ONE FOR THE DIARY: For one night only, the historic Limerick Milk Market is being transformed into a street food mecca for ‘Urban Food Fest’, as producers, market traders, restaurants, and hotels come together for a unique Limerick food (#bialuimní) event.

I’m one of the organisers of this event so I can tell you it’s one not to miss. It will truly be a unique evening in the Milk Market and a real showcase of Limerick food and drink.

The event on the evening of Thursday June 16th will be free entry, and guests will purchase tokens as currency to enable them to sample taster plates from numerous stalls (€15 for 5 tokens).

A family friendly event, Urban Food Fest will take place in the Milk Market from 6pm until 10pm as the venue will be transformed to create a unique and festive evening atmosphere that will present some of the best food and drink Limerick has to offer.

Inspired by the culture of international street food, the food offering will also have an Irish twist and everything will be local from Limerick including meat skewers hot off the grill, freshly rolled sushi, pulled Limerick pork, steaming paella, curries, seafood pasta, sliders, Mexican tostados, herring and gravlax tasters, and even a Limerick cheeseboard, and there’s lots more with over twenty Limerick food businesses taking part. Limerick craft beers and local lemonades will make the perfect accompaniment and all can be finished off with sweet offerings from local artisan chocolate and confectionery producers (which are bound to be a big hit with the kids!)

There will be games for the kids too and entertainment for the evening will be courtesy of The Limerick Lady female-fronted event of music, poetry, and dance.

The event is the first event for Limerick Food Group, a voluntary group working to promote Limerick food.

Launching the event at the Milk Market were Ryon Wen and Chao Wan from Kyoto Sushi, Kirsti O’Kelly from Silver Darlings and Tom Flavin, Executive Chef Limerick Strand Hotel. Picture: Alan Place

(Article from press release by Olivia O’Sullivan)