Celebrity Chef appearances, Tutored Wine Classes by Wine Experts, Food and Drink Exhibitors with Tastings and Music and Much More!
Over 30,000 people attended the 2011 Festival so it should be a great weekend of Food & Fun!
|Layout of the Tented Village at the Pier in Donegal Town with over 100 exhibitors!|
|Smugglers Creek Restaurant - Best Stand winner at the 2011 Donegal Food Festival|
|Some of the crowds at the 2011 Donegal Food Festival|
Friday 24th August 2012
4.00pm Festival Opens - Food / Drink Exhibitors selling produce with tastings.
7.00pm Official Opening By Michael Tunney CEO of Donegal Enterprise Board.
Music by the singing Chef Eugene Ginty. M.C. for the evening, TV3’s Mr Noel Cunningham.
8.00pm Cookery Demonstration By Celebrity Chef Gary O’Hanlon, Viewmount House & RTE’s The Restaurant.
9.15pm Beer Tasting With Newstalk’s Dean Mc Guinness in Association with Dicey Reilly’s.
10.20pm Fireworks Display- Short fireworks display over Donegal Bay by Pains Fireworks.
Saturday 25th August 2012
11.00am Festival Opens
12.00am Masterclass Siansplan
1.00pm Cookery Demonstration By Community Chef Brian Mc Dermot.
2.00pm Cookery Demonstration By Celebrity Chef Neven Maguire, McNean House.
3.15pm Wine Tasting By Dicey Reilly’s.
4.00pm Cookery Demonstration By Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon Sponsored by Kavanagh’s Supervalu.
5.00pm Cookery Demonstration by Local Award Winning Chef Anthony Armstrong.
6.00pm Cookery Demonstration By Martin Anderson, Crest Catering.
Sunday 26th August 2012
11.00am Festival Opens
12.00am Cookery Demonstration By Máire Dui cy, An Bord Bia.
1.15pm Wine Appreciation Tasting By Richard Finney, The Wine Buff
2.00pm Cookery Demonstration By Chef Catherine Fulvio, Ballyknocken House Cookery School.
2.00pm Entertainment By Barbershop Quartet Behind Bars.
3.00pm Cookery Demonstration By Celebrity Chef Neven Maguire, McNean House.
4.00pm Cookery Demonstration By Celebrity Chef TV3 & Radisson Blue Hotel’s Joe Shannon.
5.00pm Competition Winners Announcements & Presentations will take place.
6.00pm Final Cookery Demonstration By Local Award Winning Chef Anthony Armstrong.
|Dress Up as a Chef for the Taste of Donegal "Whacky Cooks Ball"|
The winner will be announced on Thursday 23rd August so make sure I can contact you! Ticket winners will have their name on the gate at the Food Festival.
You can download local Donegal Town man John Ward's FREE Donegal Food Trail Phone App HERE: http://www.everytrail.com/guide/donegal-town-food-guide
and it will guide you around the Best of South Donegal's Local Food Shops & Restaurants.
I'll be at the Festival myself over the weekend helping Martin from Cassidy's Electrical to demo Induction Cookers on Stand 58. So call over and say hello!