|Marc Kingston talking coffee|
Unfortunately, I missed the seaforaging walk with Oliver Moore but went to a talk about the mackerel industry in Dingle instead (no comparison of course but was too late for the seaweed walk).
|Jack McCarthy Curing Workshop|
|Crab Cake in Ship Yard|
|Display of local seafood|
|Smoke Salmon Tart|
|Ling Pie with white sauce|
|Blueberry Ice Cream|
But it wasn't just restaurants who offered wonderful food - The Dingle Framer offered mussels and cockles which Mr T enjoyed immensely.
|Oliver Moore sharing his memories|
|Aoife Carrigy hosting Food Memories|
The workshops were offering something for every taste - food preserving, bee keeping, Curing your own bacon, herb gardening and how to make the perfect cup of coffee. Mr T who loves his coffee was all ears at the coffee morning and we learned a few new things about coffee. Marc Kingston of The Golden Bean was sharing his passion and knowledge with us and was able to answer all questions put to him.
The highlight of the event was of course the Blas na hEireann Awards. I am a big fan of Avril Allshire-Howe - not only because she and her husband make the most amazing Black Pudding but because she is the most amazing woman you can come across. Her passion for what she does is second to none and she is still so grounded..... so I was delighted that she won the Gold Award for her Black Pudding - Congrats Avril
I think you can guess that I really enjoyed myself - and I am already looking forward to next year's Dingle Food Festival.