Spring into a Delicious West Limerick Lamb Burger

  • West Limerick Lamb Burger (Pic Diarmuid Greene)
  • West Limerick Lamb Burger (Pic Diarmuid Greene)
Dunraven Arms head chef Chris Starr and sous chef Jan Bina. Chris was inspired to create the burger using ingredients from West Limerick producers including Rigney’s Farm and Cahill’s Cheese. (Pic: Diarmuid Greene)

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, the Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick has launched the 'West Limerick Spring Lamb Burger Kit', a click and collect gourmet burger kit featuring ingredients from West Limerick producers.

Head Chef Chris Starr was inspired to create the weekend meal kit as a result of his participation in the West Limerick Food Series, a comprehensive networking and training programme designed to foster collaboration between local businesses. The Croagh based chef teamed up with his butcher, Brian Costello in Adare, who sources grass fed spring lamb from a local farmer to make the patties, and chose the classic Vintage Cheddar from Cahill’s Cheese and free range streaky rashers from Rigney’s Farm for the toppings as he felt they created a unique flavour combination. The Dunraven’s signature Spiced Tomato Chutney, and aioli made in house from wild garlic foraged in nearby Curraghchase Forest, as well as the Dunraven’s homemade brioche buns, complete the mouth-watering extravaganza. The kit includes comprehensive cooking and serving instructions along with an oven ready surprise sweet treat. 

“We are blessed with a number of fantastic food and drink producers in the West Limerick area,” said Chris who has been the head chef at the Dunraven Arms Hotel for 3 years. “The West Limerick Food Series has given me an opportunity to connect with many of them and I look forward to working with them to develop West Limerick as Ireland’s latest food destination.” 

The West Limerick Food Series aims to inspire and develop the food sector and food tourism industry in the West Limerick area. West Limerick Resources CLG secured funding under the LEADER Food Initiative, delivered by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Agriculture, to further develop the food sector and food tourism industry in the area.       

In addition to the West Limerick Lamb Burger by the Dunraven Arms Hotel which can be ordered on line at www.dunravenhotel.com or by phoning 061 605 900, the West Limerick Food Series has also initiated other successful collaborations such as a selection of West Limerick themed hampers from D&M Garden Centre in Croagh and Logr Café in Adare has teamed up with Forrestal Wine Merchants to offer the perfect wine pairing with its Easter weekend menu. 

 Participation in the West Limerick Food Series programme is free and registration is required. For more information and/or to register, visit the West Limerick Food Series on Eventbrite or email westlimerickfood@gmail.com.

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