30,000 foodies can’t be wrong…

by Gazette Reporter

OVER 30,000 visitors are expected to enjoy Savour Kilkenny – Festival of Food 2017, for the four-day culinary celebration that runs from Friday, October 27 until Monday the 30th.
This year’s event promises to be a festival of firsts, with a host of fantastic new explorations that will appeal to everyone in the family.

The ever-popular Neven Maguire will show how to ‘Cook Italian for friends and family’, while younger fans will love the fusion of food and science with ‘Foodoppi’.

If you’re planning to go down for the four-day foodie spectacular, be sure to take time to explore the Medieval Food and Craft Village and enjoy a Highbank Orchards Gin Masterclass; or chat with the inspirational Anna May McHugh; or get out of town for a Mushroom Hunt at the School of Food, not forgetting taking a chance to hone your craft skills with a ‘make your own wooden spoon’ class.

Back in the town, Simon Delaney will showcase recipes from his new cookbook, ‘Simply Simon’s Diner’ with River Cottage presenting ‘Smoking & Curing – from snout to tail’.

Another delightful addition to the programme at this year’s Festival showcases local produce at its very best when Taste Kilkenny Food Producers come together for a Pop-Up Culinary Showcase – ‘The Menu’ with five mouth-wateringly scrumptious signature meals.
Along with the Street Feast Team, Artisan food producers will be on hand over the weekend to answer questions and chat about what makes good food great.

Also new is the first Hero Buyer Award, which will be presented by Helen Carroll of RTÉ’s Ear to the Ground and TV Chef Stuart O’Keeffe as the new award looks to honour Restaurants, cafés and food retailers as the life blood of local food producers and their dedication to local food.

With over 100 events, mostly free, and 100 stallholders Savour Kilkenny features two chef demo areas, as well as The Global Kitchen, the largest Craft Brewers and Distillers Pavilion, and events at Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House and the new Medieval Mile Museum, with a finale in Thomastown on Monday, October 30th.

Kilkenny is the place to be for a wealth of entertainment over the October bank holiday weekend – don’t miss it.
For the full festival programme visit www.savourkilkenny.com

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