Over 50,000 people descended on Kilkenny’s medieval streets to enjoy tastings and tastings at the Savor Market.
The Savor Kilkenny Food Festival takes place across Kilkenny from 28th to 31st October, inspired by renowned Irish chefs, artisanal food innovators, world-class street and artisan cuisine, and cultural food A blend of experience, Kilkenny and Irish products, chefs and culinary innovations.
There was something for every family at Savor 2022. Even dogs at the new Madra Monday event with dog shows and dog-friendly activities.
Festival Director Marian Flannery commented: Tens of thousands attended markets and demonstrations, and many more attended culinary events organized by the City and County of Kilkenny’s great partners. Thank you to everyone who supported this vibrant and important sector despite the bad weather. ”
An iconic market and craft brewers’ and distillers’ marquee set in the heart of Kilkenny with the castle in the background is the focal point of the festival, with more than 80 artisan producers and street food stalls showcasing mouth-watering cuisine from around the world. A light meal was served.
Stiltwalkers Diva Dee and Monsieur Gusto braved the stormy weather for the festivities, while jugglers and plate spinners Fruity ‘n’ Dissy and Carvancris Latvian dancers performed a spectacular dance routine at the castle gates.
Savor Kilkenny Commission Chair Ger Mullally said:
“Kilkenny is always a popular place to visit, especially this Savor weekend with 55,000 people visiting the market in two days.
“We have been thrilled with the response to the festival and would like to thank Kilkenny Local Authority, county eateries and all the volunteers who have helped keep the magic of Sabah alive!”
On the Savor Main Stage, festival favorites and Irish culinary pioneers Rory O’Connell, Kevin Dundon, and Derry Clarke will bring a crowd eager to find culinary inspiration and discover a few tricks. Newcomers Daniel Lambert, Kwanghee Chan and Grain Mullins brought in a new generation of up-and-coming chefs, while local stars Edward Haden and Ann Neary were on board. , entertained the audience with a fiery mix of culinary prowess and mischief.
Dining highlights included a Michelin dining experience at Mount Juliet Estate, where guests enjoyed an exquisite tasting menu of Lady Helen Restaurant’s most iconic dishes prepared by Chef John Kelly. For an evening of tapas, cocktails and salsa, Dancing with the Stars host Brian Redmond invites you to try out basic salsa steps in the ambient atmosphere of the Brasserie at the Hibernian Hotel. Statham’s Restaurant hosts exclusive farm-to-fork dining events featuring the best locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, and showcases local ‘Taste Kilkenny’ producers through menus devised by Executive Chef Ken Harker and his team. Focus and showcase his MADE by Kilkenny craft producers. A table setting curated by textile designer Zoe Carroll.
With a renewed focus on building a sustainable future for the food industry as the debate rages on the challenges facing our environment and economy, discussions over the weekend at the festival’s Sustainable Hub highlight these Ideas on important issues were explored.
The Savor Kilkenny Food Festival was held with the help of local partners and sponsors.