Foodies throughout the Country should highlight May 24th – 26th in their diary as the fifth Wexford Food and Wine Festival will be held in Wexford town. The 2013 festival programme will provide a tasty schedule of mouth watering events for adults and children including a crackling hog roast, cookery demonstrations, a trip back through time to see and sample food cooked 500 BC, and open air food producers markets throughout the town. Wexford and the South East will showcase the diversity and wholesomeness of locally and regionally produced food, Wexford Food and Wine Festival provides a platform for artisan food producers and the many critically acclaimed restaurants located in Wexford town.
New to the 2013 line up in this, the Year of the Gathering will be our neighbours from Wales as a number of Specialist Food Producers will be attending in the “Welsh Tent” to be located on South Main Street.
Visitors to the market will also have the opportunity to participate in free workshops such as Grow it Yourself, Potting Seeds for Children and Rearing Chickens and Pigs.
Friday May 24th @ 6.00pm & 8.30pm
“Wine Goose Chase – wine tasting comedy show”
A wine tasting comedy show by Susan Boyle with Wine sponsored by Kelly’s of Rosslare and cheeseboard by D’Lush Café at Wexford Arts Centre. Director: Gina Moxley Sonya Kelly. Dublin Fringe festival hit sell out show!
Susan Boyle loves wine. What’s more she knows what she’s drinking and talking about. She’s got 2,000 years of Irish wine history to back her up! So, sit back, let her pour you a glass while she takes you on a trip with the tenacious Irish people who transformed the wine world and didn’t let coming from a grape-free land stop them. This one-woman theatrical performance fuses interactive wine tasting with storytelling in a warm intimate setting. Audience members will have the opportunity to put their senses to use and hopefully leave with a new insight to a drink that has been part of Ireland’s history for much longer than we might think.
“A delightful hour of wine tasting and history.” Chris O’Rourke The Examiner
€25 includes wine and cheese or 2 for €40
Friday May 24th @ 7pm
“Greenacres Cookery Demonstration & Dinner”
Join Greenacres Chef Richie Trappe for a Cookery master class
with wines to match & dinner to follow
Tickets : €50
Saturday May 25th & Sunday May 26th @ 11am – 5pm
“Free Open air Food Producers Market”
Selskar Square & South Main Street in the heart of Wexford town will host an outdoor food producers market featuring local & regional and Welsh artisan producers. Food producers and growers will display fresh produce ranging from breads, cakes, ice cream, seasonal fruit including Wexford’s famed strawberries, eggs, cheese meat and much more! To add to the festival atmosphere a tasty side helping of family entertainment will also be provided.
Saturday May 25th @ 9pm
“The Singing Chef”
As it’s Wexford Food Festival Weekend, why not join Tony Carty and his band “Blackjack” featuring Fintan & Colette Cleary and the Legendary Bill Doyle with Special Guest, for a night of entertainment with songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. et al. Performed in their own inimitable style and in an intimate cabaret setting, Drinks & Snacks will be available and a small Dance area for those who like to trip the light fantastic will also feature. So, for a night of relaxing nostalgia join “Blackjack” at Wexford Arts Centre.
€20 includes tasty tapas
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May @ 12 pm & 2pm
“Fulacht Fiadh – Ancient Cooking Method”
The Irish National Heritage Park.
Visitors to the Irish National Heritage Park during Wexford Food & Wine Festival will have the opportunity to experience an ancient cooking method used by our ancestors when Fulacht Fiadh (ancient cooking pit) is fired up. Dating as far back to the early Christian age between 500 BC and 1169 AD skinned animals were wrapped in straw and placed into a pit of boiling water which had been heated using rocks from a fire. It has been discovered that this ancient cooking method is very similar to that of our modern ovens – 20 minutes to the pound and 20 minutes over! Visitors will have the opportunity to taste meat cooked in this traditional method.
Family tickets half price with vouchers available in Selskar Square & South Main Street. (Two Adults & Two Children €12.00)
For more information on The National Heritage Park see www.inhp.com
Grow it Yourself Workshop
Venue & times to be announced
Many of the restaurants throughout the town will have promotional menus with special Food & Wine Festival deals.
For further details please visit www.wexfordfoodfestival.ie .