Today a group of intrepid food lovers were whisked away on #MccombsGrubCrawl. This was organised by @officialmccombs and @duffyrafferty. Our departure was at 10.15 from Glengall Street on a luxury minibus.
First stop was @AbernethyButter where we met Will and Allison Abernethy. Their wee enterprise supplies fresh, home made butter (salted, unsalted, smoked and dulce) to the likes of Fortnum & Mason, Heston Blumenthal and Ox to name but a few.
Allison made some fresh soda bread and Will made some fresh butter and we got to sample the soda and butter with jam and tea and home made fudge. It tasted great. It’s so good and endearing to see that our local endeavours have spread to all corners of the U.K. and reached all echelons of society
After here we were on our way to @KilmeganCider to meet Andrew and see his local County Down cider enterprise. Andrew himself should consider a career in show biz as he was a great character and truly engaged all of us and had a real way with words. He told us the history of cider in County Down and let us all sample the apple juice!!
We were all feeling peckish by this stage so onwards to @PoachersLisbane for a grandiose feast. We had a sharing platter consisting of white bait, pate, griddles bread, goats cheese and crab cakes. This was followed by either fish and chips or chicken and rosti or cheese leek and potato pie. All the meals were tasty and portion sizes were great and well filling. For dessert there was a selection of cheese and biscuits with chutneys followed by tea/coffee.