Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Slow, Delicious, Yummy Food & WINE!

Another wonderful Galway SlowFood event last week!
The tone of our evening last Thursday (September 24th 2009) night was one of sharing. Sharing knowledge about great wines, sharing talent with great culinary skills, and sharing food.Marcus Wright from Lawson's Dry Hills Winery in New Zealand, on a whirlwind 'Euro tour' stopped over for a night in Galway to break bread with fellow food and wine lovers and to help educate our palates on his fine creations. Although it was a 'school night' the attendance neared twenty people and what a night it was!

Local baker (Ron Wise) and chef extraordinaire (Kate O'Dwyer) tinkered and toiled with the fruits of their labour to provide us with a feast fit for Kings. Everything from the Gorgonzola Autumnal Pear Pizza to the unbelievable winter squash roasted readily in the wood fired cob oven - there was not a hunger pang to be felt for days after this event.

As is typical with our Galway SlowFood events, many of the members toted along a covered dish and the local harvest flavour really shone through.

A special word of thanks goes to Kate O'Dwyer who grew a lot of what we ate and really needs to be dubbed Ms. Local in our opinion, also to Cáit Curran who donated a lot of the produce and Cobie for the wonderful smoked eel, and of course to Ron & Móna Wise who opened up their home (and pizza oven) for this event. To all others that participated and brought food, printed flyer's, took the photos etc. Go Raibh Mile Mile Maith Agat!
Lots more photos to look at here:
That is all we have to report for Galway SlowFood for now!
Check back soon for our upcoming events:
October 18th 2009, Lamb Roast and Mushroom Hunt
December 13th, 2009 The Spirit of Christmas at Cnoc Suain.
January 2010 Meeting of the Minds - members meet at Ard Bia, Spanish Arch