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Kenmare Select

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Kenmare Select is quite unique. An aureolae of subtle smoke notes and a languid, moist texture characterise the fish, making it very different from other styles of Irish smoked salmon: subtle, creamy, saline, clean and delightful. Tasted once, it’s unforgettable. M. Benot is continuing a great family tradition of producing a distinctive, high-class speciality food. The company was founded by Cyprien’s parents, Rémy and Nathalie. Rémy was a chef, and this is a class ingredient with which a chef can play. They specialise in full-length, razor-thin hand slicing by a highly-skilled team of Kenmare slicers. And the flavour is akin to a lightly smoked sashimi, a complex balance of minerality and freshness that is never overwhelmed by the smoke. Most of the salmon is exported to various countries in the Western Eurozone, but a distribution agreement with La Rousse Foods means it’s now more likely to turn up on Irish menus. Make sure to order it whenever you see it sold.

Cyprien and Kristine Benoit
Kilmurry, Kenmare, County Kerry
+ 353 64 664 1422

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