Last week Bord Bia held a very successful Speciality Food Forum at The Royal Hospital with many speciality food buyers from both here and the UK.
It was also the first time that one of the Great Taste Award judging sessions was held here in Ireland; there were over 800 entries from all over Ireland and we were delighted to get a Gold Award for our Smoked Silver Eel and a Silver Award for our Smoked Wild Salmon. Last year we were awarded a Gold for our Organic Smoked Salmon (the rules precluded us from entering it again this year).
Anyway, that was last week!
This coming week, the Butler’s Pantry Artisan Week takes place in their shops throughout Dublin, Mount Merrion Avenue, Donnybrook, Temple Hill, Sandymount, Clontaf and Rathgar. I will be tasting our Organic Smoked Salmon and our Smoked Chicken at the 2b Vernon Avenue, Clontarf shop on Friday May 26th from 4pm to 7pm, and on Saturday I will be at 53 Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock form 11am to 3pm.
If you can’t get to Blackrock on the Saturday, Ummera products will be available for tasting at all the shops on the Saturday as that is the Ummera Smokehouse Day of the Artisan Week!
In the interests of fairness to our other customers in Dublin, our smoked products are also available in the Avoca shops, Nolan’s of Clontarf, The Olive Deli in Skerries and as from the middle of next week in Mortons of Ranelagh.