A new Irish Slow Food Convivium has been set up in Bantry, West Cork. The committee is made up of Anne O'Brien, from O'Connor's Seafood restaurant, Eileen O'Shea, from The West Lodge Hotel, Val Manning from Manning's Emporium Ballylickey, Cathleen Carter from Bantry House, Hannah Dare from Organico Bantry and Letty Baker, former Mayor and Convivium Leader.
The first event planned for the Bantry Bay Convivium is being held here in Organico Cafe on Sunday the 20th of April. The theme is a Spring Tea Party and we are delighted to have Myrtle Allen, the Eurotocque Chair, and Giana Ferguson from Gubeen to assist us to launch Slow Food in Bantry. Artist Martha Cashman (currently showing in Organico Cafe) will also talk about her work.
Organico Cafe will serve a menu crammed with delicious tea-time treats (we're currently getting very excited aboutclotted cream...mmm...) and, of course, organic fair trade tea!
Tickets are priced at €10 and will very shortly be availabel from Organico, from O'Connor's, from the West Lodge and from Val's in Ballylickey.
Membership forms will be available from these places also, and on the Sunday afternoon we will be delighted to invite new members to join us in the Bantry Bay Convivium.