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Olé to a Spanish Taste of West Limerick for Spanish Food and Wine Week

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Spanish Food and Wine Week – The Green Apron’s Theresa Storey celebrating the West Limerick Food Series. Picture: Marie Keating

Olé to a Spanish Taste of West Limerick for Spanish Food and Wine Week

Spanish Food and Wine Week Spanish Food and Wine Week is designed for food and wine lovers.  Various events take place across Ireland from October 7-10.

Spanish Food and Wine Week is designed for food and wine lovers. Various events take place across Ireland from October 7-10.

Food & wine writer Leslie Williams will visit West Limerick on Thursday, October 7 to celebrate Spanish Food & Wine Week.  The Examiner journalist has been invited to host a special Spanish themed lunch complete with Spanish wine tasting in the recently opened Platform 22 Café which is part of the Barnagh Greenway Hub outside Newcastle West. 

“I am delighted to have designed a unique tapas menu which showcases local West Limerick food and drink producers,” said Platform 22’s Olive Sheehan. “These will be paired with a tasting of 2 wines from the Spanish Camino which is in keeping with our location on the Limerick Greenway.” 

This is the sixth annual Spanish Food and Wine Week in Ireland and is designed for food and wine lovers.  Various events take place across Ireland from 7-10 October including the lunch and wine tasting at Platform 22.  The menu features a selection of tapas including Cotter’s lamb burgers with pickled Limerick cucumber, pressed belly of Rigney’s Farm free-range pork with Attyflin Estate apple chutney, patatas bravas made with Cecil Gallagher’s potatoes and Bally Goat’s Cheese served with Barnagh blackberries.  Booking is essential by telephoning 069 61512. 

The Spanish Food & Wine Week lunch is a result of the second phase of the West Limerick Food Series, a comprehensive networking and training programme that started in February.  The initiative is designed to inspire and develop the food sector and food tourism industry by fostering collaboration between businesses in the region and Olive’s menu is a perfect example of this.  The programme is being delivered by The Discovery Partnership on behalf of West Limerick Resources CLG who secured funding under the LEADER Food Initiative delivered by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Agriculture to further develop the food sector and food tourism industry in the area.     

The West Limerick Food Series is a blend of workshops with expert trainers, guest speakers and interactive discussion and is suitable for, but not limited to, food/drink producers and growers, café owners, restaurateurs and chefs, hoteliers, B&B owners, tour guides/operators, retailers, publicans, tourist attractions and food/drink enthusiasts. 

Participation in the programme is free and registration is required.  For more information and/or to register for future modules, visit HERE or email [email protected]  

More information about the West Limerick Food Series 

The West Limerick Food Series aims to develop and support artisan, micro, and small food businesses in the area and to build on the successes of Series 1, which developed a key call to arms of “Taste the History……..” 

A series of blended online and physical workshops and training modules, along with an innovative event experience model, will be conducted across 2021 – 2022 and delivered by sectoral experts, including impressive guest speakers, with a strong record of delivery and participants who will share their knowledge and insights. The speakers will be practical, inspiring and uplifting, encouraging a “CAN-DO” mentality among participants to create their food tourism products. 

About West Limerick Resources 

West Limerick Resources CLG is a community-based local development company that administers a range of community-focused Programmes in the West Limerick area. 

For more stories about West Limerick Food Series go HERE 

For more information, see HERE 

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