Galway’s Tartare Café + Wine Bar Wins Georgina Campbell’s ‘Taste the Island’ Innovation Award 2020

Tartare was awarded the ‘Taste the Island’ Innovation Award 2020, at the Georgina Campbell’s Irish Food & Hospitality Awards 2020 on Sunday.

Celebrating 21 years in their current incarnation, the Georgina Campbell Awards recognise and honour Ireland’s standard-bearers in food and hospitality in Ireland with particular emphasis, this year, on the industry pioneers who put down quality markers a generation or more ago. 

Organisers of The Georgina Campbell Awards described Tartare as “one of Galway’s best-loved spots thanks to its brilliantly simple food and cool arty vibe. Equally committed to foods of the region – especially oysters and grass-fed beef – Tartare is popular for casual daytime fare and by night the focus is on beautifully conceived small plates and biodynamic wine. And, innovative as always, JP and Drigin are finding ways for Tartare to contribute to the city’s vibrant cultural life, notably through their free-entry Wine & Design evenings, which provide a local artist or designer with a platform to discuss their work, their inspirations, and what it means to be an artist in Galway (coming up soon is Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas) together with a talk and tasting of carefully-selected organic, natural, and biodynamic wines. Original, educational and fun – very Galway.””

Georgina Campbell’s rigorous programme of anonymous assessment visits is a year-round process and winners are nominated solely by an independent assessment team.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Drigin Gaffey said “We are delighted with this award, as it not only recognises our food and wine ethos of working with small, local and sustainable producers, but also our contribution to Galway’s cultural and artistic landscape”.

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