The student from the midlands called last minute to book a stall at the Burren Slow Food Festival. On the Saturday morning, he arrived with his father, unpacked his pieces of art and decorated his stall in the Pavilion in Lisdoonvarna. He surely hoped to sell some of his pieces, but he definitely did not expect to take the limelight and talk in front of an audience.
One of the chefs present at the festival, Jonathan Keane from The Lodge at Ashford Castle in Cong, fell in love with the beautiful, handcrafted pieces of ancient bog oak. He bought a piece and used it in his cookery demo a short while later, and while he decorated little appetizers on the old piece of wood, the student explained to the audience, how he found the pieces and how he treated the old bog oak.
Just one of the things that can happen at the Burren Slow Food Festivals…Read More