Cronin Sisters Walk The Walk
As Old Butter Roads Festival Steps Up A Gear
Quite a few tributes were paid to the women behind the Old Butter Roads Summer Féile at the 2018 launch in Blarney on Saturday. Two of those women are the Cronin sisters who spoke honestly and eloquently about the importance of local produce.
Having talked the talk, the sisters, Tricia and chef Martina, showed they could walk the walk at a multi-course meal in their Square Table restaurant on Sunday night. Local produce was right, left and centre as the courses came to the table.
The festival lasts all through May. The spotlight was on Blarney last weekend but will shift to Macroom, Kanturk and Mallow, Mitchelstown and Fermoy, to villages Aubane, Watergrasshill, and Whitechurch and to other parts of the general North Cork area. Check the website link below and also their Facebook page.
|Ballinwillin Farm wild boar and mushroom tortellini, onion purée|
|K. O'Connell's pan-fried hake, Bertha's Revenge Gin, |
Jerusalem artichoke and mussel
|Michael Twomey Butcher Angus aged rib eye, Tom O'Brien's free range egg|
béarnaise (not shown but exquisite!), McCarthy's beef dripping chips,
and onion confit.
|Longueville House apple brandy chocolate mousse,|
buttermilk foam, expresso ice cream
|Hegarty's cheddar and new Templegall (comté) cheese and Toonsbridge|
scamorza , served with Follain relish and Longueville house apple brandy
and fig chutney and house crackers.