Even though we're all still practising social distancing and most of us are working from home, we still want to help support Irish food and drink producers.
We've decided to help our readers #ShopForIreland so we'll be posting every day to highlight producers around Ireland. Get in touch on our social channels with your suggestions on who we should write about.
Baste BBQ To Go
Andy Noonan of The Big Grill festival and Fowl Play, which serves up some of our favourite wings in the city centre, has started up Baste BBQ To Go on Clanbrassil Street, with a food truck and smokers ready to cook you up some delicious barbecued food. The menu is made up of free-range, higher-welfare and rare-breed meats; this week, you can try out Tamworth pork belly, Gaucho sausage, pit-cured shorthorn beef rib and more as part of the whole hogg barbecue box (serves two, €45), the beef and bird barbecue box (serves two, €45), and the beast of a feast box, which serve four people and costs €80. Orders are open for collection from Thursday to Sunday, click here for more info.
Featherblade at home
Featherblade on Dawson Street has been offering a short burger menu for collection and delivery since the shutdown of its sit-in restaurant, but has recently introduced a brand-new burger box option. Available for collection or delivery through stuffuneed.ie, the Featherblade real bacon cheeseburger box contains six signature Featherblade burgers, applewood-smoked thick-cut bacon, brioche buns, black garlic mayo, dijon mayo, aged cheddar and pickled red onion for just €39.95. Click here to find out more about the burger menu or here to order this delicious box for yourself.
READ MORE: Ultimate hamburger recipe
Craft West Cork
The team at Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery have kept themselves busy throughout the pandemic by setting up a new food truck at the hotel. Craft, which stands for Celtic Ross Artisanal Food Truck, will officially open from this Friday, May 22nd, offering small plates, large plates and cocktails prepped, packaged and ready to enjoy in the safety of your own home. Pre-ordering is essential, so call 023 88 78108 to order and pay over the phone. All social distancing guidelines will be adhered to, so click here for more info or follow Celtic Ross Hotel on Instagram for the full menu.
READ MORE: Alex Petit of Celtic Ross Hotel
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