1826 Adare Named Bord Bia's 'Just Ask' Restaurant Of The Year 2017
Limerick's award-winning 1826 Adare, run by Wade and Elaine Murphy, has been named Bord Bia's 'Just Ask' Restaurant of the Year 2017.
Bord Bia's 'Just Ask!' campaign encourages consumers eating out to look for information on where the food, particularly meat, on their plate comes from and encourages chefs to provide this information on their menus. The programme supports both large and smaller artisan suppliers and encourages customers to support restaurants that are in turn supporting their suppliers.
The Bib Gourmand restaurant, which states on its menu that "all our beef, lamb, pork and chicken is born, reared and slaughtered in Ireland", was chosen from the year's winners selected for the Guide's monthly e-zine.
Murphy, who was the former Commissioner General of Euro-toques Ireland, uses ingredients such as Doughmore Bay crab from Doonbeg fisherman Charlie Sexton; Kerry Hill lamb and free-range pork from Garretts butchers in Limerick; pasture-reared chicken from The Friendly Farmer of Athenry; and Skeaghanore duck, from West Cork, while vegetarian tasting platters use produce from Bally Salad and Clancy Lewis in Limerick as well as Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms of Co Cork.