Mayo North Food Series Part 2

Our place on your plate

The Mayo North Food Series Part 2, filmed by renowned local videographer Alan Clarke, visits three more businesses in North Mayo who bring to life our rugged landscape and fruits of the sea and land to give a real sense of our place on your plate

 

Café at Foxford Woollen Mills offers a delectable menu, with dishes and accompaniments produced on-site using the freshest of locally sourced and grown ingredients. 

In the first stop-off on the Mayo North Food Series Part 2, head chef Kathleen Lally of Cafe at Foxford explains her philosophy of “simple seasonal food, done well”, and demonstrates how important community is both to the business and their food offering. Using local suppliers and fresh herbs grown on-site, they try to make sure their menu changes with the season.

The North Mayo Heritage Centre Organic Garden at Enniscoe House grows a huge range of organic fruit and vegetables. 

The public can visit this beautiful three-acre, Victorian walled garden and select what they fancy for purchase. Lovingly tended to by head gardener Aine Bell, the garden, which has been an organic garden for over 20 years supplies many local restaurants in the region. Organic allotments are also available to the public.

 

Luskin’s Bistro and Wine Bar opened in Ballina in 2016, and is fast carving out a reputation for serving fresh, local classic dishes with a twist. 

In the final visit of the Mayo North Food Series Part 2, owner and chef Gerry Luskin tells the story of his new family-run business in its beautiful cobblestone courtyard located right on the Wild Atlantic Way, and shows how running a small bistro allows him the flexibility and creativity to tailor classic dishes using local ingredients sourced from suppliers just a short walk away from his business.

 

Watch Part 1 of the Mayo North Food Series, featuring Clarke’s Salmon Smokery, Ballina, Reel Deel Brewing Company, the Library Restaurant at Belleek Castle, and foraging with Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours. 

Watch Part 3, featuring Heffernan’s Fine Foods, Connacht Whiskey Company and the Ice House Hotel


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