Above: Katie Mythen Lynch, Johnny Lynch, Ernest Cantillon, and Eimear McCarthy from FSTVLR launching #DessertFSTVL. Photo: Domnick Walsh
This summer, Ireland will be celebrating all things sweet with #DessertFSTVL, the first-ever national dessert festival. From July 23rd to 29th venues nationwide will participate in the festival, showcasing of their most delicious and indulgent desserts and hosting events for the public to enjoy. To launch the festival, Cork’s Casanova Gelato created a 13lb Jägermeister gelato sundae, made with tropical fruit punch and decorated with deep fried plums and mini bottles of the ultra-boozy digestif.
Each venue can decide how they want to celebrate, including pop-up events, tastings, workshops, ‘Man versus Food’ challenges or simply creating their own unique dessert special to wow the public. The dessert festival is run by FSTVLR, which connects festival lovers with businesses looking to host exciting food and drink events in their own premises. The FSTVLR team run themed festivals across Ireland, with their online site creating content designed to help the public discover and attend unique festivals and inspire them to join in the fun.
“#DessertFSTVL is the perfect opportunity for businesses across the country to take part in an exciting national festival,” said Ernest Cantillon, FSTVLR CEO. “Instead of the standard festival model which takes people away from food and drink venues, the festival will take place in their own premise which will drive footfall for them, as well as putting on a great event for the public. We already have some amazing businesses signed up for #DessertFSTVL and can’t wait for what might be our most delicious festival yet!”
For more information check out fstvlr.ie or follow FSTVLR on social media.