Irish food has been rustic and filling – the kind of stuff that would get you through a cold winter, the kind of stuff that warms the heart and soul. Irish stew, colcannon, beef and Guinness pie – they’re all great dishes, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find a new strand of creative Irish cuisine fuelled by artisan producers, innovative chefs, and world-class ingredients that are right on our doorstep.
Its easy to see from sea to shore, there’s never been a better range of produce to get stuck into. super-fresh oysters, mussels and hand-dived scallops, estate venison, grass-fed free-range beef, extraordinary sea vegetables plucked from salty Atlantic waters, homemade fudge and handmade chocolate, award-winning black pudding, the prized Comber potato, rich, deep yellow country butter. All of these ingredients, and basket-loads more, are being used to their best advantage by dynamic chefs all over the island of Ireland.