Food and Drink Spotting
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Food Champs Wanted
Fáilte Ireland is seeking nominations for emerging food champions with a resounding passion and belief in Irish food, and a commitment and drive to actively influence and shape the future of Irish cuisine and food tourism in their region.
12 nominees will be selected, representing a mixed group of owner/managers of food service businesses and members of the wider food tourism community, who are committed to playing a role in developing Ireland’s food tourism proposition and reputation More here.
Midleton Food & Drink Festival
From 10 am on Saturday morning till 5pm The Midleton Food and Drink Festival will be on the Streets, with over 60 food stalls, craft maker demonstrations, Craft exhibition, The Farmers Market, children's entertainment in the Library and on the streets, Fashion shows. Come to Midleton for a great day out for all the family.
Slow Food Tours at Waterford Harvest Festival
Ireland’s biggest food festival – ‘Harvest’ which takes place in Waterford from September 10 to 16 has announced a series of Slow Food Tours to take place throughout the festival week.
The first Slow Food Tour of the Festival takes place on September 10 and will visit a prize winning dairy farm at milking time to view the process in action and will then meet John Flahavan at the sixth generation miller’s facility at Flahavan’s Porridge in Kilmacthomas.
The final stop is an opportunity to meet Grace Kiersey and take a tour of her vegetable garden also near Kilmacthomas, County Waterford. For the rest of the programme, click here
The September Mussel Festival has just kicked off in both Limerick and Cork Restaurants! Details.
White Horse Food, Beer and Music Fest!
The annual White Horse festival kicks off next week. Thursday Sept 13th is Meet The Brewer In Assoc. with The Franciscan Well Brewery. It includes a welcome beer, a 3 course tasting menu with beer pairings, and a brewing talk from Fran, the Well Head Brewer. Tickets €15 from www.whitehorse.ie or from the bar.
Fenn’s Quay Top Taster Offers
Fenn’s Quay Restaurant is pleased to present a new PuntSaver selection in addition to their lunch and dinner menus. Kate Lawlor, who is known as a chef with a passion for local ingredients, has created an array of new scrumptious items available for just €2 each.
Each day, she now offers several items on the €2 ‘PuntSaver’ taster menu based on what is available fresh from the local producers. Taster items include: Rosscarbery white pudding & shellfish de la mer scallops, Goatsbridge trout caviar, Ardsallagh goats cheese & crispy wild rock samphire, or Ballyhoura mushrooms with wild sea samphire.
Dee’s Quinoa Pots
Dee's is about to launch 3 New Food-to-Go Quinoa Pots. Quinoa? Dee tells me that quinoa is a fantastic, naturally gluten-free grain and is a complete protein so you get all the essential amino acids your body needs, not to mention packed full of vitamins and minerals. Read all about it and the new pots here
Sunday 16th September, 4.30pm
‘A New Zealand Wine Adventure in Ballymaloe’
With New Zealand winemakers Larry McKenna, Escarpment Wines, Martinborough & John Hancock, Trinity Hill Wines, Hawkes Bay.
€15 (includes wine presentation and tasting)
The Restaurant at Donnybrook Fair have their October Wine Dinner taking place on the 31st where they will welcome Dr John Forrest from Forrest winery in New Zealand as host..
Dates for your diary. Sept 22nd and 23rd. Ciderfest (and apple fest) at The Apple Farm.
Cork newest restaurant. Check out the menu here
Bradley’s Off Licence's new website:
Friday fiver at Griffin’s Garden Restaurant in Dripsey! Where would you like to begin your weekend? Sitting outside looking at the meandering river and eating a full gourmet lunch for just five Euros. Well Griffins can guarantee that (except the sunshine but a high probability it will be sunny) Lunch will be served from 12:30 till 3:30.