World class service at Cask Bar and Greenes Restaurant
When the team at award-winning Greenes Restaurant opened new farm-to-glass cocktail bar Cask, they had little idea that its manager and chief mixologist Andy Ferreira would be crowned World Class Irish Bartender of the Year and would soon be jetting off to the global finals of this sophisticated competition in Mexico.
Greenes was already a winner, having being named Best Restaurant in Munster at the Food & Wine Awards 2016, Best Restaurant in Cork at the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017 and given a coveted place in John & Sally McKennas’ Top 100 Restaurants in Ireland 2017 list. The menu at Greenes is innovative, seasonal and devoted to place, and it is designed by awardwinning executive head chef Bryan McCarthy. Bryan is also behind the street food- inspired, small plates food menu served at Cask and in the courtyard daily from 12.30pm until 10pm.
Similarly, a seasonal and seasonal- inspired drinks menu, is at the heart of Cask, which changes every eight weeks depending on what wild ingredients are available to pick and forage. Andy and his team, which includes six mixologists, also make their own house cocktail bitters. The cocktail menu is focussed on new flavours and experiences but also accommodates the classics.
Neighbouring Hotel Isaacs is part of the family, too. Half-way through a capital investment programme, it offers boutique-, country house-style accommodation in the centre of Cork, with 50 bedrooms and 11 apartments.