Can we eat our way out of trouble?
On Thursday July 28th installment #3 of For Food’s Sake takes place at at Dublin’s Sugar Club with the theme “Food Tourism – can we eat our way out of trouble?” .
Ireland has established reputation for producing some of the world’s best food produce including milk, cheese, beef, ice-cream and more. With over 50,000 people directly employed by the food and drink industry and another 60,000 employed indirectly, the food industry in Ireland is a big deal.
The surge in the numbers of Irish people taking to food blogging and organising regional food-related events and showcases has been incredible in the last few years so clearly there is a grass-roots interest in the food we are producing and consuming.
Could we position ourselves as a holiday destination for foodies? Sounds like a no-brainer! Let’s face it – nobody comes here for the weather so why don’t we play on our world-renowned strengths?
On the night there will be a discussion chaired by food writer and enthusiast Aoife Carrigy with the following panel members:
- Paul Flynn, The Tannery restaurant and cookery school & Waterford Food Festival
- Helen McDaid, Food and Hospitality Innovation Manager, Failte Ireland
- Birgitta Curtin, Burren Smokehouse, Burren Eco-Tourism Network & Burren Slow Food Festival
- Hugo Arnold, food writer, restaurant consultant & advisor to Good Food Ireland
If that wasn’t enough there’s also going to be a talk by Paul Flynn, food tastings, some gorgeous prizes up grabs and something very intriguing being dubbed a “Karaoke Cook-Off“. Curious? Me too!
Tickets are only €5 on the door and it kicks off at 7pm at The Sugar Club on Leeson St. For more info check out the For Food’s Sake blog and the Facebook page for all the latest updates on events and more.