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The Stuffed Olive

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The Stuffed Olive Sandwich

Sometimes, great food people let you know that food can be the most important thing in the world. They let you in on the secret that food is the carrier of human creativity, and that making and baking delicious things is the most meaningful thing that any human being can accomplish. So, when you buy a kimchi and Gruyere sourdough loaf in Bantry’s The Stuffed Olive, wrapped up in swaddling tissue paper, still warm from the oven, you understand immediately that great food is the greatest of all the arts, and that chefs and bakers rule the world, because they stir the mighty pot of civilisation. Stirring the pot of civilisation is what Trish and Sarah and Grace and their team do in this modest and essential destination, and no one does it better than this hard-working crew. Their ceaseless striving to be better is inspiring, their culinary creativity is boundless, their good cheer is heartwarming. The Stuffed Olive civilises us all, and makes us richer in every way.

51.679115, -9.450106
Trish Messom & Sarah and Grace O’Shea
Bridge Street, Bantry
+ 353 27 55883

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