Meat | Fish | Smoke & Fire

A Trio of Masterclasses

13 August 2018 Presents...

A Trio of Masterclasses with

Head Chef Decky Walsh, Holy Smoke,

Master Butcher Ger O'Callaghan, Drinagh Co-Op and

Fishmonger Clayton Dooley, The Fish Station

Sunday 9th September, 2pm - 8pm, €70pp
Venue: Drinagh Co-Op/Spar, Market Street, Skibbereen, West Cork

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival Event

BOOK NOW! presents is in association with our event sponsors:

This year, we have taken our much loved Smoke & Fire Masterclass and turned it on its head! We are going bigger and better with a bigger venue, three Masterclasses in one, exclusive Hang Fire BBQ demo, craft beer, whiskey, our incredible Feast from the Fire and a micro-market showcasing all the amazing producers we will be working with on the day! PHEW!

Will YOU join us?

We have a jam packed day in store for you - here's what we'll be doing:

Butchery Masterclass with Ger O'Callaghan, Master Craft Bucher and Head Butcher at Drinagh Co-Op/Spar

Ger will take you through an exploration of the wide variety of meat cuts available from Beef, Pork and Lamb including those less well known, to expand your knowledge of what is available from your butcher and how to prepare it at home. #whoseyourbutcher

Fish Filleting Masterclass with Clayton Dooley, of The Fish Station

Clayton will give demonstrations on fish filleting and shellfish shucking using beautifully seasonal fresh fish caught locally. Get to grips with how to fillet fish at home and learn about sustainable fish.

Smoke & Fire Masterclass with Decky Walsh, Head Chef of Holy Smoke Restaurant

Decky is one of Ireland's foremost Pitmasters, expert in cooking Low & Slow over Smoke & Fire and head chef of Cork's most on-trend restaurant Holy Smoke. Decky will demonstrate the best ways to cook the meat and fish prepared throughout the day using six different methods of cooking fire, such as block pit, smoker and grill as well as the first ever demonstration of Hang Fire BBQ to ever come to West Cork!

Feast from the Fire

Our Feast from the Fire is something to behold. Eat in the most relaxed way possible the best food possible straight from the furnace! Decky Walsh has created a menu that will turn even the most polite person into a bona fide caveman! Course after course of melt in the mouth meats, hot from the coals fish, a whole bunch of sides plus dessert. Sheer delectation!

Craft Beer pairing from West Cork Brewing and Craft Spirits tastings from West Cork Distillers

We are delighted to partner with our drinks sponsors West Cork Brewing Company from Baltimore and West Cork Distillers in Skibbereen. Every course from our Feast from the Fire will be paired and matched with one of West Cork Brewing's hand crafted beers and a selection of spirits from West Cork Distillers, including their multi-award winning whiskey. We will also be showing how to cook with beer and spirits for the ultimate in food/drink heaven!

Producers Micro-Market

West Cork is a mecca for artisan food producers. Drinagh Co-Op works with local farmers, growers, brewers, distillers and makers stocking a wide variety of products in store and on Ger's fabulous meat and fish counters. At Féila Feola, we have invited a select handful of these producers that we will be show casing on our menu to come along to our Micro Market. Ticket holders will be able to meet the people behind some of West Cork's most loved artisan brands, sample their produce and talk to them about their own food story, helping you to trace the story of our food from their farm to your fork!

We will have a dedicated Marquee tent set up with our demonstration areas and micro-market. Ger, Decky and Padraigh will be fully mic'd up and large screens displaying every movement clearly from the comfort of your seat!

The Masterclasses combine basic and advanced skills in both meat and fish preparation, and smoke & fire cookery style. Learn, Taste, Feast!

Entry to this whole day of learning, exceptional food and drink is by ticket only. Your ticket covers you for:

  • Three Masterclasses: Butchery, Fish Filleting, Smoke & Fire;
  • A finger licking Feast from the Fire that includes Beef, Lamb, Pork, Chicken, Fish, all sides, dessert, tea and coffee;
  • All paired beers and spirits;
  • Meet the Producers Micro-Market.