Cork is quickly developing a reputation as a go-to foodie destination, dotted with fantastic restaurants and passionate producers across the county. Seemingly the rebel county has a distinct sweet tooth, as today marks the beginning of their first ever Cork Dessert Festival.
Running from June 26th to July 2nd, the Cork Dessert Festival will see restaurants, bars and producers coming together to showcase the best of their sweet treats, with seriously tempting specials in venues all over the city and wider county.
Highlights of the festival include Electric Bar and Restaurant Mad Hatter’s Afternoon G+T, taking place on July 1st from 2-4pm, so you can get your sweet fix while sipping on a perfectly made gin and tonic. Electric will also hold a Cake Club Sunday on the 2nd July from 3-5pm.
The Franciscan Well will host an Ice Cream and Beer Weekend on July 1st and 2nd from 1pm and Arthur Maynes will serve Beefeater & Tonic with an orange foam paired with an orange scented Creme Catalana for the week of the festival.
Blue Haven Kinsale will offer a special Ice Cream Sundae Menu all week and Hassett’s Bakery will be featuring all their homemade desserts at a fundraising cupcake event on Friday June 30th from 11-3pm.
Cronin’s in the city centre will be serving homemade ice cream made with Cronin’s brown soda bread, paired with Russian Imperial Stout from the White Gypsy. Sober Lane will offer a tempting guest dessert – the Kinder Sundae – as well as two guest cocktails, Nutty Russian with Absolut Vanilla, Frangelico, Kahlua and milk and After Eight- Tia Maria, Creme de Menthe, Baileys and milk.
Holy Smoke will feature two special desserts – Devil’s Fruit and Holy Revenge and Cork’s only entirely vegan cafe 143 will host a dessert demonstration on Wednesday 28th 7-9pm for €30 per person as well as serving a special Allotment Sundae with butterscotch for dairy-free diners.
For more information on this sweet celebration visit www.festivalcork.com.