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Galway Food Festival
Easter Bank Holiday Weekend
2-6 April 2015

The 4th annual Galway Food Festival - celebrating Galway's Culinary Landscape - will take place on the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend 2015.

 

Join us from Thursday 2 to Monday 6 April for five festive days of open-air markets, food trails and family fun. Last year, over 70,000 people attended Galway Food Festival events including the festival food village at Spanish Arch; the Galway, Moycullen and Woodquay Country Markets and a packed programme of talks, tours, tastings, demonstrations and workshops involving over 100 restaurants, food outlets and food producers located across the city and County.   

This year's festival will see the return of all the above, along with lots of new and exciting additions. Plans for 2015 include an extended food trail, a food-truck village in the West End, a new location for the ever popular cooking demonstrations and an expansion of the eclectic programme of Food Tours (this year including trips to the Aran Islands, trips to the Burren and visits to farms, producers and craft brewers). A Seaside Foraging trip will be be included for those interested in 'digging for their dinner', there will be lots of in-house events including pop ups, cocktail classes, wine tastings and a comprehensive
schedule of talks on a range of topical issues in the food and drinks industry will be included. Plans are also being made to host events at a number of surprise locations throughout Galway City and County - so watch this space!

The 2015 Festival will also seek to build on Galway's emergence as a Food Capital of the Wild Atlantic Way through the extended involvement of food producers, suppliers and outlets located along the Western Seaboard in the festival's markets and events programme.

For the latest news, views and regular updates, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We look forward to your company!

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Heather Flaherty
Chairperson, Galway Food Festival 2015

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Thursday 2nd April

12pm / Kai Restaurant

Around the Market Place

"Around the Market Place" is a tour around Galway’s finest foodie destinations. Sheena will guide you along the streets of Galway where you will meet artisanal producers and sample their products, while soaking up the alluring atmosphere of the west. €26. Maximum of 15 people per tour. Call 0867332885 to book or pop into Kai for tickets. kaicaferestaurant.com

3pm / The g Hotel

Easter Themed Afternoon Tea

A truly delicious affair and available over the five days of the Galway Food Festival. The best Afternoon Tea in Galway we've been told. Why not escape to the luxury surroundings of the stunning Signature Lounges at the g Hotel where you can indulge in a truly delicious Easter themed Afternoon Tea. Tantalise your taste buds with home made pastries, freshly baked scones with preserves, delicious open finger sandwiches and sweet bites, all gracing a three tier silver tea stand. This is complemented with tea and coffee for only €42 per 2 people sharing, or if you fancy a tipple, indulge yourself with a glass of Jacquart pink champagne for €59 for 2 people sharing. Sit back, relax, soak in the atmosphere of the Philip Treacy designed g Hotel & Spa and indulge in all things naughty but nice. The g afternoon tea is served Monday to Friday from 3pm-6pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 12pm-6pm. www.theghotel.ie

6pm / The Kitchen

Galway Food Festival Launch

Join us for drinks & light bites as we celebrate the opening of the festival. With special guest Derry Clarke. Facebook

7pm /  The Harbour Hotel

Whiskey Masterclass With Tullamore Dew 

The Harbour Hotel will welcome Tullamore Dew for a Master Class evening of Whiskey Tasting and Gourmet Finger food. Limited Spaces available €10 pp. Tel: 091 894800www.harbour.ie

7pm / Brasserie on the Corner

A Celebration of Food & Traditions from the Islands

Mingle with local artisan suppliers. Sample Irish Craft Beer. Savour a 4 course Tasting Menu with wine, showcasing local island produce & culinary traditions. Be entertained by stories & music. 091 530333 www.brasseriegalway.com

7.30pm / Tom Sheridans

Tastes of The Wild Atlantic Way

4 Courses Celebrating some of the finest ingredients, found on Land and Sea, along the Wild Atlantic Way, and paired with Boutique Wines and Local Craft Beers. €34.50 per person. Booking essential. 091 525315  www.tomsheridans.ie

8pm / The House Hotel

Dare to Pair: Cocktails & Food

The fact that restaurants around the country are beginning to offer food–cocktail pairings is a testament to how far cocktails have come in recent years. Join The House Cocktail Bar & Bistro team as they offer an insight into cocktail & food pairing. 091 538900 www.thehousehotel.ie

Friday 3rd April

FRIDAY/AOINE 3

10am / McCambridge's / Coffee Cupping with Ponaire Coffee

Learn to savour the aroma and flavour profile of different coffee roasts and blends. Spaces limited. Free. 091 562259  www.mccambridges.com

12pm / The g Hotel / Easter Themed Afternoon Tea

A truly delicious affair and available over the five days of the Galway Food Festival. The best Afternoon Tea in Galway we've been told. Why not escape to the luxury surroundings of the stunning Signature Lounges at the g Hotel where you can indulge in a truly delicious Easter themed Afternoon Tea. Tantalise your taste buds with home made pastries, freshly baked scones with preserves, delicious open finger sandwiches and sweet bites, all gracing a three tier silver tea stand. This is complemented with tea and coffee for only €42 per 2 people sharing, or if you fancy a tipple, indulge yourself with a glass of Jacquart pink champagne for €59 for 2 people sharing. Sit back, relax, soak in the atmosphere of the Philip Treacy designed g Hotel & Spa and indulge in all things naughty but nice. The g afternoon tea is served Monday to Friday from 3pm-6pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 12pm-6pm. Call 091 865200 www.theghotel.ie

12pm / Kai/ Restaurant / Around the Market Place

"Around the Market Place" is a tour around Galway’s finest foodie destinations. Sheena will guide you along the streets of Galway where you will meet artisanal producers and sample their products, while soaking up the alluring atmosphere of the west. €26. Maximum of 15 people per tour. Call 0867332885 to book or pop into Kai for tickets. kaicaferestaurant.com

12pm / Eat @ Massimo / Popup Fish Shop

Popup fish shop with Gannet Fish. Pick your fish, and we’ll cook it for you. 12 noon to 5pm. Prices vary 091 582239 www.eatgastropub.com

12noon / The Skeff Bar & Kitchen / The Perfect Scone

Learn how to make the perfect sweet and savoury scones - which you will get to taste at the end of the session. Free. 091 563173 www.theskeff.ie

1pm / The Twelve / A Celebration of Local Lobster

From starters to pizza. Just pop in - Served from 1pm to 10pm daily. Prices vary. 091 597000 www.thetwelvehotel.ie

2pm / The Skeff / Pastry Delights

Learn to create the perfect pastry from our in-house chefs. Free. 091 563173www.theskeff.ie

2pm / Thai Garden Restaurant / Tasty Bites from the Barbecue

Savour authentic and delicious Thai flavours. €5. 091 567865 www.thaigarden.ie

3pm / The Ardilaun Bistro / Artisan Afternoon Tea

Delicious sweets and savoury treats featuring our West of Ireland suppliers. €18.50 pp or €35 for 2. 091 521433 www.theardilaunhotel.ie

4pm / Cava Bodega / Cava on the Corrib

Join us on the Corrib Princess for a Boat tour and BBQ. 4-6pm. €22.50. Bookings can be made by contacting Róisín: email: info@corribprincess.ie or phone 091 592447www.cavarestaurant.ie

4pm / The Skeff Bar & Kitchen / Breads - Sweet & Savoury

Learn how to make some delicious home baked breads. Free. 091 563173 www.theskeff.ie

4pm / The Malt House / St. Tola Cheese Talk & Tasting.

Siobhan Ghairbhaith of St Tola gives insights into production of their award winning goats cheeses with tasting and Q & A. 091 567866 www.themalthouse.ie

5.30pm / Aniar / New Nordic Cuisine

Guest chef Sasu Laukkonen from Chef & Sommelier, will prepare a 6 course tasting menu with Jp McMahon & Ultan Cooke. €70 (wine not included in price). Available all night, to book email food@aniarrestaurant.ie 091 535947 www.aniarrestaurant.ie

6.30pm / Glenlo Abbey Hotel / Dine Aboard the Orient Express

Galways most unique dining experience. Step back in time and dine aboard the Orient Express. Comprising of 2 original carriages from the Orient Express, beautifully restored and set on the grounds of Glenlo Abbey Hotel. Available from 6.30pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. €59pp. Booking essential. Tel: 091 519600 or events@glenloabbey.ie www.glenloabbeyhotel.ie

7.30pm / Paddy Burkes / A Taste of Clarinbridge

Gourmet 5 course menu with produce sourced locally from Maree Seafood & Brady’s Butchers, Athenry. In association with Woodberry’s. €45pp. Booking Required. 091 796226. www.paddyburkesgalway.com

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5 April 2015 - Demos

12 Noon / Derry Clarke

Modern Irish Cuisine

Michelin star chef Derry Clarke is teaming up with Galway Food Festival to give everybody a helpful guide to easy, modern cooking.

1pm / Il Vicolo

The Art of Handmade Pasta

How to make pasta in your own home. Mixing the great tradition of pasta making with the best local ingredients.

2pm / The Ardilaun Bistro

Cooking With Dry Aged Beef

Featuring in-house dry aged Angus Beef, complimented with ingredients from the best small artisan suppliers in the West of Ireland

3pm / McCambridge's

This Butter Be Good

Butter makes everything taste better.This demo will feature the ultimate Butter-cream icing,the best ever compound butter and a gooey sweet butter cake. I’m not trying to butter you up..I swear!

4pm / Wade Murphy from 1826 in Adare

The Glorious Cure

A guide to some traditional cooking methods from curing and marinating to quick pickles.

5pm / Slow Food Galway

Cooking with Sustainable Fish

In this demo Maria McNeela gives us an insight to preparation and seasonality of fish.

 

Saturday 4th April

SATURDAY/SATHARN 4

10.00am / Badger & Dodo Boutique Coffee Roasters Cafe / Precision Home Brewing: Various Coffees, Various Methods

What are the essential parameters when brewing fine coffees at home? Demonstrations of fine coffees brewed under different conditions to help understand what speciality coffee & brewing is really about. €5pp (includes a bag of coffee). No booking required. www.badgeranddodo.ie

10am / Kai Cafe & Restaurant / Butter & Bread Making in Kai for Children

As part of this years Food Festival,Kai will host a butter and bread making morning for children in the restaurant on Sea Road on Saturday 4 April. The butter making will begin at 10am in Kai and from here the children will take a short stroll to the Bierhaus to make grilled cheese sandwiches on bread they made themselves. There is just 40 spaces available so pre booking is essential. Pop into Kai on Sea Road for your tickets. 091 526003. www.kaicaferestaurant.com

11am / Tom Sheridan's / Kid's Pizza Masterclass

Early booking essential, Limited to 35 kids (kids must be 4-12 years old). Free. Tel: 091525315. www.tomsheridans.ie

11am/ McSwiggans Restaurant / Gourmet Brunch Upstairs at McSwiggans

Kick start your festival weekend upstairs at McSwiggans restaurant with our artisan gourmet brunch and classic cocktails. Gourmet brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 11am. Eggs Benedict, French toast, Huevos rancheros and more. 091 568917www.mcswiggans.ie

11.30am / Kai / Restaurant / Around the Market Place

"Around the Market Place" is a tour around Galway’s finest foodie destinations. Sheena will guide you along the streets of Galway where you will meet artisanal producers and sample their products, while soaking up the alluring atmosphere of the west. €30. Maximum of 15 people per tour. Call 0867332885 to book or pop into Kai for tickets. kaicaferestaurant.com

11.45am / Artisan / A Taste of America

Tour the American vines with Matt & David. €5 pp. Places are limited. e:artisanrestaurant@gmail.com 091 532655 www.artisangalway.com

12noon / Loam Restaurant / April, The Cruelest Month

April is a time of year when winter veg is nearing an end and spring is just starting to produce the first of its produce. A hungry gap. This is a selection of recipes we are working on over this period. Free. 091 569727 www.loamgalway.com

12noon / Woodquay Market / Teddybear's Picnic

For kids & families. Bring your teddies & make teddy masks. A dj & nibbles complete this fun afternoon.

12noon / The g Hotel / Easter Themed Afternoon Tea

A truly delicious affair and available over the five days of the Galway Food Festival. The best Afternoon Tea in Galway we've been told. Why not escape to the luxury surroundings of the stunning Signature Lounges at the g Hotel where you can indulge in a truly delicious Easter themed Afternoon Tea. Tantalise your taste buds with home made pastries, freshly baked scones with preserves, delicious open finger sandwiches and sweet bites, all gracing a three tier silver tea stand. This is complemented with tea and coffee for only €42 per 2 people sharing, or if you fancy a tipple, indulge yourself with a glass of Jacquart pink champagne for €59 for 2 people sharing. Sit back, relax, soak in the atmosphere of the Philip Treacy designed g Hotel & Spa and indulge in all things naughty but nice. The g afternoon tea is served Monday to Friday from 3pm-6pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 12pm-6pm. 091 865200www.theghotel.ie

12noon / The Front Door / McGeough's BBQ

Head chef, Scot Broadfoot will be barbecuing outside Sonny’s Bar on High Street with McGeoughs of Connemara Artisan Butchers. Taster selection to include; lamb skewers, lamb sausages and mini lamb burgers. Free. 091 563757 www.frontdoorpub.com

12noon / Martine's of Quay Street / Pig on a Spit

Mouth-watering pulled pork sandwiches on a homemade bun with their house BBQ sauce. €5. 091 565662 www.martines.ie

12noon / Martine's of Quay Street / Home Brew Talk & Tasting

Home made beer & cider talk & tasting with Eddie Hoolmaa of Marian Gardens. Tickets are €10. €5 if bought thorough our loyalty app. (getbudge in the app stores). Pre book on 091 565662. www.martines.ie

12.30pm / Thomas Woodberry's / Discover the Old World New

Wine tasting. Free. Event takes place again at 14.30pm. 091 533 706.www.woodberrys.ie

1pm / The King's Head / Super Organic Me

Let Comedian Tomie James bring you on an organic journey that fuses stand-up with diets, organic farming, GMO, supermarkets and our food chain. Follows his sold out appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe & Dublin Festivals. With locally sourced MC Gerry Mallon. €10pp. 091 566630 www.thekingshead.ie

1pm / The Twelve / A Celebration of Local Lobster

From starters to pizza. Just pop in - Served from 1pm to 10pm daily. Prices vary. 091 597000 www.thetwelvehotel.ie

2pm / Aniar / Looking Back to Look Forward

Two talks taking place in Aniar (Both are free). Looking back to look forward: a history of tradition.Saturday 2pm to 3pm. 091 535947 www.aniarrestaurant.ie

2pm/ Thai Garden Restaurant / Thai on the Move

A selection from our menu to eat on the move. Cooking and prep demonstrations hourly. €6 to €8. 091 567865 www.thaigarden.ie

3pm / Dela restaurant / Meet the Brewer

Meet Jamie from White Gypsy and Enda from Homebrewers Galway. Free. 091 449252 www.dela.ie

3pm / Kai / Restaurant / Around the Market Place

"Around the Market Place" is a tour around Galway’s finest foodie destinations. Sheena will guide you along the streets of Galway where you will meet artisanal producers and sample their products, while soaking up the alluring atmosphere of the west. €30. Maximum of 15 people per tour. Call 0867332885 to book or pop into Kai for tickets.

3pm / Busker Brownes & Kirbys / It's Not All Fish & White

Pairing Fresh Fish with Wine other than the your Normal White Wine. Pre-book on 091 563377. €20pp. 091 563377 www.buskerbrownes.com

4.30pm/ The King's Head Pub / Pale vs India

Blind beer tasting with Declan Owens of Woodberrys. €5 donation to Madra. No booking required. 091 566630 www.thekingshead.ie

4.30pm / Thomas Woodberry's / Who Needs Champagne

Wine tasting. Admission free. 091 533706 www.woodberrys.ie

6pm / Galway Hooker / Oranmore Brewery Tour

See how its made and taste some of these award winning beers. Tour includes a bus from city centre to the brewery in Oranmore and return. To book log onto towww.shop.galwayhooker.ie. Price: €12.00.

6.30pm / Glenlo Abbey Hotel / Dine Aboard the Orient Express

Galways most unique dining experience. Step back in time and dine aboard the Orient Express. Comprising of 2 original carriages from the Orient Express, beautifully restored and set on the grounds of Glenlo Abbey Hotel. Available from 6.30pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. €59pp. Booking essential. Tel: 091519600 or events@glenloabbey.ie www.glenloabbeyhotel.ie

7pm / Gaslight Bar & Brasserie at Hotel Meyrick / "A Taste of Chocolate" Supper Club, in association with Hazel Mountain Chocolatiers

The Gaslight at Hotel Meyrick- is joining forces with independent artisan chocolatier, Hazel Mountain Chocolates [The Burren], to develop a very special chocolate inspired 3 course tasting menu. Taking place on Saturday 4th April from 7pm. €36pp. Booking essential. Tel: 091 564041. www.hotelmeyrick.ie/Gaslight

7pm / Glenlo Abbey Hotel / Gourmet Banquet in the 18th Century Abbey - 6 Course Tasting Menu

An exclusive dining experience, set in the beautiful surroundings of the 18th Century Abbey 6 Course Tasting Menu: €60pp Wine Pairings: €30pp. Bookings: 091 519600 or events@glenloabbey.ie www.glenloabbeyhotel.ie

7.30pm / The Kitchen / Coast @ The Kitchen

The Kitchen bring you a unique experience with COAST ....a celebration of the world class seafood and produce of the Wild Atlantic Way given a sensational international twist. €65 pp. Limited to 40 Places. Facebook

8pm / Thomas Woodberry's / Woodberry's By The Glass

For one night only Woodberrys becomes a wine bar for the evening. Prices Vary. 091 533706 www.woodberrys.ie

 

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4 April 2015 - Demos

11am / The Kitchen

The Kid's Kitchenette

Hold on to your hats! Michelle and eight year old Ruby show you the making healthy delicious food for kids is easy, peasy and fun.

12noon / The Twelve

Cooking with Seaweed

Martin is the Head Chef of The Twelve. He has been harvesting and cooking with seaweed, since childhood. Born and raised in Bearna, he has a great respect for the wonderful benefits of using seaweed and hence its preponderance in restaurants of The Twelve.

1pm / Cava

Preparing for a Party, 6 Simple Tapas - How to prepare Tapas at home.

2pm / McSwiggan's

Cooking the Perfect Steak  

McSwiggans in conjunction with Heaney Meats shows you how to prepare and cook the perfect steak

3pm / The Malt House

50 shades of Kale

Malt House Chefs with Green Earth Organics demonstrate the versatility of Kale (& other saucy ingredients) with some simple, healthy and delicious dishes.

4pm / Brasserie on the Corner

A Modern Twist on Classic Desserts

A demonstration of quick and easy techniques, giving your classic desserts a modern day twist, perfect for home entertaining.

5pm / Sasu Laukkonen

New Nordic Cuisine

Join him as he presents pure food representing Finnish Cuisine.

 

Sunday 5th April

SUNDAY/DOMHNACH 5

11am / McSwiggans Restaurant / Gourmet Brunch Upstairs at McSwiggans

Kick start your festival weekend upstairs at McSwiggans restaurant with our artisan gourmet brunch and classic cocktails. Gourmet brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 11am. Eggs Benedict, French toast, Huevos rancheros and more. Prices Vary. 091 568917 www.mcswiggans.ie

12pm / Connemara Coast Hotel / Easter Egg Hunt

Let the kids battle through tricky questions and riddles in the hunt for Easter Eggs. Lots of little eggs and big prizes for the winners. €10 donation per Family to Childrens Cancer Charity “Hand in Hand”. 091 592108 www.connemaracoasthotel.ie

12pm / Martine's of Quay Street / Grow your Own Salad & Herbs

A free talk on Sunday at 12pm for 1 hour. Eddie Hoolmaa, of Marian Gardens, will talk us through how to grow your own organic salads and herbs at home. 091 565662 www.martines.ie

12pm / Kai / Restaurant / Around the Market Place

"Around the Market Place" is a tour around Galway’s finest foodie destinations. Sheena will guide you along the streets of Galway where you will meet artisanal producers and sample their products, while soaking up the alluring atmosphere of the west. €30. Maximum of 15 people per tour. Call 0867332885 to book or pop into Kai for tickets. kaicaferestaurant.com

12pm / The Dail Bar / Kiddies Cupcake & Cookie Factory

A selection of homemade cupcakes and cookies will be made available for decoration. Spaces limited, booking is essential. Contact manager@thedailbar.com or call (091)563777. Free. www.thedailbar.com

12pm / The g Hotel / Easter Themed Afternoon Tea

A truly delicious affair and available over the five days of the Galway Food Festival. The best Afternoon Tea in Galway we've been told. Why not escape to the luxury surroundings of the stunning Signature Lounges at the g Hotel where you can indulge in a truly delicious Easter themed Afternoon Tea. Tantalise your taste buds with home made pastries, freshly baked scones with preserves, delicious open finger sandwiches and sweet bites, all gracing a three tier silver tea stand. This is complemented with tea and coffee for only €42 per 2 people sharing, or if you fancy a tipple, indulge yourself with a glass of Jacquart pink champagne for €59 for 2 people sharing. Sit back, relax, soak in the atmosphere of the Philip Treacy designed g Hotel & Spa and indulge in all things naughty but nice. The g afternoon tea is served Monday to Friday from 3pm-6pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 12pm-6pm. Call 091 865200. www.theghotel.ie

1pm / The King's Head / Super Organic Me

Let Comedian Tomie James bring you on an organic journey that fuses stand-up with diets, organic farming, GMO, supermarkets and our food chain. Follows his sold out appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe & Dublin Festivals. With locally sourced MC Gerry Mallon.. €10pp. 091 566630 www.thekingshead.ie

1pm / Galway Arts Centre / The Birth of The Restaurant

Food in Art: 1850-1950. With JP McMahon. Free. www.galwayartscentre.ie

1pm / The Twelve / A Celebration of Local Lobster

From starters to pizza. Just pop in - Served from 1pm to 10pm daily. Prices vary. 091 597000 www.thetwelvehotel.ie

2pm / Mr. Waffle / Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Mr.Waffle Easter egg hunt. Meeting point at Mr.Waffle store and the Easter bunny leads the kids to Millennium Park. Kids find the orange eggs and get a complimentary Easter egg to take home. To book your kids place email: info@mrwaffle.ie. 091 520747 www.mrwaffle.ie

2pm / Thomas Woodberrys / Easter Egg & Wine Pairing

Fine wine paired with delectable chocolate. Admission Free. 091 533706www.woodberrys.ie

2pm / The Ardilaun Bistro / Family Garden Tea Party

Family Afternoon Tea Party in the gardens of The Ardilaun Hotel, with Easter Egg hunt followed by kids & adult friendly food. Pre-booking essential. €25 per adult/€12.50 per child. Max 100 people. 091 521546  www.theardilaunhotel.ie

2pm / Martine's of Quay Street / Cocktail Demo & Tasting

Cocktail demo & tasting using homegrown produce with our bartender Shaun Hall Tickets are €10. €5 if bought thorough our loyalty app. (search getbudge in the app stores) 091 565662 www.martines.ie

2.30pm / Busker Brownes & Kirbys / Beer & Chocolate Tasting

Tasting in association with Woodberry’s. Places limited to 60 people max. €10pp. 091 563377 www.buskerbrownes.com

3pm / Dela Restaurant / Wedding Fair with Flair

Showcasing Dela as a boutique wedding venue with Dani (The Art of Blooming), Michelle (Vintage Pearl Bridal), Alan (Yann Studios), Ruth (the Beauty Kemple), Julien (Super 8 Weddings), Jessica (Inspire Fitness) with music. 091 449252 www.dela.ie

3pm / Sheridan's Wine Shop / Breakfast Aperitifs

Bubbles for Brekkie. Pre book only. 091 564832 after 5pm to book your spot. Limited to 25 places. Free. www.sheridanscheesemongers.com

3.30pm / The House Hotel / A Flavour of the Wild Atlantic Way

Head Chef Kevin Hynes demos the flavours that can be found along this incredible coastal route. Free. 091 538900 www.househotel.com

4pm / The Westend / Westend Street Food & Silent Disco

The Westend street food fair in Silke’s car park (opposite Massimo Bar) followed by Silent Disco. From 4pm 'til late.

4pm / Il Vicolo / Pairing Italian Vino with Cicchetti Using Local Produce

Informative but casual food and wine tasting with Cases Wine Warehouse. Pairing Italian Cicchetti with Italian wine using the best of local produce. €15 pp. 091 530515  www.ilvicolo.ie

6.30pm / Glenlo Abbey Hotel / Dine Aboard the Orient Express

Galways most unique dining experience. Step back in time and dine aboard the Orient Express. Comprising of 2 original carriages from the Orient Express, beautifully restored and set on the grounds of Glenlo Abbey Hotel. Available from 6.30pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. €59pp. Booking essential. Tel: 091519600 or events@glenloabbey.ie www.glenloabbeyhotel.ie

6.45pm / Kai Resaturant / Danny Dowlings Comedy Feast

Danny Dowling is launching his 2015 Comedy Feast at the Galway Food Festival on Sunday the 5th April 2015. Kai Cafe,the award winning restaurant of KiwiChef Jessica Murphy will host a New Zealand & Galway Kai on Sunday the 5th of April.

- 3 course dinner, award winning comedy and one pint of craft beer €60

- 3 Course New Zealand inspired dinner in Kai- €45

- Comedy and pint of craft beer €15 - 35 maximum.

Tickets available off Eventbrite, Kai Cafe, Direct through www.dannydowling.ie

7pm / Eat @ Massimo / One Night with a Hooker

Artisan beer and tasting menu with Ronan Brennan, Galway Hooker Brewery. Four Galway Hooker Brewery matched with four small plates. Sunday 7pm to 9.30pm. €35 pp. Places limited to 35 people. 091 582239 www.eatgastropub.com

7pm / The Twelve / The Twelve Apostles

A homage to the wonderful produce from our region. Dine in West Restaurant, showcasing all things regional. Nightly - Friday to Easter Sunday. Prices vary. Bookings recommended on 091 597000. www.thetwelvehotel.ie

7.30pm / McCambridge's / Hunter Gatherer Feast

Feast: noun \ˈfēst\: an elaborate, abundant meal accompanied by ceremony & entertainment McCambridge's in collaboration with Sauvage Restaurant, Berlin invite you to a feast of wild & foraged foods and unique cocktails. €60 pp. Book Early. Tel: 091 562259. www.mccambridges.com

 

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5 April 2015 - Demos

11am / Kai

The Friendly Farmer & Beechlawn Farm

Children's Food & Farming Circle. The Friendly Farmer and Beechlawn Farm share their passion for food and farming through an interactive session for children.

1pm / Sally McKenna & John McKenna

The Fifth & Sixth Sense
 

2pm / Sauvage

Fermentation 101

Learn how to create your own vinegars, beers & cultures using ancient techniques.

3pm / Eat Gastro Pub

The Whole Hen: How to get 5 Meals out of a Chicken

This demonstration will show people how to use the whole chicken in an easy and accessible way.

4pm / Wa Cafe

The Art of Rice: Japan's Soul Food

Exploring Sushi And Sake

5pm / Bardzo Ladnie / The Friendly Farmer:

Pork & Cabbage, Staples in Irish Polish Cooking.

11am / Connemara Coast Hotel

Seaside Foraging & Lunch

Are you interested in “digging for your dinner?” Join us for a seaside foraging walk, followed by a light tasting lunch of foraged ingredients in our bar. BYO wellies and a bucket! €10 pp. 091 592108 www.connemaracoasthotel.ie

12pm / The g Hotel

Easter Themed Afternoon Tea

A truly delicious affair and available over the five days of the Galway Food Festival. The best Afternoon Tea in Galway we've been told. Why not escape to the luxury surroundings of the stunning Signature Lounges at the g Hotel where you can indulge in a truly delicious Easter themed Afternoon Tea. Tantalise your taste buds with home made pastries, freshly baked scones with preserves, delicious open finger sandwiches and sweet bites, all gracing a three tier silver tea stand. This is complemented with tea and coffee for only €42 per 2 people sharing, or if you fancy a tipple, indulge yourself with a glass of Jacquart pink champagne for €59 for 2 people sharing. Sit back, relax, soak in the atmosphere of the Philip Treacy designed g Hotel & Spa and indulge in all things naughty but nice. The g afternoon tea is served Monday to Friday from 3pm-6pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 12pm-6pm. Call 091 865 200 or email eat@theg.ie. €21 per person sharing. www.theghotel.ie

12pm / Kai  Restaurant

Around the Market Place

"Around the Market Place" is a tour around Galway’s finest foodie destinations. Sheena will guide you along the streets of Galway where you will meet artisanal producers and sample their products, while soaking up the alluring atmosphere of the west. €30. Maximum of 15 people per tour. Call 0867332885 to book or pop into Kai for tickets. kaicaferestaurant.com

2pm / Aniar

Wild Foods of the West Of Ireland

Exploring our culinary landscape. Monday 12-1. Free. Tel: 091 535947 www.aniarrestaurant.ie

3pm Eat @ Massimo

Pig on Spit

Join us between 3pm and 5pm for a pig on the spit. All donations in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital. 091 582239 www.eatgastropub.com

5.30pm / An Pucan

Irish Food & Whiskey Pairing with An Pucan & Teeling Whiskey

An Púcán presents an evening of Irish Food and Whiskey Pairing with Teeling Whiskey. An exciting evening of Irish food and whiskey pairing where head chef Tom Joyce selects and prepares great Irish produce to exquisitely compliment a range of drinks featuring the Teeling Irish Whiskey range. Advance booking only via An Púcán - €25pp. 091 376561 www.anpucan.ie

7.30pm / The King's Head

Galway Food Festival Table Quiz

The 4th Annual Food Festival Quiz and wrap event. Table of 4 €40. Proceeds to Madra. 091 566630 www.thekingshead.ie