You could be forgiven for thinking that Kerry is not the food capital of the country. Some may praise their sporting achievements, their lush green pastures or their beautiful scenery before their culinary expertise. But the small town of Killorglin is set to put Kerry on the culinary map, as Flavour of Killorglin is set to take place in three weeks.
Killorglin is a small town, situated on the R. Laune, near Killarney on the Ring of Kerry. The town is famed for its pubs, which are packed to the rafters during Puck Fair each year, the celebration of crowning the goat alongside a huge cattle and horse fair.
The small town is set to don a different hat on July 7th, when the Flavour of Killorglin kicks off, a foodie event to showcase the gastronomic delights that the area has to offer.
Saturday July 7th kicks off with a free food event at 2pm, where the town centre will be devoted to all things culinary; open-air cookery demonstrations by top local chefs; a range of local food samples; outdoor activities and a barbeque accompanied with music and entertainment.
Some of the top experts and local businesses showcasing their culinary skills include Nick’s Restaurant, a local gastro-pub and the fine dining examples of Carrig House. A more international flavour will be provided by Sol y Sombra, authentic Spanish tapas, Pay As You Please’s salads and pizzas as well as Danielle Giovanelli’s take on Liguria classics, the northwest Riviera in Italy, where pesto originates.