Galway Food Festival 2018
2018 is a wondrous year for Galway regarding our love of food and the culture that goes with it. The European Region of Gastronomy programme will contribute to further growth in the economy in the Galway region and contribute to job creation across the various sectors of a yearlong programme of events of all types from support to businesses, to community celebration, from conferences to symposia work is already underway to deliver projects that will support the key focus areas and have a lasting legacy. For more info: www.galwaygastromony.ie.
For this year’s festival our theme is ‘Planting Seeds’, and of course it is about the origin of our food but also so much more. It’s about planting the seeds of education and awareness; it’s about planting the seeds of economic growth and development; it’s about getting back to our roots.
There are over 100 food based events in this year’s festival programme so there is definitely something for everyone. Enjoy the Galway Food Festival 2018. Gailliamh abú!
Enjoy the festival
JP McMahon (Chairperson)
West Waterford Festival of Food
Welcome to West Waterford Festival of Food, which has been running in Dungarvan and West Waterford annually since 2008 and has become synonymous with fabulous food, fantastic family events and most importantly lots of fun.
Over the years the festival has been a showcase of the food of the region, as well as being host to some of our top chefs, fresh flavours, interesting influences and good ideas. This is one festival where there is definitely something for everyone – a full children’s programme, foraging trails, bus tours, cooking demos, dining experiences from high end to very casual plus of course our markets. Taste the best of the county with our local Farmer’s Market on Thursday, our weekly Country Market on Friday, the festival’s quayside market on Saturday with a seafood theme, all culminating in our famed Festival Market on Sunday when over 100 stalls fill the town centre to bring you the best of local and Irish artisan food. Bígí linn!
Food Festival Kitchen Supper Night
The Tannery Food Festival Kitchen Supper Night celebrating the West Waterford Festival of Food have become one of the most popular annual events of the Festival Weekend. This year again, Paul and is team are running the kitchen suppers on both the Friday and the Saturday nights.
Those of you have been with them before know the drill. Its a set menu, dinner party style (no choice menu – see below)
- Little duck sausages, Barrons bread, hoi sin butter.
- Spring pea soup.
- Silverhill duck leg, wild garlic mash, glazed carrot with star anise.
- Creme caramel , peach and honeycomb.
Always great fun and very sociable, it takes place in the Tannery Cookery School and its a shared table event. There will be a kitchen table also. This event is ticketed and pre-paid €40 per person. Tickets are non-refundable (because we have limited availability). Seating is not allocated but we will try our best to seat groups together. It kicks of at 7.30 pm sharp and because everyone is served together, the team would be very grateful if you could be on time.