THE Apple Farm in Moorstown, Cahir, has won this year’s Good Food Ireland Come and See Producer of the Year award. The award recognises the producer that encourages the visitor to experience, learn and understand their product in an engaging way.
“Each winner showcases the unique taste and flavour of indigenous Irish foods, which is delivered with consistently high quality and our traditionally warm and friendly service to customers. More and more, Irish counties, towns and villages are becoming associated with their locally produced and artisan food and these are a unique selling point to our visiting tourists. This event recognises the very hard work of those in the food and hospitality sector and highlights the potential of food tourism. It also marks how critical this sector is to our economy and how it will be at the heart of our economic recovery,” said Mr Kenny.
The Good Food Ireland Supreme Award, sponsored by Kerrygold, went to Aniar Restaurant Galway, the newest recipient of a Michelin Star and the only Star in the West.
Other winners included The Foods of Athenry for Producer of the Year; Restaurant FortyOne at Residence for Restaurant of the Year; The Food Store in Mayo for Local Food Shop of the Year; Kai Café and Restaurant won the Food Lover’s Choice Award, voted on by the public; Renvyle House Hotel won Culinary Haven of the Year; Café Rua in Mayo won Café of the Year; Hargadon’s in Sligo won Food Pub of the Year; Sage Café in Midleton won the Newcomer of the Year in the South; Farmgate in Midleton won Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year.