BREWER’S BLOG

Long Table Dinner

Photography by Pawel Lorenc, ‘I do’ Photography.

Last Friday we were delighted to host our first dining event at the brewery, a long table dinner in which we showcased West Waterford produce as part of the Waterford Way series of food events taking place throughout the summer.

Long Table Dinner
Table Setting for our Waterford Way dinner

Chef Shane McGrath of the Cliff House Hotel put together a showstopping six course tasting menu featuring delights such as Harty’s Oysters, Grantstown Tomatoes, Seagull Bakery breads, local lobster, halibut and monkfish, Ardmore carrots, Little Milk Company cheese, local strawberries and more.

Shane getting food ready for long table dinner
Chef Shane McGrath getting ready to serve

Guests were welcomed with a drink in our tasting room, before being brought through to the brewery which had been transformed for the evening into a fine dining space with white linen tablecloths contrasting with fermenters and brewkits.

Jen welcoming guests
Jen – An Bean A Leanna – welcomes guests
Pre Dinner Drinks
Pre dinner drinks in the Tasting Room
Dinner Table
Fine dining in an industrial unit – table waiting for guests.

The brewery had undergone a transformation, and as the sunlight left all the wonderful magical lighting touches brought to life the surroundings

Candles
Bottles repurposed into candle holders.

The menu for the Long Table Dinner showcased the best of the region, with many of the producers featured part of the newly launched Waterford Way food trail.  Using as many of these producers as possible, Shane put together a sumptuous menu which thrilled all the diners.  Each course was paired with a Dungarvan Brewing Company beer, with head brewer Cormac talking diners through the beers and the selection.

Menu
Each course was paired with a Dungarvan beer.
Menu
The menu showcased producers from the Waterford Way
Oysters
First course of Harty’s Oysters and Helvick Smoked Halibut, Potato and Dill Cake is served.
Diners
Convivial atmosphere, friends old and new.
Cheers
Flutes of Black Rock served with the first course

In all, it was a superb night and a long time goal of ours met here at the brewery. We look forward to doing it all again soon, and would like to extend a huge thanks to our diners who put their faith in us and came along to this crazy idea we had, to Shane for producing the most magnificent feast which absolutely astounded the guests, Jack for his assistance with Shane, Leeanne for creating the amazing atmosphere and serving on the night, all the local producers who got behind the event and provided ingredients and of course Pawel for coming along to photograph the night and giving us these amazing images.

See more of Pawel’s work at idophotographydungarvan.ie

Join us for our next dining event on Saturday 19th August, a middle eastern feast with our friends at Mezze.