50 Mile Meal Award at the Gourmet Food Festival

 

 

 

Find out about our 50 Mile Meal Award here.

 

There was a wonderful array of ’50 mile Meals’ at the Mad Hatter’s Taste of Kinsale on Saturday 13th October 2012:  A big ‘Thank you’ to Gav Martell who had the difficult but enjoyable job of adjudicating them.

Pearse O’Sullivan of Toddies @ the Bulman prepared the ‘Most Exquisite’ 50 Mile Meal:

Locally caught fish, battered with Bulman Red Ale and served with seaweed tartere and  Toonsbridge Buffalo mozzarella, Mr. Whitaker’s runner beans and raspberry vinaigrette

Toonsbrige Mozarella – Macroom

Mr Whiataker – Kinsale

Bulman Red Ale – Franciscan Well, Cork

Olivier Queva of Max’s Wine Bar received the Transition Town Kinsale Special Commendation for his 50 Mile dishes:

Sauté Irish squid with Gubeen, chorizo, thyme and lemon verbena

Gubeen & chorizo – Schull West Cork

Squid – Matt O’Connell Seafood

Herbs – Max’s herb garden

Gav made special mention to the delicious venison stew and mushroom stroganoff served by the Blue Haven chefs

Also commended:

Jim Edward’s steak & oyster pie in Beamish Stout.

And Daniel Horgan of Man Friday’s for his scallops served with gazpacho and apple julienne: lucky for the punters he took an expert along when collecting his watercress at The Glen, Kinsale as it can be mistaken for a very toxic plant!

 

 

 Prize Winners 2007-2011

 

50 Mile Meal Award: 8th October 2011 at the Mad Hatters Taste of Kinsale

Judged by Gianna Ferguson

The most exquisite 50 Mile Meal : Toddies @ the Bulman  – Pearse O’Sullivan

Oysterhaven oysters smoked in Irish Oak, green bean salad topped with Stonewell cider jelly.

Oysters – Jamie O’ Dwyer, Haven Shellfish, Oysterhaven

Green beans – Colm O’Regan, Horizon Farm, Ballyregan, Kinsale

Stonewell Irish Craft Cider – Nohovel.

 

Transition Town special Commendation: Olivier Queva of Max’s Wine Bar for his array of 50 Mile Dish:  Ling, crab and lobster Sausage

Lobster & crab – John O’Brien

Ling – Matt O’Connell

Eggs- Ballyregan Farm

Cream – CMP Dairy

 

 

50 Mile Meal Award: 9th October 2010 at the Mad Hatters Taste of Kinsale

Judged by Hugo Arnold

 

The most exquisite 50 Mile Meal : Toddies @ the Bulman  – Pearse O’Sullivan

Butternut squash & Oysterhaven mussels and pork with jerk seasoning & tomatillo salsa.

 

Transition Town special Commendation: Fishy Fishy Restaurant – David O’Sullivan

For their feast from the sea which was ‘local, wild and free’: periwinkles, samphire and beetroot from the garden!

 

 

50 Mile Meal Award: 10th October 2009 at the Mad Hatters Taste of Kinsale

Judged by Dianne Curtin

 

The most exquisite 50 Mile Meal : Fishy Fishy – Martin Shanahan

Pickled herring (Christy Hurley) with potato salad (Fred Palmer, Ballygarvan)

 

Transition Town special Commendation: Max’s – Olivier and Anne Marie Queva

For their selection of local dishes

 

Special Mention: Restaurant d’Antibes at the White House – chef Martin El-Sahen – for their pumpkin soup – pumpkin from Michael Frawley’s garden.

 

 

 

 

50 Mile Meal Award :11th October 2008 at the Mad Hatters Taste of Kinsale

Judged by Sandra Nowlan, MSc – Food and Travel Writer visiting from Nova Scotia

 

The most exquisite 50 mile Meal: Toddies Restaurant – Pearse O’Sullivan

Ummera smoked eel beetroot and watercress salad

 

Other dishes included: Pumpkin and mussel soup; Local shrimp cocktail and Mackerel and potato salad

 

 

Transition Town special Commendation: Spinnaker – Peter Tiernan

For selection of dishes – Tongue –  O’Crualaoi Butchers, Ballincollig; Oxtail spring roll –  O’Crualaoi Butchers, Ballincollig: Tripe & drisheen – English market; Salmon – O’Connell

 

Special Mention to

Fishy Fishy café – chef Jonathon Carter – for Back to the Future on a Herring

Restaurant d’Antibes at the White House – chef Martin El-Sahen – for seafood chowder – produce – Matt O’Connell seafood, Gubeen Cheese and vegetable and herbs form Michael Frawley’s garden.

 

50 Mile Meal Award: October 2007 at the Mad Hatters Taste of Kinsale

Voted by the guests at The Mad Hatters Tea Party

 

The most exquisite 50 mile Meal:  JimEdwardsRestaurant

 

The produce used in this dish was provided by

Waterfall Farms (Declan Martin)

Haven ShellFish (Jamie Dwyer)

 

Runner up:  White Lady Restaurant

With meat provided by O’Crualaoi Butchers, Ballincollig

 

Transition Town special merit award: The delicious Pumpkin Pie prepared by Martin El-Sahen of The White House – pumpkin grown in Kinsale.

 

 

 

 

 

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