Wexford adds to its foodie reputation with festival

David Tucker

Published 26/05/2015 | 00:00

Left: Derek Andreuchette of the South Wexford Bee Keepers Association at the Food Fair. Top: local chefs Phelim Byrne and Tony Carty at the cookery demonstration event in White's Hotel. Above: Antonio Ramus, Christopher Ramus and Moira Long enjoying some of the food on offer. Inset, opposite page, Daithi O'Shea in Selskar.
Left: Derek Andreuchette of the South Wexford Bee Keepers Association at the Food Fair. Top: local chefs Phelim Byrne and Tony Carty at the cookery demonstration event in White's Hotel. Above: Antonio Ramus, Christopher Ramus and Moira Long enjoying some of the food on offer. Inset, opposite page, Daithi O'Shea in Selskar.
Left: Derek Andreuchette of the South Wexford Bee Keepers Association at the Food Fair. Top: local chefs Phelim Byrne and Tony Carty at the cookery demonstration event in White's Hotel. Above: Antonio Ramus, Christopher Ramus and Moira Long enjoying some of the food on offer. Inset, opposite page, Daithi O'Shea in Selskar.
Left: Derek Andreuchette of the South Wexford Bee Keepers Association at the Food Fair. Top: local chefs Phelim Byrne and Tony Carty at the cookery demonstration event in White's Hotel. Above: Antonio Ramus, Christopher Ramus and Moira Long enjoying some of the food on offer. Inset, opposite page, Daithi O'Shea in Selskar.
Linda Meyler serves up a tasty fish dish.

The 7th Wexford Food and Wine Festival attracted thousands of visitors to the town over the weekend, underpinning its reputation as the place to go to taste the best the town and county have to offer.

The beautiful weather, particularly on Saturday, added to the ambience. There were two food producers markets, one at Selskar and one at the bottom of South Main Street, with a food trail linking the two canopied sites.

The Wexford Food and Wine Festival is organised by a voluntary committee of local people on a non-profit making basis.

Among those at the festival was RTE's Daithi O'Shea who was filming for the channel's 'A Taste of Success' programme.

This year exhibitors included: Meyler's Fish, Bad Boys BBQ, Zaeire Wexford Chocolates, Wicklow Rapeseed Oil, Ballyhack Smokehouse, The Bee Keepers, Stable Diet, Harmony Herd, PH Juices & Smoothies, Earthly Emporium, Crepe Cuisine, Moran's Homestore, Greenacres, Butlers Ice Cream, The Pigs Tale, Grub Hub, API's Chocolate, Whites of Wexford, Naturally Cordial, Brunels, Crepe Station, Green Saffron, Taste with Gusto, Furlong's Family Butcher, Samosaco, Thai Food Company, Natural Icecream, Bart's Belgian chocolates, Irish Piemontese Beef, Pot Belly Cafe, Greenhill Fruit Farm, Rodrigo Trading, Discovering Drama Facepainting, Cowpots Luxury Jersey Dairy Ice Cream and The Little Welsh Deli

The Festival kicked off with a Cookery Demonstration at Whites Hotel last Thursday.

Sponsored by Seasuir, Phelim Byrne's Professional Catering Services and the Wexford Food Festival, the TV3 chef was joined by Tony Carty, Executive Chef at the Ferrycarrig Hotel, and all proceeds from the evening were divided between the Wexford Able-Disabled Club and Wexford Lions Club.

The event, which was extremely well-attended, also had an amazing door prize - the winner will have Phelim come to their home and prepare a dinner party tasting menu for six.

Both the Able Disabled Club and Wexford Lions Club said they wished to thank all sponsors and guests for their generosity on the night.

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