Taste of Kildare for Punters

Into Kildare, the tourism body for County Kildare, has launched "Taste of Kildare" which will be held at the Curragh Racecourse during the Autumn Festival of Racing (24-25th September).  

The home of the classics, The Curragh, will be transformed into a foodie heaven with racegoers being offered the opportunity to taste some of the county’s best food.  Taste of Kildare will be run by Into Kildare who have invited an eclectic mix of well-known Kildare chefs, restaurants, food producers and artisan food innovators to showcase their produce.

The two-day event will allow racegoers the chance to sample dishes from restaurants and hospitality outlets including Killashee Hotel, Barberstown Castle, Fallon’s of Kilcullen and Harte’s of Kildare, among many more. 

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. Racegoers will have the chance to sample and purchase artisan products while also having the opportunity to taste signature dishes prepared by Kildare’s best known food outlets.

Day 2 of the festival will run on The Friends of the Curragh Irish Cesarewitch race day, Sunday, 25th of September.  A unique opportunity awaits racegoers and food lovers as the premier Leger Suite will set the scene for a magnificent culinary experience.  Guests can enjoy a truly memorable lunch as seven of Co. Kildare’s best known and loved restaurants will prepare a 7-course tasting menu.  Each of the dishes will reflect the personality and style of the food outlet and will offer guests the chance to sample dishes created by multi award-winning chefs. Located on the 3rd floor of the iconic Aga Khan Grandstand, The Leger Suite enjoys superb views of the parade ring, finish line and panoramic views across the Curragh track and famous Curragh plains. 

Tickets for Taste of Kildare are priced from €15 and include race day entry (children under 18 are free, accompanied by an adult).  Tickets for the Ultimate Taste of Kildare Experience in the Leger Restaurant will launch soon.  For more information and to buy tickets see www.tasteofkildare.ie .