The grass will never grow under Carolanne’s feet (though if it did, she’d probably put it in a pesto!). This whirlwind of activity runs the award winning plant based café Sweet Beat on the banks of the Garavogue in Sligo. Going from running a market stall on her own to employing 15 in Sweet Beat in just two short years, Carolanne is proving that plant based cuisine can taste great.
The inaugural Strandhill Food Festival is set to take place in the unique setting of Sligo Airport on Saturday 7th October 2017.
The public face of media personality and ‘celebrity chef’ Joe Shannon is well known from his TV3 and Ocean FM appearances. Here’s a little glimpse of the man behind the personality: the real Joe Shannon. Joe was born in Coventry in the English midlands of Irish parents; his father Mick from Fermanagh and his mother Mary from Ballina. In the early 1970s they moved back to Ireland with their five children, settling first in Ballina, then moving to Enniscrone. Although his father was a blacksmith by trade and his mother a nurse, Joe discovered a ‘secret’ food history in his family when he discovered his great grandmother was head chef in Florencecourt House, in Fermanagh.
The “Secret’s is in the Mix” at the Sligo Food Trail Gala Harvest Feast, a celebration of Sligo’s finest foods. Indulge yourself in a carefully selected decadent 9 course tasting menu celebrating local ingredients, from Sligo’s finest Chefs. A must on the food lovers calendar this October.
A French chocolatier behind the counter of a quaint patisserie in the heart of the town sounds like the start of a romantic film but in fact it’s just a regular day in Sligo. Clotilde Rambaud, or Clo as she is usually known, runs Le Fournil in Tobergal Lane with her partner Tomasz Giderewicz. This quaint little establishment has developed quite the reputation for real French baking and exquisite chocolate confections.
You have the chance to win free parking for a year in Sligo Town, entry open to everyone! Run by Sligo BID in partnership with Sligo County Council, twelve lucky winners will receive an annual free parking ticket worth €700 that can be used in any of the three all-day car parks located in #Sligo.
Executive Chef at The Glasshouse Hotel for the last five years, Alan Fitzmaurice is no stranger to accolades for his creative culinary skills. This high flying chef is surprisingly down to earth though, and certainly hasn’t lost touch with his west of Ireland roots.
Explore Sligo Food Trail as part of Heritage Week. Take in a class or explore country houses.
The Sligo Food Trail were delighted to welcome the Foodie Destinations judges Zack & Wendy to #SligoFoodTrail today and showcase our wonderful producers and experiences.
Effervescent by nature and infectiously enthusiastic about her love of food and cooking, Ethna Reynolds has poured her personality into Nook Cafe in Collooney. No wonder she and Nook have garnered a slew of awards since opening in May 2016. We talked to Ethna to find out a little more about her.