Tartine Restaurant at The Distillers Arms in Bushmills is a multi-award-winning restaurant and like many in the hospitality industry, closed just before the announcement of the Covid19 lockdown. T
he Hospitality industry is one of the worst-hit and Chef-Owner Gary Stewart took the view that although his business would be detrimentally affected,the lockdown was necessary to safe lives and protect the NHS. He has participated in a fundraiser for NI Scrubs Causeway Coast collecting over £4000 and commissioned a local artist and muralist to transform his premises window into a colourful tribute in support of the NHS.
As time has moved on, Gary has been continually reviewing his business model and the viability of the possible opening Government guidelines which remain uncertain.
He has recently launched a safe and manageable offering called ‘Tartine Gourmet’ which gives local customers the opportunity to order ‘Tartine’ standard meals online or by telephone, details of which are available on their website www.thedistillersarms.com.
Menu choices are delivered with detailed instructions of finishing touches required to ensure the contents are to the exacting standards which Gary Stewart and his team are synonymous.
Gary is also looking long term and planning to get Tartine back up and running, getting his talented team back to what they do best but for now you can enjoy their great food at home.
This talented restaurateur has been overwhelmed at the demand for his ‘gourmet meals at home’ service and is looking forward to developing new menus each week and said ‘My loyal customer base has come through for us and we are so grateful for their support, customers have posted pictures of them enjoying their Tartine Gourmet which we love and it is very encouraging for the future of Tartine’.
To book for Saturday dinner or Sunday lunch’ Tartine Gourmet’ you can book and pay online via www.thedistillersarms.com
Gary Stewart is also acting as Compere for the upcoming Virtual Bushmills Banquet as well as demonstrating his culinary skills, tune into the Causeway Coast Community Facebook Page on Friday 12 June 2020 at 7pm & raise a glass with Team Tartine and friends.