‘A Celebration of Dining in Kilkenny’
Kilkenny is encouraging visitors to experience the diversity of its culinary culture with the announcement of Taste Kilkenny Restaurant Week which is a Kilkenny County Council initiative. Running from February 18th – 27th, the initiative will see hotels, restaurants and cafes across the county offering discounts and special offers to customers.
Devised by Taste Kilkenny, in conjunction with Kilkenny Tourism, this initiative is set to encourage diners to experience the great selection of produce and flavours that Kilkenny has to offer, and encourage increased trade for businesses at the beginning of the traditionally quieter season.
The initiative will see restaurants offering discounted set menus for lunch and dinner, special offers and great deals for both take-out, indoor and outdoor dining in what will be a celebration of dining in Kilkenny.
Kilkenny is now one of Ireland’s leading ‘foodie destinations’, having been named ‘Foodie Destination’ in 2018, the County also hosts an active calendar of food events that take place throughout the year from Savour Kilkenny and Kilkenny Food Trail events.
Commenting on the initiative, Chairperson of Kilkenny Tourism, Ciaran Conroy said; “We are delighted to add ‘Taste Kilkenny Restaurant Week’ to our calendar of events. This is the ideal way to kick off the 2022 season early and showcase our eateries and produce, while offering customers excellent value for money.”
He added; “Taste Kilkenny Restaurant Week will allow visitors to experience even more ways to enjoy Kilkenny and we hope people will plan their winter getaways during that week. To find out more information on the various discounts and offers, people should follow our Facebook @kilkennytourism and website www.visitkilkenny.ie.”
Another great event happening on the 17th February in celebration of the fabulous food Kilkenny has to offer is the Hero Buyer Award Presentation in The Orangerie at Butler House. Restaurants, cafés and food retailers are the life blood of local food producers – they are our ‘Hero Buyers’. Their continued support is paramount to the start-up and continued success of so many of Kilkenny’s local food producers.
2022 is the fourth year of the Hero Buyers Awards. This year The Taste Kilkenny Food Producers Association are proud to present three awards, made by Mark Campden of The Bridge Pottery, Kilkenny and presented by their wonderful Local Food Ambassador Helen Carroll, of RTE’s Ear To The Ground fame, to honour the Hero Buyers’ inspirational dedication to the purchase and use of local food.
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Here’s a little video I made during a recent stay…. Kilkenny is a wonderful year round destination