Friday, May 16, 2008

Slow Food Event

As you know the Aga shop was the location to be last night. Clodagh McKenna in connection with Slow Food created some lovely dishes on the aga in the shop and introduced some amazing food producers. Febvre supplied a great Mas Neuf Compostelle Rose, a perfect mixture of Cinsault, Grenache Noir &b Blanc, Mourvedre, Syrah and Roussane. Summer in a glass.
We met Jane Murphy who makes the most wonderful Ardsallagh goats' cheese and Clodagh cooked aubergine rolls filled with the cheese as well as a lovely chickpea salad in which the cheese was incorporated. Jane told us how she started to make the cheese and I think we all are very grateful to the life insurance sales man who brought her the first goat about 30 years ago called Julia. Caroline Robinson and Avril Allshire couldn't make it but Clodagh did introduce the pork sausages and dry cured bacon and made the easiest pork pie ever. And last but not least, Karola O'Conaill told us all about the chocolate....and Kate and myself were begging her to hold some classes in chocolate making - we actually didn't give her the chance to say no. Clodagh made a lovely chocolate bread and butter pudding which we demolished with a wide smile on our faces. And the highlight of the evening...I won a goody bag .....yeap.....a perfect night again.Thank you to Simone, Jacques and Clodagh for a great evening

All proceedings will go to Terra Madre which will be held in Waterford in September.
The next Slow Food event will be 8th June at Jaques Restaurant.

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