Rachel for ‘Taste of Kildare’

Taste of Kildare is back, with "in person", live cookery demonstrations, great food tasting experiences, music and more celebrity chefs and culinary personalities than you can shake a wooden spoon at!  

Rachel Allen is one of the big names who will be cooking up a storm at Taste of Kildare this year.

The culinary festival, which is owned and run by Into Kildare, the tourism body for County Kildare, will be held at the Curragh Racecourse during the Autumn Festival of Racing (24-25th September).  The Curragh will be transformed into a foodie heaven with racegoers being offered the opportunity to taste some of the county’s best food. 

Into Kildare, the promoters of the festival, have invited an eclectic mix of well-known Kildare chefs, restaurants, food producers and artisan food innovators to showcase their produce.  Mickael Viljanen of Chapter One Restaurant will be doing live demonstrations in the demo kitchen along with a host of renowned chefs. Over 40 food suppliers, restaurants and food trucks will be in attendance and will offer the public the chance to sample their food and to buy artisan, locally-made produce.

The first day of Taste of Kildare, Saturday 24th of September, will run on the same day as the prestigious Goffs Millions, Europe’s richest race for two-year-olds. It will be themed "Born and Bred in Kildare" and will feature food stands and food trucks who will showcase the best locally produced products.

Just some of the food and hospitality outlets who will be at Taste of Kildare include: The Kildare House Hotel, Scon, The Clanard Court Hotel, Harte’s of Kildare, Firecastle, Domo’s Emporium and The Auld Shebeen Gastro Bar.  Food trucks and mobile food outlets include Gingers Event Catering, Saba Kildare, Nolan’s of Kilcullen and The Osprey Hotel food truck.