Boyne Valley Food Series Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary
The multi award-winning Boyne Valley Food Series is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year with a calendar full of immersive food events and experiences which celebrate our land, our heritage, our people and of course our produce.
June and July see a packed calendar in the Boyne Valley Food Series with events including Taste of the Estate- Food and Wine Pairing in Tankardstown House, Boann Summer Solstice Single Pot Still Whiskey Tasting, Taste of the Movies at the Vanilla Pod, Mill & Bread Baking Experience at Martry Mill, The Story of Honey at Beewise and more.
Find information on all Boyne Valley Food Series events and book on www.boynevalleyflavours.ie.
Taste of the Estate- Food and Wine pairing Tankardstown House on Thursday 15th June
Commencing at 7pm, guests will enjoy a welcome glass of locally produced Cockagee Cider, from The Cider Mill Slane, followed by a unique 7 course Tasting Menu, created by Head Chef Johnny Sarkozi and his team. The menu will be based primarily on produce from the Walled Kitchen Garden and Poly Tunnels on the Tankardstown Estate and will be accompanied by carefully selected paired wines.
Trim Haymaking Festival 18th June
12pm, The Porchfields, Trim, Co. Meath
Boann Summer Solstice Single Pot Still Whiskey Tasting on Wednesday 21st June
Join Boann Distillery for a very special whiskey tasting to celebrate the release of our second Boann single cask bottling. On 21st June, a limited number of guests will enjoy a specially curated tasting & light food pairing in the unique surrounds of the distillery. The tasting will take you on a journey starting with Boann’s award-winning Single Pot Still ‘New Born’ New Make Spirit, to unreleased cask samples, to the Winter Solstice release and finally the much anticipated Summer Solstice release. Cask No 12 is a Rivesaltes Single Cask and will be bottled at cask strength on the day. Each sample will be matched with a specially paired canapé, complimenting the notes and flavours of each expression, carefully curated by Glasgow Diaz, sourced from nearby Boyne Valley farms, growers & producers.
Taste of the Movies at the Vanilla Pod on Friday 23rd June
A night of nostalgia, fun and flavours, as we taste our way through some of our favourite culinary big-screen movies down through the years…
‘Eat pray love’ while tasting ‘Fried green tomatoes’, maybe a recipe from ‘Julie & Julia’, but we won’t mention ‘Hells Kitchen’! Includes a Welcome Cocktail (from the movie of course!), 5 Course Tasting menu and plenty of laughs.
Clarke’s Fresh Fruit Farm Trip on Saturday 15th July
Join Clarke’s Fresh Fruit for a trip on their 80-acre family farm to see where they grow their strawberries, raspberries & blackberries. The day will start with a meet & greet, followed by a tour of the working farm.
Mill & Bread Baking Experience at Martry Mill on Saturday 12th August
Visit Irelands oldest working watermill and learn all about the history of mills, flour and Martry Mill itself. They day starts with a baking class, make and bake bread with flour that is ground after you arrive at the mill. As your loaf bakes, enjoy refreshments and bread tasting before taking in a tour and milling demonstration. Learn how the river is harnessed for power and how our old eel fishery used to work. You will have a freshly baked loaf of brown bread to take home with you.
The Story of Honey at Beewise on Sunday 23rd July
Would you like to know what it is to live like a bee within nature’s elaborate eco-system and cycle of life? The Story of Honey is the place to bee....
Hear intriguing insights like how bees do an in-hive waggle dance to inform fellow bees about where to find the best nectar. View the honeybees through a large working observation hive. See up close the inside of a honeybee hive from empty frame to one full of honey. Feel the difference in weight. Then watch the liquid honey flow from a frame fresh from the hive in a glass extractor. End with a tasting of diverse honeys such as spring, summer, and ivy honey
Sheridan's Irish Food Festival on Sunday 24th September
This wonderful Sheridan's Irish Food Festival began with just a few Irish food & drink producers in 2009 and has grown exponentially over the years. The collection of Irish food is unparalleled, from award winning cheeses, to local and organic fresh fruits & veg, heritage meats / charcuterie, and artisan breads, preserves, cider, beer and more! In addition, all the great food producers, Sheridan's Festival features live music, kids entertainment & workshops, Boyne Valley Food Series Tent, Sheridans Wine & Cheese tent, plus loads of food trucks, and ample parking.
Further information and booking on www.boynevalleyflavours.ie