Cork Seafood & Oyster Festival

21st, 22nd, 23rd September

The Cork Oyster & Seafood Festival will take place in Cork on 21st, 22nd & 23rd September 2018, with the hub being with us here at The Metropole Hotel Cork

The weekend festival will be a celebration of all things seafood, culture and music.

The week will start with our “Writer in Residence” programme happening from 18th-21st September inclusive with acclaimed Cork author Louise O’ Neill.

The opening evening of the festival is Culture Night 2018 so the hotel will be hosting a cultural event as part of the city’s celebrations with more details to follow on this event.

During the day on Saturday, The Cork Gourmet Trail will take place across Cork City.
On Saturday night, we will host a Gala Black Tie ball in aid of the RNLI.

On Sunday afternoon, we will host a Jazz Lunch for approximately 60 guests at 1pm.

At 3pm on Sunday all roads lead to the main ballroom we will have an oyster shucking competition from 3pm-5pm which will be MC’ed and judged by acclaimed celebrity chef Derry Clarke.

Exhibitors and Workshops:

There will be a variety of workshops and talks taking place throughout the weekend and tickets will be sold on EventBrite for these.

Some of our workshops will reference the following:

  • Oyster & Wine Tasting
  • Beer & oyster/mussels
  • Sushi making class

Special Offers

Special Offer 1: Culture Night at The Metropole – 1 Night Special Offer

Sleep, Eat and Celebrate Culture, join us for Culture Night 2018 and celebrate the opening of The Murphy’s Cork Oyster and Seafood Festival at The Metropole Hotel.  Enjoy a bottle of prosecco and oysters in The Met Bar on arrival before joining Cork’s finest at the invitation only opening of the festival with a Champagne and Seafood reception, Fine food market, Live Music in the Ballroom as well as access to Workshops and Host talks on specialist subjects such as Seafood Sustainability and The Victorian Quarter Past and Present.   Relax overnight in our newly refurbished bedrooms and enjoy breakfast overlooking the River Lee.

Rate: €82.50 per person sharing

 

Special Offer 2: RNLI Gala Dinner – 1 Night Special Offer

Join us for the inaugural Black-Tie Gala Dinner in aid of The RNLI at The Metropole Hotel.  Enjoy a glass of prosecco and oysters in The Met Bar on arrival before settling into our newly refurbished bedrooms.  Celebrate the evening with a Champagne and Oyster reception followed by a Delicious Three Course Dinner and live music from the Roaring Forties.  Wake up to a hearty room service breakfast and relax with a late 1pm check out.

Rate: €135 per person sharing

 

Special Offer 3: Heineken Cork Gourmet Trail – 2 Night Special Offer

For the Love of Seafood… join us for Culture Night 2018 and celebrate the opening of The Murphy’s Cork Oyster and Seafood Festival at The Metropole Hotel.  Enjoy a glass of prosecco and oysters in The Met Bar on arrival before joining Cork’s finest at the invitation only opening of the festival with a Champagne and Seafood reception, Fine food market, Live Music and more.  Kick off Saturday on the infamous Cork Gourmet Trail starting with a Kinsale Gin reception at The Metropole before exploring some of Cork’s best and most delicious food on a trail visiting four different venues featuring over 12 local restaurants before wrapping up at the after party in The Met.  Relax on both Friday and Saturday night in our newly refurbished bedrooms and enjoy breakfast each morning overlooking the River Lee.

Rate: €210 per person sharing  

 

To avail of these special offers please email us at reservations@themetropolehotel.ie or phone us at T: +353 (21) 464 3700

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