Popping up for charity
Just around the corner from Kai is the Blue Teapot Theatre Company who have been doing great work for people with intellectual disabilities over the last few years. Recently they announced a fundraising campaign to raise €12,000 in 21 days as part of a Fundit campaign to support a new show called iD which is due to premier at this year’s Galway Arts Festival.
Jess was inspired by the group, and has decided to help them out by putting together a pop-up restaurant in the theatre for one night only calling in the support of lots of amazing chefs and suppliers.
Together with Enda McEvoy, who is set to launch his new restaurant LOAM they will curate a special culinary event on Friday the 16th 7:30, at the Blue Teapot Theatre on Munster Avenue showcasing the best of local and seasonal produce.
The two will create a 5-course menu with complimenting wines that reflects one of the theatres past performance’s of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
Aran McMahon from Café Rua will kick the evening off with Rhubarb Belinis, while wine and cheese on the evening will be compliments of Seámus Sheridan and Enrico Fantasia from Grape Circus at Sheridan’s Cheesemonger’s.
Bread will be provided by Morton’s of Galway, while Cuinneog is donating a host of ingredients. Lough Boora Farm is donating all the fabulous greens and floral edibles needed for the menu, and Brady’s butcher in Athenry has donated all the meat. Finally sending diners off with a bounce at the end of the evening is Padraig from Urban Grind on Sea road who is donating free coffee.
To book your place at this spectacular event call the Blue Teapot Theatre on 091 520977, places are limited and cost €75 this includes a 5 course meal with wine. All funds raised on the night go towards the Fundit campaign.
Update: To find out more about more about why Jess and Enda took up the challenge check out this Youtube interview
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