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Foodie Destinations 2018, an initiative by the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) and Sponsored by FBD Insurance recently launched this June and the top ten shortlisted entrants have now been announced.
The Restaurants Association of Ireland are pleased to launch Foodie Destinations 2018, with applications being accepted from 12 noon 14th June 2108. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 12th of July 2018
The 10 finalists in Foodie Destinations 2017 were: Boyne Valley, Cong, Galway’s Westend, Kilkenny, Kinsale, Loop Head Peninsula, Monaghan, Sligo, West Cork and West Waterford
Clonmel Show & Agricultural Society Ltd. are delighted to announce the introduction of a new national food competition to be based at Clonmel Show.
The Food Coast Experiences is an exciting initiative to create a series of food tourism experiences in County Donegal that celebrates Donegal food, its food producers and its food champions. The Food Coast Experiences are immersive and give you a taste and flavour of the modern food and drink culture in Donegal.
In my opinion, Roast Irish Lamb is one of the most delicious, juicy, tender, mouthwatering and succulent of all cooked meats! (Yes I do love it!) The smell of a roasting spring lamb with garlic is one of those meals that can take your mind back to your childhood and make your mouth water at the thought of it!
The 2018 Burren Slow Food Festival, which takes place from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th May 2018, was officially launched in Dublin’s Klaw Seafood Café this week, by festival chairperson Birgitta Hedin Curtin, in collaboration with BIM and Failte Ireland Food Champion, Niall Sabongi.
The very successful "Chef Swap at Aniar" programme continues into and throughout 2018 and will see more acclaimed international and Irish guest chefs collaborating with Chef/Owner JP McMahon in his Michelin-starred Aniar Restaurant in Galway, Ireland, on different weekend dates throughout 2018.
Although the tourism trade in the north west of Ireland is booming, there are still many pubs within the industry who feel under siege from a decline in alcohol sales and a drop off in pub use by millennials. In response to this, one-day workshop has been planned for Thursday, May 3rd in the LYIT Tourism College, Killybegs, to help publicans Step Up To The Plate!