EatGalway is Bordbia’s June 2012 JUST ASK Restaurant of the Month

Just Ask! is a public awareness campaign run by Bordbia, The Irish Food Board, that aims to encourage consumers, when eating out, to look for information on where the food on their plate comes from and to encourage chefs to provide this information on their menus.”

In recent years, here in Ireland, the publicity generated by chefs in kitchens demanding better produce to work with in the first place have heightened the standards expected by customers in restaurants. Although often more expensive to buy because of the scale of operation, locally sourced produce, especially meats, are finally becoming the norm and the expected on Irish menus.
Restaurants are encouraged to provide transparency to customers by crediting the local suppliers for their product and providing supplier (particularly meat) details and country of origin information on their menus.

Each Month Bordbia pick one Just Ask Restaurant of the Month based on these criteria

and their June 2012 recommendation is: 

EatGalway – a trio of restaurants in Galway City.

JP McMahon, Chef & one of the proprietors of EatGalway
Drigín Gaffey one of the proprietors of EatGalway

Chef JP McMahon who owns the restaurants with his wife Drigín Gaffeysaid, “We are committed to showcasing local and speciality Irish foods, albeit with international interpretation.  Our mantra is ‘Three restaurants, One philosophy: Good Food, Local Suppliers and Artisan Produce’. Their supplier list reads like a who’s who of the best of west-coast Irish artisan produce!

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Gastro Pub food at Massimo
Massimo Restaurant – part of EatGalway

“The Allen family’s Castlemine Farm in Co. Roscommon supplies us with free range pork, lamb and grass fed beef.  Irish pork, lamb and beef are also supplied by Collerans Butchers of Galway and Morgan Maguire Meats in Ballinasloe.”

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The food at Cava Restaurant is made for sharing
Cava Tapas Restaurant – part of EatGalway

“The Friendly Farmer (Ronan Byrne) of Athenry supplies us with free range chicken and livers, while locally sourced fresh fish is supplied by both Moycullen Seafoods and Gannet Fishmongers in Galway.”

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Aniar’s kitchen is run by Enda McEvoy –Bridgestone Chef of the Year, 2011

Aniar Restaurant – part of EatGalway

“Smoked salmon, mackerel and tuna all come from Connemara Smokehouse of Galway.  Our respected suppliers are listed on our menus”.

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If you are own an Irish Restaurant you can check to see if you fit the criteria to be considered for a JUST ASK recommendation Click HERE

About - Zack Gallagher

Chef. Zack Gallagher. @IrishFoodGuide on Twitter. News about Food, Food Producers, Chefs and Irish Food Tourism, in Ireland. Food and Food Tourism Marketing at @IrishFoodTour. Irish Food Blogger and Journalist. Food Ambassador at @Failte_Ireland. Judge @BlasNahEireann Irish Food Awards #WildAtlanticWay
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One Response to EatGalway is Bordbia’s June 2012 JUST ASK Restaurant of the Month

  1. Anonymous says:

    A good post for the restaurants! We eat in Cava all the time. You must be getting loads of work like this fair play to ya.David Green

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