Plenty on the menu for
Cavan festival

From Top Chefs to Artisan Foods, there is something for all tastes in County Cavan.

From Top Chefs to Artisan Foods, there is something for all tastes in County Cavan.

On Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, County Cavan will become a haven for foodies, as it presents an opportunity to fully experience the world of food, including hand-made chocolates, award winning cheeses, artisan breads, local jams, meats, mushrooms, ice creams - and that’s just for starters!

The Taste of Cavan Festival of Food takes place at the Food Marquee at Cavan Institute in Cavan town, with more than 70 exhibitors on hand to showcase the best produce available in the county.

Featuring a series of cookery demonstrations with some of Ireland’s top chefs; including Neven Maguire, Máire Dufficy, Clodagh McKenna, Gearoid Lynch, Brian McDermott and Joe Shannon, The Taste of Cavan Festival of Food will also feature the popular Cookery Competition for the ‘Chef of Cavan’. The Taste of Cavan Gold Medal Awards for Best New Products and a prize for Best Stand will also be presented.

Ear to the Ground’s Ella McSweeney will be on hand for the festival, interviewing the food producers and celebrity chefs. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney will also visit, officially bringing the festival to a close.

There will be plenty to keep the young ones entertained too, with facepainting, a bungee trampoline, kiddies’ choo choo train and donkey rides (weather permitting). A cool Jazz band will act as the soundtrack to the festival, playing at the all new band stand in the Con Smith Family Fun Park.

Entry to the festival is €2, and admission for under 16s is free. For more information contact: Paddy Connaughton or Majella Tierney at (049) 4378600 or by e-mail at pconnaughton@cavancoco.ie or mtierney@cavancoco.ie. Alternatively, you can get updates by following This is Cavan on facebook (www.facebook.com/ThisIsCavan) or Twitter (@ThisIsCavan).