A friendly invasion of the foodie kind has been announced by the Normandy Tourist Board
as this June Bank Holiday Weekend a ‘Normandy Food Tour’ will be arriving on the shores
of Ireland and stopping off to create a French Food Festival in three locations with Norman
The Normandy Food Tour will bring the very best of Normandy’s foods, drinks and music
to St. Patrick’s Park in Dublin on Saturday, June 3rd from noon to 7 pm, to the historic
Cathedral Square in Waterford on Sunday, June 4th from noon to 7 pm and to the
Quayside of New Ross town on bank holiday Monday, June 5th from 11 am to 6 pm.
Normandy food trucks will arrive en masse to serve up tasty sweet and savoury dishes with
tastings on offer all day long.
Grignot’Malin will be serving up traditional French crêpes filled with cheese and more. And who can resist dessert, especially when it’s Caravanille preparing
delicious fresh brioches topped with Normandy delicacies.
A Normandy Sweet Treats Tasting will also be on offer with Cara-Meuh, La Maison Du Biscuit
cakes, Jeannette Madeleines, Caramel De Pommes Dieppois apple spread and more.
If cheese is your preferred option then the best of the world is in store for you, with a cheese tasting ticking off the classics like Camembert, Neufchatel and Isigny Mimolette, crowned the best cheese in the world this year! Visitors will also have the opportunity to bring some home, thanks to cheese vendor La Dégusterie.
Traditional brews will also be on offer and visitors can enjoy a cider-tasting experience with
Cidrerie de la Brique where visitors can journey from the traditional methods through to styles defining the future. Or why not get into the Bank Holiday spirit and chance a Calvados tasting Chateau du Breuil and Busnel apple brandies?
La Mont Vinette, a bar in a vintage caravan, will also be offering samples of their unique and authentic Normandy cocktails.
A demo stage will see a schedule of fabulous Normandy chefs cook up traditional and innovative cuisine including ‘Escalope à la Normande’, Teurgoule rice pudding along with the universally loved brioche.
Totally free-to-attend Masterclasses will be held throughout the day with sampling
some of Normandy’s best exports are available plus a family-friendly crepe demonstration activity will be showcased each afternoon.
Joining the food and drinks producers are the Normandy Tourist Board which are keen to build
upon the historic Norman connections and to share the heritage and cultural offerings available in picturesque Normandy.
Commenting on the upcoming Normandy Food Tour, Director of Normandy Tourism Michael Dodds said: “We are very excited to take the Normandy Food Tour to Ireland. We value our shared heritage with Ireland and we look forward to building upon those connections this June. It is the first time that the Normandy Food Tour will travel to Ireland and it is genuinely a real treat for festivalgoers, with the very best artisanal foods and drinks of beautiful Normandy on offer along with a flavour of our culture and of course our shared heritage.”
To top the celebrations off visitors to each of the food tour stops will be entertained by the French musicians For the Hackers, who will be performing for the very first time in Ireland!
Hailing from Dieppe, Normandy, these indie-rockers have been active for about a decade now, and have numerous hits to their name. Their blend of pop, rock and electro with French lyrics is guaranteed to impress. These music devils have the capacity to move the audience emotionally, and physically! Their live shows are powerful, and engaging, and their chemistry as a band is very visible. A truly unmissable act, especially as For the Hackers will be playing on top of their solar-powered bus!
The Normandy Food Tour is a free-to-attend family-friendly event with live music, free cookery demos, tasting opportunities and more. Visit en.normandie-tourisme.fr/normandy-food-tour/ for more details.
The Normandy Food Tour will visit:
June 3rd – St. Patrick’s Park, Dublin from midday to 7 pm
June 4th – Cathedral Square, Waterford, from midday to 7 pm
June 5th –New Ross Quayside from 11 am to 6 pm