Macrooms spuds join Cork brands at London food expo

March 31st, 2015 4:55 PM

By Southern Star Team

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THE humble spud is the basis for a new food business launched by Macroom publican Michael O’Riordan.

The Farmer’s Table is a range of fully loaded baked potatoes – the brainchild of Michael, the proprietor of the Auld Triangle pub.

The famous bar and restaurant has long been a favourite with locals and tourists making the trip between Cork and Killarney.

The Farmer’s Table’s range uses traditional Rooster potatoes grown at Ned English’s farm in Lombardstown, North Cork, and completely natural ingredients to create mouth-watering dishes ready to serve in a matter of minutes.

Michael O’Riordan said the inspiration for the product range came from his own customers. ‘Baked potatoes have always been one of the most popular items on the menu in the Auld Triangle, and we wanted to bring this healthy, simple and convenient dish to a wider market.’

The Farmer’s Table baked potatoes are available in three tantalising and traditional varieties: bacon & cabbage colcannon; broccoli and cauliflower, and smoked bacon and cheese.

The firm will be appearing with a group of eleven Cork food businesses coming together under the Taste Cork regional marketing brand at one of the world’s largest food expos – IFE 2015 – which takes place in London this week.

These eleven innovative micro-food producers will be showcasing some of Cork’s finest fare, at one of the world’s biggest and most important food and drink industry events.

Taking place in London’s Docklands, IFE is the UK’s largest international food industry expo, with more than 1,350 exhibitors, making it one of the key events on the international food industry calendar.

The Cork companies will be representing the region at a specially designed branded trade stand as part of the Taste Cork regional marketing initiative funded by Cork County Council and the Cork Local Enterprise Offices.

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