I was sorry that I didn’t make it to this year’s Blas na hÉireann National Irish Food Awards at the Dingle Food and Wine Festival – the Small Girl‘s late arrival put paid to that! – but delighted to see that fellow blogger Gillian O’Leary of Chocolate Here won two awards.
Her Rose and Raspberry and Lemon and Poppy Seed bars took Gold and Silver in the chocolate category – a fantastic result for a chocolatier who only started selling her products at Ennistymon Farmer’s Market last July.
Other Bibliocook favourites that took awards include the English Market’s Tom Durcan Meats and On The Pig’s Back, both Dungarvan and Carlow Brewing Companies, Green Saffron, Bailies Coffee and Sowan’s Organic.
There is more information about the award winners here and watch out for the Blas na hÉireann stickers on winning products in your local deli and supermarket.
If you need any convincing to head down to next year’s Dingle Food and Wine festival – there was also beer in the shape of Tom Crean’s Premium Irish Lager, courtesy of the Dingle Brewing Company – check out the Dingle Invasion post at I Can Has Cook. I’ll certainly be there next time round!