For the duration of the coronavirus crisis, I am turning my weekly Irish Examiner food column into a class of community bulletin board posting information of any alternative initiatives being undertaken by any in the Irish hospitality sector (restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels, food trucks, takeaways, etc) to continue to trade. I will also be featuring independent Irish food producers and growers, along with any small or mid-size independent food retailers. I am especially keen to feature any food-related community, social and charitable initiatives or to give a shout out if anyone is looking for help with same.
Take good care, each and everyone of you, let us hope that somehow we can avoid the full extent of the horrors currently ongoing in poor Italy and that we will someday soon gather once more around the table to raise a glass and toast, Sláinte Beatha! x
The Menu’s guidelines for submission
If you wish to be included can you please submit your information as follows by email only as I am currently receiving so many requests, I need to keep them all easily accessible in one area only.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Clearly list in plain text in the body of the email (not attachments or flyers) so that I can easily cut and paste the following information
What type of business it is and what you are selling/activity you are engaged in, just in case I am not familiar with it (although as my mighty waistband will confirm, I have eaten pretty much all the good food in Ireland!)
How you have changed or adapted it to suit the current circumstances
How can people get in touch to order (highly advisable to include an online link as I have no space to write out addresses)
How can the customer collect or do you offer delivery
Please, please, please try as much as possible to have a link to your own website or other online space detailing all the above as I have a limited amount of space to work with
Also, please feel free to include a professional photo, print resolution only, which may be used in the Irish Examiner print edition