Festival Spirit Waterford

Ireland’s top chefs are to reinvent fine dining at home as part of Festival Spirit, a brand new event created by the organisers of West Waterford Festival of Food. Running from 23 – 25 April, over 10 curated talks, experiences and workshops — virtual and socially distanced — will celebrate West Waterford’s food culture and heritage.

It includes a unique collaborative six-course meal kit from some of Waterford’s top chefs such as the Tannery’s Paul Flynn and Ian Doyle of the Michelin-starred restaurant at the Cliff House Hotel, along with a virtual film on foraging sustainably hosted by Paul Flynn and GIY founder Michael Kelly. 

The three-day mini-series of events will also see the launch of an online gifting portal and the pilot of a children’s adventure maps initiative in partnership with six local cafés, which will be rolled out across Waterford over the coming months. Full details of Festival Spirit presented by West Waterford Festival of Food are available at www.westwaterfordfestivaloffood.com.

Announcing Festival Spirit, Festival Director, Lynne Swarbrigg said: “Having postponed our beloved West Waterford Festival of Food last year, we wanted to find a way to celebrate the dedicated producers, makers, growers, brewers and chefs of the region safely. 

“Festival Spirit has been imagined in the ‘spirit’ of West Waterford Festival of Food. This small gesture comes with a big heart, as it is dedicated to all those who keep food in West Waterford alive in our hearts, minds and appetites. We look forward to running our three-day mini-series of events, shining a spotlight on what makes Waterford one of Ireland’s top foodie destinations.

At Springboard Communications we were delighted to work on this Irish culinary celebration with Festival Spirit. Find out more about our services here.

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