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Old Butter Roads Food Festival


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SATURDAY

GRUB CIRCUS IN THE COURTYARD

11.30pm

Courtyard opens

12pm

Introduction to the Old Butter Roads Food Festival 2019

12.15pm

Cookery Demonstration with chef Michael Quinn

Cooking delicious dishes using Old Butter Roads producers finest local, seasonal Irish produce

2pm-3pm

Children’s Cookery Competition

Two teams of children led by team leaders chef Michael Quinn and Joe McNamee compete to produce the tastiest dish

4.15pm-4.45pm

Cookery Demonstration with chef Michael Quinn

cooking delicious dishes using Old Butter Roads producers finest local, seasonal Irish produce

5pm-6pm

Craft Beer v Craft Cider food pairing competition.

Food Writer Caroline Hennessy wearing her Eight Degrees Brewing Hat puts up some fine Irish craft beers from the Mitchelstown-based brewery against Longueville House Cider to see which is the best match for dishes cooked by chef Michael Quinn

7pm

Céilí All Stars

The very wonderful Céilí All Stars are a four piece trad band and a cracking live act whose influences range from their ‘homeland’ in Sliabh Luachra—one of Ireland’s most fertile breeding grounds for traditional music—with an added soupçon of folk and country

ALSO TAKING PLACE IN THE COURTYARD ON SATURDAY …

•   Blind Tastings with prizes to be won

•   Food Quizzes with prizes to be won

•   Meet the Producers and taste their produce

•   Producer Food Market

•   BBQ

 

GRANNY’S GARDEN KIDZONE

SATURDAY

3.30pm

Children’s Puppet Show

with Dominic Moore

4.30pm

Buttermaking Demonstration

Hands on demonstration for up to 20 children

1-4pm

Face Painting

with Aoife Connolly

SUNDAY

GRUB CIRCUS IN THE COURTYARD

11.30pm

The Courtyard opens

12pm

Introduction to the Old Butter Roads Food Festival 2019

12.30pm-1pm

Cookery Demonstration with chef Michael Quinn

cooking delicious dishes using Old Butter Roads producers finest local, seasonal Irish produce

1pm-2pm

Blind Tasting + Food Quiz + Producer tasting chat

2pm-4.30pm

The Old Butter Roads Food Symposium in The Long Room

Food Tourism and The Old Butter Roads Food Trail

A panel of Irish hospitality industry experts look at what is needed to develop a food tourism strategy for the Old Butter Roads Food Trail, that will appeal to a national and international audience

Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School

Sinead Hennessy, Fáilte Ireland

Keith Bohanna, Bia Beag and Real Bread Ireland

Tim Magee, Owner/Operator, Host and Company (food and hospitality public relations)

Birgitta Hedin-Curtin, Burren Smokehouse, Burren Food Trail

Anthony O’Toole, Chef, Food Activist, Fáilte Ireland Food Champion

Joe McNamee, Food Writer & Grub Circus Ringmaster

5pm-6pm

Cocktail Competition

Bertha’s Revenge Gin, Longueville House Apple Brandy and Killahora Orchards Pommeau and Apple Ice Wine all step into the ring to see who can produce the finest Old Butter Roads cocktail with the audience as judges

 

ALSO TAKING PLACE IN THE COURTYARD ON SUNDAY …

•   Blind Tastings with prizes to be won

•   Food Quizzes with prizes to be won

•   Meet the Producers and taste their produce

•   Producer Food Market

•   BBQ

 

GRANNY’S GARDEN KIDZONE

SUNDAY

2.15pm

Buttermaking Demonstration

Hands on demonstration for up to 20 children

3.30pm

Children’s Puppet Show

with Dominic Moore

1-4pm

Face painting

with Aoife Connolly