Lessons in Luxury: Why Ireland's Galway should be your next gourmet getaway
If, like me, you grew up in Ireland in the Eighties and Nineties, we likely ate the same dinners. I remember hillocks of buttery mashed potatoes, smooth as gelato; flaccid veg (left on the boil while we went to Mass); and mugs of corrosively fizzy Club Orange. I demolished it all, of course. But when I emigrated some 15-odd years ago I realised other people spoke enthusiastically about the quality of Irish produce â" it began to seem weird we didnât make more considerate use of it domestically.
Thatâs changed. My hometown of Galway, an upbeat university city, is Irelandâs cultural capital and has become a dining destination, too. This year the west of Ireland has been declared the European Region of Gastronomy, a recognition of the bounty derived from its thousands of family farms, the superlative seafood and the ingenuity of local chefs, many of whom have returned f rom abroad with novel ideas on how to showcase traditional ingredients.Source: Google News Ireland | Netizen 24 Ireland