West Waterford Festival of Food

Things to do in County Waterford, Ireland - West Waterford Festival of Food - YourDaysOut
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Apr 16, 2020, 1:00:00 AM - Apr 19, 2020, 1:00:00 AM
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The 13th annual West Waterford Festival of Food takes place from 16 – 19 April, with over 100 free and ticketed events. The 2020 theme, for what is one of Ireland’s biggest foodie festivals, will explore what it means to be sustainably Irish, with tickets for all events on sale from Wednesday, 18 March at www.westwaterfordfestivaloffood.com. Showcase experiences from the 2020 festival programme include the Great House Dinner with renowned chef Eunice Power at Woodhouse Estate in Stradbally; and a FoodCloud feast made with surplus food from zero waste chef Conor Spacey at The 2 Sisters Restaurant. For Sunday lunch options, head chef of Michelin-starred Ichigo Ichie, Takashi Miyazaki is to cook a Japanese feast in The Tannery Restaurant; and esteemed Waterford Castle head chef Luis H Martin will also be putting on a delectable meal at Dromana House. Speaking on the 2020 West Waterford Festival of Food programme launch, Festival Director, Gemma Tipton said: “Waterford’s culinary reputation has soared in recent years, especially having been named Foodie Destinations winner last year. Our festival is a showcase of the food from this region, shining a spotlight on West Waterford producers, chefs, suppliers, growers and brewers.” Over 35,000 visitors are expected to attend West Waterford Festival of Food, with the three-day foodie paradise welcoming old favourites like afternoon tea by Judit McNally; Waterford Way Tapas Trail; and Supper Theatre at Dungarvan Mart. Also returning is Flahavan’s Greenway Breakfast; Blind Tasting at Merry's Gastropub; and the acclaimed Bus Bia Tours. The Festival Market will be Quayside on Saturday, April 18, with a programme of entertainment and food that celebrates Dungarvan’s marine heritage. The Festival Market will then travel to Grattan Square on Sunday, April 19 featuring over 100 local and artisan producers including the Food The Waterford Way’s Festival Demo Marquee. Brand-new 2020 highlights include the rediscovery of the art of table talk through canapés by Jess Murphy of Kai Galway; a Moroccan party with the team at Mezze; a picnic river cruise; and a Gatsby-inspired feast marking 100 years since prohibition. There will be a masterclass from Josh Sutton aka the Guyrope Gourmet, on making feasts in the smallest spaces; a talk on what salty snacks work with which wine from Audrey Biraud, Cliff House Hotel sommelier; and an apple-inspired array of food...

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