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Sunday 18 August 2019

Treats lined up for Wexford Food Fair

FESTIVAL TO RUN FROM MAY 20 TO 22

CONOR CULLEN

WEXFORD FOOD FESTIVAL will take place from May 20 to 22 next.

Following the success of the oneday Wexford Food Fair in 2009 and 2010 this year's event is a three-day festival with a tasty schedule of mouth watering events for culinary enthusiasts and children.

Celebrating the quality, diversity and wholesomeness of locally and regionally produced food, Wexford Food Festival will provide a platform for artisan food producers and the many critically acclaimed restaurants located in Wexford town.

Headlining the 2011 festival, celebrity chefs Catherine Fulvio and Wexford's Phelim Byrne will demonstrate a range of cuisine cooking styles including Italian and Thai-themed dishes.

This year's programme will see an open air food producers market brought to Trimmer's Lane in the heart of Wexford for two days, while additional food stands will be found in The Bull Ring and elsewhere in the town, creating a delightful food trail.

To add to the festival atmosphere there will be a tasty side helping of music and family fun entertainment around town.

Also featuring on the festival programme are a cake and craft sale by the Wexford Federation ICA, a hog roast by Kelly's Resort Hotel and a special five course evening meal with wine courses hosted in the renowned La Dolce Vita, Jacques Bistro and in Kelly's Resort Hotel.

Children are well catered for with Viking shield making taking place in Trimmers Lane, reflecting Wexford's Viking heritage.

Taking the Viking theme further visitors and locals can enjoy half price admission to The Irish National Heritage Park where demonstrations of the Fulacht Fiadh (ancient cooking place) will take place, providing the opportunity to sample food cooked the way it was from 1500 to 500 BC!

Wexford Arts Centre will host their Little Artists Club on Saturday, May 21, and throughout the festival the centre will host a graduate exhibition by Wexford School of Art and Design.

A restaurant trail around Wexford town will provide food lovers with the opportunity to sample the best Wexford eateries have to offer.

Finishing the festival in style a Jazz Breakfast will take place on Sunday, May 22 in the courtyard in White's of Wexford cooked with local produce to the sounds of local jazz band 'Some Like it Hot'.

The Wexford Food Festival programme and website (www.wexfordfoodfestival.ie) contains full details of all events.

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