Thursday, January 28, 2010

Good Food Ireland Week

A Good Food Ireland Showcase featuring member restaurants, hotels, cookery schools, food shops and food producers will come together to serve guests the best of local Irish food.

To celebrate St Valentine’s Good Food Ireland members in Cork City and County have come together for Good Food Ireland Week Cork from Monday, February 8th to Friday February 12th 2010. Over 30 restaurants, hotels, country houses, cafes and pubs will offer the public a Good Food Ireland Producer Plate and Glass of Wine for €15.00 and/or 3 nights Accommodation for the Price of 2.

“The aim of the week is to showcase the best quality Irish food places in Cork and to highlight Good Food Ireland members’ commitment to local community in their prioritising of local food and in supporting local farmers, food producers and fishermen” says Margaret Jeffares Managing Director Good Food Ireland.

Good Food Ireland is a club of the best quality restaurants, hotels, country houses, B&Bs, farmhouses, cookery schools, food shops and food producers committed to local food, good practice and sustainable ethics. It has almost 250 members all over the island of Ireland. Members are independently assessed to ensure that they meet the brand criteria. Good Food Ireland operates as a not for profit organisation and its vision is to grow Ireland as a food tourism destination and make its members the number 1 choice for food lovers.

Good Food Ireland promotes the link between the food producer and the hospitality sector so as to steer the 9 million visitors to this country to places that are committed to using local food. Cuisine and food produce satisfies new traveller demands for hands-on, interactive experiences. Good Food Ireland promotes the people behind the food from the chef to the cheese maker and highlights the cultural relationship between a country, its people and its food.

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