Fáilte Ireland, is rolling out a new food innovation programme ‘Taste of Place’ for seven of Ireland’s Ancient East Visitor Attractions to enhance the food and drink on offer. In
2016, almost six million overseas tourists visited sites of historical or cultural interest in Ireland which include museums, national parks, and interpretive centres.
The programme aims to support catering teams at high density attractions in delivering an authentic and quality food and beverage experience that is rooted in place by:
Introducing more menu options that reflect the culinary traditions of a local area.
Sourcing ingredients from local Irish suppliers.
Linking elements of the food offering to the wider destination brands.
Participating attractions (Wicklow Gaol; Hook Lighthouse; Jameson Experience; Bru Na Boinne; House of Waterford Crystal; and Newbridge Silverware) who commit to the changes outlined in the charter will complete an intensive three day programme with cookery demonstrations from reknowned local chef Paul Flynn, in the Tannery Cookery School, Waterford.