Ten years is a long time to be in business in the food game. Urru Culinary Store, established in 2003, is celebrating it’s tenth anniversary with style this season.One of the original Good Food Ireland Approved Providers, Ruth Healy’s award winning Food Shop of the Year 2013-2014 has continued to set standards high in food shopping, through times of boom and bust. Her Tenth Anniversary Hampers are packed with well considered items from Ireland’s best artisans. Christmas at Urru is always a special time. Bespoke boxed gifts, lavish hampers, the best in Irish cheeses, artisan breads and pastries, cooked meats and charcuterie, locally sourced fresh seasonal produce, world class wines, and of course, a wealth of great gift ideas are the norm here, all year round. The shop was all dressed up for its tenth anniversary in October. Bunting and trimmings till remain, added to by festive decorations. Urru is a veritable Aladdin’s Cave, worthy of it’s award winning status. If you happen to be in Bandon, West Cork, in the coming weeks, stroll in and say hello to the Urru gang, who are a knoweldeable bunch when it comes to the best eating. They’ll help you decide on the right gift for your recipient and budget. They can advise on cheeses and other essentials for the Christmas table. They may even be wearing Santa hats! After the shopping, sit at the big table or up at the counter for a cup of coffee or tea and one of Ruth’s famous sandwiches, filled with artisan produce. Nice way to finish a bit of retail therapy!