Plassey House has a tradition of producing the finest ingredients, stretching back to when it was renowned locally for the thriving market garden business that flourished on the estate in the early 20th century .in keeping with that tradition Derek has always focused on building The East Rooms reputation on only using Irelands most loved and trusted food suppliers and to align with his own responsibility to the environment and to those that earn their living from it. From embracing the seasonality of foraging to networking with local family owned artisan supply partners The East Room takes its supply chain responsibilities very seriously.
Irelands land, rivers and lakes as well as the Atlantic Ocean provide the produce for our kitchen to prepare the finest dishes for your enjoyment.
Below we have listed our main suppliers and their web details to demonstrate our commitment to the finest local and natural ingredients.
New Leaf Urban Farmers , Ballyneety , Co.Limerick
We grow vegetables and herbs and ensure that our produce is grown in a sustainable and ecological manner. We are a 100% chemical-free farm using organic seeds and organic fertilisers.
Up until 50 years ago, Ireland used natural farming methods without the need for chemicals. We are returning to this philosophy in order to provide natural, sustainable, ecological produce.
CS Fish, Doonbeg , Co.Clare
CS Fish is a family run Seafood Business based in Mountrivers Doonbeg Co. Clare on The Wild Atlantic Way. Drawing on over forty years’ experience in the Seafood Industry, this means the Sexton family know their fresh fish and shellfish.
Some of our fish is still caught today, using our own fishing boat, in the Atlantic waters off the West – Coast of Ireland; thus affording us the unique ability to provide an absolute guarantee of quality and freshness.
Wild Irish Game , Ballymoney Foods, Clane , Co. Kildare
Rolling mountains, woodlands, cascading waterfalls and sparkling glacial lakes has earned
County Wicklow the title of the ‘Garden of Ireland’.3 generations of Irish butchers show a deeply rooted love and passion for wild Irish food.
This makes Wild Irish Game Ireland’s longest established game processing company.
Derek has foraged since early in his career and foraged ingredients have always featured highly on his menus .Because of the abundance of fertile woodland in The University of Limerick , ingredients such as wild garlic, pine shoots ,wood sorrel, chickweed, elderflower, blackberries and rosehips regularly appear on The East Rooms menus directly from the grounds of the campus.
Coupled with wild ingredients from further afield in Murroe and Cratloe Woods such as woodruff, borage and chanterelle mushrooms, Derek’s and his team are totally committed to this sustainable food source.
University of Limerick Roof Top Garden
UL environmental committee manage the beautiful roof top garden which is located on top of the main building. Derek has teamed up with the roof top growers and uses herbs and other ingredients cultivated a mere 300 yards from his kitchen .
Irish Hereford Prime Beef
Irish Hereford Prime was established by pedigree Hereford breeders and beef producers in 1997 with a very clear objective – to expand the market at home and abroad for Irish Hereford Prime beef. Now with over 2,500 members throughout Ireland, Irish
Hereford Prime continues to drive the supply and demand for superior quality Hereford beef among leading chefs throughout Europe.
Slaney Valley Meats
As our main lamb supplier, Slaney Valleys organic farming methods require the consideration and application of production systems that do not damage the environment; a more respectful use of the countryside; concern for animal welfare and the production of high quality agricultural products.
As part of our ongoing and active support of organic produce Slaney Valley have developed relationships with all three Irish Organic Societies and are affiliated with the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association (IOFGA).