NI Signature Dish to feature at International Women’s Day dinner in Limerick

The award winning Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge in Ballingarry, Co Limerick has teamed up with Sharon Noonan, presenter of the Best Possible Taste West Limerick 102FM radio show and food podcast to host a special dinner to mark International Women’s Day 2017.

On Wednesday 8 March, guests to the Ireland’s Blue Book property, which is recommended by Georgina Campbell and has won numerous accolades for its fine dining, customer service and luxurious accommodation, will choose from a menu which features some of Sharon’s favourite ingredients and dishes from both sides of the border.  Originally from Co Antrim and now resident in Newcastle West, Sharon has included the recently announced Northern Ireland signature dish “Born and Braised” on the menu.  The ingredients to make the dish and other courses will be sourced mainly from local businesses including butcher Pat Barry, Cahill’s Cheese, the Little Milk Company as well as the Mustard Seed garden.  Head chef Angel Pirev will demonstrate/demonstrated his ethos for using locally sourced produce during an appearance on the last programme in Neven’s Irish Food Trails aired/airing on RTE1 on Wednesday 1 March 2017 at 7.30pm.

“It has been such an exciting process collaborating with Sharon,” explained the Mustard Seed’s John Edward Joyce.  “We look forward to producing our West Limerick interpretation of the Northern Ireland signature dish which incorporates beef shin and I’m sure guests will have difficulty deciding between it and the other options on offer.”

“Yellowman” will also make an appearance on the 5 course menu as it was a visit to the top restaurant that inspired Sharon to make her BAI funded radio documentary “Devlins’ Yellowman – A Taste of Childhood” last year.  “When I first started thinking about what to put on the menu, “Yellowman” was top of the list,” Sharon said. “Although it will be the Mustard Seed kitchen’s version and not the one using my family’s secret recipe.  I don’t want to be excommunicated!” she joked.

International Women’s Day takes place on Wednesday 8 March and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.  The 2017 campaign theme is #BeBoldForChange.

The dinner costs €47.00 per person for 5 courses plus tea/coffee with petits fours.  Guests wishing to spend the night in one of the recently refurbished rooms can avail of a special overnight rate of €55 B&B per person sharing.  Pre booking is essential by contacting The Mustard Seed on 069 68508 or email

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