Went to Watts & Co on Saturday night ,Fantastic meal experience! ,ordered the Smoked Salmon Starter ,which came in a Kilner Jar “Smoking!!” Mary ordered the Ham Hock—–She Offered me a piece with homemade piccallili–did any of you see the movie Ratatouille ,when the food critic bit into the Ratatouille and was taken back to his childhood, to the food his mother used to make,with that one bite!!! that’s exactly the experience I had when I bit into that Ham hock flaked onto a crostini,,,This food is seriously good ,the Depth of flavours Kevin Pyke produces with his food at Watts is fantastic ….Kevin and his team are blazing the trail with good food and their unique styles in this waterside Restaurant .
Kevin and his team are putting together a celebration of the Pig,using a rare breed Pig,utilising all cuts from the pig on a special menu, including the squeal ,he tells me.Places are limited for this event next week, so if you miss it, don’t worry, check this place out soon..Great to see another fantastic Restaurant for the Northwest .Kevin is also supplying a signature dish for the book Feast or Famine along with quite a few other restaurants from the Northwest ,will be a hard choice of dish, for Watts given the number of great dishes they have.Congratulations to all at Watts, wishing them every success for the future .Check out there facebook page below.
Working on some really exciting food projects at the minute ,launched the School History Projects Cookery Demonstrations during the week at Monreagh Ulster Scots Heritage Centre .Special thanks to Kieran ,Mags ,Keith and all at Monreagh .
Check them out here
I have also been working with Culturlann ,Jim Hamliton in Irish Food Heritage projects ,this year promising to be an exciting year of events and Demonstrations..This is the Irish Culture and Heritage centre on Great James Street Derry .Thanks to Gerry, Jim, Eileen and all the team at Culturlann
Have a look at their site below or call in for a cuppa and check the centre out .
Check out the blog in the coming weeks for updates on local restaurants ,food suppliers producers ,Artisans and upcoming events .
Watch this space !! .
Sorry to hear another Derry Restaurant closed its doors last week .
“Hard times Come Again No More”!!
Emmett Mc Court
Irish Food Heritage Project–Feast or Famine…