THE CHRISTMAS indulgence of food and drink may be over with the arrival of the lean and austere month of January, but Galwegians will have a chance to indulge in all manner of cuisine, indeed a century of it, when the Galway Food Festival returns.
The 2016 Galway Food Festival returns during the Easter weekend from Thursday March 24 to Monday Monday 28 and, owing to the fact this is the centenary of the 1916 Rising, the theme for this year's festival is 'Celebrating 100 Years of Irish Food'.
The festival will seek to rediscover Ireland’s culinary heritage, decade by decade, from 1916 to 2016. Focusing on a theme from each decade, Galway Food Festival will present a demonstration on various culinary traditions, products, and dishes. Events will take place across the city with leading Irish chefs and food historians, including discussions in the Druid Lane Theatre and live cookery demonstrations at the Food Festival Village. There will also be artisan food and craft markets, cookery demonstrations, city food tours, movies, taste trails, and a host of dining events in local hotels, restaurants, cafés and bars.
More than 70,000 people attended last year’s Galway Food Festival with over 100 food outlets and producers from across the city and county taking part.