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Burren Fine Wine and Food Beetroot Chutney

Country: Ireland

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Located on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan and at the foot of the famous Corkscrew Hill, Burren Fine Wine and Food is a restaurant and retail outlet set up by the Connole family in 2002. The restaurant specializes in homemade baking, fresh local ingredients and wine imported from France. Cathleen grows her own or sources much of the food she serves from local farmers and traders including Smoked Fish, Cheeses, Cured meats, Artisan Pickles and Ferments. The decadent homemade desserts are not to be missed! Hampers of local food are made to order at any time of year.


Cathleen makes and jars her own Beetroot Chutney. Irish people seem to love all root vegetables. She was raised on a farm where her family grew all their own vegetables and extra for sale. Selling sugar beet to the Irish Sugar Beet factories was a great winter financial boost, until 2006 when all sugar production ceased in Ireland. All parts of the red beetroot are edible the stalks are a healthy addition to any salad. The root part can be used as a freshly cooked hot vegetable or eaten cold in salads. It can also be pickled in vinegar as in our Chutney. Beetroot is a valuable source of Vitamin C and folic acid. The Connole family grow their beetroot on local farmland near Burren Fine Wine & Food. This farmland is owned by a local farmer, Michael Monks.

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