A Visit to the St. Tola Goat Farm with Rory O’Connell hosted by Award-Winning Chef Jess Murphy
Join Rory O’Connell as he talks about his beautifully illustrated and personal book The Joy of Food, a celebration of everything Rory is passionate about: first-rate ingredients, simple and respectful cooking techniques and the absolute pleasure that comes from enjoying and sharing the result.
In the setting of St. Tola Goat Cheese Farm, Ennis Book Club Festival hosts an intimate event for foodies and book lovers to enjoy a chat and some demos with Rory and host Kai Restaurant owner, Jess Murphy.
New Zealand native Jess Murphy is the executive chef and co-owner of Kai restaurant, Galway, which holds a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide. She has worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Beirut and Jordan, as well as furthering food initiatives for those in direct provision.
Rory O’Connell is founder of The Ballymaloe Cookery School with his sister Darina Allen and one of its most-loved teachers. He worked for many years with Myrtle Allen as chef at The Ballymaloe House Hotel in Cork as well as with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in California.
“What a gift The Joy of Food is. The recipes, the illustrations (which I want to frame), the knowledge are all, indeed, a total joy. Rory is a masterful teacher but it is his love of ingredients that will send you straight into the kitchen.” Yotam Ottolenghi
Please dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear for being on a farm. The event will take place in the goat shed which is sheltered but is outdoors.
Venue: St. Tola Cheese Farm, Gortbofearna, Ennistymon
Cost: Tickets €100 for a group of 4. Not available individually
(Price includes a cheese board)