Thursday, August 8, 2013

Food and Drink Spotting

Food and Drink Spotting

Retracing the footsteps of Cork’s Winegeese
Ted Murphy, wine historian and author of 'A Kingdom of Wine - The Story of Ireland's Wine Geese' - will lead a walking tour, ‘retracing the footprints of Cork’s Wine Geese families’ - their connections in Cork - the street names, buildings and places, and people originally from Cork, connected with some of the famous wine families of the world.
Starting point: The Port of Cork Building (inside reception area upstairs.)
Time: 3.30pm, Saturday 17th August 2013
To book places (free event, but advance booking advised) please contact the ‘Bringing the Wine Geese Home’ committee members - contact details
A Taste of Austria with Operettas

The Haffner family of Rolf’s Country House, Baltimore invite you to experience an Austrian night with two renowned singers from the Opera House of Vienna, one of whom started his career in the Viennese Boys Choir, and they will perform operettas to compliment the Viennese menu.

Venue: Rolfs Restaurant, Baltimore
Date & Time: Friday 6th September, 7pm
Price: Three course set menu
Contact: Reservations and inquiries 028 20289

Bread Sold Unwrapped
Q Is it a legal requirement to wrap bread in Farmers Markets or local shops? 

It is not a legal requirement to wrap bread at farmers markets or local shops. It is however, a legal requirement that food is protected from any contamination. This applies to all food at all stages in the food chain. So, if the bread is properly protected it does not have to be wrapped.

In deciding if bread needs to be wrapped you need to consider.....
More on the subject here from the FSAI
Farm to Fork.
This event gives the visitor an unique opportunity to experience an organic beef farm, followed by a demonstration by Willie Walsh, Craft Butcher, of the various cuts of beef and culminating in a beef feast in the traditional surroundings of Annie May’s bar and restaurant.

Venue: Micheal Hurley’s Organic Beef farm, Walsh’s Craft Butcher shop and Annie May’s Bar and Restaurant.
Time: 4:30pm, meet at Castlehaven GAA grounds, Walsh’s at 6:30pm and dinner at 7:30pm
Price: €20, early booking essential
Contact: 028 22930
Monday Sept 9th

One bottle free when you buy five, until end of August
Replenish your stocks with a straightforward deal.
Choose any combination of six bottles from our shops until the end of the month, and get the least expensive bottle free when you mention this promotion. It couldn't be simpler to say NO to ordinary wine and turn every day of good weather into a special occasion.

Caroline and Eddie's Farm, Cloghduv. Off the Macroom Road
Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 5.00pm
Sit down beside the lake and enjoy live music from The Hard Ground. Walk through winding paths and see where everything is grown, all chemical free. The feast, designed by The Rocket Man, will be based on the farms harvest.

Barbecue's, paella pans and grills will be all fired up to serve starts and deserts on the hoof.
For the feast we will be digging a pit in which we will be roasting lamb for 24 hours leading up to the event with of course all 29 crops making an appearance.

Relax and drink local beer as the sun sets over the lake.

This unique one-off event promises a family fun evening with a camping area provided for those who may plan on enjoying themselves into the night.

Tickets are priced at €50 per head and this includes entrance to the site, a feast fit for kings and a few glasses of all things nice. Children come free.

Tickets available at:

Mahon Point Farmers Market - Rocket Man's Stall
Douglas Farmers Market - Rocket Man's Stall
Midelton Farmers Market - Rocket Man's Stall
Coal Quay Farmers Market - Caroline's Stall
Macroom Farmers Market - Caroline's Stall

Barbecue for hope foundation @the Walton court,Oysterhaven ,Sunday 18 th August 2 to 4 pm RSVP

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