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Christmas Cooking Demonstration for St Vincent de Paul

Are you looking for some festive tips and creative ideas for preparing your Christmas dinner?

Award winning Donegal chefs Gary O’Hanlon Viewmount House & Donegal Food Strategy Ambassador with Healthy Eating guru Brian McDermott are hosting a Cookery Demonstration in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal on 11th December at 7.30pm.

Donegal Chefs Gary O'Hanlon and Brian McDermott

This fundraising event in aid of St Vincent de Paul North West is being organised by the Donegal County Enterprise Board as an initiative under the recently launched Donegal Food Strategy.

The two friends will serve up some exciting new ideas to help you prepare to cook your turkey dinner with a modern twist! First Brian will prepare a delicious starter and a show you how to get that traditional ham just perfect, followed by Gary showing some funky alternatives with vegetables and stuffing that are guaranteed to whet your appetite. 

Brian will then prepare a simple yet very tasty dessert and Gary will finish up by creating an appetising dish for the days after Christmas using up all that leftover turkey! Local produce will be used where possible and Recipe Cards will be available for you to take away, so that you can recreate the dishes at home. It promises to be a great evening's food, chat and craic!

Admission is only €10 and this includes a tasting of Christmas Fare. Proceeds of the evening will go to the St.Vincent de Paul North West Region. 

Tickets are available from:
Donegal County Enterprise Board Offices 
Tel: +353 (0) 74 9160735 or email:
and from 
The Mount Errigal Hotel 
Tel: + 353 (0) 74 91 22700 or email:


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