The Beef will be served in the Restaurant from Friday 8th October 2013
The Name meaning Irish / gentleness coming from the words Ireland, Eire and Japanese word for gentleness ya.
Éireyu is a cross between Waghu and Angus. He has been very carefully looked after throughout his life - getting the odd barrel of Guinness to enhance the flavour of his meat and being massaged with Poitin to aid in tenderizing the flesh. He has grown to a huge size and is a wonderful looking beast.
The Calf’s are fed on it’s mothers milk for 7 months and are out in pasture green natural Irish grass land.
The calves are fed two pints of the finest Guinness and massaged with Poitin twice a day.
There bed is made out of a unique Irish 10,000 year old Turf which helps with it’s wonderful coat
The cattle are bread for 30 months and are played piped music to help them relax in their environment.
The flesh is wonderfully marbled with a beautiful red color
The taste is unique, as you can taste the barley and the grassland
The grade was U,
The fat was graded 5
Kevin Thornton grew up in Cashel Co. Tipperary and spent all his school holidays on his uncle’s farm near Cashel, at weekends Kevin would spend his spare time working in the local abattoir learning about the stress of the animals;
At the age of 16 after leaving school, Kevin took up his studies in Galway, and after his studies traveled around the learning his craft, working in France with Paul Bocuse.
Kevin opened his first restaurant in 1990 the Wine Epergne and in 1994 opened Thornton’s Restaurant with his partner Muriel where after 7 months of opening received his first Michelin star and the second star was awarded to Kevin in 2002. Thornton’s restaurant is recognized world wide and was voted in the top 25 restaurants of the world