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Ireland’s 4 Provinces is Judges’ Winner At Taste of Falls Church

p1040175Colm Dillon’s Ireland’s Four Provinces Restaurant was the judges’ choice as the winner of the fourth annual Taste of Falls Church held in downtown Falls Church. The restaurant was selected first among the 15 participating restaurants for the quality of the samples it provided to a large turnout of the public at the popular event. Second place went to Huong’s Restaurant. Both establishments are on W. Broad St. in the City of F.C.

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WINNERS OF THE JUDGES’ award as the best restaurant entry in the annual Falls Church Taste of Falls Church, the owner and staff of the Ireland’s Four Provinces, are shown with the judges following the announcement of their victory Saturday afternoon. (Photo: News-Press)

Colm Dillon’s Ireland’s Four Provinces Restaurant was the judges’ choice as the winner of the fourth annual Taste of Falls Church held in downtown Falls Church. The restaurant was selected first among the 15 participating restaurants for the quality of the samples it provided to a large turnout of the public at the popular event. Second place went to Huong’s Restaurant. Both establishments are on W. Broad St. in the City of F.C.

Ireland’s 4Ps offered generous portions of potato leek soup, seafood stew, Dublin stuffed chicken and grilled rack of lamb, as well as providing free club orange floats to the kids. Special praise was given to the rack of lamb. The announcement was made by Falls Church Vice Mayor David Snyder, one of the five judges who are all prominent local citizens, in front of the restaurant’s booth at the event. Perfect weather made the turnout the largest in the brief history of the event, which was paired with the City’s long-standing Falls Festival that featured many arts and craft, informational, civic and political booths, as well as amusement rides for the children.

In addition to Snyder, Melissa Teates, Barbara Cram, School Board Chair Joan Wodiska and Michael Curtin, executive director of the D.C. Central Kitchen were the judges. Huong’s fare included a highly-regarded spicy crunchy tuna salad, coconut shrimp tempura, grilled lemongrass chicken, California sushi roll and crispy spring roll.

 

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(Photos: Gary Mester)