Seafood providers honoured by Bord Iascaigh Mhara food chiefs
THANKFULLY one can still get a nice bit of fish for dinner in north Wicklow. The Hungry Monk in Greystones, A. Caviston’s two premises in Greystones and Superquinn in Bray were amongst those recently awarded membership of the prestigious Bord Iascaigh Mhara Seafood Circle programme.
BIM is the Irish Sea Fisheries Board and their Seafood Circle programme recognises and awards the highest standards of seafood and service.
The programme aims to assist the retail and food service sectors to achieve excellent standards in the provision of seafood. They encourage the use of locally sourced, responsibly fished, quality seafood.
There were 23 new members this year, bringing the total num- ber of restaurants, pubs and seafood retailers to 155 across Ireland.
The Greystones and Bray spots can now proudly display their well deserved 2009 Seafood Circle plaques for all to see.
Further information including tasty recipes, fish preparation and buying tips and more are available on www.seafoodcircle.ie.
Food writer Georgina Campbell helps select members for the coveted hospitality category, and customers are increasingly looking for the Seafood Circle logo when shopping or eating out.
Applicants for the retail category receive at least two unannounced visits during the year so fishmongers are kept on their toes as membership can be revoked at any stage.
Mr Eamon Slevin with the BIM Seafood Circle Plaque at the Seafood Counter, Superquinn, Bray.