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The food scene in Galway has never been in a better place. There are so many talented artisan producers and retailers offering the most amazing produce and one need only visit the plethora of farmers' markets around the county to witness this. One such business is The Friendly Farmer poultry which produces the most succulent chicken, turkey, and duck directly to your dinner table courtesy of Ronan Byrne's farm in Athenry.
Summer in Galway is showing no signs of hotting up just yet. That's not the case in the food scene though. The city's culinary entrepreneurs are working hard to open a seemingly never-ending flow of new restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and more. Want to have your finger on the pulse of what's new in the Galway restaurant scene and keep one step ahead of friends and colleagues on where's going to be the next must-try new place to eat? Here is the latest news and gossip on what gastronomic delights are heading our way and the best new restaurants coming soon to the city of the tribes.
The launch of the programme for the fourth Galway Food Festival was held on Monday March 9 in one of Galway’s coolest new hangout spots, Bite Club. Celebrating Galway as a food destination, the festival strives to highlight the importance of food provenance and sustainability. Many of the great and the good of the Galway food scene were present — chefs, producers, restaurateurs, educators, and food writers. One of the best things about the launch being in Bite Club was the refreshments — spicy tacos, hot wings, and poitin slushies were the order of the day. It certainly made a difference to the usual smoked salmon on brown bread and a glass of pinot gris. A huge amount of organising goes into the festival, with the committee members and many others giving freely of their time and expertise to make it a success. More than 60 food related events will take place in hotels, restaurants, cafes, and shops throughout Galway city and county during Easter weekend. Fifty shades of kale, the Twelve Apostles, Cava on the Corrib, and Easter-themed afternoon teas are just some of the fun activities planned.
The Christmas season kicks off in style for food lovers at the Festive Food Fest in Newport on Friday next, November 21.
The Latin Quarter Bistro opened its doors in May and has gradually made its mark on the Galway food scene. The bistro offers a diverse menu of flavoursome dishes using local seasonal ingredients served in casual and relaxing surroundings. Chef Patrick and his team carefully source their ingredients to create classical bistro dishes with a modern Irish twist.
Kai Café and Restaurant has been named Restaurant of the Year 2015 in the Georgina Campbell Restaurant Awards.
Cork and Limerick have one and Dublin has at least three, so it was well overdue for Galway to have one also. A city rich in farming and fishing history, there are many more culinary treats to Galway than meet the eye. Sheena Dignam is more than happy to share these with us on her new food tour of the Galway Market and further afield, designed to best showcase some of our tasty treasures.
An Port Mór in Westport has been named the best restaurant in Connacht at the Irish Restaurant Awards, while The Restaurant at Belleek Castle in Ballina has been announced as the best hotel restaurant in the province.
Three Galway restaurants received top accolades in Irish Restaurant Awards 2014, in association with the Sunday Independent LIFE Magazine, in the DoubleTree by Hilton on Monday June 9.