Food on The Edge experience Fingal’s best!

by Rose Barrett
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Fingal County Council played host to some 25 chefs, food innovators and influential food writers following the Food on the Edge Symposium that took place in Airfield Estate, Dundrum earlier in the week.

‘Food on the Edge’ International is a two-day symposium that takes place annually in Ireland. It is for chefs & food enthusiasts all around the world who want to create a better global network, who come together to listen, talk and debate about the future of food in our industry and on our planet.

Showcasing Fingal as a serious food focused destination, the delegates were treated to the best that Fingal has to offer and see, up close and personal why Fingal is so important in the food sector due to its abundance of food producers and suppliers, from native seafood straight out of the sea at Howth to its farmers in north Co. Dublin producing the very best quality produce.

The visit included dining in two of the region’s best restaurants, Aqua in Howth and Old Street in Malahide as well as a cruise around Howth and Ireland’s Eye and even an opportunity to partake in some Irish dancing in Swords Castle. 

The group also had a tour of the farm and walled garden in Newbridge House with the gardener where the emphasis was on food and met with members of the Fingal Food Network who presented the best that Fingal has to offer with presentations by Country Crest, McNally Family Farm, The Herb School, Hope Beer, Feisty Ferments and Hella’s Kitchen. In addition, the Council’s Heritage Officer Christine Baker gave a presentation on Fingal’s Food Heritage. 

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