A Taste of West Cork which is now in its ninth year is Ireland’s longest running food festival. This year’s festival is set to be bigger and better with a real focus on our food heritage with special homage being paid to the humble spud Ireland’s favourite tuber taking centre stage with a variety of events looking at the importance of the potato in Ireland including a special workshop by Eanna Ni Lamhna.
This year will also see the return of the very popular ‘Celtic Cook Off’ at the West Cork Hotel which will see chefs from the six Celtic territories (Scotland, Isle of Man, Ireland, Cornwall, Wales and Brittany) participate in a ‘cook off’ event in front of a live audience, whilst also aiming to impress a panel of judges.
From seminars on food heritage, to food demonstrations and tastings, competitions between the best chefs in Europe and West Cork, and the grand finale of the biggest harvest food and craft market staged in the Fairfield, there will be something to tempt every palette. Many events throughout the week are free or minimum charges apply, there is definitely something to suit everyone’s pocket.
To view the entire list of events, times and prices please visit www.atasteofwestcork.com