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Sligo Food Trail to host Nine Course Harvest Feast on Friday 18th October 2019

Sligo Food Trail have just announced that their flagship event, the Harvest Feast, will take place on Friday 18th October 2019. This significant gastronomic event is part of Taste The Island, the international Fáilte Ireland food tourism initiative. Sligo Food Trail Harvest Feast consists of a sumptuous nine course tasting menu, each specially created by one of Sligo’s top chefs collaborating with artisan producers. 

The gala banquet will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa and numbers are strictly limited. MC for the evening will be TV3 celebrity chef Shane Smyth.

Marie Casserly, Chairperson of Sligo Food Trail, said “This is an opportunity to showcase both the enormously talented chefs and also the remarkable artisan producers we have on Sligo Food Trail. The combination is truly electric and we guarantee another outstanding event”.

The combination of award winning chefs and the best of local Sligo produce has proved a real winner over the last few years. Anyone lucky enough to be at the Harvest Feast 2017 was bowled over by the incredibly high standard of dishes presented. And those dishes just kept on coming – nine delicious courses, competing for attention. Harvest Feast 2019 will be equally thrilling for the taste buds.

“It was such a wonderful experience for everyone involved, we just had to do it again. The chefs love the unusual experience of working together and celebrating the wonderful artisan producers on Sligo Food Trail”, said Anthony Gray, of Sligo Food Trail, “We are so proud of all of our achievements and have put Sligo on the world culinary map with hard work and dedication from all involved”.

The Harvest Feast isn’t just an outstanding dining experience, it's an outstanding event on the Sligo social calendar. From the Canapé, Craft Beer and Drinks reception at the beginning of the evening to the live music throughout, this is a glittering affair in every way!

Sligo Food Trail chefs and producers taking part in the Harvest Feast include: 
Alan Fitzmaurice (The Glasshouse), Marcin Szczodrowski (Eala Bhán Restaurant) Yvonne Kathrein (Waterfront Hotel),
Prannie Rhatigan (Irish Seaweed Kitchen), Joe Shannon (Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa), Aisling Kelly (Sligo Oyster Experience)

The chefs involved are a truly outstandingly talented group, many are award winning and all are true ambassadors for food in the northwest. They are keeping the menu a closely guarded secret until the night itself, but we can introduce you to the award winning chefs:

Joe Shannon (Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa) - Well known TV3 personality chef who has cooked for all kinds of personalities including Hillary Clinton.

Marcin Szczodrowski (Eala Bhán Restaurant) - Talented Polish born chef with a penchant for classical French cuisine. Marcin revels in creating culinary masterpieces with top quality ingredients sourced in the northwest.

Alan Fitzmaurice (The Glasshouse) - Chef, chocolatier and dedicated forager who loves to take classical dishes and add his own contemporary twist.

Joe McGlynn (Hooked) - Donegal born Joe is head chef at Anthony Gray’s eclectic Hooked restaurant.

Marc Gallagher (Sligo Wellness Centre) - A leading light on the thriving Sligo organic food scene.

Yvonne Kathrein (Waterfront House Hotel) - Originally from Austria, Yvonne has a passion for seafood, artisan foods and local suppliers which is strongly reflected in her menus.

Chris Friel (Sligo Park Hotel) - For Chris, being a chef is a true vocation and classical training an essential.

Mammy Johnstons, in Strandhill just outside Sligo town, is famous for its homemade Ice Creams

Representing the artisan producer aspect of Sligo Food Trail, courses will also be presented by Neil Byrne (Mammy Johnston’s) and Aisling Kelly (Sligo Oyster Experience at WB’s).

Aisling Kelly of Sligo Oyster Experience

Tickets are only €75 each for this Nine-Course Feast

Tickets and can be booked online at, by contacting Marie Casserly (086 3182529) or calling into these Sligo restaurants: Hooked, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, WBs Coffee Shop, Ósta Café & Wine Bar or Sweet Beat. 

A special overnight rate of €109 single and €119 double is available at the Sligo Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, just quote Sligo Food Trail Harvest Feast when booking!


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