Ireland is hosting a massive food festival called, the “World’s longest food festival.” A perfect attraction for autumn, the festival has already begun. It is held at Taste of West Cork festival, and will continue until 30th November. By the end of it, the festival will witness 700 food and drink events.
According to Tracey Coughlan, Failte Ireland’s Manager of Food Tourism, the aim of this festival is to raise the standards of Ireland’s food and drink experiences, and also to encourage off-peak holidays. The food festival showcases a culinary journey into Ireland. It is an opportunity for those who are not well versed with the Irish cuisine, and would like to explore it. Additionally, one can find the freshest products, all farm-to-table products, sea-to-fork products such as- cheese, butter, salmon, crab, lamb, whiskey, gin, oyster to name a few.
This festival provides an opportunity for visitors to meet and greet food producers, distillers, brewers etc. One can also indulge in food trails, forage and fish, and also learn traditional Irish cooking. There are numerous pubs, cafes, and restaurants for enjoying the festivities. The festival also gives an opportunity to visit pop-up restaurants, supper clubs and Michelin-starred eateries.