Day on the Bay

Just before the Volvo Ocean Race madness began, Galway Bay Seafoods took a number of our customers, chefs from the city, on a day out on Galway Bay on the 26th and 27th of June along with tour of Galway Bay Seafoods and dinner in our kitchen.

The order of the day was a tea and coffee reception in Galway Bay Seafoods, followed by a tour of our award winning factory. This gave the chefs a first hand look at what goes on behind the scenes at Galway Bay Seafoods and the care that is taken with our fish so that when they receive the product it is in perfect condition. After the tour the groups made the short walk to the pier where Peter Tyndall welcomed us on board his boat the ‘Anserina’.

From there the group were treated to a fantastic tour of Galway Bay and shown some of the inhabitants by hauling in pots full of crabs, lobster, prawns and scallops. Peter went onto explain about the life span of these creatures and differentiating various characteristics of each species! The group then had the chance to undertake a spot of fishing for mackerel and pollock! Unfortunately no pollock were caught however a number of mackerel were caught!

On return after the two hour tour full of beautiful scenery of the Galway coast, history and a little bit of rain, the groups were treated to a seafood feast upstairs in our kitchen. The Galway Bay Seafoods chef cooked up some local mussels, clams, oysters along with our own smoked salmon, mackerel and hot smoked salmon. He also cooked up some mackerel that was caught out on the boat, a perfect way to wind down and finish off the day.

We were delighted to be able to host the groups and really enjoyed meeting everyone and look forward to doing future events such as this. We would like to thank the Chefs for coming down and hope that they enjoyed the day as much as we enjoyed having them.

Have a look through our pictures here.

If  you think this is something that you would be interested for your own personal group we would be happy to organise a day for you out on Galway Bay fishing and back to Galway Bay Seafoods to cook up your catch. Just contact Aine on to find out more information.