Pop-Up with some tasty food at Savour Kilkenny

Sean Keane

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Sean Keane

Some of Ireland’s most talented chefs will be popping into Kilkenny to cook up a storm and serve mouth-watering feasts during this year’s Savour Kilkenny Food Festival (October 25th – 29th). Food lovers will be in for dining experiences they won’t forget with delicious meals in special pop-up restaurants.

Some of Ireland’s most talented chefs will be popping into Kilkenny to cook up a storm and serve mouth-watering feasts during this year’s Savour Kilkenny Food Festival (October 25th – 29th). Food lovers will be in for dining experiences they won’t forget with delicious meals in special pop-up restaurants.

The pop ups include a special Game Supper Club in Kilkenny Castle, a Vegetarian Supper Club in Butler House and a fine dining event from top young chefs, Yannick Van-Aeken and Louise Bannon, two of Irelands most talented young chefs.

According to Marian Flannery, the director of Savour Kilkenny, there is huge interest in the pop up restaurants which are adding a new dimension to this year’s festival.

“Pop up restaurants are a unique way of bringing great cooking talent to Kilkenny and we are also delighted that we are able to open up some of the city’s heritage houses in which to host them. We advise people to book their tickets early due to the strong interest.”

The pop- ups include:

· Dine with Yannick and Louise: A five course seasonal meal by top young chefs Yannick Van-Aeken from Belgium and Louise Bannon at Mug Shot Café on Sunday, October 27th at 8 p.m. The couple spent five years working in the acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant Noma, winner of the World’s Best Restaurant award for three years running. Tickets are €55 per person, wine not included. To book email bannonlouise@hotmail.com

· Vegetarian Supper Club: Join Chef Helen Costelloe for an evening of veggie delight in the beautiful surroundings of Butler House on Saturday October 26th from 6 p.m. This pop-up restaurant features a mouth-watering menu full of flavour that will tempt meat eaters and non-meat eaters alike. Tickets are €30 for 5 courses including tea and coffee. Bring your drink of choice with no service charge. To book call 087 2436 754 or visit www.thevegetariansupperclub.com

· Game Supper Club: This supper club lead by innovative chef Clare Anne O’Keeffe, former Masterchef finalist, is focused on local seasonal ingredients and game using cutting edge culinary techniques at 7 p.m. on Saturday October 26th. Kilkenny Castle Kitchens will make a truly special setting for this 8 course tasting menu which will include saddle of rabbit, Coolnaleen partridge and Local Venison. Tickets are €35. Book at http://about.me/foodclub

This year’s Savour Kilkenny Festival will also feature a return of the old favourites including a buzzing food market on the Parade plaza, free cooking demos, the forgotten skills pavilion, a young producers market, a food art competition and lots lots more!