Left to right: Martin Bealin and Trevis Gleason (Bia Dingle), and Louise Brosnan (Mex West).
We invited highly talented chefs to compete in preparing a taster dish each, made from seasonal local produce from selected small Irish farms. Throughout the event, journalist Janine Kennedy interviewed the local produces who provided fresh ingredients for the dishes.
Guests were able to watch the chefs as they prepared their local food creations and were served one of each dish. Along with three expert judges, the guests then scored the dishes to decide on the winning Irish dish!
Chefs and their local dish:
Isobel Farrelly (Airfield Estate): Jersey beef, grey oyster mushroom and celeraic lasagne with Airfield brassica, kale salad and horseradish emulsion.
Paddy Arnold (Revolution Farm & Kitchen): Smoked oyster mushroom arancini with spring salsa verde.
Local food producers:
Surya Davies – Airfield Estate
Paddy Arnold – Revolution Farm & Kitchen
Thomas and Claire O’Connor – Manna Organic Farm
Justina Gavin – Drumanilra Organic Farm and Honestly Kitchens
Trevis Gleason – Bia Dingle
Noel Keane – Banditos Streetfood
Dónall Flanagan – Teagasc Horticulture
Janine Kennedy – Irish Farmers Journal