It’s going to be an alfresco summer.
But with Cork’s food truck craze showing no signs of slowing down, it looks like we’ll have a wealth of top-notch picnic options to choose from during the warmer months.
The latest addition is The Nag’s Head, a new venture by local chef Jonathan Wallace, whose career took him all over the globe, from Hong Kong to the Caribbean before he returned to Ireland to work at The Clayton Hotel and Ballyvolane House in Cork.
Now based in Kinsale, where he has lived with his wife Maeve and their two daughters since 2004, Jonathan is ready to take the show on the road: his new food truck, a converted Rice horsebox, will be opening up to hungry walkers in Kinsale, Garretstown Beach and the surrounding areas on April 10th.
With coffee from Maher’s and a hearty selection of snacks and treats, The Nag’s Head is another fine addition to the thriving scene.
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“The inspiration for The Nag’s Head primarily came from the huge upset to hospitality and tourism last year during the pandemic, with a rising demand for top-quality casual al-fresco dining, particularly following outdoor pursuits like walking, cycling, running or sea swimming in Kinsale and throughout Cork,” Jonathan told Yay Cork.
Here’s a sneak peek at the ‘Fodder’ menu:
- Classic Nag (€5) – Blend of Bandon Vale Cheddar and mozzarella, grilled in Arbutus sourdough
- Special Nag (€6.50) – Quigley’s prime gammon ham with Bandon Vale Cheddar and mozzarella, grilled in Arbutus sourdough
- Sweet Nag (€4) – Lashings of melted Nutella in grilled Arbutus sourdough
- Nag of the Day (€6.50) – Daily special
- Breakfast Nag (€4.50) – Egg & bacon bap – especially for those early morning swimmers, surfers, cyclists, walkers or runners looking for refuelling after exercise
“The Nag’s Head name is both a nod to the horsebox itself but also evokes fond memories of great gastro-pub fayre, which is both delicious and comforting when eaten after a bracing walk or as an outdoor snack. The logo has been designed to include the horse’s head that exists as a pair on an old Kinsale landmark building and the entire menu is using locally sourced ingredients,” he added.
All packaging will be recyclable and biodegradable and The Nag’s Head will also be available for private hire at weddings, parties and events once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Email [email protected] to find out more.