Friday, 9 October 2009

Shrooms anyone??

Mushroom Hunt and Slow Food Harvest Feast

Slow Food Galway is holding a Mushroom Hunt followed by a Lamb Spit Roast Feast on Sunday 18th of October in the Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre, in Clonbur, Co. Galway.

The day starts off at 12pm at the Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre with soup and bread to stave off any hunger pains. The mushroom hunt will then take place in the woods at Clonbur and will be led by GMIT lecturer, Louis Smith, one of Ireland’s leading mushroom experts. Participants will learn to recognise and pick the delicious edible varieties of mushroom that we have in our fields and woods and the results of the foraging will be cooked later in the afternoon by the Slow Food chefs.

Following the mushroom hunt, the group will return to Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre for a Slow Food feast. A whole roast Connemara Hill Lamb will be turning on the spit, ready to eat together with a selection of vegetables, salads and, of course, mushrooms. The feast will finish with a variety of desserts prepared by local Slow Food members.

The cost for this special event is just €5 to encourage anyone attending to become Slow Food members themselves … yes that €5 covers everything!

And ... please bring suitable walking and all-weather gear for the mushroom hunt!
The feast will be taking place indoors, but you do need proper outdoor gear for the woods.

Slow Food is a non-profit, organisation that was founded in Italy in 1989 to promote the appreciation of good food and to counteract fast food, fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and the local producers who supported them

Slow Food Galway holds food-centred events to give members the opportunity to enjoy the best of local produce prepared to the highest standards. Events to date have included a Connemara Lamb evening, a traditional wood-fired pizza event, a wine tasting evening and there are more in the pipeline. For more information on Slow Food Galway you can go to

To book your place at the Mushroom Hunt and Slow Food Feast, telephone 087 9312333 or 087 2311580.

1 comment:

  1. sham the hunt was booked out. maybe next time the kids and myself will get out