GALWAY OYSTER FESTIVAL on Sep at Galway, Ireland
"O Oysters, come and walk with us!"
"Pleasant walk, talk nice,
Along the salty beach:
We can not see more than four years,
To lend a hand to each. "
"Lewis Carroll, through a mirror
Founded in 1954, the International Festival of Galway oysters and seafood celebrates the humble mollusk, but inspired, Ostrea edulis, also known as the European flat oyster, or Beilun, in the list of terms. Bars along the city's oyster trail selling shellfish by the thousands during the festival for three days cooking. Of course, the nature of the oyster salty certainly encourage all food thirst - not surprising in the treatment strongly suggested bars participation is a pint of Guinness.
More than just slugs
The festival is not just slurping back Bivalvia salt and intervene in a lot of pints (although that sometimes happens). Tonight the opening ceremony, which is usually held on the last Friday of the weekend festivities begin in September. Each year, the newly-crowned pearl oysters (Festival Queen) Mayor of Galway displays, with the first oyster season. Once consumed, the party begins.
During the game, the participants will compete in the national championship opening oysters, hoping to represent Ireland in the shellfish open international tournament the next day. Oysters Peel is a skill that requires repeated so much effort, and the occasional nick or chip, to master. Speed, accuracy and safety (ie thick gloves) all come into play to win the champion peeling.
Bars along the city's oyster trail selling shellfish by the thousands during the festival for three days cooking. Of course, the nature of the oyster salty certainly encourage all the thirst of the dining room, the treatment proposed by pubs strongly involved in the shape of a pint of Guinness.
In addition to the oysters and peeling the opening ceremony, the weekend is filled with cooking demonstrations, lectures and lessons from famous chefs cooking competitions, and, above all, taste. Moderated temperatures Galway Bay from the powerful Gulf Stream and presence, which brings warm water to the coast of Galway, making for a rich environment under the water, it gives the city the title of the capital of seafood from Ireland. Besides oysters, and be on the lookout for fried sea bass, Palace (yes, we know that this is not Spain) and sushi (or Japan) directly to the North Atlantic.
However, it is not just about eating shellfish and seafood of all kinds. Special occasions, "the margin" are held in all parts of the host city which gives a richer place. Some involve of course food. You can visit the smoker places in any of Connemara or the Berne (the extraordinary scene of another) to learn about the centuries-old process, or away from the plate and dive deep into the history and culture with the talks on the Celts and castles in the tribal Galway Museum. There is a better chance to explore on guided along the coast and the beaches of Galway distance, with the added advantage of being able to throw in the beach clean.
While most of the more popular events in nature, there is a procession of families, after all, you can also pay extra to attend the carnival farce margin other most memorable events.