We have been very happy to learn about the Michelin star that was awarded to our neighbours, Lisdoonvarna's Wild Honey Inn, last month. What an achievement to be noticed by the judges - all the more when it is an establishment in the far west of the country! (Not that we are saying that we are located in the wilderness, but it is a fair bit away from the eastern metropolis...)
The Irish Times newspaper sat up, took note and benefitted from the Michelin star as a hook to highlight the whole area of the Burren as a foodie destination.
Mentioned in the article are well-established food businesses like Clare Jam, O'Connor's pub and Wilde's Chocolate shop in Doolin, Linalla Icecream and their swimming cows, Hazelmountain Chocolate, St. Tola's Goats Cheese and the Burren Smokehouse, we were happy to note!
Under the sub-header Holy Smoke, they wrote:
"A tasting trip to the Burren wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre in Lisdoonvarna. The centre offers more than 30,000 visitors a year the chance to learn about the world famous organic salmon – right from the moment it’s caught through to how it is hot and cold smoked on site.
You can see the first kiln used here when the smokehouse was established in 1989 by Birgitta & Peter Curtin and there are tastings a plenty to keep you happy while you visit. There’s a shop, of course, if you want to bring some home, and there are lots of other local produce available to buy, too. See burrensmokehouse.com."
Here you can read the full article.