The Transition Town Kinsale '50 Mile Meal' Award was launched by Derek Davis at the 2007 Gourmet Food Festival and has featured each year since. The award is given to any dish prepared with ingredients produced within a 50 mile radius of the town (i.e. the majority of ingredients are sourced in County Cork.)
The 50 Mile Meal Award will now feature on the menus of The Good Food Circle restaurants. We will be launching this next phase on Sunday May 27th at the National Chowder Cook Off. Local shops which are actively promoting products which are produced within a 50 mile radius of the town are also going to be invited to feature the Transition Town Kinsale 50 Mile Award.
The availability of good food is central to tourism in Kinsale: this award highlights the provenance of the food being served; a feature now highlighted in restaurant reviews. Food production is an important part of our local economy and this award will both raise awareness of what is available locally as well as highlighting new markets for local food producers.
We would like to invite other restaurants and cafÃƒÂ©s in Kinsale to participate and we would also like to invite local shops which are actively promoting products which are produced within a 50 mile radius of the town to feature the Transition Town Kinsale 50 Mile Award. The 50 Mile Award, though presented by Transition Town Kinsale, will be reviewed by a committee with a representative from Transition Town Kinsale, The Chamber of Tourism, The Good Food Circle and another nominee.
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