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Feast & Have Fun! So Sligo Food & Culture Festival

Seaweed Bubbly! drink

Seaweed Bubbly!

A feast of food and fun–So Sligo Festival!

Don’t miss out on the fun for all ages.

I’m just back from a taster of the So Sligo food & culture which is on through Sunday 16 June 2014. I’m sorry I couldn’t stay for all the fab things happening, but I’ll give you some of my top picks here: Please excuse typos, rushin off & wanted to get this out to ye 1st ūüôā

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Wild Food Experiences 13 – 15 June 2014

 Friday 13th

6.30pm – 8pm Fermentation workshop in Chapters (upstairs) ¬†Probiotic proseccos, kombuchas, kefir and surprises!¬†With Fermentistas Hans and Gaby Wieland from Neantog, Cliffony, Sligo¬†Cost: ‚ā¨12¬†
location: Chapters Coffee House – Bridge St. I’ve met Hans & he’s lovely! should be a fab workshop

8pm¬†:¬†Aniar¬†@ The Model – Chef JP McMahon’s PopUp of his Michelin Starred Galway Restaurant Aniar is a terroir based restaurant located in Galway‚Äôs West End.¬†Cost ‚ā¨40 OMG I’d love to go to this. Anair has a Michelin star!
Location: The Model РThe Mall.  Book by ringing 0719141405

Saturday 14th June
11am – 3pm Meet your guide¬†Joerg Mueller¬†who will lead you around Doorly Park just on the outskirts of Sligo identifying a wide range of plants which could change your life and introduce you to their many benefits – From Nettles to Plantain, from Coltsfoot to Sorrel. Bring a notebook for collection of species.¬†Gaby Wieland¬†will then show you how to use the foods (including some medicinal uses) which were found en route.¬†Cost ‚ā¨40
Meet at Sligo Tourist Office – O’Connell St.¬†Book ticket below

8.30pm An entertaining and exceptional feast of wild and fermented foods in Osta Cafe and Wine Bar prepared by Catherine Byrne and Brid Torrades¬†Cost ‚ā¨25 ¬†I ate at Osta & it was delish, Nice location on the river, too!
Location: Osta Café & Wine Bar, Garavogue Weir  Book by ringing 0719144639

Sunday 15th June 

11am Enjoy an introduction to seaweeds with Dr Prannie Rhatigan in the form of a seaweed Taste and Talk – as part of a relaxed 3 course seafood brunch prepared by Eithna O Sullivan. Vegetarian option available.
Departure is at 1pm to catch the low tide for an educational walk along the shoreline to identify and harvest seaweeds in season. Along the walk Prannie will discuss the many uses of seaweed.¬†Cost ‚ā¨40¬†¬†I did this & it is so interesting! TASTY, TOO! I extra- recommend it ūüėÄ
Location:¬†Eithna’s By The Sea, Mullaghmore
Book ticket below

desserts at Ethnas By The Sea, Sligo.

desserts at Eithnas By The Sea.

1.40pm Talk and Demonstration on Wild Irish Mushrooms and how to use them from Louis Smith author and GMIT chef lecturer speaks about this precious resource

Go to the bottom of this page to book these events

If you’ve got children, definitely check out these 2 So Sligo events

The Family Cook Off 14 June 2014, & Pizza making workshop for children

Saturday, 14 June 2014

This fun competition brings families together to show off their culinary skills.

Family teams must create, cook and prepare TWO portions of a TWO course meal. Two people per family team, one under 18 and over 18 member each. (However, if there are two children under 10, they may enter with one over 18 team member).
This year the Cook Off takes place in the St Angela’s College on Lough Gill, on Saturday 14th June. Competitors must be present at St Angela‚Äôs College Sligo at 10am.¬†Time given to complete your dish is one and a half hours, and judge‚Äôs decision is final

Competitors will be fighting for the wonderful prize of a family booking for dinner, Bed and Breakfast and use of the leisure centre at Radisson Blu Hotel. Winners will also have the opportunity to cook with celebrity and head chef of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Joe Shannon. Go HERE for entry form & booking

Children’s Pizza Making Workshops on Sat 14th¬† from 10am.¬†
Venue: Sligo CRC Cleaveragh
Price: ¬†‚ā¨5 ¬†¬†Book online¬†at this page

Bring your stew and your appetites!

Irish stew from Hargadons, So Sligo Festival tapas trail

Irish stew from Hargadons, So Sligo Festival tapas trail

World Irish Stew Championship, & Street Feast

Sunday, 15 June 2014

The fifth World Irish Stew Championship will take place on 15th June in Sligo from 12 midday.¬† Everybody is invited to bring along two portions of their Irish Stew – facilities for heating and serving will be provided.¬† The international team of judges will decide which cook¬†is worthy of the title of World Irish Stew Champion. ¬†On the So Sligo Tapas Trail, I had the Irish Stew at Hargadon’s. Yum! Wonder if they’ll enter the comp?¬†

Street Feast 15th June 4-6 PM at the Food Village, Stephen Street Car Park. Street Feasts have such a great vibe. Go be part of it!

And not by no means least, So Sligo’s fantastic Tapas Trail!

SO Sligo Food Trail, 11 – 15 June 2014

Sample some of Sligo’s best food in handy and tasty tapas portions of house specialities from some of our celebrated restaurants, including Osta Cafe, Hargadons, Cafe Fleur, Kates Kitchen and Raffertys.

Follow the Food Trail Map and get¬†delicious dishes¬†for ‚ā¨5 from participating cafes, restaurants and bars. *** I did some of the trail, and it was super-yummy! LOVE the fact that there is a Savoury and a Sweet trail. Get yourselves to So Sligo & spends the next 3 days grazing your heart out! Big thumbs up to this, wish I was there still!***

Download Savoury Food Trail Programme here 

Download Sweet Food Trail Programme here 

So Sligo festival flash mob heading off to the Tapas Trail

so sligo festival- heading off to Tapas Trail- flash mob

WHAT a fab festival! I couldn’t list everything, so do have a look at all events here.

Here is a post on the run up to So Sligo 2014.

Enjoy the So Sligo Festival this weekend ūüôā




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Great coverage there Susan, there’s so much going on!

Cheers Dee, ūüôā

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