The first annual Taste of Kildare festival will take place on Sunday, August 19th in the spectacular surroundings of the Walled Garden at the K Club.
Taste of Kildare promises to be one of the highlights of Ireland’s food tourism calendar and will feature a vast array of food stands from the county’s leading restaurants, producers and suppliers.
One of the festival’s star hosts, TV chef Martin Shanahan, will be joined by leading Irish chefs including Thomas Haughton and Ross Lewis.
Visitors will be treated to a series of cookery demonstrations celebrating the best that the county’s great restaurants and food producers and suppliers have to offer.
Local restaurants and suppliers will also come together to host a gala lunch in the K Club’s Legacy Suite for 300 pre-sold guests, with tickets priced at €75 each.
The K Club event will also feature craft beer, wine tasting, children’s activities and music from renowned singer-songwriter Paddy Casey, a jazz band and DJ.
Organised by County Kildare Tourism, Taste of Kildare will see local businesses coming together to create a wonderful experience, promoting Kildare’s food offering to a national and international audience.
Speaking about the festival, County Kildare Tourism Development Manager Aine Mangan said: “Food is at the heart of Kildare’s tourist offering, accounting for €2 out of every €5 spent by visitors. Taste of Kildare will bring our amazing restaurants and wonderful artisan food producers and suppliers together in one space, creating an annual experience that will serve as a calling card for the county.”
She added: “It will feature a number of different experiences from a sit-down marquee buffet with a choice of food from our restaurants to a festival farmers’ market in the walled garden to cater for everyone.”
Taste of Kildare Week starts on Monday August 12 and coincides with the visit of the 65 Rose of Tralee finalists to the county. For more information and to book tickets, which will be on sale shortly, visit www.tasteofkildare.ie.