Graham Roberts of the Connemara Smokehouse is back from a whirlwind trip to Washington D.C. for “The Best of Ireland’s Wonderful West Culinary Renaissance” which was held on the 12th November.
The Culinary feast focuses on the West of Ireland’s relatively new status as a culinary destination. Graham was representing Tourism Ireland and Good Food Ireland at the Irish Embassy in Washington. The event was hosted by Tourism Ireland and Ambassador Michael Collins for the Smithsonian Associates. Here Graham gave a presentation and catered for the 300 guests with his Award winning products, Organic Smoked Salmon, Organic Honey Roast Smoked Salmon and Organic Gravadlax (marinated salmon in salt, sugar, dill & Irish Whiskey) and Connemara Smokehouse unique Irish Smoked Tuna. The evening was a huge success and the Ambassador has requested more products for future events in the Ireland Embassy in Washington. Graham and his wife Saoirse of the Connemara Smokehouse are multi-award winners from Ballyconneely, near Clifden, Co. Galway.
The company’s international reputation haas steadily been recognised by Bridgestone Best in Ireland Award, the Great Taste Awards, winners of B.I.M Best New Seafood Product in Ireland Award, and one of Rick Stein’s Superheroes – Rick Stein is a chef with passion for seafood, hand-picked a number of producers for his book who he felt were passionate about food, Graham really is among the chosen few.
All the products are produced in the traditional way, filleted by hand by Graham himself to ensure quaility. All products are free from artifical flavours, colours and preservatives.
You can catch Graham and Saoirse at the Great Irish Food Festival at the Salthill Hotel on Sunday 7th of December 08′. National Museum of Ireland – Easy Living, Turlough Park, Castlebar, 13th December 08′. Spiddal Christmas Craft Fair, 14th December 08′ and Ard Ri Hotel, Tuam, 21st December 08′.
Check out their rine range of products which can be shipped worldwide. www.smokehouse.ie
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