Waterford’s most picturesque fishing village will enjoy a jam-packed weekend of family fun, festivities and fish when the festival is officially launched by Celebrity chef and proprietor of Dunbrody House Hotel, Kevin Dundon.
Visitors to Dunmore East can expect a busy schedule of events over the three days. The festival will be launched in the Peoples Park on Friday, June 25th and some local celebs will be feeling the kitchen heat as they compete in the final of “Ready Steady Fish”, the cookery competition to find the best “Seafood Pancake” recipe. The finalists will be ably assisted by team captains Kevin Dundon and Michael Quinn.
Whilst the focus is going to be on fresh food, there is going to be plenty for all the family to do. With street artists, face painters, a Farmer’s market, a mobile farm, food seminars, angling competitions, sand castle competitions and plenty of food stalls throughout the village and harbour.
According to Festival Committee member, Paul McDaid, the festival is guaranteed to be one of the most exciting summer festivals in the region. “The committee has worked hard to put together a festival that leaves no – one out. From cookery demonstrations and seminars through to food markets and sandcastle competitions there is undoubtedly something for all the family.”
“We have already started the competition for our “Seafood Pancake” finalists with a series of cook offs over the next few weeks, culminating in our final on June 25th. Our two celebrity finalists will be under the watchful supervision of Kevin Dundon and Michael Quinn.”
Timmy Ryan and Aoibhinn Fallon of WLRfm took part in the first quest to find the perfect Seafood Pancake recipe at Lemon Tree. Every Thursday for the next four weeks there will be two local celebs competing in The Ocean, The Haven Hotel, Azzurro, The Strand and The Spinnaker.
For more information about the Dunmore East Food Festival, June 25th to 27th visit http://www.waterford-dunmore.com/.