09 Aug 2022

WATCH: Gastro Gays coming to Waterford Harvest Festival

The GastroGays return to Harvest to host two special events, including a Viking feast at Waterford's famous Walsh's Bakehouse.

Russell James Alford and Patrick Hanlon are a blogging and broadcast duo, whose passions are food, travel and Eurovision in equal measure. They have spent time living in London and have worked on their own YouTube channel, while also appearing regularly on TV3's Six O'Clock Show.

They develop recipes and write features about products, trends, and restaurants, and their new podcast “Chew The Fat” is addictive listening.

Having spent 6 weeks in Sweden earlier this year, the GastroGays will tie in Waterford’s over 1,000 year old Viking heritage with Scandinavian influence into a very special lunch event during the city's Harvest Festival.

Expect a showcase of Scandinavian cuisine with a Waterford twist, discover new dishes and new flavours, all using the best of local Waterford produce, and championing the mighty blaa, along with all of Walsh’s bakehouses’ products.

There’ll be recipe demos, followed by a Viking feast, served family style on communal tables. Some of the dishes you might expect include gravadlax (cured salmon), smorrebrod (open sandwiches), soppa, meatballs and for dessert – princesstarta, the wow dish of Sweden.

Patrick and Russell, with Walsh’s Bakehouse, might even attempt to make a “semblaa”, a combination of the traditional Swedish bun, a sembla with Walsh's very own blaa!

Spaces for this event will be limited, so booking is essential. Find out more how to do so here


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