THERE were wins for Fishy Fishy, Kinsale and the Ocean Restaurant at the Maritime Hotel Bantry at the annual Irish Restaurant Awards held in the Doubletree Hilton, Dublin recently.
Food & Drink
IF you happen to be strolling the streets of Cork City on the 28th of June then make your way over to City Hall as you’re in for a gastronomic Feast! Cork Kerry Food Forum returns this summer celebrating the culinary spirit of both counties. Drop in and support your local artisan producers from Cork and Kerry. \Cork City Hall will be transformed into a foodie heaven as the City
IRISH Atlantic Seafood Company (iASC) has become the first Irish company ever to win the seafood industry’s most prestigious award – the Prix d’Elite for world’s best seafood product line. The Cork-based seafood company scooped the award for its innovative line of West Cork developed shellfish butters at the Global Seafood Expo in Brussels, the world’s largest seafood event. The award-winning product range Something Fishy enhances fish dishes with a
The Home Economics Department in Colaiste Na Toirbhirte, a girls’ secondary school in Bandon, is hosting a day-long food forum and farmers market on Monday, 9th March. This innovative, one-day event aims to enhance learning in the classroom and show students how the knowledge and skills they acquire at school can connect and transfer to careers in the thriving Irish food sector.
MACROOM & District Gun Club is holding a Wild Game Night on Saturday 28th February at Mary Anne’s Bar, Masseytown from 9:30pm onwards. Wild game consisting of duck, pheasant, woodcock, rabbit, venison, pigeon and much more will be prepared and cooked on site by Brian Granville, Head Chef at Granville’s Bar and Grill, Macroom.
BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), hosted a Seafood Cookery workshop recently aimed at seafood retailers in the agency’s Seafood Development Centre (SDC) in Clonakilty.
Fresh from West Cork resumes from this Friday with a lovely new stall at the wonderful Bradley’s Artisan Food Shop & Off Licence, North Main Street, Cork. They will be selling more than 80 delicious food products from more than 40 West Cork food producers. Last year Fresh from West Cork spent more than 10 months with a stall at the English Market, Cork, and sold €100,000 of West Cork
THE Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery has announced the appointment of new head chef Alex Petit, who has joined the kitchen team headed by executive head chef Graeme Campbell. Alex was born in Brittany and spent his early years training in many fine dining restaurants, such as the Grand Hotel in Dinard and Le Mutin Gourmand before moving to Ireland 10-years-ago.
THERE really was such a thing as a free lunch in Clonakilty at the weekend when locals were treated to a tasty Mauritian curry followed by dessert of bread and butter pudding, all cooked up using “rescued” ingredients from local supermarkets.
IMAGES of West Cork and Kinsale were beamed into the homes of more than 1.1 million Italians this recently, when an episode of MasterChef Italia – filmed here last summer – aired on Italian TV channel, Sky Uno.