flavours are fleshed out by a subtle rich ripe fruity character mid palate. Works very well with seafood or Chicken.”

Castello di Pomino Bianco YYYY Italy
“This is a superb wine from the oldest winemaking family in the world, The Frescobaldi Family, who now celebrate 33 generations as winemakers.  A magnificent blend of Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay.”

Abadia San Campo Albarino YYYY Spain
“This wine is from the Terras Gauda Winery, which are acknowledged as being the benchmark for the Rias Baixas region in wine making. This is an elegant and luscious Albarino from the region which is regarded as the best Seafood wine match.”

Red Wines

Domaine Andre Vatan Sancerre Rouge 2016 France
“Soft ripe cherry fruit with a supple earthy quality that is hugely enjoyable. Pinot Noir from Sancerre is very under-rated and proves to be an excellent alternative to Red Burgundy. Try with lamb, beef or salmon as this wine is very flexible when it comes to food matches.”

Chateau La Fleur Pourret Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2012 France
“A delightful, textbook example of seriously classy sleek right bank Bordeaux. Soft rounded almost bordering on plump, excellent fine tannins and structure combine with the dark berry fruits to give a gorgeous opulent red of real personality.”

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Chateau Beauchene 2012 France
“This classic Southern Rhone Valley red exhibits all the qualities that have made Chateauneuf-du-Pape so famous. Elegant, restrained, medium bodied with a refined fruit character that is mellow, soft and complex. Earthy tones intertwine with exotic spice, it matches very well with beef, lamb or pork.”

Tenuta di Frescobaldi Castiglioni Toscana IGT YYYY Italy
“A superlative example of a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet, and Merlot. Full bodied yet delivers delicate and soft red fruit flavours to match and enhance the food pairings.”

Palacios Remondo Propiedad YYYY Spain
Alvaro Palacios was voted the Winemakers, winemaker of the year 2017, and this is a sublime example of one of his Rioja stable. A beautiful example of Garnacha and Tempranillo which will enhance any table or food.