Wednesday 28 September 2016

Yummy! Eat and drink up the Bloom atmosphere

Published 24/05/2015 | 02:30

According to Bord Bia, this year's food village will be the largest and best yet. Photo: Nick Bradshaw
According to Bord Bia, this year's food village will be the largest and best yet. Photo: Nick Bradshaw
It's not all greenery and good food at Bloom!

Ireland is recognised for producing some of the best food and drink in the world. As a Bord Bia run festival, visitors can be assured that the very best of Irish produce will be on offer at Bloom.

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Home to a veritable feast of palette pleasers, the Food Village at Bloom will boast a wide range of artisan produce and onsite dining options. Lovers of good food will once again be spoilt for choice!

The Chefs’ Quality Kitchen

For those in need of foodie inspiration, the Chefs’ Quality Kitchen is a must, with a number of cookery demonstrations taking place each day featuring Ireland’s top

chefs, including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio, The Lazy Chef Simon Lamont and David and Stephen Flynn of The Happy Pear to name but a few. They will be demonstrating their culinary prowess and showcasing tasty new recipes made using Bord Bia Quality Assured products and local ingredients.

Well-known TV personality Ella McSweeney will act as MC and will also introduce Bloom visitors to some of Ireland’s top food producers on stage.

There will also be daily competitions, with visitors encouraged to drop by from 10.30am each day for the first demonstration to be in with a chance to win daily prizes.

Little bites

Whether you’re planning to dine out or just stopping for a quick break, Bloom offers visitors an abundance of choice this year with snack options and more substantial eating and drinking experiences available to satisfy all appetites!

* New to Bloom: The Country Crest Food Fayre is a new 370-seater restaurant serving the freshest of locally produced food. Country Crest, who are passionate about providing only the best sustainably farmed produce, will also have their Farm Shop set up, where you can sample local foods and select from a range of quality meats and meals. 

* Bistro Bloom: Boasts three distinct dining options with a café, restaurant and seafood bar. The Café offers self-service, family-friendly food with breakfast offers, lunchtime specials and afternoon tea. Watch out for the daily specials. The Restaurant offers a bistro dining experience with classic dishes and waiter service while the Seafood Bar will create platters of the best Irish seafood. For those looking to enjoy a sit down lunch, Bistro

Bloom is taking advance bookings.

Call 01-2602632 to book your table. 

* Artisan Catering: Will be available in the Food Village and in the all new Gardener’s Rest, a covered seating area. Perfect at any time of the day, the delights include roast suckling pork or Hereford beef ciabattas, healthy salads and fish cakes, followed by an array of desserts, fruit or drinks. This is Artisan  Street Food at its best! There will also be numerous pitstops for coffee and tasty treats dotted throughout the show located close to all the main features. Watch out for the various meal deals on offer each day.

Whether you’re planning to dine out or just stopping for a quick break, Bloom offers visitors an abundance of choice this year with snack options and more substantial eating and drinking experiences available to satisfy all appetites!

* New to Bloom: The Country Crest Food Fayre is a new 370-seater restaurant serving the freshest of locally produced food. Country Crest, who are passionate about providing only the best sustainably farmed produce, will also have their Farm Shop set up, where you can sample local foods and select from a range of quality meats and meals. 

* Bistro Bloom: Boasts three distinct dining options with a café, restaurant and seafood bar. The Café offers self-service, family-friendly food with breakfast offers, lunchtime specials and afternoon tea. Watch out for the daily specials. The Restaurant offers a bistro dining experience with classic dishes and waiter service while the Seafood Bar will create platters of the best Irish seafood. For those looking to enjoy a sit down lunch, Bistro

Bloom is taking advance bookings.

* Artisan Catering: Will be available in the Food Village and in the all new Gardener’s Rest, a covered seating area. Perfect at any time of the day, the delights include roast suckling pork or Hereford beef ciabattas, healthy salads and fish cakes, followed by an array of desserts, fruit or drinks. This is Artisan  Street Food at its best! There will also be numerous pitstops for coffee and tasty treats dotted throughout the show located close to all the main features. Watch out for the various meal deals on offer each day.

Bloom Inn

The Bloom Inn has always proven to be a popular pitstop within the Food Village! Due to the rising popularity and rapid industry growth of craft brewing, Bord Bia has expanded the Bloom Inn this year to showcase some 16 of Ireland's best craft beer, cider and premium spirits producers.

Visitors should call by to meet brewers and taste a wide range of local craft products. You will also have the opportunity to sample and purchase a range of Irish beverages and cocktails that will compliment products in the nearby food markets. 

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