The pop-up at the big top!The Twelve provides delicious festival food to the Galway Arts Festival’s BigTopFounded in1978, Galway Arts Festival is Ireland's largest international arts festival,and runs this year from July 15th – 28th. The Twelve Hotel in Bearnahasn’t been around quite so long, but has made a massive impact in its first 6years, particularly for lovers of fine, local and seasonal food, with West atThe Twelve regularly winning awards for its great take on the best of theregion.West at TheTwelve never stands still – literally – last year they popped u all overIreland and held a hugely successful pop-up restaurant at the Galway ArtsFestival, and now they are popping up again, with great festival food at GalwayArts Festival’s Big Top – it’s a big top pop-up!Between July 19thuntil 27th July, there are great gigs on in the Galway Big Top, andthey are harmonised perfectly with the rocking food from The Twelve. Galway’sbiggest restaurant ever will be the Big Top with performances from terrificacts like Grizzly Bear, Josh Ritter, Glen Hansard, Imelda May and The RTEProms.Food from TheTwelve Pop-Up at the Big Top lives up to those high standards, with optionsincluding The Indie Bay Seafood Chowder for just €6, or ‘The Hansard Hot Dog’,a gourmet hot dog featuring James McGeough’s turf smoked Connemara sausage ‘fallingslowly’ onto a bun ‘Framed’ with The Twelve’s onion marmalade, also only €6.Named in honour of the beautiful Ms. May is Imelda’s 5oz.s of Mayham, a flamegrilled burger with caramelized onions and at just €6, it will tickle yourtaste buds in the way that Imelda’s voice might tickle your fancy! A delicious ‘FromThe Proms’ smoked seafood salad with local leaves, a Josh Nosh coconut andlemongrass vegetable curry and amarinated with ‘Almighty Love’ chicken breast complete the menu. For dessert, agorgeous light summer treat – The Twelve’s Bear white chocolate panna cottawith poitin raspberry jelly, just €4.“We love a spotof adventure at The Twelve,” says Fergus O’ Halloran, of the hotel, “and we geta huge kick out of bringing our great local, seasonal food out of therestaurant and to new venues and audiences. The whole team also loves goodmusic, so this is the best of all worlds for us – The Twelve at the Big Top isgoing to be rocking!”So for a chanceto sample tastes from Galway’s top restaurant, pop-up style and tune intoterrific performances from some great bands, rock up early to the pop-up at theBig Top!
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