Here's the thing about Food on the Edge: if you are going to be there, in Galway on October 19th and 20, it will be the equivalent of having been at the first MAD symposium. It will gift you the same life-long bragging rights as having sat down at the table at the opening night of Dilisk. You will forever have the same once-in-a-lifetime thrill of hearing Rene Redzepi speak at Litfest.
Sure, in several years time your friends may wince when you begin a sentence like “I just couldn't believe what Daniel Patterson said at Food on the Edge”, or “That reminds me of what Andre Chiang proposed at Food on the Edge” or “Hearing Albert Adria at Food on the Edge reminded me of my first visit to the Slow Food Salone” or “ I had only seen Elena Arzax at the San Sebastian Gastronomika before she came to Food on the Edge in Galway.”
Let you friends wince all they like: the simple thing about FotE is that it offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear some of the greatest thinkers and practitioners in the culinary world, way out west in the best city to eat in Ireland. Kevin Thornton. David Kinch. Quique DaCosta. Mark Moriarty. Tom Aikens. Amanda Cohen. Andy McFadden. Clare Smyth. The list of the greatest cookery talents in the world goes on and on...
And here's the thing: Galway being Galway, what are the chances of finding yourself buying Mads Refslund a pint of Galway Hooker in Neachtain's sometime 'round about midnight?
Pretty good chance of that, we'd say. We'll see you there.
Tickets to Food on the Edge include 2 day symposium, lunch both days, two after parties and a closing dinner.