On Thursday, 6th October 2016, the Burren Storehouse in conjunction with the Burren Smokehouse will be hosting a dinner dubbed #SightForHungryEyes. The net proceeds from the sale of the glasses will be donated to a family affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
Chef and owner of La Giacoma, Cristina Giocomelli, and Luciano Tona, former Head Master Chef at ALMA, The International School of Italian Cuisine in Parma, will prepare what they call a ‘Splash dish’, i.e. a dish that symbolises the spirit of the project, generally a starter using local produce, while the local chefs - Viv Kelly from Kieran's Kitchen and Peter Jackson from the Armada Hotel - decides on the rest of the menu. For this dinner, we can expect a delicious and surprising Irish-Italian menu.
During the evening, Manuela Spinelli, who brought the project to Ireland, and Luciano Tona will introduce the project, and guests will have the opportunity to purchase a pair of glasses, specifically designed by La Giacoma.
The project was conceived by Italian chef Cristina Giacomelli in early 2015 with the purpose to organise a number of charity dinners in aid of families affected by the Alzheimer disease.
Cristina’s father was an entrepreneur in the eyewear sector. His dream was that Cristina would follow suit and continue the family business. Cristina followed her heart and became a chef instead.
Today, Cristina’s father suffers from Alzheimer. #SightForHungryEye is dedicated to him and brings together the two worlds of food and eyewear. After all, we all first eat with our eyes!
The net income from the sale will be donated to Clare branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
The dinner is a ticketed event in the Burren Storehouse, the fabulous and welcoming new venue next to the Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare. The price is €60 per per person including the wine.