Two of Ireland’s leading chefs, Darina Allen and Noel McMeel, partnered up with Tourism Ireland in New York to share a taste of the flavours from the Emerald Isle as they cook up a memorable St Patrick’s Day feast.
Darina Allen, from the multi award-wining Ballymaloe Cookery School and Noel McMeel from the prestigious Lough Erne Resort offered an Irish culinary masterclass to guests, including influential food and travel journalists and travel trade with the aim to introduce them to the amazing culinary experiences on offer right around the island of Ireland.
Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, said “We are delighted to be joined in New York by two such eminent ambassadors for Irish food who bring a message about the special and unique treats that await Americans on an Irish foodie vacation. From Michelin Star restaurants, to gastro pubs and farmers markets, we now have a culinary experience to rival the best in Europe.”
Alison added that in 2017, the island of Ireland welcomed a record 1.8 million American visitors. “Our fabulous culinary offering has now joined a long list of reasons why Americans should put Ireland on their vacation ‘wish-list’ for 2018. With more direct flights than ever before between the US and Ireland and a targeted and extensive programme of promotional activity, we look forward to further growth and continuing to work with our tourism industry partners to deliver a warm welcome and the vacation experience of a lifetime.”
More information: tourismireland.com