Feast at the foot of Errigal
THE hills of Donegal
will literally come alive with the sights, smells
and tastes of spectacular local produce on Monday
30th September, when some of the county’s most
brilliant chefs, create a feast of Donegal food at
the foot of Errigal, the county’s highest peak.
The feast, featuring amazing Donegal produce from
land and sea, will take place in the courtyard of
Errigal Hostel from 6pm and guests will be treated
to music and a Donegal drinks reception on arrival.
Food Coast Donegal and local chef Chris Molloy, have
brought the team of chefs and producers together for
the event as part of the Donegal Connect Festival
and the Failte Ireland’s nationwide campaign - Taste
Sinead O’Donnell of Errigal Hostel,
Eve Anne McCarron, Local Enterprise Office, Donegal
and chef Chris Molloy pictured at the foot of
Errigal to promote the Feat at the Foot of Errigal
taking place next week as part of the Donegal
Connect Festival and the Failte Ireland’s nationwide
campaign - Taste the Island.
That team of chefs
includes barbecue specialist John Religan a former
head chef at Holy Smoke in Cork and Pitmaster at
Jamie Oliver’s flagship restaurant Barbecoa.
It also includes Downings native Ciaran Sweeney who
worked at the prestigious two Michelin starred Le
Champagne Sauvage in Cheltenham and who since 2016
has been head chef of one of Dublin's most
noteworthy and exciting restaurants, Forest & Marcy.
Also cooking on the night will be locally based
chefs, Joe O'Hara who has taken the Donegal food
scene by storm with his high-quality cooking at
Benny & Co, Ballybofey, awarded "Best Newcomer" at
this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards.
Oisin McAviney co-founder of the popular OURhouse
Street food pop-up will also be there, while Chris
Molloy, co-owner of the acclaimed Lemon Tree
Restaurant in Letterkenny and co-founder of Off the
Street Food Fest has been at the forefront of
organising the entire event.
Food Coast Donegal has the ambition of making
Donegal famous for food and according to Head of
Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, this is
achieved by working closely with Donegal chefs and
producers to showcase everything that Donegal has to
“Donegal is on the rise from the food perspective
and there is a growing pride and confidence in the
sector now in what the county can offer visitors and
locals alike. That was highlighted by the county’s
strong showing in the recent Foodie Destinations
awards run by the Restaurants Association of Ireland
where the passion from the chefs and suppliers and
the outstanding local produce we have here, really
impressed the judges,” he said.
Guests at the Feast at the Foot of Errigal event
will not only get to witness that passion come alive
on the plate, they’ll also get the opportunity to
meet with some of the county’s marvellous producers
on the night.
Due to high demand, a small number of extra tickets
for the spectacular feast are now being made
available to purchase, but these are expected to
sell quickly and anyone interested in securing a
ticket is urged to go online to the Local Enteprise
www.localenterprise.ie and book immediately.