Green Olive Catering
Some chefs can get right to the heart of the matter. Val Lynam, of Green Olive, is one of those chefs. Everything Mr Lynam cooks is free of cliché, and eating his food you get the sense of a chef who is always looking to create dishes that keep him excited, intellectually and emotionally. But it's not just the original taste combinations that characterise the company: Green Olive also present their food with amazing flair, and they will create a menu with a special theme for a wedding and, where other catering companies simply hire up the boring plates and crockery from the man in the van, Val and Jacinta's team will be washing down the plates and slates and kilner jars that they have used to present their food long after everyone else has gone home.
As if running a cutting-edge catering company wasn’t enough, the Lynams opened Wholly Cow Burgers, in Galway’s Newcastle district, early in 2018. The same meticulous attention to detail is evident in this handsome operation: Galway beef; Irish cheese; brioche buns; homemade pickles; signature sauces; hand-cut chips are the signature style of the 5 burgers they offer, in addition to a veggie burgers made with chickpeas and a Gubbeen chorizo and smoked cheese burger. Fries are cooked in beef dripping and rapeseed oil, and the burgers and fries are served in smart wooden boxes. Green Olive and Wholly Cow tick all the boxes.
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