A new Taste of Kilkenny guide

An updated ‘Taste of Kilkenny Food Trail’ guide, aimed at bringing food lovers on an enriching journey around Kilkenny’s finest artisan food producers and outlets, was launched last week by Bridgestone Guide food critic John McKenna.

An updated ‘Taste of Kilkenny Food Trail’ guide, aimed at bringing food lovers on an enriching journey around Kilkenny’s finest artisan food producers and outlets, was launched last week by Bridgestone Guide food critic John McKenna.

Taste of Kilkenny is an inspiring food trail offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the County’s rich food culture experience. It features 34 of Kilkenny’s finest food producers, restaurants, cafes, speciality food shops and food experiences.

Mr McKenna says the updated guide reinforces Kilkenny’s position as one of Ireland’s richest food counties, and encourages people to discover the local countryside and sample the wonderful and varied food culture. An initiative of Trail Kilkenny, which develops leisure trails, the Taste of Kilkenny map also links leading craftspeople, walking and cycling trails to the food trail, giving visitors the ultimate all-round experience.

The new guide features three new additions: Glasraí & Goodies in the picturesque village of Gowran, Mount Juliet country estate, and Happy Heart Organic Rapeseed Oil, Kitty Colchester’s multi award winning oil produced from the family’s organic farm in Urlingford.

“Whether it is an artisan cheese maker, a restaurant or café, a baker, an ice-cream-maker or a shop, the trail members are committed to delivering high quality products,” said Declan Rice, CEO of Leader and co-funder of the Taste of Kilkenny Food Trail.

“We must not underestimate the value of the artisan food industry to the local economy.”

The new guide can be downloaded at www.trailkilkenny.ie and will also be available at outlets all over the city and county.