Colour is an integral part of what we do and we like to carry that into every element of our aesthetic. Taking inspiration from the lush colour of the spring season, our creative director Alannah Monks looked to her local North County Dublin surroundings to find inspiration for the OB Easter Table.
The Oriana B Easter Collection in collaboration with McNally's Family Farm shot on site in the farm shop
“As a country girl myself, I love this time of year with green rolling hills and fresh bright yellow and pink blooms. There is an awakening of colour and activity in nature and I think reflecting that at home is invigorating. I wanted to find a way to celebrate the colour palette of the Irish spring countryside with arguably our finest national asset; our gorgeous farmlands!” says Alannah.
On her local shopping trip to McNally Family Farm, she found herself surrounded by inspiration, not only by the stunning landscape but also by the creativity and celebration of the organic produce. The farm has become a haunt for Irish foodies and a go-to supplier for some of the finest restaurants in Ireland and with good reason.
The gorgeous tableware acts as a complementary backdrop to delicious food and produce from McNally's Family Farm
“McNally’s Family Farm has become somewhat of a destination for those who appreciate local produce and the magic of Irish food. Sarah and Rory, who run the café are amazingly creative with what they do and I couldn’t think of a better fit to reflect the OB ‘out of the ordinary’ approach!” says Alannah.
Menu Items include homemade vegetarian and vegan sandwiches of roasted root vegetables, homemade pesto and zhoug sauces and an array of sweet cakes and pastries highlighting what is in season throughout the year. Sarah and Rory, who run the café are amazingly creative with what they do and let nature dictate what they have in stock in the farm shop so they like to change the menu seasonally to try and highlight all the hard work that happens on the fields.
“We try to create the menu and cook in different ways to promote how versatile seasonal vegetables really are. We don’t like to treat vegetables in the traditional sense!” says Sarah McNally. Menu items include homemade vegetarian and vegan sandwiches of roasted root vegetables, homemade pesto and zhoug sauces and an array of sweet cakes and pastries highlighting what is in season throughout the year.
“As we let nature dictate what we have in stock in the farm shop, we change our menu seasonally to try and highlight all of the hard work that happens in the fields on the farm,” says Rory Cruickshank.
Sarah McNally & Rory Cruickshank, who run the café at McNally's Family Farm
Together Alannah, Sarah and Rory curated a collection of multi-coloured dinner plates, platters and bowls of bold brights and sweet pastels. From floral dishes to bright food-inspired pieces, this is a tableware collection highlighting the creativity and originality of Irish food.
“We love the tableware collection from Oriana B as it celebrates the colours of spring on the farm. It highlights the natural colours found in our food and the combination really pulls together beautifully for the Easter table.” says Rory.
Alannah, Sarah and Rory discussing the new Oriana B tableware collection
We believe that every aspect of living inspires one another and this collaboration has sparked new creativity in Sarah and Rory to create some dishes using spring produce perfect for a colourful Easter feast including a take on their signature Kale Salad, Wild Garlic Pesto Gratin, a sumptuous vegetarian main course Root Veg Wellington and deliciously tangy Rhubarb Gin Sour.
Read on for the full recipes:
- Nice N Light Kale Salad
- Wild Garlic Pesto Gratin & Wild Garlic Pesto
- Warm and Cosy Root Veg Wellington
- Rhubarb Syrup & Rhubarb Gin Sour
Check out the video below to learn more: