Friday, 31 October 2014

Gleeson’s Artisan Food and Wine shop official opening on Thursday

The official opening of Gleeson’s Artisan Food and Wine shop, Roscommon’s first artisan food and wine shop, will take place at Market Square, Roscommon, on Thursday evening, August 14th at five o’clock.

Several novel features will attract visitors to Thursday’s official opening of this unique new Roscommon business. Many of the shop’s suppliers will be on hand throughout the day to provide tastings of their products to customers. Gleeson’s Artisan Food and Wine shop will be officially opened at five o’clock on Thursday evening by Roscommon Rose of Tralee contestant Caitriona O’Connor.

Thursday’s official opening of Gleeson’s Artisan Food and Wine shop will represent the culmination of many months of work by the Gleeson family, whose history of enterprise and endeavour in the culinary field has brought pride and distinction to the county town in recent years. This new Artisan Food and Wine shop will be a sister business of Gleeson’s Townhouse and Restaurant, which is now a landmark premises on Roscommon’s Market Square.

Gleeson’s Artisan Food and Wine shop is an elegant premises that is located on the Main Street side of Gleeson’s Townhouse. Attractively decorated and intelligently appointed, the shop adds considerably to Roscommon Town’s business portfolio. It is the first shop of its kind in the county town and as such it presents new culinary options to the people of the local area.

The day-long opening will afford prospective customers of Gleeson’s Artisan Food and Wine shop with opportunities to meet the suppliers of the shop. Speaking earlier this week with Roscommon People, Mrs. Mary Gleeson explained that the official opening is being held in order to introduce current and future customers to the shop’s suppliers.

“The official opening of the shop is being held in order to introduce current and possible future customers to the shop’s suppliers. Because we are aiming to attract people who are interested in what they eat to our shop, we believe that it is important to provide customers with the opportunity to meet our suppliers face to face. 

“Several of our suppliers will be here at various stages on Thursday doing tastings of the food products that they provide us with. Peter Ward of Country Choice in Nenagh, Chairman of the Taste Council of Ireland and a member of Good Food Ireland, will be in the shop all day on Thursday providing tastings of his famous parmesan cheese. “Birgitta Curtin from Burren Smoke House will also be present at the shop on Thursday. She will be doing tastings of her various organic products and of her acclaimed smoked salmons all day with us. Birgitta is a lovely lady who will be happy to discuss any and all of her products with customers and I look forward to watching her interact with people on Thursday.”

A third supplier who will be present on Thursday is Ingrid from Noodle House pasta, which is a main supplier of our Artisan food and Wine Shop and restaurant. Noodle House pasta is an organic food producing company that is based in Curry in county Sligo. Noodle House’s innovative organic pasta is already proving to be very popular with customers of the new Roscommon town shop and has been the subject of favourable reviews in a number of culinary magazines. A representative of Bewley’s will also be in the Deli throughout the day on Thursday to meet customers and introduce them to Bewley’s French Java blend coffee.

Great excitement will be reserved for five o’clock on Thursday evening when the Rose of Roscommon, Ms. Caitriona O’Connor will perform the official opening of Eamonn and Mary’s new shop.

Caitriona, who is the first Roscommon Rose to qualify for the Rose of Tralee, will perform the official opening in conjunction with Fr. Eugene McLoughlin, who will officially bless the new business on Thursday evening.

Following her recent victory in the regional finals in Portlaoise, the Roscommon Rose of Tralee is currently preparing for what every Roscommon person hopes will prove to be a successful venture south for the International Rose Festival. Caitriona’s excellent and highly entertaining performance at the Portlaoise final is proving to be a very popular hit on You Tube presently. 

Supporters who would like to wish Caitriona O’Connor well can meet her on Thursday evening August 14th at five o’clock at Gleeson’s Artisan Food and Wine Shop.

So, get yourself along to the official opening of Gleeson’s Artisan Food and Wine shop on Thursday afternoon and sample some of the delightful fare on offer, including fine cheeses, preserves, bread and cakes and much, much more. All are welcome.