February 02, 2013

February Food Festivals and Events

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival: Dublin, 1st - 9th February
2013 celebrates the Year of the Snake. Established in 2008 the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) showcases the best of Sino Irish Culture in Ireland and 2013 marks the sixth year of this internationally recognised festival. There is lots to see and do including the Carnival on Chinese New Year’s Day, Traditional Dragon and Lion dances, a Sino-Irish Business Seminar, a Children’s Programme, an Arts and Music Programme, Martial Arts and much more. Check out the Taste of China section where recipes will be uploaded daily. There are also special lectures and demonstrations with Cooks Academy and with Chinese food writer Julie O'Neill from Shananigans blog.
The Foodie Forum:
Galway, 5th February
The Foodie Forum is an interactive one day experience which will showcase the abundance and variety of food on offer in Ireland and in particular along the West Coast. The day will include a series of Master classes with leading chefs and food & wine workshops by leading wine experts.

Winter Ale and Casks Festival:
Co. Cork, 15th - 17th February
Cask ales and seasonal winter beers from all of Ireland's micro breweries. It all takes place in a heated tent with an all day BBQ on hand to help with all the sampling. And admission is free!

Also check out the Bia Sásta blog for some great local events happening in Cork throughout February and March. Click here for more.

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