Press release from the Kinsale Gourmet Festival


The "Kinsale Gourmet Festival" is held in October of each year and is a celebration of all the fine things that Kinsale has to offer, this year Bollinger Champagne are the Headline Sponsor to support the event and make it the best yet.

‘We are delighted to get involved in the Kinsale Gourmet Festival which has such a prestige within Ireland’ comments Vianey Fabre of Bollinger ‘ I for one am looking forward to coming to such a beautiful part of the Country and tasting what they have to offer.’
 Visitors can expect to experience a Cookery demonstration with Kinsale & RTE's Martin Shanahan of "Martin's Mad About Fish" fame accompanied by a wine reception sponsored by Pallas Foods.  The Official Opening at the White Lady Hotel including a Bollinger Champagne reception with canap├ęs from the Good Food Circle, hosted by members of The Kinsale Good Food Circle as well as Dining out at the GFC restaurant of their choice as part of the package. Participating Restaurants  include Restaurant d' Antibes @ The White House, The Blue Haven,The Captains Table @ Actons Hotel, Crackpots, Jim Edwards, Max's Wine Bar, Man Friday, Pier One @ The Trident Hotel, Toddies, White Lady, Fishy Fishy.
 On Saturday guests can Join Alice, the Mad Hatter, March Hare and the Fieldmouse for the Highlight of the Festival - an escorted tour of the 11 Members of Kinsale's Good Food Circle who will present spectacular dishes from their kitchens bearing testimony to the culinary skills of the chefs of Kinsale accompanied by wines from festival sponsors, Gleeson's, Gilbey's, Karwig's & Nash's.  Non wine drinkers can avail of beer compliments of Heineken Ireland or water from Tipperary Water.
Sunday anticipates a superb afternoon of fun & frolics with MC Derek Davis at the renowned Fruits de Mer in Actons Hotel, where guests can enjoy a mouth watering four course lunch to include lobster, crab, prawns etc, accompanied by delicious wines sponsored by Torres Mas Rabell and fresh roasted coffees compliments of Bewleys.  Patrons can then dance the evening away to music by the Aristocrats.

 For more information, quotes, to arrange an interview or for further images please contact:

Jacques Malone MPRII
T:+353 (0) 858 167 345
Maria O'Mahony
T:+353 (0) 21 4773571
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