As you may or may not know for a while there Dave and I went Vegan, and hard as I tried to get into it and enjoy it I REALLY MISSED meat, milk, cheese, chocolate and all that other stuff that makes living and eating FUN!! During this food hiatus I have to be honest and say that I kind of lost interest a little bit in food, and eating out became more of a challenge rather then a treat. But, after one whole year of being dedicated to veganisim I am delighted to say that we are BACK IN THE GAME!!! We are so in, out and all around the game now and with that comes the joy of eating again. And what better place to relish the joy of eating than at our favourite local restaurant “Foodworks”.
I can totally understand how Foodworks was voted ‘Best Casual Dining restaurant 2014″, and how renowned food critic Tom Doorley gives it two thumbs up, simply put, Foodworks is fantastic, I certainly give it my two thumb vote. The ambiance is laid back and relaxed which for me is a bonus, it’s the perfect place to eat good food with good friends. The menu provides a concise well thought out selection of wholesome locally sourced produce (you can’t get more local than rearing your own pigs and growing your own vegetables) to create simple tasty dishes. Dave and I had lunch last week, we both ordered the spit roast chicken with wild mushroom jus and wilted greens, accompanied by a glass of white wine (and why not?, it was a Thursday after all). I am still dreaming about how moist that chicken was, I think we both cleared our plates in record time. During our visit we had the pleasure of getting to chat to Maeve (co-owner) about rearing Tamworth pigs and growing their own vegetables on their farm (which I am loving the whole farm to fork thing) Dave was busy snapping away, capturing Peter in the kitchen (co-owner and head chef) creating his dishes which he is fast becoming renowned for. So if you are looking for good food at a great price in Kilkenny, then look no further than Foodworks, you certainly will not be disappointed.
(Photography by David McClelland Photography)