Féile Bia na Mara / Achill Island Seafood Festival
(Achil Island, Co. Mayo Ireland)
Feile Bia Na Mara
July 14-17 2011
Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Féile Bia na Mara is a culinary celebration of Achill's rich heritage with the sea and it showcases the bountiful harvest of the Atlantic Ocean.
Events in 2009 and 2010 included cookery demonstrations, seaweed safaris, fish markets, seafood BBQs and a family sandcastle competition. Local (and guest) talent included Cailín agus Buachaill Óg and the Achill's Got Talent contest. We intend to make the 2011 Féile Bia na Mara even bigger and more enjoyable, so check back here as full details of events will be posted as soon as they are finalised.
Ross Lewis, Guest Chef 2011
Ross Lewis of Michelin Star restaurant Chapter One will be guest chef at the 2011 Féile Bia na Mara.
Ross is from Cork and a graduate of University College Cork. He has travelled and worked in the restaurant industry in New York, London and Switzerland. His passion and drive to open his own restaurant brought him back to Ireland where he has become immersed in Ireland's emerging food culture.
Chapter One has also been internationally feted by top U.S food magazine's former food editor as his favourite Dublin restaurant and by Australian Gourmet Traveller as having "a reputation for serving the very best of Irish inspired cuisine".