18.11.2021

Athlone Food Circle launch showcase video

Athlone Food Circle have just launched the first in a series of videos showcasing the surprising diversity of food choices in the medieval midlands town. Member businesses represent everything from fine dining to coffee culture as well as excellent food and drink producers from the local area.

Multi-award winning restaurants Thyme and The Fatted Calf are well known in the world of gastronomy. The Villager gastropub in Glasson represents all that’s good in casual dining while cafés like Beans & Leaves and Kelly’s promise much as daytime eateries. Little gems like the Bastion Kitchen whose café sports not only outstanding baking an exceptional vegan and vegetarian menu, all made in house.

On the producer side, Dead Centre Brewing is almost unique amongst breweries with its taproom and fully licenced pizzeria. New kids on the block Praliné Chocolaterie are making a real impact with their hand-crafted chocolates.

These are just some of the businesses in the fledgling network which is set to raise the profile of food and drink in the Athlone area. Under the guiding hand of Chair Deirdre Adamson, Head Chef at Glasson Lakehouse, the network has also developed a compelling food story for Athlone and presented a series of training seminars. Prospective members are invited to email athlonefoodcircle@gmail.com.

Athlone Food Circle is supported by Athlone Chamber of commerce and funded by Destination Athlone, CEDRA, Westmeath and Roscommon leader projects and the Department of Agriculture. Food and the Marine.