The 2018 Burren Slow Food Festival was launched in Dublin’s Klaw Seafood Café recently by festival chair Birgitta Hedin Curtin, in collaboration with Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and Fáilte Ireland Food Champion Niall Sabongi.
This is the 14th year of the festival, which takes place from Friday 11th May to Sunday 13th May in Co. Clare. This year's theme is Taste the Atlantic – A Seafood Journey.
Highlighting a selection of events on the programme, which includes a ferry ride from Doolin for a seafood supper on the smallest Aran Island, Inis Oírr, Birgitta Hedin Curtin described this year’s festival as “boutique and busy”.
As well as the seafood supper, regular festival events return including the food and craft market and cookery demonstrations by chefs including Niall Sabongi and award winning cookbook author Trevis Gleason.
Other highlights are an interactive talk with Kevin Thornton, and a presentation by archaeologist Dr Bill Schindler, UCD visiting assistant professor, which will delve into Irish culinary past and cooking habits.