The menu: Savour Kilkenny food festival

The Menu shall be hitting the high road for the excellent Savour Kilkenny food festival (Oct 22-26) in one of Ireland’s great culinary capitals.

This year’s programme is seemingly bigger and better than ever including: Neven Maguire cooking and conversing with his friend, RTÉ presenter Mary Kennedy; the ever-popular Happy Pear siblings, David and Stephen Flynn; Best Young Chef in the World Mark Moriarty whose event at the recent Dingle food fest was stuffed to the rafters as was that of Rory O’Connell, also appearing. 

Local stars include Edward Hayden and a Ryeland House Bloggers’ Breakfast with Anne Neary, while Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin takes part in Feed Your Mind & Eat Yourself Calm. 


The Menu will be dolling himself up to the nines and possibly even the tens to experience the latest from pop-up promoters Centime Markett as they dive into the heart of Georgian Dublin with a special dinner evening,  (Oct 24) in Dublin’s Georgian Quarter, in a North Great George’s St house currently under restoration ( ).


Maintaining a vintage theme,  with a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (Oct 21), a colourful evocation of the Jazz Age and ticket price includes a mixed platter and cocktails made from sublime Blackwater Distillery Gin, with an especially warm welcome for those who make the effort to indulge in a spot of 1920s-style fancy dress. ( )


The Glenlo hotel, in Galway, is offering a three-night Golden Escape packages including accommodation, breakfast, cream tea and a dinner as well as tickets to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden but for those struggling to find the time, perhaps the Afternoon Tea Week of Wonders (Oct 24-30) may suffice ( ).


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