Thursday, August 1, 2013

Food and Drink Spotting

Food and Drink Spotting
Taste of the Week is this superb thirst-quencher
made by the folks at Glenilen Farm.

All Ireland Putóg Throwing Competiton
Charismatic butcher Sean Kelly of Kelly's Butchers, Newport, Co. Mayo proudly launched the Kelly's All Ireland Putóg Throwing competition with the help of Mayo footballer Jason Doherty. The All Ireland Putóg Throwing Competition is the highlight of the Newport Festival this August Bank Holiday Sunday and begins at 5pm.

Shot putting rules apply and the longest lofter will take home €300 and the coveted title of course. Aspiring Putóg putters can enter on the day but must get meet a pre-qualifying putt before taking to the main competition area. The judge's decision is final.
Kelly's Putóg is the traditional form of the black pudding, originally made in every farmhouse countrywide.

Stewart Eddy is Cornish Champion for 2013 Celtic Cook Off
Award winning chef and owner of Victoria Inn to represent Cornwall against the other Celtic Nations.
Following in the footsteps of Arty Williams of the Cove Restaurant in Maenporth and Jack Stein of the Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Stewart Eddy will be travelling to West Cork in Ireland in September to represent Cornwall in this year’s Celtic Cook Off.

The Celtic Cook Off in West Cork continues to build on the success of the inaugural event in September 2011 by attracting top chefs from the Celtic regions to take part in what is becoming one of the landmark culinary events of the year. The cookery competition has proved very popular with the paying public, the local food producers, Fáilte Ireland, the media and all of the Chefs who have been involved. 

One chef from each of the Celtic Nations, Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, the Isle of Man and Brittany is invited to cook one dish for the six expert judges with ingredients sourced from West Cork producers, plus one wild card ingredient from their own region. The chefs cook in two groups of three in front of a live audience of over 200 food enthusiasts, there can only be one winner!
read more here 

Best in season from Bord Bia
Do you know which vegetables are in season now? You should now able to go to your market or greengrocer these days (July/August) and buy Aubergines, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, virtually all the salads and herbs. Bord Bia has just published a terrific guide to what is in season each month of the year, a guide that will help you buy Irish. Check it out here 
News from the Barton & Gustier vineyards– July 2013
How the weather has hit... and more....
2012 was a rather difficult vintage to manage but, despite disparities in some regions, the quality is generally good.
The expectations for the 2013 harvest are higher, but still very uncertain. Let’s have a stroll through the French vineyards and see how things are going… Read more

Getting geared up for the Kiltha river trad fest.Music starts on Fri with Niall and Caoimhín Vallely.Food music and craic.

Oktoberfest Beag shared a photo.
Just over 5 weeks to the opening night of Cork's best festival,Oktoberfest Beag !! Oompah!
Have ye got your tickets yet? Remind your friends by tagging them below because table reservations for this event will run out fast! Tickets Staring from €10. See  for more detail.

FAQ FRIDAY: Is ‘free range’ the same as organic? Free range does not mean organic. To find out why, click here:

Complimentary Starter or Dessert with every dinner main course valid for dinner 1st-31st August 2013!! T&C apply

Tomorrow is Fiver Friday in the Restaurant at Griffins Garden Centre, Dripsey Cork. "There is no where Nicer for Lunch and at great Value of Just €5.00"
Amandine Confectionery
The best kept secret of south east!
August bank holiday -get a tasty dessert: Amandine's yummy tarlets & cheesecakes selection, 6 for €10.99 only!
(Amandine Patisseries, opened daily in Mahon Point, Cork & City Square, Waterford).
Also available in:
- DUNGARVAN (Twomeys Eurospar Abbeyside),
- HI CAFES WILTON & Merchant Quay SC, CORK
- and in MIDLETON (Hurleys' Supervalu).

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