2nd Feb 2012
VM Restaurant at Viewmount House in Longford is the Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for February. Headed up by Euro-toques chef Gary O’Hanlon, the kitchen at Viewmount House is awash with outstanding local ingredients which Gary goes to great lengths to seek out.
“Our menus show “VM’s” dedication to sourcing locally produced foods and we use them to name-check all of our suppliers. Meat suppliers include Thornhill duck from Cavan, Wild Irish Game from Longford and Co. Wicklow, dry aged beef from Donald Russell, Co. Longford and rare breed pork from Jana Reinhaart. Kettyle Meats, Fermanagh supply us with their ‘free to roam’ chickens. Seafood suppliers include Albatross of Killybegs, Co. Donegal and John Rogan of Rathowen, Co. Westmeath who supplies us with organic smoked fish. Free range eggs are supplied by O’Halleran’s of Kenagh, Co. Longford and fruit and vegetables are supplied by Shanley’s of Longford Town and by Viewmount’s own gardens.”
Gary follows in the footsteps of several other Euro-toques chefs who won Just Ask Restaurant of the Month in 2011, The most recent ones being Richard Luckey of Tankardstown House, Slane, Co. Meath (October 2011), Eamonn O’Reilly, The Box Tree, Stepaside (August 2011), Richy Virahsawmy of Richy’s Bistro in Clonakilty (July 2011).
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Think you deserve to be highlighted for your support of local Irish food producers? Email us your current menu firstname.lastname@example.org and we will submit it for consideration – as well as updating it on your Euro-toques web profile.