The Butchers Block

The Smokin’ Butcher’s 1st Masterclass

Love Food ? Want to sharpen up your Culinary skills  ?   On the 27th of March we had our very first Smokin’ Butcher masterclass.  Hugh Maguire, the “Smokin’ Butcher” known for his Butchery expertise welcomed guests into his shop to learn about the art of Butchery. Guests first got to learn about the different […]
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Forgotten Traditional Cuts

The House keeper’s Cut Irish beef is recognized around the world for its high quality, With favorites such as the fillet steak, Sirloin or minced beef. Red meat is full of nutrients such as zinc, vitamin A and protein which our body needs. Zinc for example, is an essential mineral for maintaining healthy skin and […]
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Dry aged steak

Is eating meat important ?

The benefits With more and more people trying out new trends like Veganism we feel its important to share the importance of meat in your diet. To start Veganism is; To refrain from consuming animal products, meat, eggs, dairy products and other animal-derived substances. The idea of eating meat is slowly in decline. Most people […]
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Winter – Stop being a Jerk.

Jerk Pork Belly It is cold, miserable and wet outside. Not all of us are loving the “January Salad” buzz and we still need a little fire in our bellies. That is exactly what this flavour filled recipe will do.. This jerk sauce is not only beautiful with pork belly, but it can be used […]
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Our Signature Spiced Beef

“Each year, once I smell those aromatic spices in late November – that to me is the first tell tale sign, its almost Christmas” –  Hugh Maguire. In the first two weeks of November, the silverside or topside of beef is cured by Hugh or William in Ashbourne. They cure the beef for almost 48 […]
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Meet the farmers behind your free range Turkey and Geese!

Whether you are having the traditional turkey or maybe opting for the on trend Christmas goose at this years festive feast, wouldn’t you feel better knowing where it comes from? And not just that, knowing that the animals are reared and raised in a traditional, natural environment that allows them to roam about freely.   […]
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