Save the date October 23rd to November 3rd on Facebook!!!
The Burren Food Fayre is going virtual this year, with an impressive line-up of food producers and chefs from all over the Burren taking part in a series of free online events.
The event now, in its 9th year, will be live streamed on Facebook and You Tube over 12 days from the 23rd of October to the 3rd November at 7pm each evening.
Our aim is simple, we want to showcase the rich food culture we have here in the Burren, and bring the recipes of our hugely successful book, Burren Dinners into reality. Each of the 12 demonstrators will present from wherever they are in the region. It is a great opportunity for attendees to tune in and learn the recipes from the book and get expert tips and advice from chefs, producers and growers in the Burren!
Those taking part include head chef Robbie McAuley from Gregan’s Castle hotel, Chef John Gilmartin from Hotel Doolin, Birgitta Curtin from the Burren Smokehouse, Siobhan Garvey from St Tola Goats Cheese, Oonagh O’Dwyer from Wild Kitchen and Ciara O’Halloran from Flaggy Shore Oysters.
This event is particularly important this year as it brings the Burren to past attendees who are unable to travel this year or those who have a connection to the area as well as introducing it to a new audience. It means we are still able to offer a taste of the Burren in a safe and responsible way.
The Burren region is widely known as the ‘Fertile Rock’ and includes a wide variety of food producers including fish smokers, beef, dairy, sheep and oyster farmers, as well as distillers, foragers, herbalists, cheesemakers, bakers and chefs. This group have been working together for many years and have made the Burren an award winning food destination, with the Burren Food Trail winning the Burren Food Town award in 2015.
People who aren’t able to attend the event, can catch up later as everything will be recorded and available on Facebook and You Tube. We hope reach a bigger audience on the Social Media Platforms and also to give more people a chance to see some of our well known chefs, producers, cheesemakers, foragers and bakers in action, given the fact that we cannot hold a live event in Lisdoonvarna this year.
In the meantime there is the opportunity to purchase ‘Burren Baskets’ a hamper of Burren Foods from a variety of food producers in the Burren and the ‘Burren Dinners’ book online!
For further information about the Fayre:
Contact Jarlath O’Dywer on firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is organised by the Burren Ecotourism Network, part funded by Clare Coco, in conjunction with Burren Beo Winterage Festival (Wintergae Festival)