Normandy set to invade Ireland with a Food Tour this June

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A friendly invasion of the foodie kind has been announced by the Normandy Tourist Board! The first weekend of June will see a ‘Normandy Food Tour’ arriving on the shores of Ireland and stopping off to create a French Food Festival in three locations with Norman heritage.

The Normandy Food Tour will bring the very best of Normandy’s food, drinks and music to St. Patrick’s Park in Dublin on Saturday, June 3rd from midday to 7pm, to the historic Cathedral Square in Waterford on Sunday, June 4th from midday to 7pm and to the Quayside of New Ross town on Monday, June 5th from 11am to 6pm.

Normandy food trucks will arrive en masse to serve up tasty sweet and savoury dishes with tastings on offer all day long. Grignot’Malin will be serving up traditional French crêpes filled with cheese and more. And who can resist dessert, especially when it’s Caravanille preparing delicious fresh brioches topped with Normandy delicacies?

A Normandy Sweet Treats Tasting will also be on offer with Cara-Meuh, La Maison Du Biscuit cakes, Jeannette Madeleines, Caramel De Pommes Dieppois apple spread and more. If cheese is your preferred option then the best of the world is in store for you, with a cheese tasting ticking off the classics like Camembert, Neufchatel and Isigny Mimolette, crowned the best cheese in the world this year! Visitors will also have the opportunity to bring some home thanks to cheese vendor La Dégusterie.

Traditional brews will also be on offer and visitors can enjoy a cider-tasting experience with Cidrerie de la Brique, with which visitors can journey from the traditional methods through to styles defining the future. Or why not get into the weekend spirit and chance a Calvados tasting of Chateau du Breuil and Busnel apple brandies? La Mont Vinette, a bar in a vintage caravan, will also be offering samples of their unique and authentic Normandy cocktails.

A demo stage will see a schedule of fabulous Normandy chefs cook up traditional and innovative cuisine including ‘Escalope à la Normande’, Teurgoule rice pudding along with the universally loved brioche. Totally free-to-attend masterclasses will be held throughout the day, sampling some of Normandy’s best exports, plus a family-friendly crêpe demonstration activity will be showcased each afternoon.

Joining the food and drinks producers are the Normandy Tourist Board who are keen to build upon the historic Norman connections and share the heritage and cultural offerings available in this picturesque region of France.

Commenting on the upcoming Tour, Director of Normandy Tourism Michael Dodds says, “We are very excited to take the Normandy Food Tour to Ireland. We value our shared heritage with Ireland and we look forward to building upon those connections this June. It is the first time that the Normandy Food Tour will travel to Ireland and it is genuinely a real treat for festivalgoers, with the very best artisanal foods and drinks of beautiful Normandy on offer along with a flavour of our culture and of course our shared heritage.”

To top off the celebrations, visitors to each of the food tour stops will be entertained by French musicians For the Hackers, who will be performing for the very first time in Ireland! Hailing from Dieppe, Normandy, these indie-rockers have been active for around a decade and have numerous hits to their name. Their blend of pop, rock and electro with French lyrics is guaranteed to impress. These music devils have the capacity to move the audience emotionally, and physically! Their live shows are powerful, and engaging, and their chemistry as a band is very visible. A truly unmissable act, especially as For the Hackers will be playing on top of their solar-powered bus!

The Normandy Food Tour is a free, family-friendly event with live music, free cookery demos, tasting opportunities and more. Visit for more details.

The Normandy Food Tour will visit:

St. Patrick’s Park, Dublin – June 3rd from midday to 7pm

Cathedral Square, Waterford – June 4th from midday to 7pm

New Ross Quayside – June 5th from from 11am to 6pm

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