Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Slow Food Dinner and Wine Tasting
A most convivial evening was had by members and non-members of Slow Food Galway on 21st January 2011 when we had our Slow Food Dinner and Wine Tasting. The evening was spent in cosy and atmospheric environs of Café No 8 in the Galway Museum. The evening was themed on local ingredients. Each member was asked to prepare 1 starter, side-dish or dessert made from an ingredient sourced within a 30 mile radius of Galway City. The evening was not just limited to slow food; slow wine was also on show, with an organic wine tasting organised by Cases Wine Warehouse. Unfortunately, for reasons beyond our control, we had to relax the 30 mile radius rule in respect of the wines. Maybe in time to come, with the progression of Global warming, we will be able to sample some Chateau Tuam.
All the dishes prepared were of exceptional quality and little was leftover at the end of the night. For this blogger some of the standout dishes were Yoshimi’s sushi (local fish), Cait’s turnip bake (who would have thought that turnip could taste so good) Louis’ wild venison dish (still waiting for the recipe for that one Louis), Marie’s chocolate cake and the carrageen dessert.
It was amazing how, in the depths of winter, so much local produce were turned into exquisite local and international dishes with plates having Middle Eastern, French, Italian, Japanese and of course, Irish themes.
A great night was had by all and we are looking forward to our next event.
Some select recipes: