Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards at the Dingle Food Festival 2014 @BlasNahEireann

The Blas na hEireann Food Awards took centre stage at this year's Dingle Food Festival in  County Kerry last weekend.
Huge crowds took over the picturesque town for the weekend, to sample the flavours, the tastes and the power of Artisan Food Producers. With the Festival Taste Trail, the streets of Dingle were a virtual Farmer's market. Artisan Food Producers and Restaurants showcasing what they do best, along with food workshops and Cookery Demonstrations with top chefs Kate Lawlor of " Fenn's Quay" Cork, Jp McMahon of "Aniar " Galway and Niall O Conchuir of "An Canteen", Dingle among others.
The atmosphere was electric and showed a great endorsement from the public for without doubt the most popular Food Festival in Ireland, top quality produce as well as the most respected Food Awards.
Blas na hEireann is about recognising passionate, dedicated producers who are serious about marketing their produce at home and around the globe. Winning a Blas can mean double digit growth for some as a Blas Quality mark is a guarantee of top quality.
The Awards focus solely on taste, with the winners chosen as a result of blind tasting  by a panel of judges made up of top Chefs, Food writers, Food buyers, Food experts and Food scientists from UCC.
Chairman of the Blas na hEireann Awards , Mr Artie Clifford said " Due to a record number of entries this year, 2014 was the most competitive Blas ever and a huge number of awards were awarded well over what was initially predicted. "

Awarded the top honour of Supreme Champion  and Best in Farmer's market for County Meath at this year's Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards was
  • Blast & Wilde for their range of savoury butters.

                                                            Bernie & Graham Canning
www.blastandwilde.com             086-3873600

Other favourites of mine were :
  • Wildwood Vinegars
         Gold for their Wild Heather Vinegar
         Silver for their Wild Blackberry Vinegar
         Best in farmer's market in County Mayo

"Entre nous,I was blown away by the stunning flavours of these organic herbs - fruit infused vinegars." Outstanding products.

                                                                  Fionntan Gogarty

wildwoodvinegars@gmail.com         087-9258134

  • Caherbeg Free Range Pork
         Gold for their Rosscarbery Recipe Black Pudding

                                                                 Avril Allshire-Howe

www.caherbegfreerangepork.ie    087-9140811

  • Longueville House
         Gold for their Longueville House Apple brandy

                                                               Ashling O'Callaghan

www.longuevillehouse.ie             353 22-47156

See the full list of Winners here  Blas na hEireann Awards Winners 2014

For more information, contact Sue James at Suejpr@aol.com

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