Listowel Food Fair
The 23rd annual Listowel Food Fair, which will be held from Thursday November 9th to Sunday November 12th 2017 in venues around Listowel town, County Kerry. Popular events from previous years make a welcome return including Cookery Competitions, the Craft Fair, an expanded programme of workshops for all ages with a focus on children and the continuation of the much anticipated and prestigious Best Emerging Artisan Food Producer Awards. For more information on the programme of events over the 23rdh annual Listowel Food Fair, or to enter the awards, visit www.listowelfoodfair.ie.
The inaugural Listowel Food Fair was originally developed and organised by then local TD and formally Minister Jimmy Deenihan, along with Johanna Watkins, Sheila Broderick, John O’Connor, Ella O’Sullivan, Frank Pierse and Brid McElligott. Their hard work was continued by numerous dedicated local people. Over the past 23 years, the event has grown in prestige and is now firmly established as one of the premier food fairs on the Irish Calendar.
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.