Kilkenny savour success after success

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Be it their hurling skills or the plates they dish up, there’s no denying Kilkenny is on a winning streak.

Be it their hurling skills or the plates they dish up, there’s no denying Kilkenny is on a winning streak.

Fresh from winning the All-Ireland Hurling Final, Kilkenny is also celebrating three new foodie victories, from retaining two Michelin Stars, winning ‘Best casual dining’ awards to ranking the 6th Best Butcher Shop in Ireland.

Two Kilkenny restaurants have retained their Michelin stars - Campagne and The Lady Helen at Mount Juliet. There are now nine Michelin Star restaurants in Ireland, two are in flavoursome Kilkenny.

Visitors to Kilkenny over the Savour Kilkenny food festival (October 24 – 27) will be delighted to learn that they can be part of the delicious masterpiece at the Lady Helen, Mount Juliet, when the restaurant will host a Black and White Masquerade dinner on Thursday (October 23). With a Michelin star and 3 AA Rosettes, the opulent Lady Helen Restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in the country, where international dishes are prepared by world class chefs using local produce and fresh herbs, picked from the estate’s own herb garden. Mount Juliet will host their acclaimed ‘ten course tasting menu’ with a twist. The Black and White Masquerade Dinner invites guests to don their finest black or white attire accompanied by a colourful mask.

Kathleen Moran and her team at Anocht Restaurant, Kilkenny Design Centre have also come up trumps in the awards stakes, by winning ‘Best Casual Dining Award’ at the Hotel & Catering Awards. For Savour Kilkenny, Anocht Restaurant will host a six course seafood tasting menu on October 24.

Newcomers to Kilkenny, Grogan & Brown Artisan Butchers was awarded 6th Best Butcher Shop in Ireland at the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland (ACBI) craft butchers ‘Shop of the year’ Awards. Join Grogan & Brown and The Wine Centre with chef Adrian Martin (ACBI) at the Chefs’ Table, Parade Plaza 2.45pm on October 26 for Savour Kilkenny.

To view the full programme see www.savourkilkenny.com