Fabulous Food Trails Cork

There are no words to be searched for – Fabulous sums it up perfectly and the photographs here will hopefully speak for themselves.  Our relaxed and friendly guide Alice of Fabulous Food Trails, gathered her brood together at The English Market last Saturday morning and we set of on a casually meandering food trail of central Cork City looping back around via the English Market once more and finishing up on the doorstep of the too oft overlooked Saturday market at the Coal Quay.  Generous tastings were provided by the kind hosts who regaled and entertained us at our various stop off points.  I was delighted that new(ish) to me House Cafe at the Opera House was included as it has very quickly become my favourite Cork City lunch spot and it’s on my list of must trys for dinner before a show.
For further information re booking a spot on a Fabulous Food Trail click on this link –  Fabulous Food Trails
I hope you enjoy these snapshots & teasers from my 2 and a half hour food trail of Cork City last weekend.  Highly recommend.

Alice of Fabulous Food Trails Cork
Alice of Fabulous Food Trails in Cork
Gulpd at the Triskel
Hidden gem – Gulpd at the Triskel
Pastries at Gulpd
fab pastries at Gulpd
Beamish & Crawford
Lonely Planet describes the Beamish & Crawford ‘Counting House’ as ‘a building that takes first prize for eye-blinding, mock Tudor, architectural awfulness.’ The cheek!!! I love it.
Noodle Salad at The Quay Coop
Noodle Salad at The Quay Coop
Veg Pizza on Spelt Crust at the Quay Coop
Veg Pizza on Spelt Crust at the Quay Coop
Desserts board at The Quay Coop
Desserts board at The Quay Coop
Jack McCarthy Black Pudding at Nash 19
Jack McCarthy Black Pudding at Nash 19
Nash 19
tastings of treacle bread, Jack McCarthy black pudding, home-made pate, oils, sausage, tomato relish at Nash 19
Ivory Tower
…not on the trail but had to snap this especially after spotting chef Seamus O’Connell on the street
English Market
The English Market
Veg at the market
Veg at the market
Kay O'Connell fish
Kay O’Connell fish
Fabulous Food Trails Cork - Fish tasters at the market
Fabulous Food Trails Cork – Fish tasters at the market
Oysters at Kay O'Connells English Market
Oysters for the brave at Kay O’Connells English Market
Modern Cork Legend - Pat O'Connell at Kay O'Connells fishmongers
Modern Cork Legend – Pat O’Connell at Kay O’Connells fishmongers
Pheasant hanging at the English Market Cork
Pheasant hanging at the English Market Cork
Some Desserts (& those salted caramel truffles) at House Cafe
Some Desserts (& those salted caramel truffles) at House Cafe
Eoin of House Cafe at the Opera House
If you’ve never seen a happy chef at work call in to House Cafe! (Eoin of House Cafe at Cork Opera House)
Menu at House Cafe at the Opera House Cork
Menu at House Cafe at the Opera House Cork
Soup & Sandwiches at the House Cafe at Cork Opera House
Soup & Sandwiches at the House Cafe at Cork Opera House (highly recommend)
Opening Hours at House Cafe at the Cork Opera House
Opening Hours at House Cafe at the Cork Opera House
Cheese plate at The Cornstore
Cheese plate at The Cornstore
Lunch menu at The Cornstore Cork
Lunch menu at The Cornstore Cork
Irish Coffee Taster at The Roundy, Cork
Perfect ending – Irish Coffee Taster at The Roundy, Cork

Til next time, Sheila.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. alice says:

    Sheila! What a gorgeous review, really glad you liked it. Thanks for coming along, and thanks for spreading the word too. Alice

    1. sheila kiely says:

      Truly great morning out, thanks Alice. 🙂

  2. Candy says:

    I just visited your lovely country last month and fell in love with the scenery, the people, and the food! Cork was on our original itinerary but we dropped it after discovering that the driving was going to be slower going than we had anticipated. I won’t let that happen on the next trip and will add this tour to my must-do list!

    1. sheila kiely says:

      Thanks for your comment Candy and yes you will definitely have to stop off in Cork next time round. 🙂

  3. Liz Stafford says:

    Sheila – never knew such a trail existed.. Adding it to my bucket list

    1. sheila kiely says:

      Delighted that you’ve found it via Gimme the Recipe Liz. Great escape from the norm. Enjoy 🙂 Sheila

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