Sat, 23 May, 2020
The birthplace of Irish hospitality is undoubtedly east Cork thanks to Myrtle Allen and her Ballymaloe House and the market town of Midleton, long time host of one of the country’s original farmer’s markets, is the very natural HQ for the upcoming fEAST food festival (September 1-8) although events span the region.
Sat, 31 Aug, 2019
The Restaurant Association of Ireland’s FBD Insurance-sponsored Food Destinations 2019 competition is now accepting applications from any suburb, village, town or region that believes it has a unique food tourism offering and wants to shout it out to the world.
Sun, 23 Jun, 2019
Part of this year’s Cork Midsummer Festival programme, Cocina Pública, a Chilean art project featuring a mobile kitchen housed in a shipping container, is to set up in Cork’s South Parish community seeking local food heritage, including recipes and techniques, to bring the community together through theatre, food and eating.
Sun, 12 May, 2019
There is really nothing in The Menu’s world to beat the breaking of bread with old friends, family, and neighbours and, equally, with strangers who might have the potential to become part of those previously listed tribes, which is why he is always delighted to make mention of Street Feast (May 5), Ireland’s annual day of street parties and community lunches, which last year saw 130,000 people take part in over 1,280 street feasts.
Sun, 28 Apr, 2019
The Menu is delighted to bring further detail to an item alluded to in last weekend’s column, news of what promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s culinary calendar, a fundraising dinner (April 29) in aid of two Leeside charities, Cork Penny Dinners, recent recipients of the prestigious Irish Food Writers’ Guild social responsibility award, and Cork Simon.
Sat, 13 Apr, 2019
The exceedingly swish Castlewood House team up with town neighbours Dingle Cookery Schooland photographer Monika Coghlan of Pepperazzi for a Food Styling & Photography weekend with a workshop including cookery demo and lunch from DCS proprietor and all-round force of nature Mark Murphy at the school, a craft brewery tour at Dick Mac’s pub as well as Sunday lunch from The Little Cheese Shop.
Sat, 02 Feb, 2019
Annual RNLI fundraiser, The Ballycotton Lifeboat Gala Dinner (February 1) at Ballymaloe House, this year kicks up its heels with a Moulin Rouge theme, including live music cocktail reception before a delicious dinner, followed by more live music and other entertainment, including a roulette wheel, goodie bags, raffle and spot prizes.
Sat, 19 Jan, 2019