Close to 200 diners were given a taste of what North Tipperary has to offer when the fourth Blas an Fhomhair festival took place in the town last Sunday as part of National Organic Week.
On one of the sunniest days in September, and with the Tipperary minors having captured All-Ireland glory in Croke Park, the diners sat in a specially erected marquee outside Teach an Leinn on Kenyon Street to taste salads, meats, poultry, fruit drinks and even cider produced locally.
Blas an Fhomahair is supported by the restaurants in Nenagh and each gives voluntarily of their time towards the dining extravaganza.
Among the mouthwatering delights on offer were meats from TJ Crowe and Michael Seymour; vegetables by the Pantry, the Abbey Court Hotel; salads by Ann Burns and the Gernan family; breads from Larkins of Garrykennedy, Joyce Soden of the Derg Inn, Terryglass and the Cloughjordan Cooking School. Deserts were supplied by Nenagh Country Market. And you could wash it all down with a glass of locally produced cider or fruit drink while listening to the strains of Nenagh Brass Band, who provided the entertainment. The guest chef was again Hugo Arnold.
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