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The launch of the Tipperary Breakfast

  • The Tipperary Breakfast

A very exciting launch happened in Rockwell College on Wednesday February 22nd. The Tipperary Breakfast (a collaboration by Tipperary Food Producers & Kevin Thornton) prepared  by Kevin himself, with the support of members of the Tipperary Food Producers Network, who  provided tastings and samplings of some of their exceptional products.

Tipperary Food Producers Network  commissioned renowned chef and fellow Tipperary man Kevin Thornton to create a signature Tipperary Breakfast from local produce, a deliciously nourishing breakfast that sums up the group values of excellence, ethics and integrity.

One of the great philosophers of Irish food, Kevin Thornton’s passion, understanding and drive to bring excellence to the plate made him Ireland’s highest-achieving chef as the first Irish chef ever to have received 2 Michelin stars.

Proprietor of Dublin’s iconic Thornton’s Restaurant for 26 years, Kevin’s contemporary cooking has always been informed by the distinctive flavours of local produce and inspired by his keen appreciation for nature.

Working with the fine ingredients locally sourced through the Tipperary Food Producers Network, Kevin has created a modern, innovative dish that is very simple to reproduce. The Tipperary Breakfast by Tipperary Food Producers & Kevin Thornton has been designed with trade in mind so it is hoped The Tipperary Breakfast will be offered to guests on breakfast menus across the county of Tipperary initially, but in time both nationally and internationally.

The Tipperary Breakfast is Tipperary toast served with warm apple and blackberry compote, natural yoghurt with grilled bacon and black and white pudding served with refreshing local apple juice. All ingredients are locally sourced through the Tipperary Food Producers Network with produce from the following suppliers included in this dish: Hickeys Bakery, The Apple Farm, Boulabán Farm, Crowe’s Farm, James Whelan Butchers, The Butchers Daughter, Inch House, Lisduff Fine Foods, Emerald Oils, Brookfield Farm and Galtee Honey Farm.

This very special breakfast is available from participating local eateries. It's so delicious, it even has its own Twitter hashtag #TipperaryBreakfast. Don't forget to tweet us your photos of it, we're on @VisitTipp.