In the middle of moving house and life it’s good to take a day or a night off and leave your brain at home. Last night was one I was very looking forward to, it was the launch of the new Bridgestone Irish Food Guide, did I mention I am a contributing editor, ahem…Anyway I spent most of yesterday running up and down Dundrum shopping centre like a headless teenager going to my debs. I bought daft shoes and got my make up done and my hair so I looked like a step ford wife, only taller. The book launch was held at the impossibly cool Fallon & Byrne in Dublin
Back to the launch. In all my time eating and writing for John and Sally Clarke, creators of the food guide, I had so far not met them. It was only when John made his opening speech that I found out who was who. Not only did I get to meet the lovely Sally, their three kids were also there and impeccable. My Son No.1 would have been like a pig in you-know-what. Lots of food producers were showcasing their tasty wares at the event. Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese from Kilkenny had a great goat’s camembert that was creamier then any supermarket cheese. Sean Kelly from Kelly’s of Newport West Cork
As we continued to fill our faces to bursting they started to bring out the real food, oh no! We were full already but it didn’t stop me continuing to try great cheeses like Coolea from Cork Parma Ireland Ireland
A huge thanks to John and Sally for making me part of the whole thing. Then we went to the pub!