The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival is delighted to partner with many talented local chefs and businesses whose food is locally sourced, prepared with loving care and served with the grace of traditional Irish hospitality.
All dining, formal or informal, must be booked no less than 3 days in advance of the relevant performance. Wines can be ordered up to 24 hours in advance.
On Saturday 1st June many lunchtime venues will be open on Main Street, Lismore. Cafes and restaurants galore to choose from.
Barrons Bakery in Cappoquin will specially open on Sunday 2nd June
IF CHOOSING BOTH FOOD & WINE PLEASE ADD SEPARATELY TO YOUR BASKET BEFORE PROCEEDING TO CHECKOUT. FULL INFORMATION ON OPERA EVENING MENU’S AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE
UPDATE; FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENING FORMAL DINNER ARE NOW SOLD OUT BUT PICNIC OPTION IS AVAILABLE
IF CHOOSING BOTH FOOD & WINE PLEASE ADD SEPARATELY TO YOUR BASKET BEFORE PROCEEDING TO CHECKOUT. FULL INFORMATION ON CONCERT EVENING MENU’S AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE
Lunch at Villierstown – Thursday 30th June
1pm Lunch after the ‘Opera Arias’ recital will be at the Compassionate Kitchen which is located directly across the road from Villierstown Church so it couldn’t be more convenient.
All of Compassionate Kitchen's dishes are made using the freshest natural ingredients and are made in house. Ross Bennett uses 100% natural ingredients in his dishes and most of his dishes are gluten free & his vegetarian dishes are vegan friendly.
- Cost €18pp (excl €3.50 sales commission per order)
Picnic Lunch at Dromore Yard, Aglish Daytime Double Bill Recital - Friday 31st May
During the Double Bill lunchtime interval for the best pizzas and ice-cream north of Italy, Volcano Pizza & Baldwin Ice Creams will be providing their delicious fare.During the Double Bill lunchtime interval for the best pizzas and ice-cream north of Italy, Volcano Pizza & Baldwin Ice Creams will be providing their delicious fare.
- Cost €25pp (excl €3.50 sales commission per order)
- Wines can also be ordered separately using the button bellow
- Bar from 1pm serving selected wines, spirits & soft beverages by the glass
IF CHOOSING BOTH FOOD & WINE PLEASE ADD SEPARATELY TO YOUR BASKET BEFORE PROCEEDING TO CHECKOUT
Lunch at Barrons Bakery & Coffee House, Cappoquin – Sunday 2nd June
Barron’s Bakery & Coffee Shop in Cappoquin will provide lunch for festival patrons at 1pm opening its doors for the first time on a Sunday in its uninterrupted 125 year history.
All food in the coffee shop is freshly prepared daily and of course all bread and confectionery is baked on the premises. They also make and prepare fresh soup, savoury snacks, salads and desserts. A sandwich made with Barrons bread tastes like no other!
- Cost €20pp (excl €3.50 sales commission per order)
Lunch at Salterbridge House following Recital - Monday 3rd June - Sold Out
Update: Lunch for this recital is currently booked out.
Lunch, prepared by Frank Hederman, will be served in Salterbridge House’s courtyard after the Rachel Kelly and Gavan Ring Recital.
Frank Hederman has dedicated nearly 40 years to creating the finest handmade smoked salmon in the world. Drawing on Ireland’s heritage, focussing on small batch production, and avoiding mechanisation or automation where possible, he has spent decades refining the rare traditional skills of hang–smoking in an authentic timber smoke house.
Today, he is widely recognised as the very best in the profession, and exports his smoked Irish salmon, including very rare wild smoked salmon, worldwide. At home in Ireland he offers a wider range of smoked fish and foods which can be found at farmers’ markets and at the shop in the English Market, Cork City.
Hedermans deliver to destinations throughout Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.
Belvelly Smoke House, Belvelly, Great Island, Cork, Ireland P24 AW29
Tel 00353 (0) 21 4811089
- Lunch served 1-2pm
- Menu TBC – €20pp (excl €3.50 sales commission per order)