The 2015 Tipperary Food Producers “Long table Dinner” attracted more than 170 people last Wednesday night. The beautiful, idyllic Coolbawn Quay was the location for this wonderful night of culinary delights. In keeping with the Long Table Dinner custom, only food from Tipperary was served at the sumptuous traditional feast. Fresh, seasonal produce from over 30 food producers from all over county was used. The creative menu read like a journey around Tipperary. The menu combined the very best artisan food resulting in an astounding feast for all the senses with each dish looking every bit as good as it tasted.
Commenting on the success of the event, Pat Whelan, Chairperson of the Tipperary Food Producers Network said ” we are absolutely thrilled with the evening, the quality and taste of the food produced here in Tipperary is exceptional and events such as the Long Table Dinner will make more people aware of the quality artisan food we have on our doorstep in Tipperary. This event is a great opportunity for the producers to get together with customers and celebrate all that is unique in Tipperary”.
The Tipperary Food Producers Network comprises of over 30 businesses and is in existence since 2008, it is an outstanding example of community working together, the Network collaborates and works very closely with the local agencies and is hugely grateful for the ongoing support it receives from Tipperary County Council, Local Enterprise Office, South Tipperary Development Company and North Tipperary Leader Partnership. Mr. Whelan goes on to add “it is through this close collaboration and support that Tipperary continues to develop such a strong vibrant food landscape and we have ambitious plans to develop food as a key pillar of growth for the local economy into the future”.
The Tipperary Food Producers Network directly employs over 220 people in Co Tipperary. For more information see www.tipperaryfoodproducers.com
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