Catherine Celebrates airs RTE One on Monday 21st December at 7.30pm
Catherine Celebrates Christmas on RTE ONE this December as Catherine Fulvio serves up her favourite Christmas recipes, treats and hints & tips with Oysters, Potatoes and Bitters.
This Christmas will be unique with no-one knowing what COVID promises to bring us this Christmas whether we are naughty or nice, will we be able to meet with family and friends or just stay close to home and celebrate with immediate family. Either way Catherine Fulvio will show us how to do it in style with tasty treats, using delicious Irish artisan producers that won’t break the bank. ‘Catherine Celebrates’ will air on Wednesday 21st December at 7.30pm.
Catherine Fulvio meets some of Ireland’s finest artisan producers that are currently supplying us with unique and wonderful tasty choices.
Carlingford Oyster Company
Carlingford Oysters was established in 1974 by Peter Louët-Feisser and is currently managed by his son Kian and his wife Mary. With a team of 18 they produce 2,500,000 oysters annually. They airfreight oysters worldwide with customers in London, Milan, Hongkong, Singapore, Taipei, Bangkok and Beijing as well as all over Ireland.A family run business, Carlingford Oyster Company has the privilege of working in spectacular
natural surroundings of Carlingford Lough where oysters have thrived for many centuries. Kian and Mary are passionate about their oysters and nature has created the ideal location to grow oysters right on their doorstep.
The unique sweet taste and high meat content of the Carlingford Oyster is one of nature’s real treasures. However, they are not the only ones to discover this secret as their award-winning oysters are found on the menus of many of the world’s most exclusive restaurants. Carlingford Oysters have been awarded 3 stars at the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards in 2018 and 2020 and 2 stars in 2016, 2017 and 2019. They received the Gold Medal at the 2015 Cloudy Bay UK Oyster Championships. At the Irish Blas na h’Eireann Food Awards they received a silver medal in 2017 and Gold in 2020.
Ballymakenny Heritage Potatoes
Ballymakenny Farm Heritage and Specialty Potatoes started as a hobby for Maria Flynn in 2015 when she grew some Violetta Specialty Purple Potatoes and took to social media to reach out to chefs. With the help of her husband David the first crop of Ballymakenny Farm Violetta Potatoes appeared in chefs’ kitchens in Oct 2015.
What has happened in the last six years is nothing short of incredible. Ballymakenny
Farm now focus only on growing for chefs. This season a curve ball hit with the Covid 19 pandemic, but they are still receiving fantastic support from their wholesalers and supplying our #PotatoParcels into small independently owned grocery shops, bakeries, coffee shops and butchers. Chefs doing take away service are also still playing a big part of their season.
Ballymakenny Farm are also due to feature with Dunnes Stores Simply Better Range this month. An all Irish roasting tray of potatoes featuring Red Emmalie and Mayan Gold.
Off the Cuffe Bitters
Off The Cuffe Bitters are literally handmade by Jarrod Cuffe at the Chocolate Factory, Kings Inn Street, Dublin using Irish Newmake Whiskey Spirit. That is the distilled spirit produced at an Irish whiskey distillery before it is rested in a barrel.This is important as Off The Cuffe has been crafted to enhance the wonderful whiskeys, gins, vodkas and
other spirits being made on the island of Ireland today.
Off the Cuffe Bitters are characterized by purity of flavour. This is due to the quality of the Newmake, the use of organic herbs and the by-hand extraction process. Highly concentrated Off The Cuffe Bitters are an exceptional addition to the bartender’s palette.
Cocktails have become a very important footfall and revenue driver for premium bars, as the cocktail revolution has taken hold in Ireland. At last, there is a beautifully crafted premium bitters brand made in Ireland, for the best bars to use in exceptional cocktails. an exceptional brand from Ireland for the best bartenders in the best bars promising;
- Exceptional flavour from natural ingredients
- No Artificial colours or Sweeteners
- Made using organic botanicals
- Ingredients individually infused to insure each distinct flavour truly sings
- Made With Irish Whiskey Newmake • Made in Ireland