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EatGalway is Bordbia's June 2012 JUST ASK Restaurant of the Month

Just Ask! is a public awareness campaign run by Bordbia, The Irish Food Board, that aims to encourage consumers, when eating out, to look for information on where the food on their plate comes from and to encourage chefs to provide this information on their menus.”

In recent years, here in Ireland, the publicity generated by chefs in kitchens demanding better produce to work with in the first place have heightened the standards expected by customers in restaurants. Although often more expensive to buy because of the scale of operation, locally sourced produce, especially meats, are finally becoming the norm and the expected on Irish menus.

Restaurants are encouraged to provide transparency to customers by crediting the local suppliers for their product and providing supplier (particularly meat) details and country of origin information on their menus.

Each Month Bordbia pick one Just Ask Restaurant of the Month based on these criteria
and their June 2012 recommendation is: 

EatGalway – a trio of restaurants in Galway City!

JP McMahon, Chef & one of the proprietors of EatGalway
Drigín Gaffey one of the proprietors of EatGalway
Chef JP McMahon who owns the restaurants with his wife Drigín Gaffeysaid, "We are committed to showcasing local and speciality Irish foods, albeit with international interpretation.  Our mantra is ‘Three restaurants, One philosophy: Good Food, Local Suppliers and Artisan Produce’. Their supplier list reads like a who's who of the best of west-coast Irish artisan produce!

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Gastro Pub food at Massimo

Massimo Restaurant - part of EatGalway

"The Allen family’s Castlemine Farm in Co. Roscommon supplies us with free range pork, lamb and grass fed beef.  Irish pork, lamb and beef are also supplied by Collerans Butchers of Galway and Morgan Maguire Meats in Ballinasloe."

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The food at Cava Restaurant is made for sharing

Cava Tapas Restaurant - part of EatGalway

"The Friendly Farmer (Ronan Byrne) of Athenry supplies us with free range chicken and livers, while locally sourced fresh fish is supplied by both Moycullen Seafoods and Gannet Fishmongers in Galway."

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Aniar's kitchen is run by Enda McEvoy -Bridgestone Chef of the Year, 2011

Aniar Restaurant - part of EatGalway

"Smoked salmon, mackerel and tuna all come from Connemara Smokehouse of Galway.  Our respected suppliers are listed on our menus”.

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If you are own an Irish Restaurant you can check to see if you fit the criteria to be considered for a JUST ASK recommendation Click HERE

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The Irish Food Guide Blog includes news, foodie chat, recipes, award results, links and other general information on the Food & Tourism Industry in Ireland.

It is written & curated by Zack Gallagher, Donegal Town, Co Donegal, Ireland.

“My Blog is a slice of the Irish Food ‘Network’. I’m a Chef with over 27 years experience and also have a background in media. I’m passionate about Irish Food Tourism and I believe that a rising tide really can lift all boats!”

Supporting Irish Food created by passionate producers and encouraging the Irish food & hospitality industry to use modern social media methods to increase their business.

Zack is building an all-Ireland Food Tourism network to assist Tour Operators bringing guests into Ireland to connect easily with artisan Irish food producers, so as they can experience the provenance and personality behind our Irish food Visit