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There was more good news recently for the already much celebrated Murrisk eatery, The Tavern Bar and Restaurant.
Galway city and county has significant opportunity to develop its arts and culture sector into a global creative hub, and could make giant strides in areas such as ICT and the local food industry, according to a study published this week.
Three small Galway food producers, Beechlawn Organic Farm, Curry & Spice and Bowl-a-Granola who have participated in and have completed the Food Academy programme will be rolled out across SuperValu stores in Galway and across stores in other counties as they grow sustainably. This will result in sales of over €10 million for the national Food Academy programme in 2015. Food Academy is a joint initiative between SuperValu, Bord Bia and the Local Enterprise Office Network and was established in 2014 to support small food companies in Ireland. Over the last 12 months, Bord Bia, the Local Enterprise Offices and your local SuperValu has worked with hundreds of small food producers around the country, through the Food Academy programme. Now 155 food start-ups have had their products trialled in their local SuperValu store.
More than chocolate was on offer for the estimated 78,000 visitors who satisfied their culinary appetite at the fourth Galway Food Festival over the Easter weekend.
The west of the country has been on something of a winning streak of late when it comes to food and hospitality. Kai Café and Restaurant was the big winner at the start of the year scooping the top prize, Restaurant of the Year for 2015, in Georgina Campbell’s Awards, the country’s longest-running hospitality awards. Run by New Zealander Jess Murphy and her Irish husband David, Kai had been converted from a tearoom to a rustic restaurant, and was praised for having seriously good food with a sense of fun. Best Asian Restaurant went to The Asian Tea House, with Mitchell’s in Clifden and Frankie Mallon of An Port Mór, Westport, awarded best seafood restaurant and best seafood chef respectively.
Following two successful events in 2012 and 2013, the Foodie Forum is to return to Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology on Tuesday February 3. This hugely successful event, the only one of its kind in an educational environment, is already attracting significant interest from chefs, food producers, craft brewers, restaurateurs, and culinary enthusiasts from around the country.
The National Crafts and Design Fair is taking place in the RDS Dublin from Wednesday, December 3 to Sunday, December 7. This annual event, running for many years, hosts visitor numbers of up to 30,000 over the five days. Through the co-ordination and support of The Enterprise and Investment Unit and Mayo Local Enterprise Office at Mayo County Council, a number of Mayo food producers are coming together to showcase and sell their products at The Mayo Quarter at The Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium which forms part of the fair.
Galway Advertiser food columnist Anne Marie Carroll has become the newest member of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, news which will come as no surprise to her regular readers. She joins some of the most prominent names in the country including Darina Allen, Georgina Campbell, and Biddy White Lennon (currently a judge on TV3’s Great Irish Bake Off) in this prestigious group.
An initiative by the people who brought us Galway Food Festival will see the city’s restaurant owners come together to showcase the variety, quality, and standard of Galway’s restaurant scene.
Aldi Stores (Ireland) has this week congratulated Carr and Sons Seafood Ltd which won a prestigious title at the 2014 Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards in Dingle, Co Kerry. The Killala-based supplier won a bronze medal for Aldi’s Specially Selected Irish Organic Salmon. Aldi’s Irish suppliers won nine awards this year and now have a total of 75 Blas na hÉireann Awards since 2009. Commenting, Aldi Ireland’s Group Buying Director, Rob Farrell, said: “We are thrilled by the phenomenal performance of our Irish suppliers winning nine awards. These Blas na hÉireann awards are a real testament to the quality products that we source from some of the very best food and drink producers in the country. Irish families know it pays to shop at Aldi each week. These awards are proof that it tastes better too.”