September was an incredible month for me, working with Selfridges in London on Taste the Emerald Isle
From August to October they showcased the best of Irish food and drink in The Foodhall and across the store. I worked with them, Bord Bia and Tourism Ireland to curate three events that highlighted modern, exciting Irish food talent…
Monday 10th September: Ireland’s best culinary talent dinner hosted by Clodagh McKenna
Bread and Butter – Louise Bannon
Former Noma pastry chef Louise Bannon is passionate about great produce and heritage wheats
Starter – Killian Crowley
San Pellegrino World Finalist and currently working at Michelin starred Aniar in Galway
Main – Grainne O’Keefe
Head chef at Dublin restaurant Clanbrassil House, Grainne is one of the most talked about chefs in Dublin right now. Seasonality, sustainability and using a charcoal grill are her main influences.
Dessert – Aoife Noonan
Aoife is currently Head pastry chef at Glovers Alley and formerly head pastry chef at Patrick Guilbaud the only 2 – Michelin Star restaurant in Ireland
Cheese – Mike Thompson
Creator of Northern Ireland’s first raw milk cheese, Young Buck.
Tuesday 12th September: Carlingford Oysters & Glendalough Gin Evening with Simon Lamont & Geraldine Kavanagh
Monday 17th September: Ballymaloe Dinner with Rory O’Connell & JR Ryall
It was a privilege to work with such a talented team and show off Irish food in London.