And the winner is...Just Ask
Harry's has been named Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant
of the Year 2011.
The award was conferred for Harry's commitment to
informing customers about the provenance of the
ingredients on their plates. Harry’s sources many of
their ingredients within the Inishowen peninsula
including getting their fish from Foyle Fishermen's
Co-Op in Greencastle.
The Just Ask programme supports large and small
artisan suppliers and encourages diners to support
restaurants who are in turn supporting local
Kevin Doherty, Donal Doherty and
Raymond Moran celebrate picking up the
Bord Bia Just Ask award.
The menu at Harry’s
gives great detail on each of their suppliers.
Judge Georgina Campbell said: “The provenance of
almost every item on the menu is explained with
particular importance given to the local farmers,
fishermen and local artisan suppliers who make
Harry’s Bar & Restaurant the local food hero that it
is. Donal and Kevin Doherty along with Raymond Moran
are absolutely passionate about their region and it
is heartening to see the level to which they support
Proprietor Donal Doherty added: “There was
tremendous competition from top-class restaurants
for this award. We are lucky enough to run our
business in Inishowen, an area so rich in fantastic
produce and we make the most of it.
"Our local suppliers are as delighted as us with the
award. This is the future to help dig our local
economy out of recession, we call it our “Local Food
from Local People” campaign, and this award is a