THE TRIP: 8 DAYS IN ITALY & IRELAND
Days 1-3: Castello di Potentino
Upon arrival at Castello di Potentino on October 19th, guests be introduced to our lovely host Charlotte Horton who will lead us on a wine tasting, tour and history of the splendid castle. From there, we will begin a full three days of cooking experiences, shared with the team at Potentino as well as guest Chef Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy, NYC. During our stay, we will take part in the olive harvest, have a master class with Michelin starred Roberto Rossi of Il Silene, tour the castle’s winery, make our own cheese, and observe a authentic Tuscan-style butchery demonstration followed by a BBQ dinner.
Day 4: GALWAY
During our transfer from Italy to Ireland, we will enjoy a final “taste of place” picnic, enroute to our final destination of Galway, Ireland. Once we’re comfortably settled in Galway, our hosts from Fáilte Ireland will introduce us to the highlights of their country’s finest hospitality and cuisine, as well as to the country’s official Irish Food Ambassadors.
Day 5: tHE BURREN FOOD TRAIL
Named as the Foodie Town of 2015, the Burren is home to the Burren Food Trail which showcases the top food and beverage producers and restaurants in the region, that are all passionately devoted to delivering an authentic taste of the Wild Atlantic Way. We’ll meet the finest cheesemakers, visit a smokehouse, and take in the very best of the region with the guidance and company of Food On The Edge founder Jp McMahon.
Day 6-7: FOOD ON THE EDGE
In our last legs of an epic journey, we will be culminating our time together with an action-packed two days amongst top international chefs at the world-renowned 2016 Food on the Edge symposium. With approximately 40 international chefs speaking over the course of the two-day symposium, Food On The Edge aims to challenge our perspective on food and our connection to it. Each year, the speakers are selected based on their innovation, passion and influence on today’s food culture and industry. Each speaker, with their own unique perspective, talks for 15 minutes on the cultural, social, environmental and educational aspects of food. Both excitement-packed days are followed by evenings of celebration, and of course incredible networking opportunities. Galway is a vibrant place with an equally dynamic nightlife!
Day 8: DUBLIN
On our final day, we will return (with heavy hearts) to Dublin for our departure flights home.