Macroom Food Festival
Macroom is renowned as one of Ireland’s most picturesque ‘market towns’ and the gateway to West Cork! Macroom Food Festival aims to celebrate this history and showcase the wonderful artisan food producers of the area and all around Munster over four delicious days from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd September 2018. Events such as a vintage Tea Dance, tasting extravaganzas, Teddy Bears’ Picnic, a Taste Trail around town, International Flavours Marquee, lots of live music, entertainment and fun and a massive outdoor food market will take place at a variety of venues all around the centre of Macroom. Teenagers will get competitive in the live outdoor Cook-Off. There will be plenty entertainment for the kids too with Cork Circus providing their usual whacky street theatre extravaganza, magic show, carousel and kids rides and a children’s disco all on Sunday afternoon.
Cork Oyster & Seafood Festival
The Cork Oyster & Seafood Festival 2018 will take place in The Metropole Hotel from Friday 21st September until Sunday 23rd September.
The festival, in its 6th year will be a celebration that will be centred in the Metropole but will also take place in other venues across Cork City.
There will be live music, an exciting food trail and plenty of other aspects that will happen over the weekend.
If you’re not an Oyster lover, it’ll still be a wonderfully exciting weekend that you won’t want to miss.
Cork Cheese Week
The inaugural Cork Cheese Week will take place throughout Cork at a number of participating venues culminating on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th with a weekend of celebrating all things cheese at the Cork Airport Hotel.
From Monday 24th of September there will be a number of participating restaurants across Cork who will be featuring a special cheese dish (starter, main course or dessert) to celebrate Cork Cheese Week.
On Friday 28th September, Olivo Restaurant at the Cork Airport Hotel will host the inaugural Cork Cheese Dinner, where each course will feature Irish cheese and each course will be paired with its perfect match in wine. Tickets for the Cork Cheese Dinner are very limited and will go on sale soon.
On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th the Cork Airport Hotel will host the cheese producers from 11am to 5.30pm where you can come and sample cheeses and purchase from your favourite suppliers. During the aforementioned times, there will be live cookery demonstrations highlighting the use of dairy produce, workshops and talks about the cheese and dairy industry.
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Afternoon Tea with Darina Allen
Eason Presents: Join Darina Allen for a Sumptuous Afternoon Tea
Join Ireland’s best-known food ambassador and bestselling author Darina Allen for a sumptuous afternoon tea in the Imperial Hotel in Cork on October 6th at 12.30pm to mark the launch of her new book, Simply Delicious The Classic Collection.
Darina will be sharing her culinary wisdom as well as talking about her new book Simply Delicious the Classic Collection: 100 recipes from soups & starters to puddings & pies. Q&A to follow with a book signing.
The event takes place in The Imperial, Cork at 12.30pm – BOOK TICKETS HERE
Ticket Price is €40. This includes a copy of Darina’s new book and afternoon tea for one.
Since the publication of her bestselling book, Simply Delicious in 1989, Darina Allen has consistently shared recipes of culinary excellence, showcasing just how easy it is to make simple and delicious food with beautiful fresh local produce. Darina wrote a further six Simply Delicious books to accompany her RTE TV series and has published a grand total of 18 books so far and counting. Now for the first time, 100 classic recipes from Simply Delicious 1 and 2 and Simply Delicious Vegetables have been collected together in this timeless cookbook with new photography. Choosing the recipes proved a difficult task, with so many having stood the test of time to become perennial favourites, while some have been tweaked over the years or added more contemporary garnishes or complementary flavours and spices.
Cork Food Harvest Festival
The Cork Food Policy Council are delighted to announce the Cork Food Harvest Festival October 20th and 21st 2018.
This festival celebrates the wealth of community food and growing initiatives across Cork with a host of free events, tours, workshops, talks, demonstrations and tastings around the city and county on the Saturday. On the Sunday, the groups will come together to share in a day of celebration in Fitzgerald’s Park.