After 10 years in existence, the Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Month initiative has come to an end.
The Just Ask initiative was introduced back in 2009, with a message to diners to look for information when eating out as to where their food was sourced.
Pubs, restaurants, hotels and coffee shops around the country were working hand in hand with their local food and drink suppliers and we were keen to ensure this information was passed on to customer through menus, websites, blackboards and stories shared on social media.
The Just Ask initiative has been run in collaboration with food writer Georgina Campbell and the campaign has received fantastic support and endorsement from the industry. There have been over 100 winning restaurants since the campaign started in 2009 and details of previous winners can be viewed here.
To all of our past Just Ask winners, we thank you for your commitment to supporting local food and drink producers and for setting standards as a benchmark for others to aspire to.
‘I have always been an avid supporter of the ‘eat local’ concept and enjoy reading menus that have a real sense of place. The dining experience is greatly enriched by knowing that the food on your plate is inspired by the produce and traditions of the area, and sourced nearby - I would love to see more chefs sharing that precious information with their guests.’