If you can come to Cork in mid-June, this unique celebration of Cork city cuisine is not to be missed – 12 of Cork’s finest restaurants and chefs come together to seat 400 diners along one, huge, elegantly decorated table running the length of one of the city’s finest Georgian streets. A small army of serving staff ferry four courses, with wine, to the diners in what is – for one glorious evening – an eccentric, joyous, open-air feast. It’s all part of the fabulous Cork Midsummer festival and further details can be found on their website.
Cork based distillers of a small batch Irish Milk Gin, Bertha's Revenge. The gin is distilled on the Ballyvolane House estate where a field to fork philosophy is at the heart of their culinary enterprise.
The setting is amazing. The Quays is on the harbour front in the historic port town of Cobh, famous as the gateway to America for countless thousands of Irish emigrants in the decades after the famine, and as the last port of call for the Titanic. Have a bite to eat and a drink here in the summer and watch the fishing boats and giant cruise liners dock in the harbour. You can reach Cobh by a short, scenic train line from Cork.
Ballymaloe House could be seen as the spiritual home for Cork’s food culture, with the Allen family providing several generations of great cooks, teachers, writers and innovators. A classic Irish Country house is at the centre of a restaurant, cookery school, organic farm, regular festivals and so much more.