Make your mother feel marvellous – on Sligo Food Trail

Say thank you to your mother. Mothers do a lot for their children, but when people reminisce about their childhood, it’s amazing how often their “mammy’s cooking” crops up. With a few honourable exceptions, our mothers are pretty much responsible for feeding us through babyhood, childhood and often well beyond. It makes a lot of sense to treat your Mum this Sunday on Mothers’ Day.

March 21st, 2017|

Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Lee Mastin, The Draft House Gastro Pub

Working as head chef of a gastro pub on the Wild Atlantic Way probably wasn’t in Lee Mastin’s mind as he gained experience in London’s Michelin starred restaurants. Would he swap his life now, living in rural Geevagh and heading up the busy kitchen at The Draft House in Strandhill for those hectic, heady days? [...]

March 20th, 2017|

Faces of the Food Trail: Gary Stafford, Lyons Café

The world was Gary Stafford’s oyster when he left Cathal Brugha Street College and he intended to explore its cuisines with enthusiasm. First stop was a college placement in Brittany working in the lovely walled town of Vannes and discovering a new world of food. That led to a ‘real’ job in a delightful nearby fishing village of Pont Aven. Its main claim to fame is a close association with artist Paul Gauguin but for Gary the appeal was learning artistry of a different kind – the art of French cuisine.

March 10th, 2017|

Faces of the Food Trail: Myles Lamberth – Shells Surf Café, Strandhill

Myles Lamberth has taken what could loosely be described as ‘the scenic route’ from his native Capetown to Strandhill on Ireland’s northwest coast. His childhood was divided between several different countries including Iran, Angola and Namibia, the family moving as his father’s engineering career dictated. Clearly Myles inherited the wanderlust gene and he has added the USA, France, Switzerland, England and now of course Ireland to the seriously impressive list of places he has lived. Almost a decade in Strandhill is the longest time he has ever spent in one spot.

March 3rd, 2017|

Faces of the Food Trail: Mary Luthers, Bluebell Organic Farm

There is a tantalising incongruity between the exotic details of Mary Luthers’ early life and the last few decades spent in a rural idyll in the northwest of Ireland. Her grandfather, an Anderson from Calry in Sligo spread his wings wide and pursued a career abroad marrying a French woman; ‘Granny Lily’ to the young Mary. Their son, Mary’s father, also worked abroad and even brought his young family to India for a few years, where her culinary world journey began.

February 24th, 2017|

Sligo Food Trail spring into summer with new brochure

The Sligo Food Trail spring brochure is aimed at all visitors to the county with any interest in good food. Apart from a quirky but very usable map, it also highlights some of the more than 30 interactive Food Experiences, combining activities and food on Sligo Food Trail.

February 23rd, 2017|

Faces of the Food Trail: Eithna O’Sullivan, Eithna by the Sea, Mullaghmore

It’s rare to find an iconic restaurant which over the best part of two decades has remained fresh, vibrant and at the top of its game. Eithna’s by the Sea on Sligo Food Trail is one such pearl, no wonder it won Seafood Restaurant of the Year just two years ago. Talking with its eponymous owner, Eithna O’Sullivan, is as invigorating as a brisk walk by the sea itself. She retains all her enthusiasm and passion for creating good food and has accumulated more experience of food, cooking, restaurants and food service than an entire Masterchef kitchen!

February 20th, 2017|