Good Food Karma

SuperValu’s first ever Good Food Karma Christmas Extravaganza At its new Blackrock store – the ultimate food destination.

On Thursday 12th of November, SuperValu will officially open its doors to a whole new world of gourmet food and drink, as it unveils its all new Blackrock store with an exclusive, magical and festive showcase of cookery demonstrations and celebrity appearances across the weekend  – celebrating Christmas, Good Food Karma style!   

This unmissable 3 day extravaganza will be a showcase of Christmas magic that will officially unveil a myriad of new concepts and surprises in the all new look SuperValu store in Blackrock; which is a mecca of fresh foods and produce in what is undoubtedly the best SuperValu food emporium in the country.

Across the three days, there will be an array of fun events – including Christmas dinner masterclasses hosted by Kevin Dundon along with GAA All-Star Bernard Brogan, craft beer tastings with Ross Golden Bannon,  demonstrations on how to dress the perfect Good Food Karma Christmas table with Lisa Fitzpatrick and story-telling for children with Ryan Tubridy,  to name but a few.   

SuperValu Blackrock is a store like no other.    There are a number of hallmarks which make the store stand out – not just visually, but in terms of truly inspirational fresh food produce and seasonal fare to take Christmas 2015 to a totally new level.     Going around the store, new areas will surprise and inspire you, for whatever it is you want this Christmas.  This store is full of good food karma, giving customers an opportunity to go that extra mile when entertaining friends and family over the Christmas period. 

Unless you have your own boat, you won’t find fresher fish than at the Fish counter in Blackrock featuring everything from heavenly hake, perfect plaice to sumptuous salmon and a lobster tank like no other.

The Meat counter has the most mouth-watering 21 days Irish Hereford Dry aged beef, tomahawk steaks and grass-fed Wexford Lamb (exclusive to SuperValu Blackrock) with David O’ Neill the expert butcher on hand to tell you how to pick and cook the very best cuts, depending on your taste, menu and guests.   

Darren Meaney is the local expert manning The Fresh Ready Meals counter with a range of home cooked meals from beef and stout casserole that would warm your toes to Thai Coconut Chicken Curry for a laid back, hassle free Christmas holiday evening.  The all new Dipping Bar hosts a range of oils and a superb aged Balsamico Di Modena,  it’s all there, again with the experts on hand to tell you how to do it right!     Combine those oils with the gorgeous Iberian ham on the bone that is 36 months matured, along with some fresh bread from the bakery – or some of the other temptations at the Tapas area and you have a ready-made Pre or Post Christmas feast, again with zero fuss.

The new Blackrock store has a Special Cheese range, with all sorts of delicious cheeses to choose from, such as Ossau Iraty a sheep’s milk cheese from the Northern Basque Country or St Mont, a lightly salty fruity cheese that melts in the mouth and New Zealand’s Extra Mature Cheddar which has strong, piquant flavours, with a hint of cream in the finish and a crumbly texture – simply divine paired with a dark ale, Port or red wine.      Brie and Vintage Cheddar are really popular at Christmas time and Blackrock has some special Seasonal Cheese offerings on the cheese counter throughout November and December, with limited edition seasonal lines, so you can get ready for Christmas.    Why not pick up some Wensleydale with Champagne & Orange Juice €25/kg, Le Roulle Cream Cheese with Cranberry €28/kg or Carrigaline with Cranberry €21/kg or in December try the Wensleydale Winter Warmer- with festive spices €19.50/kg, Brie with Cranberries €24/kg or Mince Pie Yorkshire Wensleydale €24/kg.     Or make a statement with a bespoke Cheesecake or put together a tiered tower of Artisan cheeses selected to create a perfectly balanced cheeseboard – such as Cheese Lovers Delight, the Ultimate Crowd Pleaser or Happy Ever After – all of which are complete show-stoppers.    

Healthy options abound throughout the store too – none more perhaps than at the new Vegetable Juice Bar, where Ethan the expert will advise you which of the six vegetable or fruit juices  will suit you best, depending on your taste buds and needs at the time!.      Don’t just go with clementine this Christmas, have a look at some of the exotic fruit and veg on offer – from yams to smoked garlic, honey pomelos to Sharon fruit.    

A few yards away is the ultimate indulgence at the whole new Chocolatier –  a range of 25 specially selected handmade chocolates by local lady, Carol Kinsella.  Only the freshest cream and butter is used to fill these delicious treats – all presented in chic, understated gift boxes if you are thinking of someone else or even to treat yourself.

Everyone is talking craft beers these days – so while SuperValu in Blackrock has a breath-taking display of craft beers in a 4 for €10 offer, you can also stand out from the crowd and get your own draft craft beer in a bespoke 2 litre growler and return with your bottle for a refill at a later date.

If wine if your preferred tipple, the wine selection will broaden your horizon, with an array of wines to suit all tastes from a stunning Pouilly Fume for only €14, right through to fine wines like a Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot for €61 – right up to a Chateau Cos D’Estairnel St. Estephe for €575.

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