VQ Shared Table sponsored by Birra Moretti

5.00pm - 9.30pm, Wednesday 14th August, MacCurtain Street

This chef collaboration event will see 400 guests dine at a shared table on MacCurtain Street.  It will showcase local produce and the flavours and experiences of the VQ area. Look forward to delicious sharing plates from The Glass Curtain, Isaacs Restaurant, Paladar, The Metropole, Cask, Eco-Fish, Gabriel House, Gallaghers, The Dean, and Thompson’s, along with wine and local drinks from Maharini Gin and West Cork Whiskey.  It is also supported by Son of a Bun, The Shelbourne Bar, and MacCurtain Street Wine Cellar.  With live music and a festival atmosphere, it’s the perfect way to kick off the festival week.

 Price: €150pp .  Limited tickets here

SOLD OUT: Pop-up Summer Harvest Feast on Glenbrook Farm


6.30pm, Wednesday 14th August, Glenbrook Farm Whites Cross T23TC67

This exclusive Summer Harvest Feast at Glenbrook Farm will be catered by Pamela Kelly, the acclaimed head chef at The Farmgate restaurant in The English Market. Pamela is renowned for her dedication to crafting menus from seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.  Taking place in a rustic calf shed, all of the ingredients will be sourced directly from Glenbrook Farm, epitomising farm to fork and zero food miles. A beautiful selection of organic wine from Brians Wines will be available on the night , enhancing the dining experience (for an additional price). The evening will also feature a complimentary drinks reception with Moretti, Moretti 00, Kinsale Gin and Atlantic Whiskey , along with live music adding to the atmosphere.

SOLD OUT:  Price:   €100.   Book here.

L'Atitude 51 presents ITALY X CORK - Cork Porchetta & Italian Wine with a Cork accent   


5pm-7pm, Thurs 15th August, L'Atitude 51

Enjoy Porchetta sandwiches on the L'Atitude terrace with the finest ingredients from local producers - Porchetta from O’Mahony’s Butchers, focaccia from Grumpy Bakers, sauces from Terra Ignis, tomatoes from Kilbrack Farm.  Alongside the Porchetta, they will be serving the very first vintage of ‘Malrotti' wine - an Italian wine with a strong Cork accent - made by Cork’s very own Jack Crotty (formerly of  Neighbourfood and Rocketman) with his wife Serena in their bijou vineyard in Piemonte in Italy. This may be their first vintage, but they’ve already made something the experts at L'Atitude love to drink!   L’Atitude will set up a makeshift kitchen on the boardwalk (Union Quay). This is an informal festival-style event - no allocated tables/seating. There will be live music to add to the festival vibe. We hope the weather will be favourable, but bring raincoats/umbrellas - this is summer in Ireland! 

 Price:  €25pp (includes Porchetta sandwich, glass of Malrotti wine & music). Tickets can be pre-purchased from L’Atitude at info@latitude51.ie. 

Cork on a Fork Tasting Menu at The Glass Curtain


5.30pm - 9.00pm, Thursday 15th, Friday 16th & Saturday 17th August, The Glass Curtain

The Glass Curtain will have three special Cork on a Fork set tasting menus over the week, featuring the finest local seasonal produce from the farmers, growers, butchers, cheesemakers, fishmongers, brewers and distillers of Cork.  The Glass Curtain is located in the Old Thompsons Bakery, which was once a culinary institution and part of Cork’s DNA since 1826.  Each table will need to opt for the same menu and there will be no a la carte on offer these days but there will be some optional extras available to add on to your chosen menu.   Due to the nature of the menus, every dietary requirements may not be able to be catered for without prior notice. 

Price: €65/€85. Booking will open 1 month in advance.

Spirit of Summer with Hayfield Manor & Rebel City Distillery


6.30pm, Thursday 15th August, Orchids Restaurant at Hayfield Manor

Join Hayfield Manor and Rebel City Distillery for Spirit of Summer, an evening of exceptional food and drink as they offer a taste of Cork. The event begins at 6.30pm with a refreshing welcome drink and canapes reception with an introduction from the Rebel City Distillery Founders Robert & Bhagya Barrett. This is followed by a delicious menu specially created by their Executive Chef, Mark Staples, to complement the Rebel City Distillery Spirits.

Price:  €95.  To book call +353 21 4845900 or email events@hayfieldmanor.ie⁠

Wine, Charcuterie and Cheese Tasting Event


7.00pm, Thursday 15th August, The Kingsley

Indulge your senses and savour the perfect pairing of exquisite wines, charcuterie and a carefully curated selection of cheeses. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or a curious newcomer to the world of wine, this event promises to be a memorable experience, as our knowledgeable experts guide you through the tasting. Unwind in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere at The Kingsley, surrounded by fellow food and wine enthusiasts.

Price:  €45.  Book here.

Hysterical Histories Dinner and Show at Amicus


7.00pm, Thursday 15th, Friday 16th & Saturday 16th August, Upstairs at Amicus Restaurant, Paul Street

Written and delivered by professional Irish actors, this jam-packed, laugh-out-loud dinner performance celebrates all things Cork.  Over two hours, discover the highlights of Cork’s 1500-year history and become acquainted with a county full of quirky characters, their habits, humour, and language, while you enjoy local Cork food and drinks, live music and plenty of interaction with the actors. Leave with a belly full of food, a warm feeling in your heart and a new skill, having learned how to “speak Cork.”  Located upstairs at Amicus, heart of the city’s historic Huguenot Quarter.

Price:  €52 (adults), €32 (children under 12), kids under 2 go free). Use FORKFEST24 for €5 off adult tickets.  Book here. 

Wild Foraging Adventure and Sharing Dinner


2.00pm-7.00pm, Friday 16th August, The Glass Curtain and further afield

Go on a wild adventure foraging trip with Epi Rogan and Brian Murray of The Glass Curtain. Following the trip, you will sample a taste of Cork with the fruits of your forage at a delicious sharing dinner in the restaurant, with expert wine pairing. Departing from The Glass Curtain at 2pm, dinner at 5pm.

Price:  €135.  Bookings open 13th July at 12pm on www.theglasscurtain.ie

The Flavourful Irish @ Gabriel House


4.00pm-6.00pm, Friday 16th August, Gabriel House Organic Gardens

Don’t miss out on this gorgeous afternoon of local produce, garden tours and live music in the recently renovated organic gardens of Gabriel House, St Lukes, overlooking Cork City. Enjoy a signature VQ cocktail on arrival with Maharini Gin, before indulging in a delicious Irish Grill with a twist, filled with produce from local suppliers and vegetables from the garden. While you’re there, you will be given a tour of the organic gardens, where you can meet the chickens, ducks and white doves and hear about the venue's Irish Bee Conservation Project. A prominent historian will also provide insights into the area and then you can sit back and relax with the best of live Irish music from talented local musicians.

Price: €40.  Book here.

The Montenotte Wine Club presents the Wine & Sea Soirée


6.00pm-10.00pm Friday 16th August, The Montenotte

The Wine & Sea Soirée is an exclusive dining experience at The Montenotte. A 6 Course Fish themed Invitational Dinner & paired Italian Wine not to be missed.

Price: €105pp.  Book here.

Cork on a Fork Food Market


10.00am-5.30pm, Saturday 17th August, 11.00am - 5.30pm, Sunday 18th August, Emmet Place (outside Crawford)

Get a taste of Cork's incredible produce and local businesses at the Cork on a Fork Food Market. There will also be live music and family fun during the day. A Cork City Council event, sponsored by Failte Ireland, Ireland's Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way.

SOLD OUT: An Exclusive Champagne Picnic in Victorian Sunken Gardens


1.30pm, Saturday 17th August, The Montenotte 

An exclusive Champagne Afternoon Picnic in the Victorian sunken gardens at The Montenotte. Enjoy a Montenotte Gin & Tonic reception on arrival, followed by a Cheese, Charcuterie and Champagne picnic in association with “On the Pigs Back” from The English Market and Champagne Gremillet NV, as part of the Cork on the Fork Festival 2024.


Hanna's Afternoon Bee


2.30pm, Sunday 18th August, Perry Street

A delicious, fun and educational afternoon tea event for families at Perry Street. Indulge in a lip-licking honey-themed children's afternoon tea while learning about honeybees from a local award-winning beekeeper, Hanna from Hanna’s Bees. Hanna will talk about life as a beekeeper and guide you through the fascinating process of how honey is made, all the way from flower to the hive to the jar! Meet some of Hanna’s Native Irish Honey Bees up close and personal in a glass-walled hive, engage in charming bee-themed colouring activities, and discover how you can help our native bees and other pollinators. A Q&A session with Hanna will provide an opportunity to have all your bee and honey-related questions answered. Every child will also receive a small gift from Hanna’s Bees. Parents are welcome to order from the main menu, but please register your attendance in advance for accurate numbers.

Price:  €18 per child including gift. Parents can order from the menu.  Booking will open shortly

Pop Up Dinner with Rachel Allen at Isaacs


6.00pm, Sunday 18th August, Isaacs Restaurant, MacCurtain Street

Celebrity chef Rachel Allen from Ballymaloe is teaming up with Isaacs Restaurant for a very special pop-up dinner on Sunday 18th August. Rachel will be cooking an exclusive menu using delicious produce from the organic farm at Ballymaloe and gorgeous fish and shellfish from Ballycotton Bay.  Tickets include a drink on on arrival.

Price:  €100pp.  Bookings are now open through Isaac’s Restaurant/ isaacsrestaurant.ie by selecting the date.

SOLD OUT: An evening with Ryan O’Sullivan at The River Lee


7.00pm, Sunday 18th August, The River Lee Hotel

Enjoy a 6-course tasting menu curated by US Hell’s Kitchen winner Ryan O’Sullivan, who previously worked at The River Lee alongside Executive Head Chef Paul Lane. Enjoy an evening of delicious dishes, paired perfectly with wines chosen by The Doyle Collection Group Sommelier, Phillip Dunne. Ryan will guide guests through each course while also sharing his experience on Hell’s Kitchen. Also includes a Welcome Drink on The Terrace at The River Club in partnership with Peroni.