Ingenuity and the Bounty

6 PM - 11 PM

The Bayview at Ballycotton

Immerse yourself in the tastes, scents, sights and sounds of our Wild Atlantic Bounty... Be astounded by the creative, conjurings of Ciarán and his team over a Five-Course Tasting Menu... Drink it all in from the cliffside-splendor that is the Bayview at Ballycotton overlooking Ballycotton Bay and Harbour.

Our evening begins Monday 4th September at 6pm with drinks on the Terrace followed by Ciarán’s imaginative and poetic Five-Course Seafood Celebration Menu and accompanying wines at 6.45pm.

With copious and lavish sacrifices to the weather gods planned in the interim, we hope to dine outside as the sun gently sets; later under a fecund moon and starlit sky, we invite you to sit back and unwind to silken jazz favourites till late.

Just €65.00 for a night to remember – Book Now at 021 4646 746.



SAGE Long Table Feast

7 PM - 10 PM

SAGE Restaurant, Midleton

As part of FEAST Cork - East Cork's Food & Drink Festival, award-winning Chef Kevin Aherne invites you to join him in his SAGE Courtyard for a unique and memorable culinary event. Kevin will conjure up a Feast inspired by bygone eras and serve it in a traditional long table setting. Think roast pig, stuffed game birds, whole fish cooked on an open fire, ales, traditional cider, rounds of cheese, pies & tarts.

Guests will dine outside under the heated canopy.



A Taste of East Cork by Ferrit & Lee

5:30 PM - 9 PM

Ferrit & Lee Restaurant, Distillery Walk, Midleton

To celebrate FEAST (East Cork Food and Drink Festival), we are hosting an event to showcase some of the fine produce East Cork has to offer. We will be serving a 5 course tasting menu including two glasses of wine. There are only 40 seats available so booking early is advisable!



A Seasonal Cocktail & FEAST at Ballymaloe House

7 PM - 11 PM

Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry

Hosted by Rory O'Connell ( How to Cook Well with Rory O'Connell) & Andy Ferreira of Cask on Thursday 7th September

As part of the newly branded Midleton Food & Drink Festival - FEAST East Cork Food & Drink Festival (3-10 September 2017), Ballymaloe House are delighted to be one of the restaurants involved by hosting this Seasonal FEAST Supper.

The evening will begin at 7pm with Cocktails in the Walled Garden with Andy Ferreira (2017's World Class Irish Mixologist of the Year 2017 and soon to be representing Ireland in the World Class Global Final in Mexico). Andy will be using herbs foraged in the garden at Ballymaloe House. 

Dinner will be served at 8pm in the Long Dining Room in the house and the 3 course 'Seasonal Supper' menu will be written and prepared by Rory O'Connell, Ballymaloe Cookery School co-founder and teacher, author, TV personality and former Head Chef at Ballymaloe House.

€75 per person for a 4 course seasonal supper and a cocktail and some wine with dinner. 



Chocolate, Cheese & Shellfish at Rostellan Chocolate

5 PM – 8 PM

Rostellan Chocolate and Coffee Shop

The Rostellan Chocolate & Coffee Shop are delighted to be once again hosting a fringe event as part of Feast 2017- East Cork Food and Drink Festival. Rostellan Chocolate and Coffee Shop is located just outside Midleton on the Whitegate Road.

We are showcasing our local food producers featuring Ballinrostig Homestead cheeses and local shellfish supplier Michael Barrett (The Lobsterman). We will be matching their produce with our wines and prosecco and we will also provide our coffees teas and Rostellan Hot Chocolate in our historic Courtyard. The event, which is not ticketed, is from 5pm to 8pm on Friday 8th Sept with live music so come early to avoid disappointment!






Line-up includes the following:
Demo Area                                               
Gin Demo                                                        
Grow Your Own Demo  (outside the courthouse)                         
The Long Table                                           
Restaurant Tent                                       
Kids Area: Music Shows, Puppet Shows, Amusememts, Vintage Fair                               
Farmers Market
GIY Info

The Jameson Experience

History of the
Old Midleton Distillery & tasting

Feast Demo Marquee


SECAD Partnership launches 'Food Fusion' - an integration project to celebrate cultural diversity through food.  Join Ballymaloe trained chef Shermin Thompson in her demonstration of a selection of delicious Turkish Mezze dishes made for sharing.

Berthas Revenge Gin Demo

Meet the maker Justin Green from Ballyvolane House

Failte Ireland Food Champion Patrick Ryan
(Firehouse Bakery)

Has Patrick told you about sourdough? Well he’s going
too. Along with some new & old school baking classics!

Ciaran Scully – Bayview Hotel Ballycotton

Kieran Scully Head Chef of the Bayview Ballycotton will
demonstrate a seafood masterclass. If you want to
learn about seafood. Don’t miss this stellar chef!

Lilly Higgins

Food writer & Celebrity chef invites you into her kitchen
& shares her love for all things edible.

Irelands Ancient East V’s Wild Atlantic way

Kevin Aherne (Sage) & Martin Shanahan (Fishy
Fishy)go head to head in an East Cork v West Cork
cook off. Each creating 2 dishes based on seafoods
from their own locality. The crowd will decide the
winner. This should be fun & informative from 2 of
Corks finest Chefs & Restauranteurs.


Grow Your Own Demo (outside the courthouse)

About GIY
GIY are bringing our unique brand of laid-back, pallet vibes to Midleton this September with a fun family friendly patch at the Midleton Food Festival. We’re bringing our very cool, outdoor classroom, lots of energy and our very own Corkonian, Karen o’ Donohoe. There’ll be plenty of GIY–style fun, learning and entertainment all weekend. Come to one of our GIY workshops, where you’re guaranteed to learn something, whether you’re a seasoned growing veteran, or timid growing rooky. Get the kids to sow some seeds, learn how to look after them and take them home. Put our experts on the spot asking tricky questions and learn how easy and, frankly, brilliant, it is to GROW, COOK, EAT your own food! You’ll probably hear us before you see us but keep an eye out for our flags outside the courthouse.



The Courtyard Goes Up In Smoke

SAGE Restaurant, Midleton

3 PM – 10 PM

Join us winding up & celebrating the very first Feast Cork food festival.

Kevin Aherne will create a #12mile BBQ Midleton has never seen before. Think roast pork, low & slow smoked briskets, ale brined chickens, buttered corn & funky salads to boot... A real end of summer #12mile BBQ with live music from special guest, fun & awesome fair.

This is a ticket event €20 per ticket
Ticket includes – BBQ plate & pint or glass of wine
Children €5 per child pay on the day – 1/2 BBQ plate
Tickets limited to 100 people
Available through Sage Restaurant 021 463 9682