Waterford food and drink producers are smiling today after 10 of them won prestigious Blas na hEireann awards over the weekend in Dingle.
It is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland with over 2,500 products vying for Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in over 100 food and drink categories.
Pip and Pear, won Gold & Silver for their baby food products
— Pip & Pear Baby Food (@pipandpearbaby) October 6, 2018
The Granville Hotel came away with a Bronze for both their Muldoonwhiskey Marmalade and Strawberry Jam!
— Granville Hotel (@GranvilleWford) October 6, 2018
Dawn Meats, won gold for their 50 Day Dry Aged Rib of Beef and Bone in Strip-loin as well as best in Waterford.
The Sea Gardener won the chefs Choice Award for a “must have” product.
Mezze, also won a chef’s larder award for their Seaweed Lavosh Flatbreads
Winning picture! This morning we took this before we ALL found out we'd won a @BlasNahEireann award! @getdessertfirst @rachel_hartrey @TheSeaGardener @EmeraldOils @wlrfm @munsterexpress pic.twitter.com/RnFriqtAj6
— Mezze (@mideastmezze) October 7, 2018
Legacy Irish Cider won a silver award.
Pure Food Company won Gold, Silver AND Best in Waterford – while also holding on to the title of best pesto in Ireland!
— Mezze (@mideastmezze) October 6, 2018
Hartery Kitchen won silver for their red lentil dhal spice mix.
Coffeehouse lane won gold for their Viking City Roast
— Ardkeen Quality Food (@ArdkeenQFS) October 7, 2018
Carters Chocolate Cafe, won silver for their Real Lemonade and Coconut & Raspberry Chocolate Bites
— Carter's Choc Cafe (@CartersChocCafe) October 7, 2018
Get Desert First. bronze for our Smoked Salmon & Broccoli Quiche
— DessertFirst (@getdessertfirst) October 6, 2018
Pictured in Waterford City Centre on Monday evening were the Waterford winner’s at the Blas na hEireann Irish National Food Awards which were held last week. It was a record breaking year for Waterford food producer’s at the awards and included were, Chris Jones, Dawn Meats; Irene Queally, Pip and Pear; Rachel and Mark Hartrey, The Hartrey Kitchen; Mark Bergin, Coffee House Lane; Cian Hawes, Pure Food Company; Jackie Hayes and Chris Fitzmaurice, The Granville Hotel; Marie Power, The Sea Gardener; Philip Carter and Lisa Fitzgerald, Carter’s Chocolate Cafe; Margaret Fleming, DessertFirst; Nicola Crowley and Dvir Nusery, Mezze and Liam McDonnell, Legacy Irish Cider.