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Tipperary food producers set to invade Dublin

October 201231st

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Tipperary food producers set to invade Dublin

Tipperary’s top food producers are set to invade Dublin on Tuesday, November 13th with a special pop-up dinner entitled “Eat Tipp” in Avoca.

The Tipperary food producers will take food lovers on a culinary tour in the wonderful setting of the Salt Restaurant where they will create a magnificent banquet using only Tipperary ingredients.

Chairman of the Tipperary Food Producers Pat Whelan opened his first James Whelan Butchers shop outside of Tipperary in Avoca, Monkstown one year ago. Such was the national interest in the annual Long Table Dinner that Pat proposed a plan to bring a taste of Tipp to the capital.

“Tipperary Food Producers have been coming together to host an autumn dining event annually since 2007 and we are delighted to be bringing a taste of Tipperary to Dublin this year. As producers we love sharing the very best of our produce and reinforce the importance of supporting local producers to a local, national and even international audience,” Pat Whelan explained.

Whelan, along with his fellow Tipperary Food Producers, will host the meal to remember, which will include Tipperary produced meats, breads, vegetables, cheese, cakes, condiments and fruit. Gary Gubbins of Red Nose Wine in Clonmel will be on hand to match the best of artisan wines to the artisan foods on offer.

The mouth-watering menu will include: breads from Hickey’s bakery and Mag’s home baking, Crowe’s Farm pigs cheek pastilla with baba ghanouj, dukkah & red pepper relish, Gortnamona goats cheese & Inch House black pudding beignet with an heirloom carrot salad, James Whelan’s dry-aged fillet of beef with Jerusalem artichoke, truffled beans & chervil beurre blanc, the Apple Farm apple & blackberry crème brûlée, Tipperary cheese board with Crossogue quince jelly, oat crackers and walnut and raisin bread from the Tipperary Kitchen, petit fours from Tipperrary kitchen, The Cookie Jar, Sarah Baker Cookery School & Lough Derg Chocolates.

Producers represented at the dinner will include Hickey’s Bakery, Crossogue Preserves, Crowe Farm Meats, Cooleeney Cheese, Cloughjordan House, Mag’s Home Baking, Tipperary Kitchen, Inch House, James Whelan Butchers, Irish Piemontese Beef, Red Nose Wine, Russell Catering, Seymour Organic Farm, The Apple Farm, The Cookie Jar, O’Donnell’s crisps and Lough Derg Chocolates.

This group has being sharing the delights of this culinary events since 2007 when a group of local food producers came together to dine at a long table under the abundant fruit trees in the orchards of the Apple Farm in Cahir one late summer’s evening. From that memorable evening they have entertained and hosted the annual dinner in unusual venues, from an army barracks, Cahir Castle to an historic Harry Potteresque long hall boarding school refectory.

The Tipperary food producers now employ 220 people directly and have a cumulative turnover of €24 million.

There are a limited number of tickets on sale (price €75). Please contact James Whelan Butchers, Oakville Shopping Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Telephone: 052 6182477. You may also contact James Whelan Butchers at Avoca Food Market, The Crescent, Monkstown, County Dublin. Telephone: 01 6638924.

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