Urru nominated for Good Food Ireland Award

Urru Mallow may be gone – and is still very much missed – but Urru Bandon is going strong and has been nominated in the Top Regional Member (South) category for this years Good Food Ireland Awards, along with other Bibliocook favourites Glebe Gardens and Café in Baltimore and Cork city’s Liberty Grill.

The Best Producer Award is another area with plenty of familiar faces and names, including Ardsallagh Goat Farm, Glenilen Farm, Lorge Chocolatier, McCarthy’s Butchers, and Arbutus Breads.

Good Food Ireland is an industry body that promotes excellence in food tourism, with members including farmers and fishermen to chefs, restauranteurs and food producers. The winners will be announced tomorrow at an Irish artisan picnic in the K Club.

Good Food Ireland 2009 Award NomineesNew Member of the Year AwardBoyles of Dromore, Co DownDeli on the Green, Co TyroneFallon & Byrne, DublinNude Food, Co WaterfordO’Brien Chop House, Co WaterfordRathellen House, Co TipperaryRua, Co MayoThe Blackberry Café, Co KilkennyThe Oarsman, Co LeitrimBest Next Generation AwardConnemara Smokehouse & Visitor Centre, Co GalwayFarmgate Midleton, Co CorkKelly’s of Newport, Co MayoRathmullan House, Co DonegalBest Use of Sustainable Local Fish AwardConnemara Smokehouse & Visitor Centre, Co GalwayFishy Fishy Café, Co CorkCavistons Food Emporium, DublinRathmullan House, Co DonegalThe Burren Smokehouse & Visitor Centre, Co GalwayUmmera Smoked Products, Co CorkTop Regional Member North AwardBelle Isle School of Cookery, Co FermanaghDitty’s Home Bakery & Café, Co DerryLough Erne Golf Resort, Co FermanaghThe Bay Tree Holywood, Co DownThe Heatherlea, Co DownTop Regional Member South AwardChart House, Co KerryGlebe Gardens and Café, Co CorkHayes’ Bar, Co CorkLiberty Grill, CorkNash 19 Restaurant, CorkO’Connor’s Seafood Restaurant, Co KerryPark Hotel Kenmare, Co KerryQC’s Seafood Bar and Restaurant, Co KerryRiver Lane Café, Co CorkRolf’s Country House, Co CorkURRU Culinary Store, Co CorkTop Regional Member East AwardAqua Restaurant, DublinBallyknocken House & Cookery School, Co WicklowDonnybrook Fair, DublinDublin Cookery School, Co DublinThe Kitchen & Foodhall Portlaoise, Co LaoisThe K Club, Co KildareThe Merrion Hotel, DublinTop Regional Member West AwardAshford Castle, Co MayoCafé Rua and Rua, Co MayoDoonbeg, Co ClareLarkins Bar & Restaurant, Co TipperaryMount Falcon Country House Hotel, Co MayoThe Burren Perfumery, Co ClareThe Food Store, Co MayoThe River Run Bistro, Co ClareWhite Gables Restaurant, Co GalwayEnvironmental Energy Efficiency AwardGleeson’s Townhouse & Restaurant, Co RoscommonKelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa, Co WexfordMonart Destination Spa, Co WexfordHost of the Year AwardClaire Nash – Nash 19 Restaurant, CorkCatherine McLaughlin – The Poachers Inn, Co CorkRoberto Pons – La Dolce Vita, Co WexfordSean and Dorothy Walsh – The Village Greengrocer, Co CorkVal Manning – Manning’s Emporium, Co CorkBill Kelly – Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa, Co WexfordMartin Corbett – Chapter One, DublinBest Producer AwardArdsallagh Goat Farm, Co CorkConnemara Smokehouse & Visitor CentreGlenilen Farm, Co CorkJane Russell’s Original Irish Handmade Sausages, Co KildareJanet’s Country Fayre, Co WicklowKelly’s of Newport, Co MayoLorge Chocolatier, Co KerryMcCarthy’s Butchers, Co CorkMoon Shine Organic Dairy Farm, Co CorkRyan’s Arbutus Breads, Co CorkThe Burren Smokehouse & Visitor Centre, Co Clare



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