Aug
16
Thu
Big Grill 2018
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm

Big Grill 2018

The Big Grill is Europe’s largest BBQ festival, and returns for its fifth year from 16th – 19th August 2018 in Herbert Park, Dublin 4.

The festival celebrates the art of cooking with fire & smoke bringing chefs cooks and pitmasters from Ireland, UK and further along with over 20,000 visitors to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of barbecuing, grilling, smoking, vegetables, meats, delicacies and drinks.

Over 20 restaurants join for the weekend, with the only rule being they must cook with live fire using natural charcoal and wood only; no gas or electricity. Cue competitive fire pit builds in the lead up to the festival and plenty of theatre over the weekend. This years fire-filled line up, curated by pitmaster & festival co-founder Andy Noonan, has a distinct international street food vibe with New York, London, Buenos Aires and Birmingham all represented.

McKenna Guides

2018 FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

“The Great and the Good of the Grill came to Herbert Park in Dublin in August, propelling this inspired celebration of fire and eating into the first division of food festivals in Ireland. There was so much good cooking going on that it was hard to know where to start, and where to stop. And it’s all happening again in August, so get your Whole Hog tickets now.”

Food & Wine Tasting with Direct Wines
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Food & Wine Tasting with Direct Wines

This exciting Green Barn tasting menu includes prosecco on arrival, four courses with matching wines and petit fours. Kicking off at 7pm with a glass of bubbly and sitting to eat at 7.30! Tickets pre booking essential at €60. Tables of four or more get a 7% discount on ticket cost. All wines will be on sale following dinner on the night. Please book at The Green Barn on 059 8623065

Aug
18
Sat
Coal Quay Festival
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Coal Quay Festival

Free arts & crafts workshop for children of all ages getting into the spirt of this fantastic free family entertainment day out. The Saturday Farmers’s Market continues its trading tradition with a wonderful selection of food stalls.

Aug
19
Sun
27 Tastes of Brazil
Aug 19 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

27 Tastes of Brazil

Brilliant tunes from DJ Danilo, delicious Pudim by Luciane Viana and Feijoada from Augusta Lopes, Beans and Rice – Brazilian Food and of course caipirinhas and caipiroskas to tickle your taste buds 😛
Kicking off at 2:30, come along and have something different for your Sunday! 🙂

Aug
23
Thu
Cork Whiskey Society @ Tequila Jack’s
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cork Whiskey Society @ Tequila Jack’s

The annual “Other Spirits” events are designed to inform our members about the exciting world of Spirits outside our beloved Whiskey. The Society is thrilled to partner with Tequila Jacks Restaurant & Tequila Bar for this special event.

Guests will be welcomed with a well-prepared Margarita using 100% Agave Tequila no less,

You will enjoy traditional Mexican Sangrita with the first samples before platters of Mexican Food (think Taco’s, Chicken Taquito’s, Chicken Quesadilla, Queso Fundido etc.) will be gladly introduced.

You’ll also sample a curated selection of the variously matured styles of Tequila, and one artisinal Mescal, before finishing on the national cocktail of Mexico: The Paloma.

Samples on the night will include the following varieties:

  • Patron Tequila “Blanco
  • Olmeca Altos Tequila “Reposado
  • Tequila “Anejo” (either Don Julio or Jose Cuervo 1750)
  • Tequila Esperanto Sellecion “Extra Anejo
  • Union Viejo Mescal (come along to learn about this smoky Mexican)
Aug
24
Fri
Taste of Fermoy
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Taste of Fermoy

On Friday 24th August, Kent Street, in the town centre, will be transformed into an outdoor evening dining space. The ingredients for the meal, the music to entertain  and the drinks to accompany great conversation are all being locally sourced.

The locally talented staff and suppliers are collaborating to decorate and light the street, set the tables, polish the cutlery and serve up delicious food. The final ingredient will be the diners. Taste of Fermoy tickets (€35) will go on sale on Wed 8th August from “Read, Learn & Play” in the Square.

If you would like to be involved or require further information please contact Fermoy Forum on 025 34632

Aug
26
Sun
VoxPro Urban Garden Festival
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

VoxPro Urban Garden Festival

The festival will take place on Sunday, August 26, with a theme of, “self-sufficiency in smaller urban spaces”. There will be something for everyone among the activities held in the grounds of Voxpro’s HQ in Mahon, Cork – which will be open to the public. The variety of talks, demonstrations, entertainment and shopping offers a bumper crop for urban garden lovers, seasoned experts, late bloomers, families and foodies.

Some of the highlights of the first annual Voxpro Urban Garden Festival include:

In the main tent, our passionate speakers are set to do talks and demonstrations to include, growing fruit and veg in containers; starting out with pigs; greening up the grey; the buzz about bees and beekeeping; and starting a smallholding from scratch – 1 pig, 2 ducks, 4 sheep and 2 alpacas!

Rachel Allen will show you how to cook up a “farm to fork feast” from the Voxpro garden. Glean some master gardening advice from Olive Ryan of Dripsey Farm Fresh Veg, Darragh Stone of Blarney Castle & Gardens, Mags Coughlin and Melissa O’Neill from Ballymaloe House in the Green Lounge.  Meet Fergal Smith of Moy Hill Community Farm, the Mayo man who gave up travelling as a professional surfer to farm in Ireland to help the planet. He has paddled into some of the world’s largest waves, but it’s the tiny seeds he’s growing at home that he hopes will be his legacy.

Susan Turner, head gardener of Ballymaloe will share her vast experience on vertical and container gardens. Edible adventures abound with foraging walks led by medicinal herbalist John Vaughan. Family-friendly events include a Wild Boar Viking Reenactment, face painting and there will be swing boats, a vintage carousel and live animals (including some irresistible alpacas) on the day. There will be a profusion of sustainable shopping opportunities, with stall holders purveying plants, garden accessories, seeds, medicinal herbs and local market hero’s serving up delicious food and much, much more.

Sep
7
Fri
A Taste of West Cork
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm

A Taste of West Cork

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival is so much more than just a festival which happens to be about food; It is a festival that celebrates all that is unique about West Cork – the food, the producers, the landscape and the people – the magic ingredients.

The beauty of West Cork draws many artists, writers, craftsmen and food producers to the area and A Taste of West Cork Food Festival showcases the wonderful food and food creators in this very special place. It brings together a unique mix of food markets and cooking demonstrations, food tastings and cookery competitions, special dinners, brunches and banquets, talks and exhibitions, children’s events, adventures and more.

A Taste of West Cork is one of Ireland’s longest running food festivals and is fast becoming a premier event on the food calendar.  The festival is one of the best opportunities for the many local producers and chefs to showcase their wares to people passionate about food.

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival understands how important local food is to the regional economy and with its wealth of artisan food producers, supportive retailers and markets, talented chefs and award-winning restaurants, West Cork continues to attract visitors.  Our world renowned food combined with the most idyllic landscape makes A Taste of West Cork Food Festival the perfect festival for all the family.

The Festival programme includes the much loved traditional open-air street food and craft market, daily walks, interactive workshops, food demonstrations and tastings, themed nights in restaurants, traditional music sessions and much more.

There is something to tempt every palate and many of the events are free or minimum charges apply so there is something to suit everyone’s pocket.

Waterford Harvest Festival
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm

Waterford Harvest Festival

Waterford Harvest Festival is a city-wide festival celebrating food heritage and culture in Waterford. Join in for a fantastic weekend of fun-filled foodie events.

They have something to suit all tastes, with cookery demonstrations, tastings, workshops.

Truly a wonderful weekend of Street Parties with a picnic, a market, and lots more besides- all basking in the glory of the delicious good, clean food on offer in a city surrounded by such rich resources as The Bread Basket, The Golden Vale and The Atlantic Ocean.

Since pagan times, the harvest festival has been a time to celebrate the crop, for family and the wider community to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labours. Waterford Harvest Festival recreates a modern version of this traditional feast and celebratory period, with foodie fun and educational events for all and children’s entertainment across the city. The festival takes place from the 8th -10th September 2017 and encourages people from Waterford, the rest of Ireland and beyond to gather together and experience an exciting range of culinary delights.

WHF brings together, involves and educates people in the appreciation of good, clean, fair food, showcasing all the gastronomic delights the region has to offer. Waterford and the surrounding environs is home to an expanding network of dedicated, enthusiastic producers and the Waterford Harvest Festival is just one way to leak this secret to the rest of the country and to put Waterford on the gastronomic world map

Lobster Garden Party
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Lobster Garden Party

Courtmacsherry Seafood Feast, in partnership with A Taste of West Cork Food Festival are pleased to announce that for the first time, Courtmacsherry will feature in the 2018 Festival Programme.

Join in the relaxed surrounds of the seaside gardens of The Lifeboat Inn Courtmacsherry and Travara Lodge, for the inaugural LOBSTER GARDEN PARTY – AN EVENING BY THE SEA

Chefs Diana Dodog of FOOD Depot- Gourmet Street Kitchen, Brendan Murphy of Travara Lodge and Martin Buckley of The Lifeboat Inn Courtmacsherry, will serve up delicious lobster, landed a mere 500 yards away at Courtmacsherry Pier.

Tasty oysters, prawns and wonderful lobster bisque will also feature on the menu for this wonderful evening garden party.

Friday, September 7th 2018
7.30pm

BOOKING ESSENTIAL
https://lobstergardenparty.eventbrite.ie