An exceptional food tour in the Burren Region took place recently and it was one of those tours where we wish we could have joined the lucky group! Working with local producers, Go West created a unique itinerary for this very Foodie group!
This day tour started from Galway city and first stopped at Hazel Mountain Chocolate in the Burren Region. This is the only chocolatier in the Burren UNESCO region as well as one of only three bean to bar chocolatiers in the country! This place offers the best handmade chocolate and treats in the west!
Following the Hazel Mountain stop, the group traveled onto the Burren Smokehouse to explore the historic smoking traditions of salmon, trout and mackerel. Here the group met with Birgitta Curtain who showed them around the smokehouse, sampled some fish along the process and meet with the workers who have honed their craft over the years. Here the group enjoyed lunch followed by a beer tasting session in the adjacent pub.
Next off the group visited the spectacular Cliffs of Moher in Clare. A short drive from the smokehouse and the group were at the edge of the West of Ireland trying to capture its essence, beauty and majesty!
Coming away from the edge, the group visited a goat farm famed for producing St. Tola Goats Cheese. Here they they with owner Siobhan and she showed them the working farm, goats and how the cheese is produced. Some more lovely food samples and interesting ways to use goats cheese were demonstrated by Siobhan and her team.
After a long day of food and drink, the group returned to Galway city where they were staying and enjoyed an evening meal at Cava Bodega in the city centre. Owned by Jp McMahon, this restaurant is an authentic Spanish Restaurant known for its excellent tapas and cava selection.
The group also attended Food on the Edge for the following two days which Go West also assist in managing with Jp McMahon and his team.
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