FOOD Line-Up Revealed For All Together Now

Elaine Stenson
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Most people will be going for the music and the atmosphere but The All Together Now Food Line-Up is set to like nothing ever seen before in a festival in Ireland.

All suppliers, traders and vendors will be serving in fully compostable foodservice ware or cups. No single-use plastic or cups will be supplied on site.

And here is a preview of what you can expect to boost your energy levels over the August Bank Holiday weekend…

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JUST EAT – TOGETHER NOW …

Just Eat Together Now is a new dining experience at this year’s festival. You and your friends can enjoy an elegant, brunch, lunch or dinner on the front lawn of Curraghmore House, experiencing the ultimate in fine festival dining right across the weekend. Tasteful table toppings and chic floral arrangements will set the tone, as music fans take a seat and enjoy the freedom of choice and the luxury of silver service.

Supporting this year’s mouth-watering line-up of acts, a team of dedicated Just Eat Waiters will be serving up a range of flavours from popular restaurant partners Avo Nice Day, Eddie Rockets, Bear Grillz, Harty Kitchen, Dorain Delep Pizza, C’est Cheese and Shaka Poké, allowing festival-goers to relax and enjoy the weekend of entertainment.

THE TASTE OF WATERFORD RESTAURANT – The Taste of Waterford Food Tent is back for 2019! Located in a beautiful tea tent under the trees in the Moonage Daydream Arena. The restaurant will be open from 9am – 9 pm serving breakfast/brunch followed by lunch/dinner on a first come first served basis.

ALL DAY BRUNCH MENU

Crushed Avocado, Seagull Bakery Sourdough with Free Range Poached Eggs. Yawl Bay Smoked Salmon with Lemon Dressing and Pickled Cucumber Salad. Walsh’s Bakery Breakfast Blaa. O’Flynns Smoked Bacon and Puddings topped with a Free Range soft Egg. O’Reilly’s Handmade Sausage and Dunhill Sauerkraut served in a Walsh’s BLA”gette”. Flahavans Oats Porridge served with Local Summer Berry Compote. Fresh Berry and Natural Yogurt Granola Pots.

LUNCH/DINNER OPTIONS 1PM – 8PM

Chili and Ginger Marinated Free Range Chicken Fillet, with Summer Vegetable Slaw and Avocado Mayo. Served with salad or in a Walsh’s Bakery Blaa. O’Reillys Slow Cooked Pulled Pork, Celeriac and Apple Salad, dressed with Helvic Gold Apple Sauce. McGraths of Lismore Spicy Lamb Ribs, Bell Pepper and Spinach Stew and a Garlic Aioli. O’Reillys Braised Beef Cheek, BBQ Dressing, Dunhill Kimchi, Crispy Onions on a Seagull Bakery Sourdough slice, Shucked Hartys Oysters.

PAUL FLYNN SUNDAY BRUNCH 9am – 12 noon

Paul Flynn of The Tannery Dungarvan will be teaming up with Chefs Shane McGrath and Michael Quinn to cook a delicious funky brunch to set you up for your last day of the fabulous All Together Now Festival. These three passionate chefs have devised a mouthwatering new menu, sourcing local produce to suit all taste buds.

Brunch will be on a first come first served basis for €20

Menu

Blaa’guette, with Chorizo, Free Range Egg and Back Pudding

Sweet sweet Potatoes, Spiced Chickpeas, minted yoghurt and sukkah

Served with a  Bloody or Virgin Mary (locally grown tomatoes)

THEATRE OF FOOD PRESENTS

AN EVENING WITH …

Each evening in the Theatre of Food there’ll be a set menu with a 2-hour dining experience from 7pm until 9pm. You will get to meet and talk to the chef as they cook for you. Each evening is a theme and reflects the ethos of ATN. Online bookings coming soon…

FRIDAY EVENING – KEVIN THORNTON

Friday sees the return of Kevin Thornton for another incredible food journey.

Thornton, who has had a brace of Michelin stars to his credit, hosts Food for Life – a three-course meal for 25 guests on the festival’s Friday evening. Food For Life is part of All Together Now’s sustainable mission. “The idea is green land, clean air and using ingredients that are close” says Thornton.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY EVENING – ALL TO BE REVEALED

Keep an eye on social for a special announcement for both Saturday and Sunday evenings…

GRUB CIRCUS is a two-day programme of deliciously irreverent culinary chaos, masticatory mayhem and food-filled fun for all ages, taking place in the Theatre of Food and curated and hosted by Food Writer Joe McNamee (Irish Examiner, Sunday Business Post). He is joined by a lineup of star names from the Irish food world, including: Darina Allen (Ballymaloe Cookery School), Paul Flynn (The Tannery), Kevin Thornton, Martin Shanahan (Fishy Fishy), Kevin Aherne (Sage Midleton), Holly Dalton (Gertrude, Dublin), JR Ryall (Ballymaloe House), Enda McEvoy (Loam, Galway), Anna Haugh (Myrtle, London), Oisin Davis (The Virgin Mary Bar, Dublin),GastroGays and Belfast’s Bia Rebel, hailed by Observer food critic Jay Rayner as producers of the very best ramen in Ireland and Britain.

* FOOD VENDORS *

DIVA CAFE (Boutique Bakery) is a small North American inspired, Cork-based artisan bakery. Listed in the McKennas Top 100 Places To Eat In Ireland, everything is created and baked on-site. Last year, their brownies were a gooey, delicious treat, with lashings of toppings and a scoop of ice cream.

AVO NICE DAY serves a variety of pan-fried sourdough sandwiches (all with avocado of course), with options for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Check out their deep-fried avocado rolls, veggie bowls, and organic Kombucha where they use a portable tap to serve fresh glasses.

Waterford’s own KNOCKALARA FARMHOUSE CHEESE offer up a tapas-style cheese plate, perfect to enjoy while relaxing on the lawns.

Award-Winning BIA REBEL is Northern Ireland’s only hand-made, locally sourced ramen shop. They make their noodles fresh every day. The end result is a delicious, addictive bowl of savoury goodness. A proper meal in a bowl. YUM.

The fabulous MARKET KITCHEN will bring a gorgeous selection of fresh market produce and seasonality for festival-goers to purchase.

The fantastically fun coffee trailer CANNY COFFEES is owned by a couple of glitter drenched Geordie sisters. They serve (with a smile!) from a beautifully converted horse box, catering to all dietary requirements and love to show off their rainbow latte art skills!

TOP NOTCH TOASTIES is a stall that provides you with all your home comforts but with a side of gourmet. Open morning through till morning to provide you with a high quality, gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian option for whenever you’re tired of dancing and your tummy starts to rumble.

SHAKA POKE create nourishing, super tasty Poké Bowls every day, sourcing fresh and delicious ingredients. They offer a selection of House Favourites to choose from, including both vegetarian and vegan options, or you can Build Your Own Bowl.

Speciality coffee roasters CLOUD PICKER COFFEE ROASTERS seek out the most exciting coffees on the planet in the most sustainable way possible. Plus, the coffee tastes amazing!

Family-owned WALSH’S BAKEHOUSE have been making the Waterford Blaa since 1921. Masters of their craft, they’ll be serving up delicious breakfasts all weekend.

PIG ‘N’ BIRD are very excited to be back home in the Déise supplying all the hungry ATN festival goers with their signature dishes of ‘Confit Duck Leg & Chimichurri’ and ‘Salt & Pepper Chicken Thighs.’ Their ‘Bap Mobile’ will be stocked full of the freshest local ingredients.

KERALA KITCHEN started with one man, a truck, and a love of south Indian food. Word spread and festival goers flock for their fresh, healthy and totally delicious fare. You will have a path worn to their brand new trailer for mouth-watering dal and cracking coconut curries! Great for vegans and meat-eaters alike.

THE SEACOW’s ethos is to try and recreate that coastal fish and chip experience, sourced from sustainable, well-managed sources of fish. You’ll spot their colourful and vibrant beach hut trailer, bringing a taste of the seaside to All Together Now.

LALA POUTINE serve poutine, the ultimate Canadian comfort food made from chips, cheese curds and gravy. With plenty of toppings like pulled pork, smoked bacon, chicken and chorizo – their cheese is freshly made from Irish milk, and their gravy is gluten-free and veggie friendly.

Cork’s award-winning Neapolitan wood-fired pizzeria PALMENTO fuse traditional Neapolitan pizza with fresh Irish ingredients to create a unique offering of classic and gourmet pizzas.

THE VEGAN QUEEN brings you the best vegan junk food. YAS QUEEN. LOVIN SALADS serve up the finest, fiercest, freshest food that combines local vegetables, seasonal fruits and the best grains from the Middle East. C’EST CHEESE have got you covered for all your cheesy toastie needs. PIGGY SMALLS have your guilty pleasures covered in BBQ sauce and pulled pork. Locally owned LOVIN FROM THE OVEN cater for those of us with a sweet tooth with their signature bakes. Grab a slice of pizza heaven from ARCADIA PIZZA with their fresh dough and sumptuous toppings.

BYOC

Bring your own cup!

The Conscious Cup Campaign encourages individuals to switch to reusable cups. We dispose of over 22,000 takeaway cups and lids each hour in Ireland, that’s a phenomenal amount of waste of our planet’s resources for something we use in a few minutes. The Conscious Cup Campaign map and promote Conscious Cafes across Ireland who offer a discount/incentive when you use your reusable cup.

All Together Now are delighted to be part of this initiative where the on-site Conscious Cafes will be rewarding festival-goers for when they choose to reuse their cup.