The Galway Food Festival Weekend: What’s Happening at Eat Galway



The Galway Food Festival is back this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. The Eat Galway team are preparing for some exciting events, demos and talks. Last year many of the events we hosted were fully booked with demo’s being over- subscribed so this year get in early.

Here are some of the highlights of The Galway Food Festival from Eat Galway:

On Friday 29th  in the Demo Tent at The Festival Village at The Spanish Arch, Jp McMahon of Eat Galway and Ray Colleran of Colleran Butchers, will host a Nose To Tail preparing and cooking demonstration with lamb. Event starts at 5pm. Pop down to see how to make the most of lamb and learn some new techniques. Jp will also be teaming up with Jess Murphy of Kai earlier that afternoon in a demonstration “The Whole Hen”. Jp said “at Eat Galway we are known to be big believers in Nose To Tail cooking and these demos follow on from the popular cooking classes we are currently running in Aniar – The Whole Hog, The Whole Hen, The Whole Fish and The Whole Lamb”.


There will be two afternoon wine tasting events in Massimo on Saturday 30th. The first at 4pm is entitled ‘Exploring Pinot Noir’ by James Miley of wine-makers Febrve. This talk and tasting will look at different Pinot Noit At 5pm Peter Boland of Cases will be seeking an audience to select a new wine for Eat Gastro pub. Also on Saturday is a talk in Aniar Restaurant given by kitchen team Enda McEvoy and Conor Cockram – ‘The Future of Tradition’; this talk and demo starts at 1pm and spaces are limited to 25.


Back in the Demo Tent at the Festival Village on Sunday 31st Jp will be teaching people how to ‘Make Your Own Beef Burger’. Demo starts at 1pm. A little later Sunday afternoon, at 3pm, Jp will be hosting a talk on ‘Food in 21st Century Art’. This talk is being held in The Galway Arts Centre on Dominick Street.


Finally, at 12 noon Monday 1st April, Jp will welcome an audience to Aniar for a talk entitled ’A Brief History of Curing’. From 3pm to 5pm on Sunday afternoon at Eat Gastropub in Massimo there will be a Free Range Pig-On-A-Spit.


For more information including the festival programme see www.galwayfoodfestival.com