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Festival of Food - Bantry 2012

The Atlantic Challenge is in Bantry this week! 16 Crews, 320 crew, pirates, parties and FOOD!! The Bantry Bay Festival of Food takes place in the square on Sunday July 29th from 11 am to 5 pm.

An Extravaganza of Food Featuring:

  • Cookery Demonstrations 
  • Food Stalls
  • Spit-Roast Pig
  • Fresh Seafood
  • Local Chefs


As the Atlantic Challenge contest draws to a close, and after the pirates have had their revelry on the 28th, it will be high time to relax and enjoy the finer things in life.

On Sunday 29th July, the Bantry Festival of Food, sponsored by Bord Bia, is bringing together foodies, chefs and food producers on the shores of Bantry Bay to enjoy the best of the great food West Cork has to offer.

As you watch the curraghs, windsurfers and wooden boats in Bantry Bay, you’ll get to pick up tips from local chefs, and sample your way through stalls that showcase the best of Irish food.

The festival features

  • Cookery Demonstrations by Local Chefs
  • Local chefs Pat Kiely from O’Connor’s Seafood Resturant, Henry Hegarty from Wokabout, Rachel Dare from Organico, Benoit from Lorge Chocolates and Caroline Moore from The Seaside Kitchen will share their ideas and expertise with you, and you’ll get to taste some great food too at their free demonstrations!

  • Food Stalls by the Harbour
  • You’ll have to choose between Dexter beefburgers, Thai tastes from Wokabout, pizza by Pizza Base, cheesy delights from Manning’s Emporium, Organico’s salads, The Real Olive Stall’s olives, fresh seafood and more!

    There’ll even be a spit-roast pig cooking over a smokepit barbecue courtesy of Barbecue Joe’s

    Pause for incredible artisan coffee from Cafe Mezzo, savour Mella’s amazing Fudge, or try fresh juices and smoothies from Hyacinth in Mallow. Did we mention Lorge chocolates, puddings from The Seaside Kitchen, and gluten-free snacks from Oasis Baking.

    You won’t go home hungry, and if you decide not to go home at all, you’ll get to enjoy the fireworks at 11:30pm, closing a fantastic 10 days spent celebrating all that’s great about West Cork.

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