Frank Murphy and his team from the outstanding LilyMay's Café & Bistro in Moate, Co-Westmeath, nominated for The Best Café in Westmeath over multiple years, will service the entire event for the THIRD year running.
They will prepare and serve 6 vegetarian (non-vegan) meals over the course of the weekend. The feedback from this service from every year has been exceptional.
So that they can prepare for the numbers in advance, pre-booking your food ticket along with your event ticket is essential.
The cost of this is €60 for 6 meals over the course of the whole weekend, which is extremely reasonable given the quality of the food that Frank and his team prepare and what is on offer. You can also book 3 meals for the Saturday only at a cost of €30 if you are planning on coming for the day only.
We really do urge everyone to join us with this option if possible, not only for the lovely food but also for the sense of community and sharing that comes about when eating together but if it's not a feasible option, of course you can bring pre cooked / prepared food with you or cooking equipment if you are camping. There is also a good variety of shops in the vicinity within walking distance.
There is a self-catering kitchen in the main building (*with self-clearing up*) which can be used but only when not in use by our caterers which is during scheduled meal times.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be freely available throughout the day.
Please note that all food served is vegetarian but unfortunately we cannot cater for different choices and allergies such as vegan or gluten-free due to the number of people involved. We would urge you to make use of the alternative options (as above) if that is a concern.
**NB Frank and his team will be providing pre prepared food and service ONLY for those who have booked and paid for this in advance.
PLEASE ensure that the kitchen area is not being used during the time that his team are there and please remember they are only there to serve food for those who have bought tickets.
You are responsible for preparing your own food if that is the option you have selected and for cleaning/tidying up after yourself 😊**
**Please be aware that access to the accommodation and dining area / kitchen is up a number of stairs, if you have any mobility issues or concerns please contact a member of the Organisation Team in advance- email@example.com**
As we are a community-based gathering, washing up, clean up etc is a communal responsibility after all meal times and at the end of the gathering itself 😊
Here is an example menu of what may be on offer, *final menu will be confirmed ONLY on the day*
- Thai Green Vegetarian Curry with rice and pitta bread
SATURDAY BREAKFAST (8.30-9.30)
- Scrambled eggs, beans, mushrooms, fried potatoes and onions, tomato, toast and/or brown bread
- Vegetable soup, sandwiches, buns and scones
- Vegetarian lasagna, baked potatoes, salad mix, dessert
SUNDAY BREAKFAST (9.00-10.00)
- Same as Saturday
- Barbecue: vegi burgers and salad (weather permitting!), if not sandwiches, soup, salad etc
**please note that though the actual menu may look very similar to this we will not know exactly what's on offer until closer to the time and depending on numbers / weather**