Le Petit Pois Restaurant & Wine Bar, Galway City has been awarded Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for August. Since opening in 2015, this restaurant, owned by husband and wife team Philippe and Michèle Renaut, has made a name for itself for providing exceptional French cuisine. The restaurant provides diners with a classic bistro offering and a fusion of French flair whilst using the best of quality Irish produce.
Now in its seventh year, the 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. Selected by renowned food writer Georgina Campbell and Bord Bia, the Just Ask Restaurant of the Month rewards eateries across Ireland that show best practice in showing transparency in the sourcing of the food on their menus.
According to co-owner and head chef Michèle Renaut, “Our aim is to build a long term relationship of trust and excellence with our suppliers. These include local producers from whom we source all products that can be found on the Irish ground and our trusted French suppliers of speciality French cheese, charcuterie and wine. We name and profile our local producers on our website and menus, introducing the people behind the meal.”
“We work with Galway based Gannet Fishmongers who supply us with our seafood; John Colleran & Sons butchers for our fresh meat that is born, reared and slaughtered in Ireland; Castlemine Farm for our free range pork; Burkes Fruit & Vegetables and Total Produce for our fresh produce and Sheridan Cheesemongers for any cheese that doesn’t come directly from Rungis market. Le Petit Délice, a traditional French bakers in Galway, supply us with our bread.”
“Le Petit Pois brings a casual and affordable model to Galway’s city centre”, commented Georgina Campbell. “Modest prices and simple, well-made food focused on seasonality, local produce and artisan foods. It is great to find quality French cooking proudly based on quality Irish ingredients.”
For additional information on Just Ask and previous Just Ask winners, or to find out how to get involved, visit www.bordbia.ie/justask.
Further information on Le Petit Pois Restaurant can be found on http://lepetitpois.ie/.