After a missed 2020 due to the shock of both pandemic and ensuing restrictions, the Burren Slow Food Festival is hosting a virtual celebration of local foods, chefs and even music! The festival is organised in conjunction with the Burren Ecotourism Network.
Every evening, Slow Food Clare and the Burren Ecotourism Network will host an event on their Facebook pages, with a chef and a food producer (or a distiller and a brewer in one case!) who will talk about the foods used in a prepared dish. Each session is hosted by a member of the Burren Ecotourism Network in their own Burren-based venue, like the Doolin Inn in Doolin, or Gregans Castle Hotel in Ballyvaughan. There’ll even be live traditional Irish music afterwards for extra entertainment.
Here’s the line-up:
- St. Tola’s Goats Cheese & The Wild Catering Company at the Doolin Cave
- Burren Premium Beef & Anthony’s, Doolin Inn
- the Burren Distillery & the Roadside Tavern
- Flaggy Shore Oysters & Fiddle & Bow Hotel
- Caherconnell Dairy Farm & Burren Gold Cheese at the Aillwee Cave
- the Burren Smokehouse & Gregans Castle Hotel and Glas Restaurant, Doolin & Michael O’Connell, a lobster fisherman
The audience will be seeing footage from the beautiful Burren landscape and Corcomroe Abbey, the official name of which is “Corcomroe Abbey, Santa Maria de Petra Fertilis” — the Fertile Rock. This is an apt nickname for the Burren; it may look like rock without much to offer, but on closer inspection, it is full of flowers and wildlife, and provides us with a very rich variety of foods.
April 29th to May 5th 2021, at 7pm each evening.
Full details below.