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County Kildare Food Heroes to showcase at Longines Irish Champions Weekend

August 28, 2015

kildarefoodscapeShowcase of Kildare`s Food Heroes at the Curragh Racecourse Foodscape Kildare Festival
Longines Irish Champions Weekend, Sunday September 13th

Supported by County Kildare Fáilte and Kildare County Council
The inaugural Foodscape Kildare Festival supported by County Kildare Fáilte and Kildare County Council, will showcase a variety of high quality restaurants and artisan food producers from County Kildare, as part of Longines Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh Racecourse on Sunday, September 13th.

Celebrating Kildare`s food heritage, a host of notable Kildare restaurants, hotels and producers will be providing a range of their signature dishes created from locally sourced produce.

Participants will include:
Silken Thomas, Kildare
Lock 13, Sallins
Hartes Bar and Grill, Kildare
The Avenue, Maynooth
Fallons Restaurant, Kilcullen
Jane Russell Sausages
The Westgrove Hotel, Clane
The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge
The Silver Restaurant, Newbridge Silverware
The Moyvalley Hotel, Moyvalley
Farm Fresh Foods
Award Winning Nolan Butchers, Kilcullen
Nick`s Fish
Bernard Gibney – Gibney`s Garden Jams
Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates
and many more

Each venue will offer a specific Kildare themed menu with the emphasis on showcasing the variety of products available locally in the county. In addition to the main food offering, the FoodScape Marquee will showcase A Taste of Kildare, where tasting dishes and samples of Kildare sourced produce will be available.

John Osborne, Chairman County Kildare Fáilte:

“We, at County Kildare Fáilte, are delighted to launch the Inaugural Foodscape Kildare Festival at the most prestigious racing event in the Irish Calendar – Longines Champions Weekend, at the Curragh Racecourse on September 13th. Foodscape Kildare represents an initiative by County Kildare Failte to promote the incredible food tourism potential intrinsic to this county. The core objective of food tourism is to create collaborations and synergies between all those entities that play vital roles in bringing local produce from farm to fork. Accordingly, Kildare is well positioned to maximise on this trend due to our abundance of local food producers, artisans and craftspeople who operate, grow or produce their product in this county.”

Kildare Fáilte has worked closely with the Curragh Racecourse to plan the Foodscape Kildare Festival, aligning it with Longines Irish Champions Weekend, which last year attracted over 10,000 people to the Kildare track.

Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager of the Curragh Racecourse:

“Foodscape Kildare will be a fantastic addition to this year’s Longines Irish Champions Weekend and will greatly enhance the overall racegoer experience at what promises to be a wonderful day out for all the family to enjoy. We are delighted to have the opportunity to help showcase the exciting culinary talent that is based in County Kildare again, following the success of our Irish Derby Food Paddock in June.”

The complete FoodScape Kildare experience will be hosted close to the parade ring in the garden at the rear of the Champagne Bar.

Editor’s Notes

There is a still an opportunity for local food producers to participate in the inugural Foodscape Kildare Festival.

Contact Organiser : Phil Donnelly email:phil@intokildare.ie / mobile 086 2740483

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