Galway Oyster Festival launches seafood trail

The Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival has launched a seafood trail, taking in 17 of the city’s leading seafood establishments, as part of this year’s festival, which takes place over the weekend.

Since 1954 the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival has celebrated the native Irish oyster, and with oyster season now under way restaurants throughout the city and county are celebrating both local oysters and all the fruits of the sea.

These authentic Irish delicacies are coveted everywhere from the bistros and brasseries of Paris, all the way to China. With brown bread, butter, and a pint of stout or a glass of bone-dry white wine, this is as good an Irish food experience as there is.

Native oysters are also packed with zinc, vitamin A, protein, and iron, making them an ideal food to boost your immune system.

Galway’s leading chefs all have a profound grá and respect for the Irish native oyster as a key ingredient on their menus.

The 2021 Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival Seafood Trail features leading restaurants throughout the city, and extends to Barna as the Twelve Hotel joins up with the BIM Taste the Atlantic Bay Coast Seafood Trail along the Wild Atlantic Way.

“Irish seafood is exceptional and affords a unique opportunity to connect with the natural environment,” said Máirtín Walsh of BIM in welcoming this initiative.

The seafood trail takes in Tigh Neachtain, West @ The Twelve, Bay Brasserie at The Galway Bay Hotel, Brasserie on the Corner, Tartare, Rúibín, McDonagh’s, Marinas Restaurant at The Galmont Hotel, Dillisk on the Docks at the Harbour Hotel, Sonny Molloy’s, Cava Bodega, The Huntsman Inn, McSwiggan’s, Martine’s Wine Bar, The Front Door Pub, and The Dáil Bar.

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