If ever there was a reason for us to visit Waterford, it’s now! Waterford, the hidden ‘food-lovers’ gem of Ireland, has just been awarded Ireland’s top ‘Foodie Destination’ for 2019 by the Restaurant Association of Ireland, putting it firmly on the map as a destination for food-lovers.
These Waterford chefs, shopkeepers, bakers, butchers, brewers, farmers and foragers have come together to highlight the richness of Waterford’s food offering and make it easier for visitors to experience Food the Waterford Way. The Foodie Destination judges were impressed with how Waterford hotels and restaurant work so closely with the makers and producers in the area to present truly ‘Waterford’ food to its visitors.
Éimhín Ní Chonchuir, Co-ordinator for Food the Waterford Way said;
“We are ecstatic that Waterford is Ireland’s Foodie Destination of the year 2019. Waterford has amazing hidden gems and it has a love for great food and drink at its heart. It is a beautiful natural agricultural region from the mountains across fertile planes to the sea. This community has been farming, butchering and baking for so long. Generation of McGrath’s in Lismore, Barren’s in Cappoquin and Flahavan’s in Kilmacthomas – it’s at our core we know how to use the food. We are delighted to let everyone in on the secret now!”
To commemorate this extraordinary accolade, Waterford visitors and natives alike can enjoy a variety of delicious events, dining experiences, tours, tasters and festivals.
Experience the art of foraging for seaweed with ‘The Sea Gardener’ along the Copper Coast, or take part in a tour of Coffee House Lane, where the first coffee was brewed and sold in Ireland. As a matter of fact, Waterford has been a city of many firsts in Ireland; first tea, first coffee, and of course the infamous Blaa.
For more information about the array of getaway packages, tours and dining experiences Waterford has to offer, go to www.foodthewaterfordway.ie.
We can’t wait to see what delicious foodie creations Waterford comes out with next!