The Winter Table

Delicious seasonal food isn’t just for summer….Celebrating Ireland’s winter bounty, Euro-Toques Ireland chefs and producers are coming together during December and January, to raise awareness of the wonderful produce that is available in the colder months.
Euro-Toques Ireland may not be familiar to everyone, but is very special - a member-based community of chefs, cooks and producers who pride themselves on being the custodians of Irish food heritage, they achieve this through their daily work and inspiring activities like their Young Chef of the Year Competition (based on young chefs meeting producers and conveying the integrity and flavour of their produce, they have launched the careers of some of our top chefs, including Neven Maguire) and their annual Food Awards which highlight the work of some of our finest food producers.

To celebrate The Winter Table, Euro-Toques members will highlight some of the best produce Ireland has to offer in the colder months. Their online campaign will see participating members, young chefs and producers promote the best of the winter bounty, with an exciting series of activities and dining experiences around the island of Ireland, where chefs will celebrate our wild game such as venison, rabbit, hare, pigeon, pheasant, snipe, duck, mallard, partridge, woodcock, also freshwater fish (eg pike, eel, trout), herring, oysters, mussels, clams, crab, sea herbs and vegetables (i.e. seaweed), and wild woodland produce including mushrooms, sea buckthorn, sloes, rosehips, wild herbs, nuts as well as winter roots and greens.

As part of the campaign, member chefs working in cafés, pubs, bistros, and restaurants will offer either a special or a full menu experience showcasing Ireland's winter bounty and highlighting the work of small artisan producers. A list of producers and participating chefs - including household names like Ross Lewis (Osteria Lucio), Aishling Moore (Goldie), Jp McMahon (Aniar) and Sunil Ghai (Pickle) - is available online.

Watch out for hashtag #WinterTable on the community's platforms @eurotoques_ireland on Instagram and @eurotoquesirl on Twitter to find out what produce is readily available in Ireland this winter and stay up to date with recipes, produce, special menus, tips and know-how from chefs and producers alike.

All Euro-Toques members and the wider public are encouraged to join in the online conversation using the hashtags: #WinterTable #WinterBounty #Chefsmeetproducers

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