Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Restaurant Awards

There are a few restaurants and food awards available and Santa Rita/LIFE Magazine's award is now in its 3rd year. To nominate a restaurant/chef/food producer you will have to by the Sunday Independent to get the nomination form from the LIFE magazine (you also get a voucher for 20% off from participating restaurants). Only members of the restaurant association are able to vote online so you will have to buy the newspaper.

The nomination period for The Irish Restaurant Awards 2011 opened Sunday 6th February. You still have until the 25th February to get your nomination in. Don't miss your chance to nominate , the second week's nomination form will be published in the Sunday Independent on the 13th, 20th February 2011.

This year’s event will recognize achievement and excellence in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry throughout the Island of Ireland in 22 categories. The awards celebrate all aspects of the Industry from Chefs and Restaurants to Food Producers, Local Food Heroes and Cookery Schools. It is a detailed and thorough process whereby nominated Restaurants face rigorous scrutiny from the Consumer, Regional Judges, a Mystery Guest Visitor and finally the National Awards Academy.

County winners are announced at a number of Regional Events in the run up to the Main Event on the 25th May in the Burlington Hotel Dublin. Guests at the main event are treated to a five course menu prepared by the winning Chefs in each of the five regions from the year before. Tockets for the events can be booked here

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