Mulvarra House | Workshop and Retreat Centre St Mullins

Food at Mulvarra

We like food!

At Mulvarra, we are very excited about food. Excited about where it comes from, how it is grown, how it is prepared, who you eat it with. As we are still in the early stages of developing Mulvarra and its Breathing Space, we are currently using fresh ingredients and organic food where we can but in the future we will grow our own food.

Vegetarian?

We generally stick to vegetarian cooking in Mulvarra, although we are flexible and also cater to a variety of dietary restrictions. Vegetarian cooking is so versatile, you really don’t miss that piece of meat on your plate when it’s not there. Whatever your thoughts are on the topic, there is no denying that the meat production in most countries is not sustainable and certainly not animal friendly. When we do, very occasionally, prepare meat dishes we make sure it’s organically sourced.

Our approach

Our dishes are simple, because good and nurturing food does not have to be complicated. It is, we believe, fresh ingredients and eventually what you do with these ingredients that makes a delicious and tasty dish. There is so much information about food out there; there seems to be a new superfood on the market every week. It is hard to keep track of what to eat and what not to eat and also, this seems to change every so often. So we at Mulvarra keep it simple: fresh ingredients that together make delicious meal.

Food workshops

 

We work together with people who share the same views on food and health as we do. This means that we can offer workshops on both nutrition and preparing food (flavours, what ingredient goes with what, ideas for recipes). We are delighted to work with experts who also help us along and in that way work towards establishing Mulvarra.

Food should be shared

A final aspect that is important to us is the part where you share your food. It is one thing to prepare it and eat it, it is equally important to share the love of eating a delicious meal with other people.  All the meals you enjoy here at Mulvarra will be served in our cosy dining room, at a big table that seats everyone who is on the same retreat as you are. J.R.R. Tolkien was right: If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.