‘Molecular Gastronomy’ children’s workshop and afternoon tea at Hotel Meyrick next month

Pictured at the launch of the ‘Molecular Gastronomy’ Children’s Workshop at Hotel Meyrick are Graham Hurley and Gloria Shelton from St. Nicholas Parochial School, Waterside, Galway, along with Sarah Gundy, Project Manager at CÚRAM and Cian O Broin, General Manager of Hotel Meyrick. Photo: Andrew Downes, Xposure.

Pictured at the launch of the ‘Molecular Gastronomy’ Children’s Workshop at Hotel Meyrick are Graham Hurley and Gloria Shelton from St. Nicholas Parochial School, Waterside, Galway, along with Sarah Gundy, Project Manager at CÚRAM and Cian O Broin, General Manager of Hotel Meyrick. Photo: Andrew Downes, Xposure.

Hotel Meyrick are delighted to partner with CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway, for a Children’s Workshop on ‘Molecular Gastronomy’ and Afternoon Tea on Thursday April 13.

A highlight of the Galway Food Festival, CÚRAM scientists will become masters of the molecular wacky, and the children will become their willing assistants. All while parents relax and enjoy an Easter afternoon tea at Hotel Meyrick.

The workshop is a fun way for young people to explore how natural materials are used in medicine, and how they are designed to deliver biomolecules. The children will then participate in a hands-on activity creating their own flavoured ‘energy spheres’ alongside CÚRAM scientists. After all that work, hard earned hot chocolates and cupcakes will finish off their experience. Speaking about the event, Dr Sarah Gundy, Project Officer at CÚRAM said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Hotel Meyrick in this event and look forward to creating an exciting experience to bring the world of science and food together for children.”

The event is suitable for children between the ages of 8-12 only. Pre booking is essential as spaces are limited. Tickets including Afternoon Tea, are priced at €15 per adult and €9 per child. To book email [email protected] or phone 091 564041. Galway Food Festival will run from the 13-17 April and full programme details will be announced on Thursday 23 March. See www.galwayfoodfestival.com

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