Cork Afternoon Tea by the Lee
As part of Taste Cork Week we are hosting a Cork Afternoon Tea by the Lee with all things Cork. Enjoy some West Cork potter crab, spiced beef sliders, Rebel Chili chocolate truffles and much more while you sip away at a Kinsale Gin & Tonic.
We are celebrating all things Cork with this event – showcasing some of Cork’s finest produce.
Tickets are limited – €30pp including a Kinsale Gin & Tonic
Booking essential via https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cork-afternoon-tea-by-the-lee-tickets-38114594779
Join FEAST at the James Joyce Centre for a journey through the tastes and smells of Joyce’s Dublin. Accessing Joyce’s writing through the food and scents that frame them this 8 course ‘tasting’ menu will provide a range of food encounters that will reflect and unravel ideas in Joyce’s work.
The evening will include readings, artworks by Nuala Clooney and Kaye Winwood and a miscellany of key foods and ingredients referenced by Joyce.
Evening curated by Elisa Oliver in collaboration with the James Joyce Centre Dublin and Irish Food Trail.
The menu caters for vegetarians but sadly other specific dietary requirements cannot be accommodated.
FEAST is a series of online publications that explore our relationship with food as a social event, a marker of identity, a product of history and a commodity for trade. Eclectic and scatological in approach FEAST works closely with writers, artists, curators and chefs to reflect and comment on encounters and debates between the culinary, literary and visual arts. Placing a lens on the varied operation of food within our everyday FEAST further touches on wider cultural discourses around the body, sexuality, consumption, class and gender. FEAST is co edited by Elisa Oliver and Laura Mansfield
More information from www.feastjournal.co.uk
Feast is supported by the Liverpool Ireland Cultural Corridor, an initiative of Bluecoat and Liverpool City Council.
Californian Wine Tasting & Thanksgiving Supper
Enjoy a very Happy Thanksgiving at Ballymaloe House on Thursday 23rd November in co-operation with Wines of California.
California Wines will be hosting a tasting and talk where you will be sampling a selection of Californian wines chosen to reflect the diversity of this wine region.
The tasting will be followed by a family style Thanksgiving dinner (including Californian wine) in the Long Room at Ballymaloe House.
Places are limited so please book early by calling Ballymaloe House reception on (021) 465 2531
Price: €75 per person
Cork Chocolate & Baking Festival
The Cork Chocolate & Baking Festival will take place at the Cork International Hotel on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of November 2017. The event will take place on both days from 11am to 5.30pm.
The 2 day event which is being hosted in association with La Rousse Foods is the inaugural Chocolate Festival in Cork and the only one of it’s kind in Ireland.
The weekend will feature a variety of events and the main exhibition area will have chocolatiers from all over Ireland displaying and selling the best of Chocolate, there will be Chocolate workshops & talks, discussing the bean to bar process and Cookery Demonstrations from amazing chefs, bakers and chocolatiers.
The theme will be Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Willie Wonka and the Oompa Loompa’s might even make a very special appearance over the weekend event.
Tickets are €5 for entry into the exhibition area and children under 12 are FREE to attend.
There are a multiple of other events taking place during the weekend including a cookery demonstration with Mr Paul Kelly, Judge of the Great Irish Bake Off & Executive Pastry Chef of the Merrion Hotel (tickets for this demonstration will be sold separately).
There will be a Wine & Chocolate tasting event taking place on the Friday evening from 7.30pm. You will get to taste a selection of wines and we will pair the wines with chocolate. Tickets for the wine and chocolate tasting are €25 per person and, due to the nature of this event, tickets are very limited.
There will also be an incredible Chocolate Themed Dinner on the evening of Saturday 25th November 2017. We have some amazing chefs on board to create each dish that will contain Cocoa. The dinner will be paired with matching wines. Michelin Pastry Chef, Mr Paul Kelly, will be doing the dessert for guests on that evening. Tickets for this dinner are priced at €70 for dinner and wine. **Tickets will be sold separately and are limited due to the exclusive nature of the dinner**
There will be a platinum package available for guests who would like to attend all events of the Cork Chocolate Festival and Baking World and a VIP package will be issued.