Thursday 22 August 2019

Only the finest Irish beef and seafood for golf resort's owner

 

Donald Trump is renowned for his love of food – in particular, aged, well-cooked steaks. Stock: Getty Images
Donald Trump is renowned for his love of food – in particular, aged, well-cooked steaks. Stock: Getty Images

Ralph Riegel

President Donald Trump is poised to do his bit for the beef and seafood industries, with both set to feature prominently on formal menus for his two-day visit.

Business and tourism groups are hoping to use President Trump's visit to promote trade.

The presidential visit will be used to showcase the very best in Irish food and beverages.

Because President Trump is teetotal, Irish stout and whiskey will have a lower profile than normal.

However, the New York billionaire is renowned for his love of food - in particular, aged, well-cooked steaks.

Irish beef will feature prominently on the menus during his sojourn.

Famously, he is also a fan of fast food - though there are no plans to have a Secret Service fast delivery service from McDonald's outlets in Limerick and Shannon to the president's plush Doonbeg resort where he and First Lady Melania will be staying.

President Trump loves Big Macs and Quarter-Pounder burgers - he once had them served on silver platters at a college football function in the White House.

The father of five is known to enjoy unwinding in Washington with a burger, diet Coke and chips - with the latter generously doused in tomato ketchup.

There are four McDonald's outlets in Limerick (3) and Ennis (1) within a helicopter trip to his luxury 188-bedroom golf resort on the Clare coast.

Irish Independent

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