Krem Gelateria & Cafe
There are plenty of serious food lovers who will tell you that Graham Byrne is making the best gelato in Ireland in Krem, his café and gelateria in Ireland. Certainly, no one else pushes the envelope in the way that Graham does. Here is a guy who, when Christmas rolls around, will not only make a Christmas Pudding gelato, he will also concoct a cranberry sorbet, a mince pie gelato and a gingerbread gelato. Phew!
And that’s before we get to his Jingle Crepe, which fills one of his signature crepes with turkey, ham, gravy, and sage and onion stuffing.
It’s far from it we were reared.
But Graham himself was actually reared close to this sort of manic creativity: he is a fourth-generation ice cream maker whose great granny started making ice cream in 1938, and a dude who learnt his expansive skills whilst traveling the world, most especially in New Zealand. That personal history and experience has been brought back to Westport, and Graham is a major player in the food scenius that characterises County Mayo’s finest destination town. In fact, his originality and signature style is echoed by the other artisans and chefs who have created such a vibrant food tapestry in the town, and the reason why you always have to visit Krem is to see just what Graham has created with the latest artisan food to come through the door: Mescan Brewery sorbet? Proclamation whiskey and coffee gelato? Grace O’Malley gin and tonic gelato? Why not.
For anyone travelling the Wild Atlantic way, a scoop of Achill Island sea salt gelato from Krem is one of the defining experiences of the west coast.