Monday 23rd April

touRRoir Hall of FameAwards

Collaborative Gala Dinner – Aula Maximas, NUI, Galway

touRRoir
Hall of Fame Awards 2018

The touRRoir International Food Tourism Culture Hall of Fame Awards is the only recognition for individuals, teams or destinations anywhere in the world whose vision, creativity and drive has had a positive and significant impact on the cross sector development of food, tourism and culture for the long term benefit of all stakeholders including consumers, where the confluence of these three sectors have effected change to drive business or where soft power and Gastrodiplomacy initiatives have raised profile or changed an image.

We are very proud that in 2016 Dublin Ireland was the first city to host this unique Hall of Fame. And this year tourroir18 comes to Galway, Ireland – a particularly appropriate location – the host city of the 2018 European Region of Gastronomy, the focal point of the Wild Atlantic Way tourism trail and the 2020 European City of Culture.



We are very proud that in 2016 Dublin Ireland was the first city to host this unique Hall of Fame. In celebration of Galway, West of Ireland’s designation as the European Region of Gastronomy 2018, Galway will be the host city for the touRRoir Hall of Fame 2018 . It is our ambition that the touRRoir Hall of Fame will become the most sought after recognition in global food tourism and culture.


Meet the

Global Judging Panel

The touRRoir Hall of Fame Inductees are selected by a global judging panel, comprised of international representatives from both the private and public sectors, who bring a wealth of experience from a range of industries. Honourees are inducted at a Collaborative Gala Dinner Ceremony with guests from the food, tourism and culture industries as well as international diplomats, key influencers and media.
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Anita Mendiratta

Anita

Mendiratta

A trusted and respected global strategic advisor and five-time published author in Tourism & Economic Development, Anita Mendiratta is the Founder and Managing Director of Cachet Consulting.
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Margaret Jeffares

Margaret

Jeffares

Margaret Jeffares (Chairperson) has extensive experience in food and tourism having worked in the travel, hospitality and agri food industries for 30 years. In 2000, she became a marketing consultant forging links with…
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Darina

Allen

Owner of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, Co Cork, Ireland, teacher, food writer, newspaper columnist, cookbook author and television presenter. The Ballymaloe Cookery School is situated in the midst of a 100 acre organic farm.
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Colman

Andrews

Colman Andrews, editorial director and vice-president of TheDailyMeal.com, is an internationally known food writer and editor and award-winning cookbook author. He was the co-founder of Saveur, hailed as “the ultimate food magazine“.
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Peter

Rigby

Peter Rigby is a writer and journalist and has worked and lived in Australia, Europe, US and Asia. He currently lives in Perth, Western Australia. His company Rigby Transmedia – www.rigby-transmedia.com specialises in media
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Tim Alper

Tim

Alper

Tim Alper is a British food writer and recipe developer who lives in Seoul, South Korea. He has contributed to publications such as The Guardian, The Jewish Chronicle, Chosun Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo. He is the former food editor of Korean Air’s in-flight
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Categories


Inductees honoured across three categories –

Public
Government Agencies who have responsibility for an entire country or destination, county, state or region

Private
Individuals or NGO’s in a business, or a destination, a single town or even a neighbourhood

Media
Documentaries, Blogs, Publications online or otherwise


Hall Of Fame Collaborative Gala Dinner

touRRoir Hall of Fame Collaborative Gala Dinner – Monday 23rd April 2018, Aula Maximas, NUI Galway

The Dinner will bring together internationally acclaimed chefs who will craft a menu inspired by Galway, West of Ireland’s landscape and seascape using Irish produce. This inspirational dining experience will feature Irish producers and craft drink pairings.



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Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees


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WINNER PUBLIC CATEGORY: Catalan Tourism Board
WINNER PUBLIC CATEGORY:
Catalan Tourism Board
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WINNER MEDIA CATEGORY: LEE WOOK JUNG, SOUTH KOREA
WINNER MEDIA CATEGORY:
Lee Wook Jung, South Korea
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WINNER PRIVATE CATEGORY: RENE REDZEPI, NOMA, DENMARK
WINNER PRIVATE CATEGORY:
Rene Redzepi, Noma, Denmark

2016 Collaborative Gala Dinner


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JP

McMahon

JP McMahon, restaurateur, chef and educator with three popular restaurants under the brand Eat Galway including the Michelin star Aniar Restaurant.
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Noel

Mc Meel

Noel McMeel is executive head chef at Lough Erne Golf Resort and Hotel in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. He describes his cooking as “modern Irish cuisine“.
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Paul

Kelly

Paul Kelly has been cooking for nearly 20 years having worked in many of the 5 Star hotels and high quality restaurants in Ireland.
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MARIA JOSE

San Roman

Maria combines innovation with Mediterranean tradition in her recipes. In 2013 her restaurant Monastrell received a Michelin Star.
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Menu

Inspired by Ireland’s landscape and seascape

Artisan Breads & Farmhouse Country Butter
New Season Picual Oro de Baile Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Beetroot Gazpacho, Ardsallagh Goat’s Cheese Crumble, New Season Hojiblanca Finca la Torre Extra Virgin Olive Oil Micro Beets, Carrots and Fennel, New Season Arbequina Maestral Extra Virgin Olive Oil Béarnaise
María José San Román, Monastrell, Alicante, Spain

Keenan’s Whiskey Cured Salmon, Toomebridge Eel, Ballycastle Seared Scallop, Rathlin Islander Kelp, Tomato Essence, Baby Coriander
Noel McMeel, Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

Achill Mountain Lamb baked in Hay, burnt Cauliflower, Cauliflower Purée, Kale
JP McMahon, Aniar, Galway, Ireland

Farmhouse Cheese, Crackers and Relishes

Lemon Yogurt Cheesecake, Berry Gratin and Blackcurrant Sorbet
Paul Kelly, The Merrion Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Coffee and Handmade Artisan Chocolates

Wines
Red: Palacios La Vendemia
White: Rabbit Island Sauvignon Blanc

Craft Brews
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale
Stonewell Esterre Sparkling Special Cuvée
Highbank Organic Orchard’s Drivers Cider

Featured Producers

Achill Mountain Lamb | Bretzel Bakery | Cuinneog Butter | The Foods of Athenry | Ditty’s Home Bakery | Cooleeney Farmhouse Cheese | Bluebell Falls Goats Cheese | In Season Farm | Keenan Seafoods | Seymours of Cork | Milleens Cheese | Mossfield Organic Farm | Janet’s Country Fayre | Mr Jeffares Blackcurrants | Wilde Irish Chocolates |The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

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