Follow the Michelin star Attention is on the Burren and its food producers
The Burren’s Wild Honey Inn this week became the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star. With an appetite for sourcing fresh produce from indigenous food suppliers, chef Aidan McGrath’s success puts the Burren – a Unesco Global Geopark centre stage on Ireland’s foodie map. This all seems very far from the time when Cromwellian Lieutenant Edmund Ludlow coined the locality as a “country where there is not enough water to drown a man, wood enough to hang one, nor earth enough to bury him.”
Even the park’s most iconic landmark, the four- legged Poulnabrone Dolmen, juts up from the rocky terrain like a giant milking stool and it’s a reminder that the Burren’s karst, rugged landscape can nourish its residents as well as bury them.
In recognition of this fact, artisan food producers along the Burren Food Trail are fusing indigenous ingredients with traditional recipes, creating a flavour explosion.