Many people have asked Ann Hamill what inspired her to establish The Casa Lara Cooking Experience – her answer is simple… a desire to cook! Following a chance overnight stay at an Italian bed and breakfast after taking a wrong turn on a mountain road on her way to Bologna airport she found the perfect location
And of course following her participation in RTE’s HEAT programme with Kevin Dundon and Kevin Thornton she gained the confidence to take her vision to reality and the cookery school opened in 2008 – see www.casa-lara.com for more information
Lara foods have been involved in the Mullingar Farmers market since the beginning and being proud members of Westmeath Food Network they take part in feature markets throughout the Midlands. Their range of products are available locally in Ilia Gourmet, and Maguires butchers. Their award winning Beetroot Chutney is listed on the menus in The G Café, The Greville Arms Hotel and Ilia Restaurant in Mullingar.