Fol­low the Miche­lin star At­ten­tion is on the Bur­ren and its food pro­duc­ers

The Irish Times Magazine - - NEWS -

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.

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