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Published on : Tuesday, July 5, 2016
A special sandwich to mark Northern Ireland’s first Year of Food and Drink is proving to be a hit in the snack and ‘food-to-go’ markets in both parts of the island. The new sandwich was developed by Around Noon Sandwiches in association with Ground Café Bars in Coleraine, Northern Ireland’s fastest growing coffee chain.
Around Noon, a specialist in ‘food to go’ solutions based in Newry, developed the sandwich as part of its support for Tourism NI’s Year of Food and Drink initiative designed to increase awareness of Northern Ireland food and drink particularly in the Republic of Ireland, now its biggest and fastest growing market.
David Graham, Around Noon’s Executive Head Chef, said: “We wanted to create a sandwich which would showcase the creativity of food production in Northern Ireland and could be used by us to show our support for this hugely important initiative to promote our excellent food and drink.
“What we’ve produced is a unique sandwich that demonstrates that Northern Ireland companies are creating products that blend traditional and contemporary ingredients and culinary expertise to provide outstanding taste.
“We’ve introduced the sandwich to our network of high-end foodservice clients in the Republic and been immensely encouraged by the feedback that they’ve received from their customers. Most of the ingredients are from local suppliers,” he adds.
The sandwich is a hand rolled sourdough baguette filled with sliced avocados, slow roasted tomatoes and peppery rocket from Willowbrook Foods in Killinchy, Co. Down, with a creamy sriracha dressing from another Northern Ireland company, Rich Sauces in Newtownards and sandwich retails at around £4.25.
The sandwich is on sale in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland it is currently on the menu at Ground.
Source:- Tourism Northern Ireland