Top food transparency award for Kilkenny restaurant

Sian Moloughney

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Sian Moloughney

Truffles restaurant in Kilkenny

Truffles restaurant in Kilkenny

Truffles Restaurant & Wine Bar in Kilkenny has been awarded Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for August.

Selected by renowned food writer Georgina Campbell and Bord Bia, the Just Ask Restaurant of the Month rewards eateries across Ireland that exhibit best practices in showing transparency in the sourcing of the food on their menus.

Truffles may be one of Kilkenny’s newer restaurants, but it’s also one of the most popular. Owner-manager Milko Mihaylov and Chef Lukasz Glab are delivering modest fine dining in a bright and elegant restaurant and wine bar, establishing Truffles as a favourite destination for locals and as a joy waiting to be discovered for visitors.   

Truffles restaurant Kilkenny

‘Rooted in the Freshness of the Season’ is the motto heading a list of local suppliers and partners that speaks volumes for the restaurant’s down to earth philosophy and all menus are designed to satisfy diners that may have allergies – over 95% of dishes are also available as gluten, nut, dairy and shellfish free alternatives.

According to owner-manager Milko Mihaylov, “All of our fresh Irish poultry, pork, game, lamb and beef are supplied by second generation craft butcher Pat Mullins of Mullins Butchers in Kilkenny City, while duckling is supplied by Silver Hill Foods in Co. Monaghan. Kish Fish in Dublin supply all fresh seafood including scallops, prawns and Irish crab meat.  Reflecting the exceptional care taken with vegetarian and vegan dishes, organic leaves and root vegetables are supplied by Vincent Grace of Riverfield Farm in Callan and Edmundburry Greens Farm in Durrow, Co. Laois supply certified chemical free mixed leaves, microgreens and fresh herbs.  A selection of artisan cheese is supplied by The Traditional Cheese Co. in Dublin while flours and grains from the Mosse family’s seventh generation mill, Kells Wholemeal at Bennetsbridge, couldn’t be much more local.”

Kilkenny may be bestowed with good eating destinations, however Truffles has found its own niche. A deep-rooted commitment to seasonality and local produce adds an extra dimension to the informal fine dining that is so enjoyable there.