Youghal’s Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour named Dessert Outlet of the Year

By Alan Sheehan

Miceál O'Hurley and Oksana Shadrina (Co-Proprietors of Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour) with their daughter Bláithnaid.

Youghal’s Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour were awarded the title of Best Dessert Outlet by Food Awards Ireland last Monday, 13 November.
The Youghal business, owned by husband and wife Miceál O’Hurley and Oksana Shadrina, was declared the Best Dessert Outlet in the country at the second annual Food Awards Ireland awards ceremony held almost two weeks ago at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin.
“Oksana and I were thrilled,” said Miceál O'Hurley. “We worked very hard. It’s a testament not only to our hard work but to all of our good customers and the wonderful people of Youghal. It was a special honour for the Ukrainian Ambassador to accompany us to the dinner.”
Mr O’Hurley and Ms Shadrina were accompanied to the black-tie gala by Her Excellency Olena Shaloput and Roman Sischuck of the Embassy of Ukraine to Ireland.
Food Awards Ireland, along with its other Food Awards competitions held in England and Scotland, aims to express appreciation from both the food industry and public to establishments and professionals across the nations that serve the best dishes and to explore new flavours and cuisines from different cultures.
The award win caps off a busy year for Mr O’Hurley and Ms Shadrina, with the latter previously recognised for her humanitarian, charitable and business leadership work by the United States Congress and with both welcoming their new baby girl Bláithnaid, at the start of the year.
Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour makes all of its handmade artisanal ice cream on-site with fresh Irish milk and cream and locally produced and sourced ingredients wherever possible. The parlour offers more than 42 flavours of ice cream with flavours rotated daily, as well as other desserts, crepes, freshly baked cookies, coffees, teas, pizza and more. Fantastic Flavours is located at 74 North Main Street, Youghal, is open year around and opens daily from 12pm-5pm.