Restaurant of the Month

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Restaurant of the Month

The Just Ask restaurant of the month for February goes to Basilico in Oranmore, Co. Galway

Supporting local suppliers has been core to their philosophy since the outset and Paolo Sabatini (Executive Chef) is a member of Euro-Toques Ireland, whose aims include promoting producers of local and seasonal artisan products. Well-sourced seasonal Irish ingredients are a point of pride at Basilico and suppliers credited include many trusted names.

“Brady’s Farm in Athenry supply us with their succulent local grass-fed beef and we feature Irish Piedmontese beef from Wexford on our monthly specials. We get our free range chickens from The Friendly Farmer in Athenry and our fresh seafood is supplied by Gannet Fishmongers in Galway. Beechlawn Organic Farm in Ballinasloe supply us with seasonal vegetables and salads and we use Curley’s in Galway for their traditional variety vegetables”.

Since 2018, Fabiano and his wife have also engaged in growing salads, herbs and a range of vegetables on their own Derrykeel Farm in Gort. Having the farm has been a catalyst for change – allowing the restaurant to cut down on their waste by composting vegetable waste and the purchase of an industrial shredder has allowed them to shred all brown cardboard waste, also for composting.

Basilico in Oranmore, Co. Galway

Further information on Basilico can be found here: https://www.basilicorestaurant.ie