Queen enjoys M&S beef at historic banquet

Meat processor Kettyle’s Irish Foods said they were delighted to supply the beef for the Queen’s historic state banquet at Dublin Castle during her official visit to the Republic of Ireland last week.

The dry-aged rib-eye beef is listed in Marks & Spencers (M&S) as part of its special reserve brand and is also supplied to leading hotels and restaurants across the UK and Ireland.

Kettyle Irish Foods said: “We were thrilled to be invited to supply our successful dry-aged beef to such an important and historic event. We took responsibility for selecting the animals, supervising the processing of the meat at our plant in Slaney and then brought it to our Lisnaskea factory for our unique maturing process.”

All the beef was hand-selected and cut to executive head chef Ross Lewis’ specifications.

Kettyle’s Irish Foods was launched in 2004 to provide high-quality beef for the foodservice sector. After rebranding and signing a contract to supply M&S’ special reserve brand, sales of its dry-aged beef have soared by 85%.

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