We are beginning to look forward to our next event – ‘Blas na Samhain’ – A Taste of November – and to get you all inspired, this week’s blog highlights some of the events that took place in May that celebrated taking a ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ on our West Coast shores. So, stick on the kettle, put your feet up, and enjoy the read!
Supporting our local producers is at the very heart of what we do at Blas na Gaillimhe, and we are delighted with how many Galway businesses have joined our network.
As part of our ‘Taste of Galway’ food celebrations, ‘Beechlawn Farm’, based in Ballinasloe, County Galway, held a Biodiversity Walk. Family and friends enjoyed a brief fáilte and walk through the farm, with topical conversations, such as organic farming methods that encourage and protect pollinators, wildlife habitat and biodiversity.
Pop Up Bao Bar @ Aniar
Delicious delights in a bao bun.
Another event celebrating local produce was a pop-up at ‘Aniar Restaurant.’
This event was a huge success! With incredible fillings and fantastic flavours, these fluffy parcels of magic went down a treat!
Highlights of the menu included: crab, buttermilk gel, lime, sea herbs, sea lettuce powder; and pork belly, black garlic purée, fermented kohl-rabi, peanut rayu; with a side of burnt cucumber, pine nuts, sesame seeds, hazelnut miso…
Keep your eye out on our social media platforms, because this pop-up was such a success that there is news in the pipeline!
A Taste of Connemara
There’s no better place to ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ than Connemara!
Inspired by the regions stunning landscape, ‘Brasserie On The Corner’ hosted an event using the finest produce from land and sea, served with exclusive wine pairings.
Coming to the end of our May celebrations, this was a menu that celebrated Galway being one of the best footie destinations in Europe.
Another event that reflects a rich food culture that is shaped by living on the wild West Coast of Ireland, was held at the ‘Pear Tree Cafe & Wine Bar’:
Cheese, Beer and Wine Tasting, with ‘Connemara Brewery‘ and ‘Sheridans Cheese’.
Concluding an incredible month of foodie experiences, where Blas na Gaillimhe highlighted some of the best places to eat and drink in Galway, ‘Cava Bodega’ hosted an amazing ‘Tasting Menu: Spanish Cuisine paired with Estrella Galicia beers.’
Lastly, moving forward we hope to have more educational workshops in November. This was a topic that came up at our Food Forum in April, where we discussed the future of the network with our community.
To kick-start this initiative, our member ATU: School of Catering & Hospitality ran an event in May – ECOSME | Business Sustainability Skills Open Forum for SMEs in the Hospitality Sector.
If you would like to run an event during Blas na Samhain | A Taste of November, then please get in touch email@example.com
As a community, we are coming together to showcase the best places to eat and drink in Galway, with a focus on locally sourced, seasonally inspired cuisine.
Blas na Bealtaine 2023 – was supported & funded by Galway City Council & EU50.