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Bring your appetites for this year's Mayo Street Food Festival.
As far as dining out goes we have the cyber diners, those among us who obsessively watch social media, hoping to be the first to get a taste of the latest new restaurant opening. There are the traditionalists who are entirely committed to a favourite restaurant, spending every special occasion meal there, from birthdays to date nights and all family gatherings. Then there are the increasing numbers of destination diners, serious food lovers who think nothing of travelling overnight just for a meal — throwing a toothbrush in a bag and driving across the country for dinner at the latest ‘hot’ chef’s restaurant, no matter how obscure the location.
Ireland has gone street food crazy with plenty of quality operations in food trucks and stalls in the most unlikely places such as industrial estates and business parks as well as markets and events. From farmers looking for a new market for their produce to budding chefs and restaurateurs squeezed out by high rents, there are talented people involved and the food they offer is going down a treat. Standards are more than a match for the best permanent restaurants and the best of them soon graduate to bricks and mortar premises of their own with the advantage of a ready built following, so it looks as if this trend is here to stay.
From five star hotels to food trucks, representatives of the very best in Irish hospitality gathered at Bord Bia’s Thinking House in Dublin this week for the announcement of the 2018 Georgina Campbell Awards. An annual celebration of excellence associated with the respected Georgina Campbell’s Ireland independent hospitality guides, and Ireland’s most popular independent hospitality and travel website www.ireland-guide.com, these are Ireland’s longest-running food and hospitality awards, and highly respected by the industry.
The 2017 Galway Food Festival (to run April 13-17 April during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend) was launched on Monday in Caprice at Church Lane, Galway and it features a mouthwatering programme of events.
Famously, USA Presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, is no fan of anything originating from Mexico. We in Ireland, however, feel differently about this. Mexican food, one of the biggest food trends of the last decade, shows no signs of slowing down here just yet. Just a few short years ago we got what passes for Mexican food from a yellow box in the supermarket. The finished product often appeared to have already been eaten by someone else. If you attempted to make your own, shopping for chili peppers was an adventure, avocados were an oddity and tortillas were totally out of the question. Latin-American foods such as nachos, chips and salsa, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos and beans are now an everyday sight on the dinner tables of Ireland and have become as common place as bacon and cabbage.