Following the success of Cork Whiskey Festival and Taste Cork Week, Festival Cork have teamed up with Ballymaloe Relish to launch Cork Burger Festival! It’s only a couple of days away, so if you have no plans yet for next week: come on over to Cork for the most delicious festival you’ll ever experience! I’ve always been a sucker for burgers, and I very often experiment with different things, like making my own buns or trying different kinds of fish and meat. Some of my own favourite ingredients include bacon and pineapple or halloumi. I love a good chip on the side as well but I am hoping that some places will serve something more creative, or even just sweet potato chips! I must say the Irish beef and other meat in general are way nicer and tastier so I can’t wait to find out what the festival has in store!
Venues across the city and county are encouraged to create and showcase Corks best burger over the week, host pop up nights, tasting events or run daily burger specials. The public will be able to vote for their favourite burger through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Ernest and Eimear McCarthy of Festival Cork are looking forward to another great way to showcase the excellent produce that Corks talented chefs and restaurateurs have to offer. “Some food festivals exclude the more casual venues and diners, but in our opinion who doesn’t love a good burger!. The idea is to give both businesses and the public something to enjoy, on a budget at a time of year thats usually quiet. By holding a public vote for the best burger in Cork, it really encourages people to get involved and for venues to really try their best.”
The list of venues is impressive, to say the least:
12 Tables / 9 Market St / Ali’s Kitchen / Amicus / Bad Boys BBQ / Cafe Velo / Clayton Hotel Cork City / Commons Inn / Davidson’s Craft Butchers / Electric / Gallagher’s Gastro Pub / Griffins Garden Centre / Hillbilly’s / Holy Smoke / O’ Sullivan’s Bar / O’Flynns Gourmet / Republic Bar & Grill / Restaurant 14A / Sober Lane / Soho / Son of a Bun / Springfort Hall / The Market Tavern / The Meatball Place /The Oliver Plunkett / The Parlour Café / The Sharp Knife / The Silly Goose / The White Horse / Uncle Pete’s / Woolshed Baa & Grill /Yellow Sub
I’ll be trying some of these venues next week so make sure to check back here to find out all about Cork’s best burgers! I look forward to trying them, although I should probably get myself a gym membership asap!
For all info, check www.festivalcork.com.
Hashtag for this event is #CorkBurgerFest