We were stoked to hear about a smokin’ new partnership that sees David Stone of Pitt Bros joining forces with fire cooking specialist John Relihan, in a match that celebrates all the complexities and flavour-packed possibilities of slow-cooked, American barbecue food.
Describing the relationship as ‘a perfect fit’ Stone said, “When we started Pitt Bros in 2013 we had a simple ethos; to bring the best of American slow-smoked Barbecue to Ireland, and nine years later we’re just hitting our stride. We’re delighted to have John on board for our next major phase of development.” With ambitious plans to build the Pitt Bros Smoked Barbecue brand into a household name, Relihan adds that the overall intention is to ensure that “it becomes a reference point of excellence for everything barbecue, meat and smoke.”
The new partnership has already resulted in some exciting new additions to the Pitt Bros restaurant menu at South Great Georges Street, while the duo are also busy putting the final touches to a forthcoming retail range of rubs and sauces. This includes cooking up a unique new bacon jam, ahead of the launch of a new Pitt Bros X John Relihan Ready-to-Eat range, planned for early next year.
Meanwhile outdoor summer festival-goers will get to sample a taste of the kind of things they currently have in development, as they spark up the principles of ‘Produce, Provenance and Barbecue’, with an appearance at The Big Grill in Herbert Park also scored in for August.