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Food & Drink

Bandon Secondary School hosts food forum and farmers market

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.

Wild Game Night in Macroom

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.

Fresh from West Cork returns to Cork city

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

New head chef at the Celtic Ross Hotel

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.

West Cork brew is ready for market

A NEW brewing enterprise involving a trio of childhood friends is set to quench the country’s growing thirst for craft beers. Established by a trio with business, bar and food culture backgrounds and brewed in a Baltimore basement, the West Cork Brewing Company has perfected two brand new beers. The new brews, one pale and dark, were revealed at the company’s launch on Saturday night. The titles, Sherkin Lass and