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.
In these days of slick marketing and contrived brand development, it’s refreshing to see someone whose brand, quite literally, is himself. Such is the case with Dale Barber, a straight talking Australian whose no frills pub bears the truly iconic name of The Swagman.
Raise a glass to The Draft House and Harrisons who are both finalists in the Sky Bar of the Year Awards. Both reached the finals of the Gastro Pub of the Year category and The Draft House is also in for an Outstanding Customer Service award.
Talking to Des Faul, it’s clear he’s a man who wears his heart on his sleeve – and that heart has “Sligo” written large all over it. As the current President of Sligo Chamber of Commerce and past Chairman of Sligo Tidy Towns, he does admit that his volunteer workload can be quite heavy. At the same time Des is the proprietor of Café Fleur on O’Connell Street.
Ósta Café and Wine Bar are certainly keeping it local this summer with their 15 Mile Menu. It does just what it says on the tin – all the ingredients come from within a 15 mile radius of the café. This is a great chance for locals and visitors alike to taste real local and seasonal food at a cost of just €15.
Joe Kearns cuts a cool figure with his dark beard and laid back attitude; he also has the job half the college students in Ireland dream of –Master Brewer at a craft brewery. It is the stuff of dreams, but for Joe it’s a reality and one he absolutely loves.
Sligo Food Trail is delighted to announce they have been selected as one of the top ten finalists in the ‘Foodie Destinations’ competition 2017. The competition is run by The Restaurants Association of Ireland and aims to celebrate Ireland’s unique and wonderful food offerings and to encourage local food tourism initiatives across the country.