Le Pain Quotidien Named Just Ask Restaurant Of The Month By Bord Bia
Le Pain Quotidien in Kildare Village has been awarded the Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for November by Bord Bia.
The restaurant, which was founded by Alain Coumont, serves its food at a communal table and uses recycled wooden furniture and tiled walls and floors, reports FFT.ie.
The Just Ask campaign, which was established in 2009, encourages diners to look for information on menus about where the food on their plate comes from with the aim of promoting engagement and transparency in the farm to fork process. Previous winners of the award include Le Petit Pois Restaurant & Wine Bar in Galway, Limerick's 1826 Adare and The Washerwoman Restaurant in Glasnevin.
Discussing the award, Donna Doyle, restaurant manager at Le Pain Quotidien, said: "We choose our producers with care, keeping it local wherever possible. It’s important to us that they share the same love, passion and commitment to quality as we do. We’re all for stocking our kitchens with the best organic and local products.
"Our organic sourdough bread is baked by Thibault of Tartine Bakery in Dublin. Our cooked chicken is 100% Irish and produced to our bespoke recipe by Shannonvale in Co Cork. Keelings Farm Fresh in Co Dublin supply us will all our fresh produce and we source organic eggs from Connollys – Ireland’s largest organic egg producer and packer. Our porridge is from Flahavans and our milk from Organic 4U in Donegal. We have delicious ice-cream from Featherbed Farm in Co Wexford and a range of gluten free options from Foods of Athenry. We also serve a selection of excellent Irish cheeses, alongside some great local beers and ciders."