Good Food Ireland represented Ireland at The Breeders Cup Taste of the World Welcome Party 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky on November 3rd 2011. The brainchild of American celebrity chef Bobby Flay, the 15 countries that have won the Breeders Cup came together to showcase the cuisine of their country. Those included France, Japan, USA, New Zealand, UK, Argentina and Australia amongst others. Good Food Ireland were also be included in the Winners Circle Ceremony for a Breeders Cup world championship race named in honour of the event. Coverage of the Welcome Party was beamed to millions of people during ESPN’s domestic and international broadcast on Nov 4th and 5th.
“It was a great honour for Good Food Ireland to represent our country at this prestigious event. Ireland’s cuisine is largely driven by local ingredients and seasonal variations and the Good Food Ireland members clearly epitomise the best. The Breeders Cup is an ideal event to promote Ireland’s cuisine and the wonderful food that can be experienced in our network of businesses around the island of Ireland. It is a primary audience many of whom regularly travel to Ireland for its great thoroughbred industry. Good Food Ireland is very grateful toIrish Thoroughbred Marketing for affording this opportunity to us”, say Margaret Jeffares, Founder and Managing Director, Good Food Ireland.
Good Food Ireland member chefs, Ed Cooney, The Merrion Hotel, Dublin and Maurice Keller, Arlington Lodge Country House Hotel, Waterford will showcase Butter Poached Fillet of Clare Island Salmon with a Lemon Oil Dulse, Green Vegetable Broth & Lobster, Traditional Irish Soda Breads, Burren Smokehouse Organic Smoked Salmon and Irish Farmhouse Cheese.
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