A day out at Liss Ard

Yesterdays dinner was a mobile one. We spent the day at the lovely Liss Ard estate where the annual music and arts festival was in full swing.
We left home in our wellies, armed with raincoats, blankets to sit on and a sweet potato fritatta in our backpack. The wellies were vital as it was very muddy after all the rain we’ve had,the fritatta was a very welcome snack which we ate sitting on a wall in the sunshine listening to stand up comedy and we didn’t need the raincoats! Quite amazing and such a treat.
Liss Ard is a beautiful old estate and the festival is laid out on a rolling hillock which makes a natural ampitheatre with food stalls all around the perimeter and the main marquee is down the bottom which meant we could sit on our blanket and get a great view without actually sitting inside.
We arrived in time to enjoy the lovely West Cork Ukelele band and then wandered on listening to stand up comedians in the literary tent,to watch cookery demos in the Theatre of Food and more music. The Ceili All Stars absolutely rocked and Toots and the Maytals are still the original reggae kings.
I did a little beer tasting with The Eight Degrees Brewing company and watched Mei Chin create some Asian Irish Fusion Food in the Theatre of Food. Mei’s Asian Cole slaw and Chinese spiced ham was served in “slider’ – a New York style mini bread roll. I tried the cole slaw in the ‘slider’ but had eaten it all before it occurred to me to take a photo! As everyone else had wolfed theirs down before I cottoned on we have no pictorial evidence.
Moving on we followed up with a falafel plate from the Lebanese Food Company and washed everything down with some Portuguese Douro wine from one of the wine tents.
All in all a great day out.

our falafel plate

About lettercollumkitchenproject

A cook that gardens. Sun addict. Not a good addiction in West Cork hence the travel addiction. Add in a splotch of kitchen snooping while away, a big walled organic garden while home and a kitchen full of a bit of everything. Runs an organic bakery/delicatessen/food shop with her husband using food from the garden and the years of accumulated kitchen snooping. Check out the shop and garden at www.lettercollum.ie View all posts by lettercollumkitchenproject

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