Bord Bia invites 70 chefs to three-day Gourmet Gathering. Members of the Chefs’ Irish Beef Club stop for lunch in Macreddin Village followed by visits to farms and meat producers. Ireland’s beef exports, to more than 45 countries, were valued at €1.9 billion in 2012.
An Irish Lunch Menu at Macreddin Village, June 10th 2013
ST. TOLA ORGANIC FARM KID GOAT
Siobhan Ni Ghairbhith won overall Cheese award at Bloom last week. Siobhan and the Strawberry Tree Kitchen have been working together for nearly two decades now. This year Evan and Tim have entered into a new relationship with Siobhan to provide wonderful Organic Irish Kid Goat from St. Tola Farm in Co. Clare for the Menu
RIVER NORE, WILD IRISH SALMON
Mick Murphy is our licensed ‘Traditional Cot-Canoe’ Fisherman. He catches our fabulous Wild Irish Salmon out of Inistioge, as did generation upon generation before him. This fabulous catch is only available for ten weeks every year.
Mick was presented with The Euro-toques National Food Award, last Monday.
TURF ROASTED IRISH ORGANIC BEEF
John Purcell has been supplying our Organic Beef since well before we attained the only Organic restaurant status in Ireland. This is Beef with a story of sustainability, traceability and good animal husbandry that ticks all the boxes and more when it comes to ‘The Irish Food Story’
John and his Company, The Good Herdsman have won many accolades including Bord Bia’s National Organic awards.
ORGANIC IRISH VEGETABLES AND SALADS
These come from Denis Healy’s Farm in Kiltegan in our own Co Wicklow. Denis has brought his wonderful produce daily through our Kitchen door since we first opened.
ORGANIC BREADS FROM MACREDDIN BAKERY
Freshly baked at dawn, breads from our own Licensed Organic Bakery right here in The Village, something that is intrinsically Irish!
ORGANIC DESSERTS FROM OUR PASTRY KITCHEN
The Pastry Kitchen at The Strawberry Tree has always been a strong point of ours; Anna has an innate understanding of what is required on the plate, and has always risen to the occasion and shows off what is good from Ireland.
The Strawberry Tree is the only certified Organic Restaurant in Ireland.
Under (EU) Regulation 1804/99 and in accordance with The Standards for Organic Food as set by
The Dept. of Agriculture together with The Organic Trust, it is illegal to store, prepare or serve conventional foodstuffs in The Strawberry Tree.
The Strawberry Tree has successfully received EU Derogations for both Irish Wild Foods and
Irish Raw Milk Cheeses, in accordance with, the Legal Standards for Organic Food.
By law, both Derogations have to be noted, (i.e. underlined) on our menu when they are used.