Friday, 16th August '24

Sensory Cooking Class with the Cool Food School (3-7 years)

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11.00am-12.00pm, Friday 16th August, St. Peter's

Join Deirdre Doyle from the award winning The Cool Food School for a fun, interactive pop-up cooking class for kids at St Peter's. Deirdre is a master at getting kids to have fun in the kitchen and promotes healthy eating in a fun and interactive way. From smelling to chopping to dancing and tasting, kids are sure to get lots out of these engaging cooking classes with simple, whole food recipes. In this class kids will learn to make lunchbox carrot cake powerballs.

Price: €15.00. Book here.

Clonakilty Black Pudding Tasters

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10am-4pm, Friday 16th August, Emmet Place

Enjoy free samplings of Cork favourite Clonakilty Black Pudding

FREE

Children's Food Trail

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11.30am - 1pm, Friday 16th August, Cork City Centre

Join this fun and fascinating food tour through Cork City Centre for Cork on a Fork Fest. Children (and accompanying adults if they wish) can sample bite-size child-friendly local food as they wander through the city. They will also hear fun and interesting facts about food and history in Cork. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Price: €18.00

Book here.

Tutored Beer Tasting

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12.00pm-12.45pm, Friday 16th August, Elbow Lane

Elbow Lane Brewery on Oliver Plunkett Street will throw open the doors of the smallest brewery in Ireland to showcase its limited-edition range of award-winning beers. join head brewer Russell Garet for an informal, informative and FUN tasting in the restaurant, try each of the beers and hear about the brewery and beer in general. You'll also get your choice of one of their 100% recycled Organic Cotton T-Shirts, 4 tasting beers and pinchos.

Price: €55. Book here. 

Sensory Cooking Class with the Cool Food School (7-12 year olds)

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12.30pm - 1.30pm, Friday 16th August, St. Peter's

Join Deirdre Doyle from the award winning The Cool Food School for a fun, interactive pop-up cooking class for kids at St Peter's. Deirdre is a master at getting kids to have fun in the kitchen and promotes healthy eating in a fun and interactive way. From smelling to chopping to dancing and tasting, kids are sure to get lots out of these engaging cooking classes with simple, whole food recipes. In this class kids will learn to make lunchbox carrot cake powerballs.

Price: €15.00. Book here.

Wild Foraging Adventure and Sharing Dinner

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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 and then sample a taste of Cork at a delicious sharing dinner in the restaurant, with wine pairing.

Price:  €125.  Booking will open soon.

English Market Food History Tour and Tasting at Farmgate

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2.30pm, Friday 16th August, The English Market

Enjoy a special tour of the English Market guided by Regina Sexton, UCC's food and culinary historian. Regina will give you a fascinating insight into the market, its food and its history, while the traders will share their own stories and that of their produce. You will then be treated to a tasting platter of the best local produce from The English Market's Farmgate Restaurant.

Price:  €48.  Book here.

Smoothie Making Demo with the Cool Food School

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2.30pm-3.30pm, Friday 16th August, St Peters

Join Deirdre Doyle from the award winning The Cool Food School for a fun, interactive pop-up cooking class for kids at St Peters. Deirdre is a master at getting kids to have fun in the kitchen and promotes healthy eating in a fun and interactive way. From smelling to chopping to dancing and tasting, kids are sure to get lots out of these engaging cooking classes with simple, whole food recipes. In this class kids will learn to make healthy smoothies.

Price: €15.00. Book here.

The full Irish flavour @ Gabriel House

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

Don’t miss 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.

Cork on a Fork Tasting Menu at The Glass Curtain

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5.30pm - 9.00pm, Friday 16th 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.

Price: €55/€85. Booking will open 14th July.

Sourdough and Wine Harvest

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5.30pm-7.00pm, Friday 16th August, Callanan's Bar, Georges Quay

Immerse yourself in a captivating event dedicated to the art and science of sourdough bread-making, natural wine, and sustainable agricultural practices, and hear about the challenges facing farmers and tillage farmers this year as a result of climate change. Discover a new approach to baking that enhances digestibility, elevates nutritional content, and celebrates the rich flavors of this ancient culinary tradition and indulge in an exquisite tasting experience of artisanal sourdough bread. Pair these delightful bread creations with exceptional natural wines, lovingly crafted from sustainably grown grapes. Engage with experts in the field who will share their knowledge, insights, and experiences. You'll see how one Cork producer, Benjamin Lebon @seeds_bakery_kinsale is bringing back bread to its holy standard. Dr. Fanny Leenhardt-Cohalan @wellbread.ie will bring you through heritage wheat varieties, which are freshly harvested just 15km from Cork city! Pascal Rossignol @lecaveauwinemerchants will take you on a journey from the bountiful fields of sustainable agriculture to the fermentation process that gives rise to the unique characteristics of natural wine.

Price: €30 (€50 for two). Book here.

Rebel City Distillery Cork Cocktail Masterclass

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5.45pm, Friday 16th August, Rebel City Distillery

Expect a warm welcome with a gin and tonic followed by a guided Distillery Tour, learn the basics of Mixology and create bespoke cocktails to enjoy in our custom oak bar. Learn about the history of cocktails and techniques of creating a perfectly-balanced cocktail in a fun, engaging, light-hearted environment, in a stunning boutique space. Learn shaking & stirring techniques, and create two custom cocktails using spirits crafted in our Rebel City Distillery.

Price: €45. Book here.

The Montenotte Wine Club presents the Wine & Sea Soirée

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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.

Price: €105pp.  Book here.

Street Food Demo from Different Cultures

6.30pm, Friday 16th August, Cork City Library

Enjoy cooking demonstrations from different cultures featuring Brazilian Tapas and Sushi with Esther and Maria from the Marina Market. There will also be a gorgeous colllection of cookery books available to borrow.

FREE. No Registration Required.

Hysterical Histories Dinner and Show at Amicus

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7.00pm, Friday 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.  FORKFEST24 for €5 off adult tickets.  Book here.