16 July 2014
Flavours of the Foyle Seafood Festival will take place on 26th & 27th July in Guildhall Square Derry from 12 noon – 6pm. The event which attracted a staggering 20,000 visitors last year celebrates seafood that is ‘caught here not brought here’ in the hope that visitors and locals alike will be hooked on fish!
Live cookery demonstrations will be on the menu in the seafood festival marquee and the venue will be sizzling with 14 restaurant chef stations providing authentic seafood dishes to try and to buy. Dishes on offer will range from locally sources hake, flat bed mussels, chowder and cod and dishes and will include local flavours and oriental twists. The event, organised by Derry City Council has been generously sponsored by the Loughs Agency and DARD under the NI Regional Food Programme. Accompanying family entertainment will include the ‘Taste Adventure’ and Loughs Agency Riverwatch Aquarium’s Touch tank. Younger visitors will enjoy free fishy crafts and there are opportunities to enjoy comedy with Lobster a la Carte, and the Cod Choir. Flavours of the Foyle’ brings with it a flurry of entertainment for the young and young at heart with street theatre, storytelling with ‘fishy tales’, puppetry, a marine touch tank, storytelling, Spreya the Mermaid, Giant Lobsters and other fun activities.
The boulevard of chefs and theatre of food will include demonstrations from acclaimed TV and Radio chefs Paula McIntyre (BBC) and Brian McDermott (RTE). Also taking part at the event is Derry’s own Ian Orr from Browns Restaurant in the city, recent winner of the Irish Chef of the Year award in the Georgina Campbell awards 2013. They will join a range of acclaimed local and celebrity chefs to share a little seafood magic at the event.
The Seafood Festival will be combined with the city-wide Seafood Trail which takes place across 20 restaurants citywide, with varied fish dishes on offer for a full week from the beginning of the festival.
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Pictured at the launch of Flavours of the Foyle are The Mayor of Derry City Council Councillor Brenda Stevenson, John Pollock, Chief Executive, Lough’s Agency, Mary Blake Derry City Council Event Organiser and Dr. Julie-Ann Moorhead, DARD NI Regional Food Programme.