Prize Weekend in Donegal - Touchdown and Dinner at Danny Minnie's

We were surprised and delighted to learn that we'd won a trip to Donegal, Ireland's remote Northwest corner at Dublin Holiday World compliments of Flybe and the Donegal Airport.  We entered the prize draw on a whim and couldn't believe it when we got the email saying we'd won.  To add to our luck, we picked the best weather weekend in months to embark on our trip.  The sun was shining and the air was uncharacteristically warm.  We took a short propeller driven flight from Dublin to Donegal Airport.
We entered the small terminal building and hired a car for the weekend.
We looked out the window and noticed a small tractor pulling our plane aside.
We arrived on a Friday evening and went straight to dinner at Danny Minnie's, a highly rated restaurant not far from Donegal Airport.
The exterior of the pub was ivy covered and quaint.
We passed through the red door into a rustic interior.
We were seated in the living room for a drink and canapes.
We passed hunting prizes mounted on the wall on the way to the dining room.
The meal was well prepared and delicious.  It featured:

grilled goat's cheese with roasted peppers on tomato and fennel bread.
duck liver pate, toasted brioche and red currant port sauce
chicken breast with saffron, lemon, and asparagus risotto
baked salmon with basil cream sauce
plus two kinds of potatoes and vegetables.
For dessert, we tried the panna cotta with fruit puree
and a decadent flourless chocolate cake.
Our trip to Donegal was off to an amazing start.

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