9th May 2012
Thyme Restaurant in Athlone is the Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for May. Headed up by recently joined Euro-toques chef John Coffey, the kitchen at Thyme is awash with outstanding local ingredients which John goes to great lengths to seek out.
“We are trying to promote the great produce we have on our doorstep as much as possible and really see the benefits. Bacon, eggs and butter, vegetables and chicken come from Athlone suppliers Paul Lawlor, Paddy Halligan and Seamus Fagan, respectively. Additional supplies of vegetables and chicken come from Beechlawn Organic Farm, Ballinasloe, and ‘The Friendlly Farmer’ (Ronan Byrne) of Athenry. Free range Tamworth pork is sourced from Fergus Dunne of Tullamore, and Castlemine Farm in Co Roscommon also supplies pork, black pudding, lamb and all of the beef except sirloin, which comes from Brendan Coyle of Bellurgan Meats, Dundalk. Fish is landed at Kilmore Quay and the main supplier is Atlantis Seafood, Wexford.”
Anyone who sends us an updated menu for the website will have it included for consideration for a Just Ask award – Don’t delay, that award could be only one click away!