Gourmands to the South East should highlight May 24th – 27th in their diary as the fourth Wexford Food and Wine Festival will be held in Wexford town.
The 2012 festival programme provides a tasty schedule of mouth watering events for adults and children including a crackling hog roast, cookery demonstrations, a trip back through time to see and sample food cooked 500 BC, a Jazz Brunch and an open air food producers market.
Celebrating the quality, diversity and wholesomeness of locally and regionally produced food, Wexford Food and Wine Festival provides a platform for artisan food producers and the many critically acclaimed restaurants located in Wexford town.
New to the 2012 line-up is the Wexford Circle of Chefs featuring no less than nine of the county’s best chefs and the Wexford Rose who will demonstrate a range of signature dishes and culinary tips for budding cooks. This special event hosted by TV Chef Phelim Byrne in the Talbot Hotel will take place on Friday, 25th May at 8.00pm. A wine tasting reception hosted by Pettitts will take place prior to event starting at 7.00pm. Tickets €15 are available on the door, be there early to avoid disappointment
This year’s programme will see an enlarged open air food producers market brought to both Trimmer’s Lane and the rejuvenated Bullring Market in the heart of Wexford on Saturday 26th from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 27th May from 12-5pm. There will be in the region of 40 producers exhibiting their goods.
Visitors to the market will also have the opportunity to participate in free workshops such as Grow it Yourself, Potting Seeds for Children and Rearing Chickens and Pigs.
Also featuring on the festival programme, will be a hog roast (pig on a spit!) by Kelly’s Resort Hotel. Various restaurants will be hosting special evening meals accompanied by special wines.
A restaurant trail around Wexford town will provide food lovers with the opportunity to sample the best Wexford eateries have to offer from traditional Irish cuisine to Mediterranean food.
Sunday will again host a Wexford style Jazz Brunch in the Talbot Hotel with all the food served being produced by members of Wexford Food Producers group, enjoyed to the sounds of local jazz musicians.
Considerign staying down in Wexford this weekend give us a call for more information on the festival go to http://www.wexfordfoodfestival.ie/