Cannelloni, beer and macaroons: all winners at Blas
Flynn’s Kitchens, Dungarvan Brewing Company and The Cake Stand were all winners at this year’s Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards, which were announced on Saturday evening at the Dingle Peninsula Food and Wine Festival.
Based in Riverstick, just outside Cork city, Flynn’s Kitchens’ spinach and ricotta cannelloni was named Supreme Champion while the Best New Producer award went to the recently established (and regularly enjoyed!) Dungarvan Brewing Company.
Iseult Janssens from The Cake Stand from Newcastle, Co Dublin, won two awards:a silver medal in confectionary for her macaroons as well as Best Artisan Producer.
Other awards included Rogha na Gaeltachta for Dingle-based Jerry Kennedy Butchers, Island Seafood from Killybegs, Co Donegal won the Seafood Innovation award and Best Kerry Producer went to Valentia Island Farmhouse Dairy.
The Blue Haven Food Company from Kinsale won the AIB Diversification Award.
Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to producers from all over Ireland including Bibliocook favourites The Green Apron (raspberry preserve), Pandora Bell (Dark Chocolate Brittle with Cocao Nibs), Mossfield Organic Farm (Tomato & Herb Mediterranean Cheese), Kooky Dough (choc chip and hazelnut cookies) and two to Ballyhoura Apple Farm (spicy apple dressing, Original Mulled Apple juice). Congratulations to all! The entire list of winners can be seen online at the Blas na hÉireann website.