Butler’s Pantry shops in Dublin bring great homemade food to the city population. What started as a small one woman operation has now expanded in a very big way, without losing its original ethos of creating hand made dishes from quality Irish ingredients. Each morning, the main production kitchen bakes breads and pastries for early delivery to the shops. The wholesome Butler’s Pantry ready meal range feeds busy workers at lunch or dinner.  In picnic season, a couple of tips from the experts!  Make a delightful fizzy drink from Irish Elderflower Cordial (Butler’s Pantry make their own) topped up with sparkling water and mixed with the flesh of a ripe passion fruit for a bit of zing. Use jam jars for desserts on the go. Butler’s Pantry chefs crush giant home baked meringues, mix with raspberries and whipped cream, then layer in a jam jar – pretty presentation for a picnic pud. Also at Butler’s Pantry this summer, join in the picnic trend by availing of a selection of picnics at discounted prices specially  for Good Food Ireland.  Breakfast Picnic for four includes house pastries, juices, Wicklow farm strawberries and Killowen Yogurt and Butler’s Pantry homemade preserves – €28.00 Lunch for four Picnic –  terrines, pates, Italian baked ham, BBQ chicken drumsticks, Irish artisan cheeses and Butlers Pantry Smokin Beetroot ketchup, and award winning baguettes with hummus – €50.00 BBQ Picnic for Four – Dips and Crusty Bread starters, Lemon and Thyme Chargrilled Chicken, Smoked Salmon, seasonal salads and a Cedar Plank for trying on the barbecue at home. Special Good Food Ireland price – €65.00