One of the things we pride ourselves of here at Ariel House is that, wherever possible, we’ve incorporated local food producers into our breakfast and afternoon tea menu. We source local food produce from as close by as our own back garden to as far away as Wexford, Wicklow and Cork.
For those of you that follow us on Facebook (and if you don’t, we certainly encourage you to) – you’ll know that we often post photographs of our breakfast buffet and meals. By working with Irish producers, it is our way of highlighting and celebrating them but also giving you, our guests, an introduction to all the amazing food producers we have throughout the country. Of course, as you use us as your base to set off into the city– we want to provide you with the freshest start to your day.
On our breakfast buffet, the brioches, walnut bread, rye & fruit bread, along with garlic, tomato and chili bread are made at Arun Bakery – located nearby in Dublin 7.
We also produce brown and banana bread, sweet scones and muffins here in the kitchen at Ariel House. Where ever possible, our fruit and vegetables are Irish grown – including herbs from our back garden. The raspberry jam and marmalade we use comes from Kilmurray Farm in County Wicklow.
On our cheese board we currently serve four different cheeses. Cashel Blue is produced in County Tipperary in the heart of the country by the Grubb family. We also serve three cheeses from Cork, one is Gubbeen which comes from West Cork and is produced by the Ferguson family who has been farming for several generations just outside the village of Schull. Ardrahan, a semi-soft cheese, is produced by the Burns family in Kanturk, which is in the countryside of Duhallow in North West Cork. Finally we serve a Beech Smoked Carrigaline cheese which is made in South West Cork by Ann and Pat O’Farrell.
Our bacon, sausages and puddings all come from Pat O Neill’s in County Wexford. Pat uses a dry curing process to produce his bacon which is, as he puts it, “higher in taste, lower in salt”.
Seasonally we add other producers to our menu and you will find updates on our Facebook page as to where we are sourcing things such as our latest delivery of strawberries or rhubarb.
For more about any of our producers – go directly to their websites or contact us directly with any queries.
The Ariel House Team