Keeping It Local – The Dingle Dog Unleashed!
Jerry Kennedy Butchers is playing an integral role in Dingle’s fast-growing reputation as a mecca for foodies. We are involved in the annual Food Festival and in a number of initiatives designed to promote the region as a premier food destination.
You will also find our products in some of the finest restaurants, hotels and cafes throughout the local area – all of whom will let you know about it because they want their customers to know they are serving the best Dingle has to offer.
Our most recent collaboration involves the creation of the Dingle Dog, where three local quality suppliers came together to create a West Kerry twist on the ubiquitous hot dog.
The Dingle Dog contains our multi award-winning sausages, wrapped inside specially-made buns baked around the corner at Courtney’s Bakery and topped with salad and onions sourced locally from Kingdom Fresh, one of the town’s main fruit and veg specialist suppliers.
Wearing his bard’s hat Gene Courtney took time off from playing with yeast to pen an Ode to the Dingle Dog, which he read at a recent launch night held to unleash the hound.
Ode to the Dingle Dog
There’s many a famous madra from Lassie to Rin Tin Tin
Those madras were famous for the movies they were in
They put out fires, they rescued dames, they even tried to talk
But those dogs could not hold a candle light to the new dog on the walk
Here’s this new hot dog in Dingle, he’s local through and through
It’s the Dingle Dog by crikey all wrapped in a Courtneys bun
Topped off, not just with local Duffy’s onion, let your imagination run
So keep your Cordon Bleu me boys, your French nouvelle cuisine
In the Garden Café, Sheila makes the Dingle Dog Supreme
When you’re visiting Dingle, do yourself a favour and get yourself down to The Garden Cafe in Green Street and ask for a Dingle Dog. You won’t regret it!
BEST IN IRELAND
Our lamb sausages with sage and thyme took Gold and our Blasket island Lamb mini-roast won Bronze in the Blas na hÉireann/National Irish Food Awards 2010.
These prestigious awards are much sought after and we are extremely pleased to have done so well.
The judging of the awards was supervised by U.C.C.’s food department and the judges included journalists, chefs, producers, and grocers from around the country. The tasting was blind and rated using sensory analysis.
Dingle Food and Wine Festival
We participated in the fourth annual Dingle Food and Wine Festival, which took place this year on the first weekend in October. Highlights of the festival included a taste trail in over 40 outlets, where festival goers could purchase taste tickets and sample local cuisine delights in locations that varied from pubs, and galleries to shop and restaurants.
Once again we cooked up a range of our delicious meats. Your sense of smell was enough to guide many visitors to our shop on Orchard Lane. Thanks for coming!