A Long Table Dinner with Made In Kilkenny and Taste Kilkenny

It was an evening of delicious food and divine design from the food and craft producers of Kilkenny to highlight the culinary and crafty delights of the county!

Set in the stunning Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin’s Temple Bar the finishing touches were added to the long table as we sipped on a Driver’s Cider Kilkenny Cat Cocktail (with Jameson and apple syrup, yum!) while Baurnafea Baskets of Kilkenny’s finest fresh baked bread and Foodwork’s Pesto were positioned.

Perusing the menu, designed by Anne Neary of Ryeland Cookery School, we wonder how we would manage this enormous feast featuring Lavistown Sausages, Knockdrinna Cheese, Goatsbridge Trout, Mary Walsh’s duck and wine from Le Caveau! We took our seats on soft Cusendale woollen blankets while each course arrived on hand crafted platters from local Kilkenny makers, Castle Arch, The Bridge Pottery, Mosse Pottery with Highbank apple juice served in Jerpoint Forest Beakers.

Listening to the soothing sound of guitarist, Mark Anthony McGrath we chatted with the members of the press, we ate, drank and were merry! A delightful evening and showcase for the food and craft producers of Kilkenny. Every detail was considered down to the adornment of the local delegates with jewellery from Rudolf Heltzel, Spirit Jewellery and MTW.

See & like the Jerpoint Facebook page for more images & full detail of the craft & food on offer at the long table.Organised by Trail Kilkenny, Kilkenny Leader Partnership, Detail Marketing and Host & Co. Use #longtablekk to follow! Image of diners supplied curtesy of @ruthcalderpotts of Highbank Orchard.