FOOD & FEAST
“I can resist everything except temptation”
All Together Now is immensely pleased and excited to announce Food & Feasts, which will be gracing our plates this August Bank Holiday weekend. Paving the way for festival food, we have prepared an abundant and eclectic mix of tastes that we are sure will set tongues wagging. We have foraged, hunted and gathered a crop of delicious food for this, our inaugural year. We believe our passion for gathering people together to enjoy the shared love of music and food is clear to see from the line-up of food suppliers and producers that we have chosen. Finding the perfect assortment of food for All Together Now is an essential part of its ethos and something we believed was of the utmost importance since the festival’s very inception.
Taking influence from both home and abroad, we have taken the best of what we could discover and been inspired to bring a new concept to festival food. We have drawn from some of the best food producers and suppliers from Ireland and further afield - to bring an exciting array of top quality products and foods which we are really proud to present to our audience. From bountiful feasts - to an abundant farmers market, the All Together Now Food Line - Up is nothing ever seen before in a festival in Ireland.
THE WATERFORD WAY - FARMER’S MARKET
Our Farmer’s Market is brought to you by a group of people who have come together to tell the many stories of the food they produce in Waterford, from the Comeragh Mountains to the sea, across fertile fields to the sandy shores or along the big rivers where the great houses perch. Here are stories of great history and outside influence in Ireland's oldest city and its port trading in food for centuries. Come meet the people, taste the food and hear some of our stories...lig do scíth linn!
DÉISÍ FOOD CAFE - A TASTE OF WATERFORD’S FINEST FOODS
Déisí Foods is collaboration between local chefs Shane McGrath and Paula Hannigan who showcase the best of local Waterford produce. Shane, from Carlingford in Co Louth, came to Waterford to work at The Tannery in 2000 and after five years under the tutelage of Paul Flynn travelled for a couple of years before returning to West Waterford to take a Head Chef role at the newly opened Cliff House Hotel in 2008, where he spent the next 10 years. Since finishing there earlier this year he has been working with Eunice Power on her outside catering team.
Aglish native Paula has garnered much acclaim as a pastry chef, having spent her time working at prestigious locations including Ashford Castle, Cliff House Hotel, on Caribbean Cruises and at Waterford Castle, where she has recently returned to be Head Pastry Chef after her time abroad.
Together they’ve combined their talents and love of local produce to bring their unique style to a wide range of events including festivals, pop up dining nights and cookery demos.
They will be attending All Together Now to curate a Lakeside Dining Tent. Open from Friday afternoon and running daily until Sunday evening
PAUL FLYNN’S GOSPEL BRUNCH
As part of the Waterford’s Finest Foods, Dungarvan based, Paul Flynn will be preparing a special brunch on the Sunday of All Together Now. As a Waterford native, Paul Flynn is a massive part of the food scene in the South East and we are delighted to have an appearance from him.
To accompany the pleasingly tasty brunch selection that Paul will be whipping up, the London Community Gospel Choir will also be making a special appearance.. The menu for this unique dining experience will be revealed soon. It includes Bloody Marys made with local grown tomatoes…need we say more
VANESSA CLARKE’S THEATRE OF FOOD
Vanessa Clarke’s Theatre of Food, a firm favourite on the festival circuit for the last 10 years will also be appearing at All Together Now.
The 2018 line up includes:
Irish Chef Richard Corrigan is a prominent figure in both the Irish and UK restaurant scenes. Along with his regular TV appearances on the Great British Food Revival, The Taste and a host of others, Richard has number of successful restaurants including the Virginia Park Lodge in county Cavan.
This Michelin rated chef is keen to join us at All Together Now and demonstrate some skills and recipes for simple summer cooking.
Richard will be partaking in a cooking demonstration as well as answering some questions for our audience. Not to be missed.
Grub Circus will be curated by Food Writer Joe McNamee (Irish Examiner, Sunday Business Post) who also acts as ringmaster for the weekend, hosting two action-packed days, crammed with events in its own dedicated space on the festival grounds. With a lineup of star names from the Irish food world, amongst them all congregating for a suitably irreverent 48 hours of food-filled fun including a Chef’s Obstacle Course, The Kenwood Kwiz - A Food Quiz and Children’s Cookery Competition. The Cookie Jar is a little corner that will continually be replenished with various treats from some of Ireland’s finest producers over the course of the weekend.
ALTOGETHER AT THE CHEF’S TABLE
Will cast a critical eye on some of the major issues facing the food world today, both in Ireland and globally, including Meat vs. Vegan, Food as Medicine in Body-Mind-Soul-Food, Refugee Repasts: Food Stories, Culture and Recipes from the New Irish Migrants, Meet the Food Heroes: Public Interview with John & Sally McKenna; and special tribute events to the late, great Myrtle Allen and Anthony Bourdain.
MEET OUR CHEFS
A chance to meet and learn from some of the stars of the Irish culinary firmament and even taste the occasional treat as they cast off toques in pursuit of their inner festival funk.
Current Irish Chef of the Year, Jess Murphy (Kai, Galway), Paul Flynn (The Tannery, Dungarvan), Kevin Thornton, Richard Corrigan, Enda McEvoy (Michelin-starred Loam, Galway), Gary O’Hanlon (TV3’s The Restaurant, Graham Neville (Dax), Kevin Aherne (Sage Midleton), Virginia O’Gara (My Goodness), Michael Quinn, Keith Boyle (Bay Tree Bistro, Waterford) with more to be announce
DRINKS TALKS AND TASTINGS
We are giving our audience an opportunity to take part in some interactive talks activities that will grow your appreciation for all things
· Natural Wines-The Emperor’s New Beverages
· The Critics Find Ireland’s Poxiest Wine
· Which Rock Star is Your Favourite Wine?
· Cocktail Chaos
· Whiskey Galore: Whiskey tastings/talks/events
Leslie Williams (Wine Writer, Irish Examiner) | John Wilson (Wine Writer, Irish Times) | Tomás Clancy (Wine Writer, Sunday Business Post) | Dungarvan Brewing Company | Peter Mulryan (Blackwater Distillery Gin, Vodka and Absinthe) | Patrick Shelley (Kalak Vodka & Ornabrak Gin) Pascal Rossignol (Le Caveau Wine Importers) | Beverley Matthews (L’Atitude 51, Cork) | Justin Green (Ballyvolane House, Bertha’s Revenge Gin) | Mags Riordan & Emma Riordan-Davies (Bumblebee Flower Farm Cordials)
Catherine Cleary (Irish Times Restaurant Critic, Author) | Michael Kelly (GIY and RTE’s Grow Cook Eat) |Stuart Clarke (Hot Press, sharing his memories of Anthony Bourdain) | Ellie Kisyombe (Food Activist) | Virginia & Donal O’Gara (My Goodness Vegan Food) | Kitty Scully (Horticulturalist, TV Presenter) |Mags Riordan and Emma Riordan-Davies (Bumblebee Flower Farm) | GastroGays (Irish Food & Travel Bloggers)
Program of events to be announced
FOOD FOR LIFE by Kevin Thornton
"Our beautiful planet is a tiny one in the overall scheme of things. It has its own natural rhythm and we need to reconnect with that rhythm. We need to reconnect with the rhythm of the forgotten seasons"
The remarkable Kevin Thornton will be hosting a very special event at sunset on Saturday evening at All Together Now.
"Food For life" is an hour-long 3 course unique dining experience. Kevin will cook for a small number of diners in a secret garden at ATN. It will be interactive, and designed tantalise all the senses. An up close, in the round dining experience like no other. The theme is land, sea and woods. In season, real, natural and stunning in all aspects, food for life.
Kevin is known as a creative genius with food but few know of his photography work. Wrapping this sunset dinner will be a lighting and photography installation of Kevin’s work.
Tickets cost €65 pp. Very limited number available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT AT ALL TOGETHER NOW
Fresh barbecued lobster, steamed mussels and clams, lobster roll, crab toast, organic fennel, pickled cucumber, organic leaves, great fresh chips, homemade sauces and dressings, organic bread. All fresh nothing frozen. All seafood, salad and veg from New Quay, Burren, Co. Clare where Julia lives surrounded by devoted suppliers of fantastic ingredients from both land and sea.
By cooking these raw, fresh ingredients in a simple, delicious and honest way, we strive to do them justice and let the flavour of the sea shine through.
My Goodness is a Cork City based vegan food company specializing in living probiotic products. Our festival menu is loaded with Tex-Mex favourites like hand pressed corn Puffy Tacos, Nachos, and taquitos topped with fermented salsas and sour cream. We have a wide selection of raw vegan truffles to keep you going throughout the day, smoothies, and a kefir and kombucha bar.
The Hartrey Kitchen
The Hartrey Kitchen is an Artisan food business based in Butlerstown, Co. Waterford, producing handmade Indian curry pastes and spice mixes and Authentic Indian Street food using all their own products. All dishes are made using the highest quality ingredients which are locally sourced where possible and are also gluten free, sugar free and free from any artificial additives and preservatives.
The little caravan with the big flavours.
Home Fries brings you the finest, freshest baby potatoes available. Sautéed and seasoned in our huge paella pan, our fried potatoes are tastier and healthier than conventional chips and fries. We complement our Home Fries with a versatile range of toppings and sauces. Ranging from tried and tested favourites such as homemade Patatas Bravas and Garlic & Cheese to Chorizo & Roast Red Pepper and Slow Roast BBQ Pulled Pork.
Poutine is the most popular dish in Canadian cuisine. Poutine is the ultimate comfort food, made from chips, squeaky cheese curds, and gravy. The key ingredient of this comfort food comes from an artisan cheesemaker, specially sourced in Ireland.
Toons Bridge Dairy Grilled Cheese
Toons Bridge Dairy was established in 2011, in an old creamery building in the historic Irish artisan food area of West Cork. Toby Simmonds and Jenny-Rose Clarke own and run the dairy, producing cheeses in small batches, exclusively using fresh, local, raw cow and sheep’s milk.
Small batch handmade cheeses from their dairy in West Cork Grilled for melty cheesy tastiness. Grilled mozzarella sandwiches, halloumi sticks and more.
The Market Kitchen
The Market Kitchen can be found most Saturdays of the year at Temple Bar Food Market where the round up the freshest and most seasonal produce from market traders to make delicious and simple fare. They bring this very same combination of fresh market produce and seasonality to festival revelers - dishing up anything from pickled fennel toasties and slow roast rose veal cabbage wraps to 'bread end brekkies' and elderflower fizz to wash it all down!
SOON TO BE FESTIVAL FAVOURITES
Palmento is an award-winning Neapolitan wood fired pizzeria based in Douglas Village Co.Cork. The Tavolieri family have been running pizzerias in the Cork for over 30 years and Elio Tavolieri has brought that experience to bear with Palmento by fusing traditional Neapolitan pizza with fresh Irish ingredients to create a unique offering of classic and gourmet pizzas.
Ride The Wave
This 37 years young bus travels the festivals of Ireland, bringing it’s vintage cool to wherever it … parks. Provided on your static bus journey are lovingly sourced teas, coffees in a relaxing set up with couches, lights and art .A unique environment, amazing team and a good sound system and decks.
Cheesy Bread hand-make the dough on-site and wrap it up to prove. They lovingly knead it and top it with grated Irish cheese and either ham or mushrooms. It’s all rolled up like a blanket and baked in our specially-commissioned wood-burning ovens. =
Golden Hill Fresh Farmhouse Ice Cream
Handmade on their small family farm in the beautiful Wicklow Mountains, using fresh milk and cream from their grass fed dairy cows. They also make fruits sorbets, using only the highest quality fruit purees and no artificial anything. Suitable for vegans and anyone with dairy or egg allergies. They also transform their ice cream and sorbets into milkshakes and smoothie using fresh milk or juice.
Wellnice Pops is a range of four healthy and delicious ice pops made from 100% cold-pressed vegetable & fruit juice....and nothing else! All of the pops are low in calories and have vitamins and minerals, but unlike other ice pops, do not have any added sugar.
The Crepe Box
Sweet Crepes, including buckwheat gluten free, and vegan.
The Donut Trike
Donuts made using Organic Flour, Free Range Eggs and 100% rapeseed oil.
All your favourite festival food units will be at All Together Now
Kanum Thai / Wok ‘n’ Roll / Eddie Rockets / Burger Republic Handmade Burgers & Chips / Flaming Cactus / Crepes In The City / Fire & Food Charcoal Grills / Green Pepper Red Tomato / Pomorolla Pizza Garden / Square Pie / O’Briens Traditional Irish Chipper / Frank’s Falafel / Golden Hill Fresh Farmhouse Ice Cream
All of suppliers, trader and vendors will be serving in fully compostable serve ware or cups. No single use plastic or cups or plastic bottles will be supplied on site.
All Together Now is proud to partner with Ardkeen Quality Food Store and we are excited to offer you their top quality products on site at All Together Now. They will be providing the fresh ingredients for the Theatre of Food and Taste of Waterford - We encourage you to drop by and sample their quality products.
Ardkeen Quality Food Store is an independent food retailer based on the Dunmore Road in Waterford City. Open since 1967, they are a locally owned and managed business that has grown and developed from a small grocer into a prominent supplier in the South East. Ardkeen Quality Food Store has developed a unique food offering, which comes directly from its trusted and specialised artisan producers.
"Kenwood is proud to partner with Theatre of Food @ All Together Now. Trusted the world over as the leading brand in food preparation appliances- we make everything from Food processors and blenders through to hand blenders and Kitchen Machines"