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Lough Erne Resort launches Taste the Island breakfast

Noel McMeel with his Taste the Island breakfast.

Lough Erne Resort Executive Chef Noel McMeel is embracing the Taste the Island initiative with a new breakfast using only products from Fermanagh and its surrounding counties.

Ingredients include boxty from O’Doherty’s in Enniskillen, black bacon from Smoke House Meats in Maguiresbridge, eggs from Cavanagh Eggs in Lisnaskea, sausages from Lisdergan Meats in Fintona, mushrooms from Monaghan and tomatoes from Co Cavan.

“I was keen to go that extra mile – or less miles in this instance – to create a quintessential Irish breakfast that celebrates the wonderful fresh produce we have here on our doorstep,” said McMeel. “Provenance is key – not just because it helps the local economy but because it champions the things we can sometimes take for granted.

“My suppliers, like me, are passionate and full of love about food and I wanted to create something that put all this passion together on one plate and pass the greatness on to guests. Modern Irish food is all about simplicity – and the new Taste the Island breakfast is just that – simple, hearty fresh produce from the Fermanagh Lakelands.”

McMeel’s celebration of local produce ties in with Tourism Northern Ireland’s exciting new campaign, Taste the Island – A Celebration of Our Food and Drink. The initiative is an eight-week showcase of fabulous food and drink across Northern Ireland and will run until mid-November 2019.

The Taste the Island breakfast is available in The Catalina Restaurant.

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