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  • 9th May 2016 Nothing slow about The Burren Slow Food Festival

    Birgitta and the Slow Food team are currently very busy co-organising the 10th Burren Slow Food Festival which is bursting at the seams with tastings, talks, cookery demos, a picnic on the sea, dinners, a Farmer's Market and much more. This year, the "Surf & Turf" themed Burren Slow Food F... Read more
  • 6th May 2016 Director's Cut: unpublished video material

    Two years ago, we were very lucky to have have a film crew from Germany filming in and with the Burren Smokehouse. Just now, we received an email by the director Henning Rütten from www.henning-ruetten.de with a link to a video. This video is a lovely compilation of unpublished material which ... Read more
  • 19th April 2016 10 things to avoid serving at a dinner party

    We all can tell tales of little disasters that happened at somebody's dinner party, or worse, at our own! Here a little help from us. It is not a comprehensive guide, but it is a good start that rules out potential disaster zones right from the start. It makes planning the food part of a dinne... Read more
  • 31st March 2016 Birgitta "gets wise on her salmon"

    An article showcasing the Burren Smokehouse and its Swedish owner, Birgitta Curtin, appeared in the Göteborgs-Posten newspaper in Sweden exposing us to more than 470,000 readers. Tourism Ireland in the Nordic Region, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, invited journalist Anna Rehnberg to v... Read more
  • 28th March 2016 FFT.ie covers big Culinary Event

    FFT.ie 21 March 2016 Under the header "Michelin Star Chefs Give Food for Thought in the Burren", Ireland's Foodservice Platform FFT gave an account of the superb and fingerlicking event involving well-known and highly talented chefs from Ireland and the US. You can read more on it by clic... Read more
  • 18th March 2016 Burren Smokehouse mentioned in Swedish newspaper

    Our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon was used in three restaurants in Gothenburg and Stockholm on St. Patrick's Day. This is what the Allt Om Mat food magazine wrote a few days ago: "Taste the Irish delicacies at three taverns Three restaurants in Sweden showcasing Irish delicacies: Hi... Read more
  • 15th March 2016 Michelin-starred Food at the Burren Storehouse

    The season started off with a spectacular bang for our new venue, the Burren Storehouse.   Chefs from Ohio, Galway and Lisdoonvarna came together to create ("cook" would not do its artfulness justice!) an amazing and tastebud tickling feast for the senses.   Those who we... Read more
  • 2nd March 2016 Tastings in Harrods

    In the run-up to St. Patrick's Day (17 March), we have a series of tastings events in the food hall in Harrods, London. Simon Connell, our Smurfitt fellowship student with Bord Bía, and Birgitta will be in and out of Harrods to promote different flavours and marinades of our Burren Smoked Iris... Read more
  • 26th February 2016 Help to go global

    We are living in one of the most amazing areas in the world, and we might think it is the centre of the universe, but admittedly, it is fairly far away from the more populated areas of the rest of the world. In our area, the north of County Clare, there are a lot of small food and other busine... Read more
  • 25th February 2016 Irish-American Culinary Event of the Year

    World-famous chefs Kevin Thornton - Jamie Simpson - Enda McEvoy coming to the Burren Storehouse   If you are interested in food, in a wholesome approach to same and in the philosophy behind real food, then this event is a Must for you. This is the first event of its kind. Three em... Read more

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