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Galway Advertiser food columnist Anne Marie Carroll has become the newest member of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, news which will come as no surprise to her regular readers. She joins some of the most prominent names in the country including Darina Allen, Georgina Campbell, and Biddy White Lennon (currently a judge on TV3’s Great Irish Bake Off) in this prestigious group.
As recent winner of Good Food Ireland’s Best National Café award and John and Sally McKenna’s nominated Irish food retailer of the year for 2012, it is fair to say that it is always Irish food week at Rua and Café Rua. However, the company has planned a special series of events to celebrate Irish produce in the run up to St Patrick’s Day, featuring a cookery class, a dinner featuring some of the best local produce available, and many other delicious deals in both their cafés and delicatessen.
I am glad Galway does not have Michelin starred restaurants. I have eaten in two Dublin restaurants when the family occasion, so I was told, warranted a Michelin starred meal. The first occasion was very good. The owner/chef visited all the tables and chatted pleasantly, hoping that we had enjoyed our meal. We all had. On the following two occasions, including another restaurant, which to my disbelief, retained its Michelin star this year, both meals were a disgrace. Incredibly over priced, snobby and condescending waiters, tiny portions, and pretentious food. Apart from the obligatory ‘is everything all right?’ no sincere effort was made to connect with the customer.
Enthusiastic foodies Glynn Anderson and John McLaughlin have written the definitive guide to the farmhouse cheeses of Ireland, a celebration of cheese and cheesemakers. During Bord Bia's Farmhouse Cheese and Craft Beer Weekend, taking place from today (Thursday) to Monday, they will be out and about, taking part in events and signing copies of their very tasty book. Tomorrow (Friday) from 4.30pm they will be in the Oslo Bar and Microbrewery in Upper Salthill.
Kilkenny Borough Council had it confirmed in the Supreme Court this week that the local authority had the right to control market traders on the Parade in the city.
Practically every person in Galway knows of Griffin’s Bakery, just at the end of Shop Street where it turns into Quay Street. It is one of the oldest continuously running businesses in the city, dating back to 1876, and to the Griffins’ credit the façade of the building has not changed much over the 100-plus years. The building is medieval and dates back 500 years. A Saturday morning visit to Griffin’s is for many Galwegians an integral part of the weekend and it is not unusual to see a queue at the door, particularly at Christmas.
Waterford city plays host to 10 mouth-watering days of food-filled fun when the Waterford Harvest Festival rolls into town from September 10 to 19.
Westport Country Market is delighted to announce extended opening hours. The market will now be open from 8.30am to 2pm every Thursday in response to customer demand. Locals are clamouring to visit the market during lunchtime and as usual, the stallholders are happy to oblige.