The emergence of Irish craft brewers, whiskey distillers and food artisans continue to bolster Ireland's food and drink 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 and drink products. The event took place at Houston Hall, in the West Village, on Sun. Mar. 11 from 2PM - 8PM, and offered tasting tables, meet and greets with founders and ambassadors of food, travel and related products (cookbooks and food 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. 2019 event date and venue to be released summer 2018.
... 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.
FarePlate is a celebration of Irish food and drink that brings this experience to life in a one day event in New York City. Geared to foodies, Irish heritage lovers, food and drink buyers, fun seekers and all those intrigued to learn more.
- Bridget Bray, Founder of FarePlate + VP, Sales, Marketing and Events at IrishCentral
Update: In November 2017, IrishCentral through its parent company Irish Studio acquired FarePlate (and myself!). Leveraging IrishCentral's reach will significantly amplify the Irish food and drink story in how its told...to over 3.5M unique monthly visitors to IrishCentral's site...to 600K+ Facebook followers. The acquisition of Ireland's Harmonia Publishing (includes the Irish Food & Wine plus five other magazine titles) - took place in the same month - meaning incredible opportunities ahead.