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More than chocolate was on offer for the estimated 78,000 visitors who satisfied their culinary appetite at the fourth Galway Food Festival over the Easter weekend.
The west of the country has been on something of a winning streak of late when it comes to food and hospitality. Kai Café and Restaurant was the big winner at the start of the year scooping the top prize, Restaurant of the Year for 2015, in Georgina Campbell’s Awards, the country’s longest-running hospitality awards. Run by New Zealander Jess Murphy and her Irish husband David, Kai had been converted from a tearoom to a rustic restaurant, and was praised for having seriously good food with a sense of fun. Best Asian Restaurant went to The Asian Tea House, with Mitchell’s in Clifden and Frankie Mallon of An Port Mór, Westport, awarded best seafood restaurant and best seafood chef respectively.
The Connemara Coast Hotel has been listed in the McKennas’ Guide for the seventh consecutive year. The Guides written by John and Sally McKenna have acquired a reputation as the most original and imitated guidebooks to Ireland.
Following two successful events in 2012 and 2013, the Foodie Forum is to return to Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology on Tuesday February 3. This hugely successful event, the only one of its kind in an educational environment, is already attracting significant interest from chefs, food producers, craft brewers, restaurateurs, and culinary enthusiasts from around the country.
Galway is set for a €1 million windfall this weekend when 10,000 visitors arrive in the city for BakeFest Galway.
The ninth Connemara Mussel Festival will take place this May Bank Holiday weekend (May 2-4) in Tullycross,Renvyle.
The launch of the programme for the third Galway Food Festival was held on Monday in one of my favourite Galway hang out spots, the lovely House Hotel. The late lamented Gerry Gavin had launched the first festival programme and the delightful Máirín Uí Chomáin the second. This year Ronan Byrne (aka The Friendly Farmer) did the honours beautifully. In a break with convention, they had not sought out a food celebrity, but in keeping with the theme of the festival, 'Food Traditions', a man of the land was called for. JP McMahon, festival chairperson, and Heather Flaherty also spoke at the launch.
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.
The first Galway Food Festival attracted an estimated 25,000 visitors during the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. The festival held over 70 individual events at the Festival Village, Fishmarket Square, Spanish Arch and in restaurants and food outlets throughout the city and its environs.
Lough Bishop House, Collinstown and the Wineport Lodge, Glasson, feature in the Bridgestone 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2012.