Galway’s award winning ‘Kinvara Organic Smoked Salmon’ was served to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles at the first ever visit of a member of the royal family to the Irish embassy in London on Tuesday.
The historical event was hosted by the Irish Ambassador Bobby McDonagh at the Irish embassy in London’s Belgravia. Head Chef Patrick Finn, a longstanding customer of Kinvara Organic Smoked Salmon ordered the salmon last week but did not reveal details of the top security event until he contacted Declan Droney of Kinvara Organic Smoked Salmon today, to let him know that Prince Charles had very much enjoyed the smoked salmon.
Tom Parker Bowles, Camilla’s son who is also a well-known food writer with The Independent gave high praise to Kinvara Organic Smoked Salmon in the last twelve months when he described it as ‘a really first class Smoked Salmon'' .
Amongst the leading Irish figures to the reception was acclaimed Galway milliner Phillip Treacy, BBC broadcaster with strong links to the west of Ireland Sir Terry Wogan as well as Sir Bob Geldof, former Formula One racing boss Eddie Jordan, presenter Eamonn Holmes and comic Patrick Kielty.
Kinvara Smoked Salmon Ltd was set up by Declan and Aoife Droney in 1997. The Company now has a staff of five and is based in Kinvara on the shores of Galway Bay. Kinvara Smoked Salmon is now one of the top premium brands in Ireland and in the UK. It was voted Number One Smoked Salmon in the UK by the BBC Good Food Magazine and received the highest rating for Smoked Salmon from Food & Wine Magazine. It is a recipient of the Bridgestone Guide “Best in Ireland” award each year since 2001 and is listed as one of Rick Steins “Food Hero’s”.