“Taste Waterford” sees Bodega and La Boheme restaurants combine their passion for good food, fresh local produce and Waterford heritage. Taking place every Wednesday, the evening consists of a three course meal in one restaurant, a guided tour through Waterford city centre, followed by a further three course feast of flavour in the second restaurant.
The initiative is the brainchild of Christine Theze of La Boheme and Cormac Cronin of Bodega, who have worked together on several projects in the past.
According to Christine, the idea came from their mutual love of local produce. “When it comes to locally sourced produce Cormac and I share the same philosophy. In Waterford and the South East we are blessed with a wonderful selection of producers supplying the highest calibre of seafood, meat, fruit, vegetables, dairy and breads.”
“These local producers feature prominently on both restaurant’s menus and we decided to work together to promote local produce and also give locals and tourists the opportunity to see and learn a little more about our wonderful city.”
Diners can expect to be accompanied from the first restaurant by a “tour guide” through the city to the next three courses at the second restaurant, with a historical, informative overview of some of Waterford’s iconic buildings and places.
Cormac Cronin of Bodega continued, “Taste Waterford highlights the provenance of the produce we use in the two restaurants. Not only will diners get the chance to enjoy a meal prepared from ingredients that are sourced on our doorstep, they also have a chance to take a stroll, mid-meal, through the city centre and learn a little more about the colourful history of Waterford city.”
Ciaran Cullen, Chief Executive of Waterford City Enterprise Board was pleased to support the Taste Waterford initiative. “Christine and Cormac are great supporters of local food producers, a belief which we share at Waterford City Enterprise Board.”
“We have invested heavily in funding local food producers in the past and will continue to do so. In fact, one of our most successful projects, the Enterprising Food Network, was founded two years ago with the objective of assisting food producers in the areas of branding and packaging, route to market, distribution and networking. The group, made up of restaurants, food producers and horticultural groups, now has 19 members and continues to grow.”
If you are want to find out more about Taste Waterford call La Boheme on 051 875645 or Bodega Restaurant on 051 844177.