The Foyle Hotel in Moville has been awarded Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for July.
Selected by food writer Georgina Campbell and Bord Bia, the Just AskRestaurant of the Month rewards establishments across Ireland that exhibit best practices in showing transparency in the sourcing of the food on their menus.
Brian McDermott and his wife Brenda recently restored the historic Foyle Hotel in the scenic coastal town of Moville to create a boutique hotel, wine bar and informal dining destination.
Carefully tailored to please a mixed clientele, The Foyle Hotel by Chef Brian McDermott has become a popular spot for both locals and visitors to Donegal’s beautiful Inishowen peninsula.
Menus include plenty of crowd pleasers as well as more sophisticated evening dishes but the difference is the quality and local provenance of ingredients, which, as Brian’s fans will know, are cooked simply and carefully to allow the true ‘Taste of Inishowen’ to be enjoyed.
Speaking about their suppliers and producers, Brian McDermott said, “Here, food is at the centre of everything we do. Irish meats and poultry come from trusted suppliers including William Doherty Butcher and Noone’s Poultry of Clonmany. Doherty Roe Vegetables and Whiteoaks Acorn Organic Farm near Muff supply us with our fresh produce, while free range eggs are supplied by Seamus McHugh. All our seafood is locally landed, the majority of which is supplied by John Byrne Seafoods and Greencastle Fisherman’s Co-op.’’
Georgina Campbell commented, “This sense of place is also the driving philosophy of the cookery weekends that are hosted by Brian – and all this, plus a keen focus on customer service, make a visit to The Foyle Hotel by Chef Brian McDermott yet another seriously good reason to head for Donegal."
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