Lough Erne Resort Taps Into The Science Of Smell With Its Scent-sational Autumn Offerings 

Guests of Lough Erne Resort are to be given the chance to reminisce on personal memories of Autumns past thanks to the launch of the 5-star resort’s newly launched food, beverage, and spa offerings that all tap into familiar autumnal elements.

Also known as the Proustian Experience, the phenomenon describes the evoking of a sudden and involuntary memory from a specific smell, taste, or texture. Interestingly, smell operates differently to the other senses, working directly on the part of the brain than deals with long-term memories, behaviour, and emotions.

Recognising Autumn as a season abundant with recognisable scents and aromas, Lough Erne Resort has introduced several stimulating seasonal elements to its food, beverage, and spa offerings in a bid to encourage guests to experience their own Proustian moment.

Guests will now be able to indulge their senses, especially their sense of smell, at the 5-star resort through a new Autumn Equinox Wellness Escape package, a new Autumn Afternoon Tea Menu and the new Autumn Menu at The Catalina Restaurant. 

Autumn Afternoon Tea 

Lough Erne Resort’s new seasonal Afternoon Tea is aimed at awakening its guest’s senses through emotion-stimulating flavours, aromas, and arrangements. Served on charming Belleek Pottery China, the Afternoon Tea presentation will see autumnal shades of orange, yellow and brown visible across a variety of the treats, including the red velvet chocolate cake, maple orange bonbon, apple and raisin scones, and rum and banoffee mousse.

The delights also feature traditional seasonal flavours and aromas, in items such as the carrot and vanilla cake which features a warming sensation through the cinnamon and ginger spice infusion.

From 21st September 2020, both residents and non-residents can enjoy this autumn indulgence daily from 1pm to 3.30pm for £25pp. For bookings and enquiries phone +44(0)28 6632 3230 or email

 Autumn Equinox Wellness Escape

The Autumn equinox, which this year will occur on 22nd September, is one of the two days a year when the sun shines directly on the Equator, presenting an almost equal balance between light and darkness. Many have recognised the equinox as an important period for personal wellness and mindfulness, as well as a perfect opportunity to rebalance, restore, and refocus your inner self.

Lough Erne Resort is inviting guests to experience an Autumn Equinox Wellness Escape with a series of stimulating sensory experiences. From £205pps, guests can discover their own personal balance with an overnight stay in a stunning lakeview room, a rejuvenating yoga class and a seasonal dining experience in The Catalina Restaurant.

The Equinox package will also include a seasonally curated spa experience, aimed at reawakening and rebalancing the body and mind. The treatment will begin with a welcome foot ritual, followed by a Hot ESPA Positivity Oil experience that focuses on spiritual positivity and muscle rejuvenation. To help guests fully savour the Autumnal atmosphere, the experience will conclude with an invigorating Pumpkin Enzyme Facial, perfect for removing dead skin cells and revealing a healthy glow.

Visitors availing of the package can also experience the great outdoors around the resort via the Collop Walk and swim in the infinity pool to complete their wellness journey.

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 Autumn menu at The Catalina Restaurant 

Executive Head Chef, Noel McMeel and his culinary team are proud to introduce Lough Erne Resort’s new autumn menus in The 3 AA Rosette Catalina Restaurant which is one of only five restaurants in Ireland that hold its acclaim.

Integrated into the resort’s aspiration to invigorate guest’s senses this autumn, the menu sees the introduction of seasonally famous tastes and aromas that are designed to evoke memories of Autumns past. The Catalina menu items include a Warm Whiskey-Infused and Cured Salmon accompanied by a Dill Emulsion & Toonsbridge Trout Roe, as well as a charmingly Autumnal Comber Potato Soup with Ballylisk Cheese and Pomme Soufflé. The menu promotes the inclusion of notably autumnal produce, within the likes of the Seasonal Butternut Squash and Pickled Turnip that complement the Roast Pork Fillet with Confit Pork Belly, Ham Hock, Sweet Date Puree, Mustard Seeds, and Pepper Jus dish. Amongst the choice of Autumn-inspired desserts is the Blackberry Soufflé, which is presented with a perfectly seasonal blackcurrant sorbet and vanilla anglaise.

For bookings and enquiries phone +44(0)28 6632 3230 or email

Joanne Walsh, General Manager at Lough Erne Resort says:

“Autumn is a beautifully colourful and aromatic season in Fermanagh, with many local and seasonal products at the resort’s disposal. With our new food and wellness offerings, we would like guests to experience this wonderful season with us, excite their senses and have a wholesome visit to Lough Erne Resort.”

The committed team at Lough Erne Resort has created a detailed Guest Care and Wellbeing Promise to ensure guest comfort and safety throughout their visit, whilst still providing the warm Fermanagh welcome and attention to detail Lough Erne Resort is renowned for.

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