From its launch in 2008 this three day celebration of great food and drink has continued to attract thousands to a beautiful tented village on the pier area in Donegal town with the backdrop of the Bluestack Mountains and Donegal Bay.
This is due to the vibrant personalities of the celebrity and local chefs who will be cooking up a storm over the weekend.
This years festival has once again gathered together top restaurants and hotels.
Foodies will particularly enjoy the 100 plus food and drink exhibitors from all over Ireland and the UK, who will showcase and sell their products.
There will be tastings from an unbelievable variety of food and drink ranging from, wine and craft beers, confectionary, specialist foods, meat, fish, and dairy products Exhibitors. www.atasteofdonegal.com
High profile cookery demonstrations will capture your imagination with culinary recipe suggestions from celebrity chef Tony Singe “The Incredible Spice man” An ambassador for Scotland and all things Scottish.
Neven Maguire, the Nations Favourite, Donegal ‘s Food Ambassador Gary O’ Hanlon, Supervalu Ambassador, Kevin Dundon, Brian Mc Dermott “ The No Salt Chef” Maire Dufficey from Bord Bia will also be on hand to share her expertise from the Irish food business. Chefs; www.atasteofdonegal.com
The event will also include master classes by leading experts who will showcase their specialist skills in pastry and bread making, meal planning, cocktail mixing, and help you make the right decision when choosing wine for all occasions. Experts;www.atasteofdonegal.com
The 2014 A Passion To Inspire Chefs Competition will take place under the watchful eye of Anthony Armtrong a judge from the World Association of Chefs Society, Peter Griffths M.B.E., President British Culinary Federation, Gerard M. Molloy American Culinary Federation and Mr Bob Mc Donald, Judges from the Master Chefs of Great Britain.
Entrants will be required to cook and present two different dishes, a starter and a main course, each for two covers, showcasing the best of Irish produce.
New to this year’s entertainment line up will be a cookery comedy theatre with celebrity chef Joe Shannon and comedian Frank Forde.
You will have the opportunity to listen to wonderful live Swing and Jazz music from Adrian Cullen the “Dean Martin Tribute Show”, Latin and Salsa hits from” Havana Club Trio”, also classical opera from Eugene Ginty “The Singing Chef “.Entertainment; www.atasteofdonegal.com.
A Taste of Donegal is truly a food lovers dream and will showcase Donegal Town and the surrounding area as a region of high quality restaurants and hotels, with a vibrant and growing Artisan Food Production Family.
With the extensive variety of products available throughout the marquee your palette will explode from the diverse tastes which will leave you coming back again and again.
The Committee welcome everyone to attend this premier food and drink event here in the North West and indeed on the Island of Ireland; which will be officially opened by Mr Paddy Harte Chairperson of County Donegal Gathering 2013.
To quote Chairperson Ernan Mc Gettigan, “Come along and experience the wonderful food and drink variety available , we promise to tantalise your taste buds and as our caption says, Discover, Dine, and Delight in Donegal Town over this festival weekend and indeed every time you visit this region.
A Taste of Donegal Food Festival will take place on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August 2014 on the Pier Area in Donegal Town.
The Festival will open to the public at 4.00pm to 10.00pm Friday, 11.00.am to 7.00pm Saturday and Sunday.
The opening evening will conclude with a fireworks display by Pains Fireworks over Donegal Bay.
Admission is €4.00 per adult, €2.00 per child, €10.00 for a weekend pass.
For the full programme of events and regular updates, please follow us on www.atasteofdonegal.com and find A Taste of Donegal on Facebook.
Donegal Town Community Chamber Exhibitors – Businesses – Visitors
Tel. +353 (0) 74 97 23760