Taste the Island events on Sligo Food Trail

Sligo Food Trail is proud to spearhead Taste the Island in Sligo. The new Fáilte Ireland programme celebrating Ireland’s seasonal ingredients, adventurous tastes and bold experiences takes place in September, October and November. It dovetails perfectly with Sligo Food Trail experiences and members have come up trumps with really creative and attractive food-related events.

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Harvest Feast

Sligo Food Trail is delighted to announce our flagship event, the Harvest Feast which takes place on Friday 18th October 2019. This significant gastronomic event is part of Taste The Island, the international Fáilte Ireland initiative. Sligo Food Trail Harvest Feast consists of a sumptuous nine course tasting menu, each specially created by one of Sligo’s top chefs collaborating with artisan producers. The gala banquet will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa and numbers are strictly limited. MC for the evening will be RTE celebrity chef Shane Smith.

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Ireland’s Earliest Takeaway: A Sea Trail with Shellfish & Sea Shells

Saturday 21st September

Experienced archaeologist Auriel Robinson is your guide on this walking trail, where you will get to taste the fruits of the Atlantic, Mussels cooked on the shore on front of an ancient shell midden by Anthony Gray.

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Seaweed Cookery Demonstration with Chef Eithna O’Sullivan

Saturday 21st September

Renowned for her incorporation of seaweed throughout her menu, Eithna O’Sullivan is offering an introduction to cooking with seaweed in her cookery school.

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Sweet Beat Adventure Picnic with Your Wellbeing Warrior

Sunday 22nd September

Sweet Beat Café is on the move with local adventure providers Northwest Adventure Tours and Your Wellbeing Warrior for a food & activity packed day.

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Sligo Vegan Food Tour with Gaby and Hans Wieland

Saturday 28th September

Launching, a relaxing walking tour around Sligo where food lovers can experience some of the town’s most famous vegan eateries and vegan friendly delights.

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Sligo Meets Sushi

Saturday 28th September

At this event Yumiko Matsui will demonstrate classic and lesser-known sushi recipes using Irish ingredients along with five ways to create interesting, seasonal vegetable side dishes using Irish produce.

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Wild Food Foraging Experience

Sunday 29th September

From Neantog Kitchen Garden School with naturopath and herbalist Gaby Wieland at the base of the Horseshoe in Ballintrillick, one of the most scenic areas in County Sligo.

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Coney Island Experience

Sunday 29th September

Dr Prannie Rhatigan and Anthony Gray, Sligo’s join forces for the ultimate Coney Island Seaweed Experience.

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Lettuce & Loaves

Sunday 29th September

Chef Eithna O’Sullivan from Eithna by the Sea, collaborates with Tattie Hoaker Organic Farm.

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Sligo Seaweed Experience

Monday 30th September

An enjoyable seaweed identification walk on the Wild Atlantic Way with tastings, tea and truffles with Dr. Prannie Rhatigan, Irish Seaweed Kitchen.

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Sligo Tapas Trail

Saturday 5th October

Sligo Tapas Trail, an astounding variety of creative, tapas sized specialities will be offered along the Sligo Tapas Food Trail.

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Sligo Meets Sushi

Saturday 5th October

At this event Yumiko Matsui will demonstrate classic and lesser-known sushi recipes using Irish ingredients along with five ways to create interesting, seasonal vegetable side dishes using Irish produce.

www.eithnasrestaurant.com

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Lettuce & Loaves

Sunday 6th October

Chef Eithna O’Sullivan from Eithna by the Sea, collaborates with Tattie Hoaker Organic Farm.

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Fermented Foods & Drinks Experience

Sunday 6th October

This workshop with Gaby and Hans Wieland at Neantog Kitchen Garden School is the perfect start if you are interested in making probiotic food and drinks yourself.

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Taste of Coopershill Farm & Gardens – Farm to Fork

Thursday 10th October

Cooperhsill House will celebrate their fabulous Coopershill produce- Venison from the field and vegetables from the organic kitchen garden. For pescatarians they will have a fish option from Sligo’s wild Atlantic waters.

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Sea the Taste, A Dining Experience to Savour

Friday 11th October

Waterfront Restaurant’s vision is to provide creative cooking using locally sourced seasonal produce. Their culinary team is led by award winning Chef Yvonne Kathrein

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Beekeeping, Honey Tasting and Candle Making Demonstration

Saturday 12th October

Ailbhe Gerrard is a farmer and beekeeper behind Brookfield Farm, bringing agriculture back to its sustainable roots; producing good food for people.

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Beach Yoga and Breakfast at Shells Café

Sunday 13th October

Shells Café are collaborating with local outdoor yoga provider Your Wellbeing Warrior to bring to you an uplifting and energising Sunday morning experience in Strandhill.

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Clean Fifteen/ Dirty Dozen at Sligo Wellness Centre

Thursday 17th October (Postponed)

The Dirty Dozen is a list of the 12 fruits and vegetables that contain the highest concentrations of pesticides, which the Environmental Working Group recommends buying organic.

Butter Making Demonstration and Workshop

Saturday 26th October

Violet Hunter has been making butter on the family dairy farm for many years. Watch Violet churn cream into delicious country butter before enjoying it with homemade brown bread.

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An Irish Kaiseki Experience by Brid Torrades

Saturday 2nd November

An Irish Kaiseki Experience by Brid Torrades is a specially crafted and health-giving tasting menu using local wild and farmed ingredients. All ingredients will be from within a 100km radius.

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Country House Dining Experience at Temple House

Saturday 9th November

Enjoy the authentic Country House dining experience. Savour a menu largely based on apples from the orchard at Temple House and venison from Coopershill House.

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Coffee Cupping with Carrow Coffee

Sunday 10th November

Why do some coffees taste very different to others? Find out at a coffee ‘cupping’ with Sligo-based Carrow Coffee Roasters as they showcase various speciality coffees and discuss what factors influence flavour.

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