Amidst the multiplicity of pivoting, rode-adopting, shape-shifting and edge-of-the-seat improvising which was the restaurateur’s life in 2020, Anthony Gray, of Sligo’s fabled Eala Bhan Restaurant, introduced an inspired concept. Combing his roles as restaurateur, local hero, food champion and raconteur, Mr Gray added a 2.5 hour Food Tour to the Taste of Sligo portfolio. Led by one of the finest advocates for local artisan foods, Mr Gray leads you around the intimate town of Sligo as you taste oysters, take afternoon tea, enjoy a true old-world delicatessen, taste a flight of wines, sip some whiskey in a classic irish pub, and also enjoy some delicious things to eat in Mr Gray’s restaurants, both Eala Bhan and its sister restaurant, Hooked. This is truly the way to get to know a place, its people, and its food: up close, and personal. It’s a typically inspired innovation from one of the great West Coast champions, and no visitor to Sligo should miss it.
First three photos credit Julia Dunin
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