Published on: 25th April 2018 @ 5:21 PM
Journalists and bloggers from all over the country converged in Dublin's Charlotte Quay on the 10th April to discover the flavours of the Boyne Valley region and help launch the new ‘Discover Boyne Valley Flavours’ brand.
This new brand identity, along with the appointment of a dedicated Food Development Officer, Tara Smith, and the establishment of a regional Food Network, are all instrumental in aligning the region’s food and drinks initiatives, including the popular Boyne Valley Food Series.
Bronagh Conlon, owner of Listoke Distillery and Gin School and Chairperson of Discover Boyne Valley Flavours, said ‘it’s a great achievement from all involved to get to where we are today. The establishment of our new brand shows just how much growth and collaboration has happened over the past five years with the Boyne Valley Food Series. It’s fantastic to see more and more events every year becoming part of the Food Series calendar, a whole network of passionate food and drinks producers working together and of course, our new brand under which it all now falls’.
Foodies, including the Drogheda based GastroGays, were treated to dishes created by Charlotte Quay’s head chef Killian Durkin using Boyne Valley produce. They included culinary delights such as Boyne Valley Blue filo tarts, Hugh Maguire Butcher’s smoked black pudding croquettes, PermaPig’s olive fed pork, Boyne Grove Fruit Farm compote and much more.
Attendees also got to hear more about the 2018 Boyne Valley Food Series of events. From food festivals and weekend farm retreats, to street feasts and food safaris, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this year’s calendar of events. There are currently over 45 experience lead events, which will celebrate the land, the heritage, the people and the produce of the region. It is a jam-packed schedule of events running right throughout the year.
This April you can also celebrate the arrival of spring with Bealtaine at Rock Farm in Slane. Then in May there are nine food-filled events to enjoy including orchard walks, fish festivals, food safaris and much more. These are just some of the wonderful events on offer with many more happening in the months ahead.