A TASTE of West Cork Food Festival, which takes place in September, will be launched in Skibbereen on August Tuesday 2nd, with a gala opening at Kalbos @ Uillin West Cork Art Centre at 6.30pm.
This year the festival, which takes place from September 9th to 18th, has over 180 spectacular events, taking place across 32 towns and villages and on eight islands.
Festival chair Helen Collins said the festival has grown over the years, and it is a true celebration of all the magic ingredients of West Cork, including the landscape, the superb food and seafood, the fascinating islands, the wonderful art and craft ‘and of course – the people!’
‘This year we are delighted to welcome 18 guest chefs to West Cork who will be cooking in restaurants and doing cookery demonstrations across the ten days of the festival,’ she added. ‘We are thrilled to have renowned chef and restaurateur Derry Clarke as guest speaker during the launch, which everyone is welcome to attend.’
A copy of the full festival programme will be in the edition of the Southern Star which goes on sale on Thursday, September 1st.