1826 Adare is awarded Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Year 2017
Now in its eighth year, the Just Ask campaign encourages diners to look for information on where food on their plate comes from and celebrates chefs and proprietors who highlight their local suppliers on menus and in their bars, restaurants and cafes.
1826 Adare is a charming cottage restaurant run by husband and wife team Wade and Elaine Murphy, offering fresh, seasonal and local produce which forms the foundation of chef Wade’s food philosophy. Menus are changed on a monthly basis and blackboard specials such as whole sole, braised beef and slow-cooked pork belly change daily, providing a unique offering to regular guests.
Commenting on the restaurant’s sourcing policy, Wade Murphy said: “As a Euro-Toques chef, provenance and sourcing are hugely important to what we do. We include a statement on our menu confirming that all our beef, lamb, pork and chicken is born, reared and slaughtered in Ireland. Our valued suppliers are detailed on our menus and many of them are name checked on dishes too … We are delighted to be acknowledged for our work with local suppliers, as it’s such a vital part of delivering a first class dining experience for our guests.”
The announcement of 1826 Adare’s award comes at the same time as the results of a recent Bord Bia study which reported that Ireland’s foodservice industry has grown from €6.3 billion in 2014 to €7.5 billion in 2016 and is forecast to grow to over €9 billion by year end 2020.
The study also revealed that provenance has evolved from being an area of interest to consumers to one of the key markers of quality and trust, with 55% of consumers saying food sourcing transparency is important when going out to eat. Furthermore, 62% of Irish people believe it’s important to support restaurants that use local producers.