Stathams shortlisted for two awards
Stathams by Pembroke Kilkenny has launched its Autumn menu which is now available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Statham’s is proud to work with local producers and serve mouth-watering farm-to-fork meals, sweet treats, organic wines, delicious cocktails, and amazing Cloud Picker coffee.
Newly appointed in June, Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Ken Harker, and his team are working with the best seasonal local produce to bringing great food to its diners.
Ken Harker, Executive Chef, Stathams by Pembroke Kilkenny,
“We look to see what’s in season and select the freshest and best ingredients available, treating them with respect. We like to mix up the classics, such as the ham hock terrine, with some new and different dishes that you may not have tried before for example the venison Bolognaise croquettes.”
The menu features small plates including one of the chef’s favourite, braised venison ‘Bolognaise’ croquettes with parmesan and truffle mayo. Statham’s big plates deliver hearty autumn comfort food such as braised pig cheeks accompanied by Jerusalem artichokes, apple and black pudding granola or Ging family farm sirloin steak served with roasted kale onion puree and beef jus.
The menu continues to champion local food producers for example the zero-waste Ging Family Farm, home to the famous Ballykeefe Distillery, and located only 15 minutes from Pembroke. The cows are grazed on lush Kilkenny grass and the leftover grains from the distillery. Exclusively available at Stathams, the beef is dry-aged for 28 days until it is tender and full of flavour.
Another firm favourite on the Statham’s menu is Riversfield Organic Farm, a family-run farm in Callan. Riversfield appreciates, cultivate and nurtures the natural environment with a gentler approach which in turn are rewarded with great tasting organic certified vegetables.
Locally sourced ingredients are regular favourites on Statham’s menu like Kell’s Wholemeal who have been milling stoneground wholemeal for seven generations. Another local supplier appearing on the menu at Stathams is Dizzy Goat Farm who produce a selection of artisan goats milk products from their family-run farm located in Stonyford. Their range of products including goats cheeses, milk and yoghurt. These are now joined by Scoop Gelato, Kish Fish family-run seafood market and Gubbeen Smokehouse, with more local suppliers coming on board.
Shortlisted in the Restaurant of the Year Awards
The care and effort going into the food served at Stathams has not gone unrecognised with Ken Harker, Executive Chef and Stathams by Pembroke Kilkenny shortlisted for a Food & Wine Restaurant of the Year Awards, sponsored by Rémy Martin. Stathams are in the running for Best Casual Dining Leinster, whilst Ken Harker is shortlisted for the Best Chef award. The programme recognises the incredible innovation shown by restaurateurs, hoteliers and food producers during the pandemic and will be held on Sunday, November 7th in The Great Room at The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.