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18th Oct 2017

This Very Special Galway Event Will Be The Best Dinner You’ll Have All Year


Do you remember the best meal you’ve ever had? If you’re a mad foodie, chances are you do.

There’s a very special dinner in Galway later this month though that we bet will blow every other meal you’ve ever had outta the water.

Four foreign-born, Irish-based chefs will come together with a group of Syrian refugee chefs in Galway to create a Far-Fetched Dinner in Loam (Michelin starred don’tcha know) on Sunday October 29th.

Chefs Damien Grey of Dublin’s Heron & Grey (from Australia), Takashi Miyazaki of Miyazaki in Cork (born in Japan), Jess Murphy of Kai in Galway (originally from New Zealand) and Mickael Viljanen of The Greenhouse in Dublin (a Finn) will cook dinner with five Syrian chef colleagues for an unforgettable night of amazing flavours – and it’s all for a good cause.

The dinner will give Syrian chefs vital experience in an Irish kitchen

With a chronic shortage of chefs in the Irish hospitality industry, this is an opportunity for refugee chefs to flex their kitchen muscles. They also get to share their particular knowledge, expertise and skills to the benefit both of the four cooks sharing their kitchen, and of dinner guests on the night.

And there’s three funded scholarships in catering at GMIT for chefs in direct provision 

Vice President of GMIT says that “some of our students and lecturers will support this special dinner. In addition the school is developing a short accredited course in professional cooking skills for those in direct provision. 

“This will equip them with Irish food safety knowledge and enhanced cooking skills ensuring they are ready to join the workplace as and when such restrictions are lifted.”

“Sharing food is the best way to get to know any culture, any society, any individual,” says chef Takashi Miyazaki.

With music from the Galway Ukulele Orchestra and documenting of the evening by Heavy Man Films, the Far-Fetched Dinner begins at 6.30 p.m. in Loam on Sunday 29th October, with a menu created by the adopted Irish and their Syrian colleagues served with matching wines.

Getting to eat Michelin starred food and support and welcome refugees to the neighbourhood? Couldn’t get any better than this.

Tickets are €120 and are available here.

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