Ireland: A Paradise for the Gourmand in Search of Organic Delicacies
The Irish organic food market is booming and the country is emerging as the “it” destination for seasoned gastronomes. Irish organic produce grew by 22 percent in 2016 and shows no sign of stopping. The up and coming chefs of Ireland are moving back to using organic produce to create farm fresh gourmet delicacies for passionate food lovers. Tracing back to the good old methods of sustainable farming for fruits, vegetables, poultry and meats, the country is passing through a phase of innovation in the food sector, inviting all food lovers to come experience a slice of it.
Older visitors are special
The wealth of priority options and discounts for older travellers makes the country a hot favourite amongst older foodies. From Michelin star dining experiences and charcuterie workshops to distillery tours, finest craft beer and wine tasting and much more, an Irish food tour is a journey within itself. Ireland with its compact cities and relaxing countryside is the perfect destination for retired wanderers. Easily navigable on foot, places of interest can be explored in a more civilised pace or on a hop-on/hop-off bus. There are special concessions for senior citizens for bus and train rides and at the theatres and tours too.
The wellness aspect
The emerging organic market trends are also positively impacting food themed tours in the country. Not only is an organic food tour a sustainable form of tourism but is also great from the health aspect of elderly travellers. No wonder so many restaurants and cafes all over Ireland are now offering fresh organic Irish delicacies. From delectable shepherd’s pie to the hearty colcannon, all are going back to their old organic roots in these eateries and are producing a truly authentic taste and health quotient. Free from pesticides, artificial ingredients and other chemicals while retaining the full-nutritional values, Irish food in these eateries equals the standards of home cooked delicacies. Dishes bursting with fresh flavours and aromas and the long-forgotten taste from the good old art of Irish cooking.
Organic food markets
A food-themed travel in Ireland brings along its own special moments. Catch your own fish and let an expert cook help you make it the real Irish way. Take cookery classes from the most skillful chefs and culinary artists. Also, visit the organic fresh markets with an expert local guide. Learn to handpick the freshest kohlrabi’s to the best quality swedes and know to tell the chemical-free products. The popular Dún Laoghaire People’s Park Market is an excellent place to stock up on the freshest organic veggies and sample handmade goodies. The Kilkenny Farmer’s Market with 233 participating farms and rural families is also a must visit for its organic fruits, veggies, fresh bread, chocolates and more.
Pass a memorable holiday in a relaxing farm home stay. Savour the aroma and unworldly taste of freshly cooked traditional Irish home meals from garden fresh organic ingredients. After all, it all makes for a divinely healing holiday experience as you relax in a cosy home, gulping down a warm bowl of “Irish stew” cooked with organic meat and a plate of “Champ” lovingly prepared with garden fresh spring onions over a delicate potato mash.
An Irish gastronomic adventure is not only about enjoying the delicacies, but also about relishing them in their healthiest and freshest best. The Irish food trail takes you through its deep-rooted culinary traditions as you relish the iconic dishes in the region’s most special eateries. With this also comes the opportunity to sample the contemporary Irish fusions by the most talented chefs.