- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Sep 01 2019 - Sep 08 2019
- Time: All of the day
A long table lunch ‘Eats of East Like!’ with Takashi Miyazaki and Kevin Aherne at SAGE restaurant, mixology events with Jameson, innovative talks on the future of food with the next generation chefs, cookery demos with some of the region’s best chefs and a producer’s picnics are just a small sample of what Feast Cork is planning for this year’s line-up.
Bringing together a host of hardworking, innovative food producers from all over this landscape that is largely defined by food production and food heritage, Feast Cork is a celebration and showcase that mixes the old and new, the traditional and the innovative.
From the individual and small-scale but crucial producers, farmers, fishermen and cooks in the region that add layers of authenticity and history to the community, to the ethos originally created by Myrtle Allen at Ballymaloe House and Cookery School that has become a global force of nature that can be felt in the best kitchens from Sydney to San Francisco, East Cork resounds with a genuine sense of celebration of the local, the seasonal, the real. Feast Cork capitalises on and magnifies that shared ethos and those shared values in the most celebratory way.
Jameson Whiskey and Midleton Whiskey meteoric rise in the US and world-wide over the last decade all comes from the historic handsome distillery that the festival team pass on the way to work each day in Midleton. Irish Distillers’ own real connection with the East Cork landscape around them explains their significant support for the festival – barley grown by East Cork farmers and East Cork river water are ingredients that have helped put their whiskeys on the map, and now they in turn help raise the profile of the producers of the entire region through their generous festival sponsorship.
Feast Cork has grown from the strong roots put down by the Midleton Food Festival over the past fifteen years, and now this harvest celebration holds out its arms to the wider region, creating new coordinates for this vibrant young festival, coordinates that they hope will shine brighter each year on the food festival map of Ireland – coordinates that are pure Feast Cork.