Past Event: March 9 2019 | Future Events: Updates to Follow

About FarePlate

The emergence of Irish craft brewers, whiskey distillers and food artisans continue to bolster Ireland's food, drink and craft scene.  For those outside of Ireland and unfamiliar with the country's culinary offerings they are often surprised and delighted to experience what Ireland brings to the table.  From the commitment to sustainable food and drink practices, to the centuries old and contemporary craftsmanship and from the charm of the Irish culture to the rich green fields the country is inspiring innovative restaurants, chefs and food writers.  

FarePlate is an event focused on celebrating Ireland and building awareness around the quality of food, drink and craft products.  The one day experience has been held annually since 2016 and offers tasting tables, meet and greets with founders and ambassadors of food, travel and related products (cookbooks, craft and travel) and a fun and social setting to connect with others.  Geared to anyone that is a foodie, a fan of Irish heritage, a buyer of gourmet and speciality products or looking for a fun day out  - FarePlate is an event to fully appreciate what is Irish food and drink.  

In 2018 FarePlate welcomed a selection of food and drink brands alongside with three well known Irish culinary leaders: Executive Head Chef Noel McMeel of Lough Erne Resort from county Fermanagh, Northern Ireland (presented by Tourism Ireland), Dublin based Boxty House with a sweet and savory boxty demo - and a stop in visit by Darina Allen of Ballymaloe House.

Inspiration for FarePlate

[ bridget bray, founder ]


It all began with a minestrone soup and brown bread with butter…

…in a county pub in Limerick a few years back.  I became fascinated with the taste - the ingredients - the wholesomeness of the food.  While seemingly basic fare, it piqued my curiosity for Ireland's food and drink story.  

Since that day whenever I visit Ireland I stop into local food markets, meet artisans, buy and consume copious amounts of artisanal goodies not to mention the cookbooks. 

With a background in the food and event industry, it seemed opportune to bring back a little of the story home so I formed FarePlate in 2016.

FarePlate is a celebration of Irish food and drink that brings this experience to life in a one day event in New York City.  Featuring Irish food, drink and craft producers and offering tasting bars, demos and more, the event is geared to foodies, Irish heritage lovers, food and drink buyers, fun seekers and all those intrigued to learn more.


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