After 13 years in Durrus, food aficionado and owner Carmel Somers recently brought a taste of the good life to Skibbereen opening ‘Good Things @ Dillon’s Corner‘. Now, the much-loved cafe has been awarded Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for June.
Currently in its eighth year, Bord Bia’s Just Ask campaign has been wholeheartedly embraced by the restaurant trade. The campaign encourages diners to look for information on where food on their plate comes from and encourages chefs to profile their local suppliers on menus.
From the new beautiful two-storey cafe in the centre of the town, food aficionado Carmel has the perfect setting to develop her role as a leader in the local food revolution and her mission to promote local produce.
Carmel’s suppliers list says it all: “Good ingredients make good food. Therefore, at Good Things we make a priority of locally sourcing the best ingredients possible. Below is a list of our wonderful suppliers that help us every day to do just that, from our local supermarket to the potter who makes our plates. If you would like more information on any of our suppliers please ask a member of staff who will be happy to help.”
“Fresh meat is supplied by local butcher, William Walsh and Dave Louks of Sheehymore Free Range Farm supplies our chicken and eggs. Fish and seafood are sourced from The Fish Station in Skibbereen and Ted Browne of De Brun Iasc Teo in Dingle. Additional suppliers include Sally Barnes of Woodcock Smokery for her smoked fish; the Ferguson family of Gubbeen Farmhouse for their Gubbeen cheeses and cured meats and the Kingstons of Glenilen Farm for their country butter, creme fraiche, clotted cream and yoghurts.
Local fruit & vegetable suppliers include Steve and Aly of Grá Farm, Radical Roots of Bandon, grower Phil Walsh, Gubbeen Greens from Gubbeen House Gardens and Tim York of Lisheen Organics in Skibbereen.”
For additional information on Just Ask and previous Just Ask winners, or to find out how to get involved, visit www.bordbia.ie.
For further information on Good Things @ Dillon’s Corner visit www.thegoodthingscafe.com.