It’s official – Ireland can go bananas…all for a good cause!

At the announcement of the scheme at Temple Street Children’s Hospital was Fyffes marketing manager Emma Hunt-Duffy (right) with Celine Nic Oireachtaigh, communications executive at Temple Street Foundation and Isabella Fitzsimons (8) from Swords

Pop-up Fyffes Kitchen, in conjunction with Just Eat, will offer array of banana-infused dishes in bid to raise funds for Temple Street Children's Hospital

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Wednesday, 19 April, has been set aside as National Banana Day, the day when Ireland can go bananas – officially.  And the good news is, it’s all for a good cause.

Being promoted by fruit importers Fyffes, with support from Just Eat – the online food ordering app – the event is designed to raise funds for the purchase of new multisensory equipment at Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

In Dublin City, members of the public wishing to support the appeal are invited to order a takeaway from the pop-up ‘Fyffes Kitchen’ which will be preparing an array of quirky, banana-infused dishes for one day only.

Via Just Eat, from 4.30pm to 9.30pm, diners can select from a special three-course menu, the proceeds from which will go directly to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Those living outside the city and elsewhere throughout Ireland can make a €4 donation by texting the word BANANA to 50300.

Created by food-innovation chef Kevin Powell, the three-courses offering being served will consist of a choice of starters, main courses and desserts all created around the banana, each one flavoured with appropriate sweet or savoury dressings, sauces and accompaniments.

Dishes will include spiced banana chip and herb salad with pineapple-chili dressing starter; apple, banana and tomato butter chicken with jasmine rice or banana cashew and pineapple curry main course; banana and bacon shake to drink and a dessert option that includes the novelty banana cream chocolate doughnuts – amongst others.

Commenting on what she termed “a deliciously interesting appeal on behalf of a worthy children’s charity”, Fyffes marketing manager Emma Hunt-Duffy said: “Through National Banana Day, our aim is to support the very important work being done by Temple Street Children’s Hospital whilst highlighting what a versatile, healthy and enjoyable fruit the banana is”.

 

 

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