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Sample Menus

Soups
Curried butternut squash and sweet potato, with freshly picked coriander
Potato and leek soup
Chilli & Coconut soup
Rachel's Garden Cafe chunky root vegetable soup with fresh herbs
Broccoli & Blue Cheese soup
Sweetcorn & Chicken soup
Pulled Turkey/Chicken Taco Salad
Salads
Potato & Sweetcorn salad
Kale Raisin & Carrot salad
Pulled Turkey/Chicken Taco salad
Lentil & Pickled vegetable salad
Baby mixed leaf salad
Beetroot & Apple horseradish salad
Deli Bar
Homemade sausage roll with onion and herbs
Tomato and Mozzarella bruschetta
Selection of Pies: Beef & Vegetable, Chicken & Mushroom, Irish Stew Pie.
Tuna and sweetcorn melt on soda bread
Goats cheese, roast pepper and basil pesto ciabatta
Asian skewered chicken
Chickpea falafel with tahini sauce

All our soups are made daily and with all fresh ingredients, herbs from our garden and we roast our vegetables to infuse all the flavours. We only use vegetable stocks in our soups and no flour so this allows our gluten free and vegetarian customer to have a good choice.

Main Courses
Roast leg of Ballon lamb with onion & rosemary stuffing with red wine gravy, mint sauce
Pot-Roast top rib of Irish beef , red wine & thyme gravy with horseradish sauce
Fish 'n' chips: crispy breaded fillet of plaice with homemade tartar sauce
Boiled bacon & buttered savoy cabbage with parsley sauce
Baked salmon en croute with savoury rice stuffing
Fish pie with smoked haddock, salmon & cod in a creamy white wine & dill sauce
Crispy breaded chicken supreme stuffed with smoked mozzarella
Traditional roast turkey & honey glazed ham served with cranberry sauce
Our Café style homemade beef burgers with dill pickle & peppercorn cream sauce
Roast loin of pork with apricot & herb stuffing
Grilled salmon fillet with fennel & pink grapefruit salsa

At Arboretum we are dedicated to fresh locally sourced high quality produce. We strive to find the best partners to create the best Irish receipes and tastiest menu possible. All our beef, pork, ham and bacon are sourced from local supplier Ballon Meats in Carlow. All our chicken is Irish Bord Bia approved. Our fish is delivered fresh daily from Atlantis Seafood in Wexford.

Desserts
White Chocolate Mousse with raspberries or Lemon curd
Creme Brulee with fresh berries and shortbread
Strawberry/Passionfruit/Baileys Cheese Cake
Mixed Berries Roulade
Chocolate Truffle Cake
Key Lime Pie
Individual Lemin Mernigue Pie
Homemade Tiramisu
Fresh Fruit Tartlet with vanilla pastry cream
Banoffee Pie
Breakfast
Full Irish breakfast or Mini-Breakfast available
Vegetarian Breakfast with homemade hash brown
Granola with natural yoghurt and fresh mixed berries
Scrambled eggs & toast
Porridge with honey, sultanas and toasted almonds
Saute Potato, tomato & mushrooms
Deli Bar
Homemade sausage roll with onion and herbs
Tomato and Mozzarella bruschetta
Selection of Pies: Beef & Vegetable, Chicken & Mushroom, Irish Stew Pie.
Tuna and sweetcorn melt on soda bread
Goats cheese, roast pepper and basil pesto ciabatta
Asian skewered chicken
Chickpea falafel with tahini sauce
Lemon Pepper Poached Salmon

We offer different breads daily, our in house baked buttermilk brown soda, our seeded brown bread, whita soda bread. Brown or white gluten free bread is available plain or toasted just ask at the savoury counter, where we offer a wide variety of scones all made in-house including fruit, raspberry and blueberry scones. So if you want something more than a soup for a starter feel free to browse.

At Arboretum we offer a variety of vegatarian options, below is a sample offering of what is available in both Cafe locations:

Vegan
Roast Mediterranean Quiche
Chickpea and Coriander falafel with tahini sauce
Artichoke and Dubliner Cheese Quiche
Goats cheese with roast pepper and basil pesto ciabatta
Lentil & Vegetable loaf
Nut Loaf: mixed nuts & rice with seasonings baked with cheddar cheese
Vegetable Soup available daily
Vanilla Vegan cupcake
Vegan Meringue with fresh berries & coconut cream

We strive to cater for all individual diets and requests, we produce a range of flourless items from our kitchen and all allergen information is available in our cafes.

Flourless items
Daily soups are always flourless
Orange & Almond Cake
Lemon & Polenta slice
Chocolate & Coconut Energy ball
Strawberry Meringue with berry compote
Coffee or Carrot Cake
Fresh Fruit Pavlova

All menu items are subject to availability and each menu changes on a daily basis, sample menus show selected items from both Rachel's Garden Cafe in Carlow and Rachel's Secret Cafe in Kilquade, please contact us for day to day menu options if necessary, we cater for groups and tours also. Range of vegan and gluten free options also available.