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Posh Nosh On Local Produce

Traditionally soil, land, climatic constraints and individual craftsmanship all donated to the individualities of the regional food which filled our diets. In more recent times our food has been shaped by the effects of cultural exchange, global distribution and technology which has treated our palettes to delights from around the world. However as the concept of our authentic traditional food has become a blurred, we have recently witnessed a small food revolution as we reconnect with our own regional produce.

Wherever you go on this Island you are never far from the landscape of lush green fields, fresh pure loughs and Atlantic and Irish Sea waters which have created a distinct food culture with a focus on the very best local ingredients. At Posh Nosh we take pride in celebrating our delicious local food and drink by showcasing a wealth of regional specialities throughout the menus that we serve.

We are proud members of A Taste of Ulster which is all about showcasing the finest food and drink from Northern Ireland. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, you’ll want to know that where you choose to eat will deliver on taste, atmosphere, service and value.

Posh Nosh Taste of Ulster Entrance

When choosing to source our produce locally the first step is homing in on what is actually in season. Seasonal produce is harvested when it has been allowed to fully ripen and as it is local and hasn’t travelled too far to get to our plates. Our fresh seasonal vegetables are supplied by North Down Group which can have vegetables from the field to our kitchens within 24 hours of harvest. This freshness gives produce with optimal flavour.

 

A few Posh Nosh Favourites:
• Irish Champ made using Comber Potatoes grown in the sheltered soiled around Strangford lough, just a stone’s throw from Posh Nosh Head Quarters. This is a world class potato which has a distinctive nutty flavor and claims a Protected Geographical Indication.

• Yellowman or Yellaman is a chewy, toffee-textured honeycomb and is associated with the Auld Lammas Fair in Ballycastle, County Antrim. The perfect garnish for our Crunchie Pot Dessert.

• A Seafood Sharing Platter boasting Glenarm Salmon, Portavogie Prawns and Bangor Bay Crab is the a great way to showcase our local fish. The clear waters that surround us teamed with the loughs and rivers provide some spectacular fresh fish.

• The pure sweet grass of our landscape contribute to some of the best beef in Europe. We use Peter Hannans beef which is extra-aged in Himalayan Salt Chambers to producing totally unique, sweet, flavorsome and multi-award winning beef. It is hard to choose a favourite beef dish but our Posh Nosh Deconstructed Beef Wellington which is comprised of Prime Fillet of Irish Beef, Mushroom Duxelle, Gratin Potatoes, Wilted Spinach and a Rich Madeira Jus is a clear winner.

• Cheese has been one of our long reigning highest quality artisan products. A local cheese board is always a well-received supper option. Fivemiletown Extra Mature Cheddar, Kearney Blue, Young Buck and Ballyoak Brie are just a few of our go to local cheeses. All served with Dittys Oatcakes and homemade chutney using Armagh Bramley Apples.

• Specialty bread has to be one of our unsung heroes of local produce. Soda Bread and Potato Bread Farls made from the flours of our local mills often appear on our menus. One of our popular canapes is Thinly Sliced Toasted Veda Bread topped with Creamy Goats Cheese and Plum Jam.

 

Posh Nosh Ireland | Marquee Weddings

With marquee weddings on the rise, and the increased amount of marquee vendors in Northern Ireland, you are literally given a blank canvas to build your dream wedding on… although, it’s not so much a blank canvas as it is a patch of land outside your/your parents’ home, if we are being realistic!

When it comes to arranging catering for a marquee wedding, the catering is very much at the forefront of the day as it will be your caterers who essentially run the day, as there is no venue/venue representative to liaise with. So, where do we start? What do we need to think about?

 

  • Kitchen Annexes/Marquees – these are essential in providing catering for a marquee wedding. We need a big enough space from which we can prep, plate and also have our ovens, hot cupboards, fryers etc. Very often, we have to make a little space go a long way! The size of the kitchen annex/marquee required will depend entirely on your menu and number of guests.

 

  • Electricity – do you want hot food? Us too! So, we need hooked up to your supply. A generator (or two!) is your answer, and can be sourced from your marquee company. Again, the usage and overall draw of electricity will vary depending on your menu and number of guests.

 

  • Lighting – especially with a wedding towards early spring/late autumn, please provide us with some lights so we can see what we are doing when it gets dark? How many caterers does it take to screw in a lightbulb, and all that!

 

  • Bins – we remove all food wastage and rubbish from the kitchen, but what about your empty bottles and cardboard boxes from your wine and champagne? You will need to make arrangements for a skip.

 

  • Tables & Chairs – what sort of layout do you want in your marquee? Would you like traditional round tables, or long, rustic banqueting style tables? Don’t forget to speak to your marquee provider about what’s feasible in the space. Also, are you having tables on the dancefloor? Will these need to be removed after the meal?

 

  • Access to kitchen – please provide us with access into the kitchen via a ramp, drive, road etc.

 

  • Water please – you will need to provide your caterer with access to water via your home, a standby water pipe etc.

 

  • Drinks on me! – Are you having an open bar, or a cash bar? In most instances, if you are supplying any of the booze yourselves (wine for the meal, fizz for the reception) you will need to hire in some fridges for these to be chilled in – nobody likes warm Prosecco!

 

Posh Nosh have been catering for marquee weddings with various different vendors for nearly 30 years’, so we know the craic! If you are looking for a marquee wedding caterer, look no further than Posh Nosh. Why not give us a call today, to get a quotation for catering?

Posh Nosh Ireland | Quirky Wedding Show

We recently exhibited at the Quirky Wedding Show, and what a blast we had!

Our experienced and professional team who attended include both our Coordinators Shona and Jade, and our Front of House Managers, Philip and Sean.

 

Posh Nosh have exhibited at the Quirky Wedding Show twice a year for the past five years, and have been an active member of the “Quirky” family since then.

The show takes place in the Waterfront Hall and features lots of amazing suppliers, to include photographers, videographers, venues, make-up artists, hairdressers, florists, photo booths… to name but a few!

The show is a great place to meet lots of lovely couples and answer their initial catering questions. From there, we provide them with a Wedding Brochure and take their enquiry to the next stage.

It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with all of the lovely suppliers who we run into on the wedding scene, and chat about what they have been up to!

Every year, we struggle with the question – how do we showcase our food? How do we capture our brand and our concept to prospective couples at a fair? There’s no real way to show just how delicious our food is without tasting it!

Thankfully, our team love a challenge and we always manage to pull a few ideas out of the bag! The past few years we have had photo displays and pantry ideas – which is your favourite?

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