Friday, 14 March 2014

Wine & Cheese Event

There was a great turnout at our first event of the year, which was held in the award wining  Oscar's Seafood Bistro on Dominick Street last Sunday the 9th of March. Everybody at Slow Food Galway would like to say a big thank you  to Michael O' Meara and his wife Sinead the owners of Oscar's, for
their warm welcome and generosity.
The event was a Wine & Cheese tasting which was presented to us by Seamus Sheridan of Sheridan's Cheesemongers and the very knowledgeable Taghd Byrne from Thomas Woodberrys Wines.
Seamus had a carefully chosen selection of both Irish and International renowned cheese based on the philosophy of Slow Food which were paired with wines chosen by Taghd Byrne based on small production wineries.
There was a great atmosphere on the night as both Seamus and Taghd entertained us with their vast knowledge on their chosen subjects and also kept the wine and cheese flowing for the evening. So a big thank you to both of them for sponsoring all the wine and cheese on the night.
A delicious selection of artisan bread on the night was also sponsored by Rustic Grub.
I believe a trip to the Saturday market is not complete unless you take a trip into Sheridans for a selection of cheese and then nip over to Woodberry's and ask Taghd to chooses a wine to match your cheese. 
If you enjoyed this event or missed it, you can always book a FREE tour of Irish Cheese Farmhouses which start at the beginning of April, or if you would prefer more detailed information on Irish cheese, then check out the Guide to Irish Farmhouse Cheese.

I hope everybody enjoyed the night.

Kind regards,
Maria

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Salone Del Gusto and Terra Madre

The International Salone Del Gusto takes place every second year and this year it takes place in Turin, Italy from the 23rd - 27th October 2014. Some of our members have expressed an interest in attending this event. There are a certain amount of spaces available where accommodation, some meals and transport (bus/train only) may be heavily subsidised or free for Slow Food Members, however the accommodation may be a bit of a travel from the event itself! so please bear this in mind!
If you wish to avail of this then please fill out the nomination form previously send to you by email and post it on to the address on the top of the form. They will inform you if you can avail of this subsidy in due course. 
Please note that Slow Food Galway will not be in any way responsible for booking accommodation/ flights etc. and that it will be up to each individual to make all their own bookings for this trip.
Clicking on the picture below, will bring you to the official preview of what to expect at Salone Del Gusto and Terra Madre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWlBg9nr-HE

Kind regards,
Maria