‘Foraging for Dinner’ event celebrates wild, local food at Artisan Restaurant

Award-winning Artisan Restaurant in Galway hosted a special evening of wild and foraged food in association with Marques De Riscal wines and west coast forager Brian Gannon. The “Foraging for Dinner” evening took place on Thursday 30th of June.

A unique five-course menu was specially crafted for the event, with locally foraged and wild ingredients taking centre stage along with wines from the renowned Marques De Riscal winery.

Owner Matt Skeffington said, “At Artisan we are on a journey to introduce diners to the delights of  the wild foods we have on our doorstep. The evening’s dishes have been carefully planned with seasonal wild food along with insight from Brian Gannon. We are looking forward to an exciting and adventurous evening.”

Forager Brian Gannon said, “Our local sea waters are full of seaweeds that are incredibly rich in nutrients, versatile to cook with, and very tasty to eat! On our sea shores we’ve plants like sea spinach, radish, marsh and rock samphire, arrow­grass, monks beard, etc, all growing unspoilt, wild and free just waiting to be discovered. Our local woodlands, too, are full of sumptuous edible foods such as seasonal wild mushrooms, Alexander’s, wood sorrel, wild strawberries, blueberries and all of these glorious foods are free for all of us to discover, cook with and to eat and enjoy. The key to unlocking the door to these wild edible beauties is simply a matter of knowing where to find them, learning how to recognize them correctly and understanding how to enjoy them best. The challenge and the bounty is all yours to enjoy and it’s completely free!”

Artisan Restaurant is located in Galway’s Latin Quarter at Number 2 Quay Street. A new summer menu is now available with many dishes featuring ingredients by Brian Gannon, west of Ireland forager.

About Artisan Restaurant:

Artisan restaurant owner Matt Skeffington has designed an updated contemporary Irish menu centred around in-season, locally grown and foraged ingredients.

Artisan was awarded Best Restaurant in Connacht in 2012 by the Restaurant Association of Ireland. It is recommended yearly by the John and Sally McKennas’ Guides and Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide, including for 2016.

Situated upstairs from the famous Tigh Neachtain pub in the heart of Galway, the dining space is charming and characterful with window seats that have wonderful views out to bustling Shop Street and Quay Street.

www.artisangalway.com

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