At Avoca, we are passionate about our food. Our ethos is centred around fresh, quality ingredients, Irish provenance and seasonality, and we are endlessly proud of our team of talented chefs and bakers.
This year, we were delighted to pick up 5 awards at the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards. The biggest competition for quality Irish produce in the country, we were honoured to take home bronze for our delicious smoked salmon pâté and our famous chocolate and praline cake with hidden smarties. We were also awarded silver for our Immunity Chicken Broth, and gold for for our Superberry Granola and our Greek Style Cheese Dip with Roasted Tomatoes!
Furthermore, we were also thrilled for so many of our amazing Irish suppliers who also took home prestigious Blas ne hEireann awards. Over 30 Irish suppliers whose products we stock in our food markets were given gold, silver and bronze awards, including The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, Mic’s Chilli, Blanco Nino, Scup, Wicklow Way Wines and Bia Sol to name just a few!
Another exciting step in our food journey this year was the release of our brand new cookbook, Avoca at Home. Over a decade after the release of our last Avoca cookbook, Avoca at Home contains over 100 delicious recipes for everyday and special days, perfect for cooking at home with family or friends.
We're so proud of our passionate team of chefs and bakers who prepare all of our meals, cakes and sweet treats with love and care, and of so many of our Irish suppliers who produce wonderful products that we are so proud to stock in our stores.