Foodie Fun Continues at West Cork Summer Showcase 2016 Summer Showcase 2016

We’ve already tasted the best of Cork craft beer and got a masterclass in Thai cookery, but the fun isn’t over at West Cork Summer Showcase 2016 with another two specially curated events for food lovers lined up.

Up next, foodies can get to grips with the fundamentals of Wild Fermentation – a process that it so important to maintaining gut health and for overall wellbeing. The last event of the series gives you a chance to relearn everything you thought you knew about barbecuing by immersing yourself in a masterclass with the foremost Pitmaster in Ireland today – elemental cooking with smoke and fire!

The Summer Showcase is a new programme for the summer months that will bring together some of the best experts, chefs and producers in Cork for unique, experiential food events.

Kate Ryan of says: “Each event has been specially chosen and curated by and in many ways will be a first for West Cork. These are all food interests that draw on my curiosity and imagination as a foodie passionate about local produce and producers. The events are all designed to provide a space for people to really learn something new that can be taken away and tried for themselves at home with ease in a relaxing, fun and engaging way”.

Kate says, “We have lined up a very special programme for you and will be delighted if you joined in! All events are taking place at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery overlooking Warren Strand – a beautiful spot to inspire the foodie in you!”

All tickets can be purchased securely online at Events include all food and drink on the day, notes, recipes and starters. There will also be a chance to purchase items to take away with you too.

Wild Fermentation with April Danann of The Natural Rebel
Monday 4th July, 6.30-9.30pm
Fermentation of food & drink is an ancient art and a necessary skill to maintain a healthy, balanced gut – turning ordinary vegetables, fruit and water into a healthy, tasty & probiotic food is the ultimate quest for the Food Alchemist.
Join April Danann, Food Scientist, Clinical Naturopathic Nutritionist and an expert in Living Water wild fermentation techniques, for an evening in nature reconnecting to the finer points of nourishing your soul.
During this evening practical workshop you will be introduced to several methods of fermenting foods, various means of increasing nutritional content and bioavailability of nutrients as well as how to create exquisite tasting high vibration tonics.
Included in the evening are complete notes, your own sourdough starter to take home, loads of tastings and samples of food that is Alive!

Pitmaster with John Relihan of Holy Smoke
Sunday 21st August 3 – 7pm
John Relihan is Ireland’s foremost Pitmaster, Holy Smoke restauranteur and former head chef of Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa in London is coming to West Cork for a never-before-seen-or-done Pitmaster Masterclass!
During this 5-hour long Masterclass, you will learn from the best in business all about creating brines and rubs; how to get flavour into your charcoal, and the difference between smoking, grilling and pit roasting. This event will be hands-on and as interactive as we can get you to be! All the food that John will use in his demonstration will be cooked throughout the day, with an epic feast from the pit roast to finish off the day! This is a completely unique food experience where you will learn everything you need to know to begin your very own Pitmaster journey.
The finale will be the uncovering of the pit smoker which will have been cooking overnight. Although the event ends at 7pm, stay for sundowners and eat until everything is gone – a Low & Slow Day from start to finish!

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