The 36th Kinsale Gourmet Festival - OCT 12th-14th
Posted by Kinsale Newsletter on Friday 14 September 2012

3pm, Cook Off on the Streets of Kinsale Sponsored by Pallas Foods.
Cook Off at the Plaza, Short Quay... join the chefs of the GFC and their special guests as they show off their skills and you might even get to sample some of their wares!
6.30pm, Festival Opening
A Taste of West Cork Dining Experience  & Laurent Perrier Black Tie Ball
Patrons will be treated to a feast of West Cork delicacies over an 8 course dinner accompanied by champagne and fine wine from our event sponsor, Laurent Perrier, followed by dancing with the Billy Crosbie Swing Band and special guest Jimmy O'Byrne until the wee hours. MC Derek Davis. Ticket price €85
Saturday 13th October 2012
11.30am, The Mad Hatters Taste Of Kinsale.
Join Alice and friends and explore Wonderland on - an escorted tour of the 10 Members of Kinsale's Good Food Circle who will present spectacular dishes from their kitchens bearing testimony to the culinary skills of the chefs of Kinsale. The event kicks off with a sparkling reception, sponsored by Christy's Wines & Spirits,  your guide will then escort you to each of the  tasting venues to sample fine cuisine, complimented by selected wines from our Festival wine sponsors, NASH'S, KARWIGS, SEARSONS & BARRY FITZWILLIAM. We have beer for non wine drinkers or water courtesy of Tipperary Water. As an additional fun element everyone is requested to wear a "Mad Hat" in honour of our special guest - the Mad Hatter! A competition for the best hat will be held, compliments of Hattitude, Kinsale. Afterwards for those whose stamina hasn't wilted, it's 'All Aboard' the Land Train heading for the Festival Club to dance the evening away to the sounds of Crazy Chester (and Crazy DJ Anthony). Ticket price €90
Sunday 14th October 2012
1pm, Fruits de Mer
Take your seat for a superb afternoon of fun & frolics with MC Derek Davis. Enjoy a mouth watering four course lunch to include lobster, crab, prawns etc, accompanied by delicious wines sponsored by Findlater Wine & Spirits. Freshly roasted coffees compliments of BEWLEYS then dance the evening away with the Magnetics. During the afternoon there will be fun and games with spot prizes to be won as well as our annual charity auction held in aid of Kinsale's Pink Ribbon Walk, raising much needed funds for Breast Cancer awareness. Event Ticket price €75

Please note that patrons MUST produce ticket at door to gain entry to each event - no ticket, no entry

Participating Restaurants: Restaurant d'Antibes @ The White House,  The Blue Haven, Crackpots, Jim Edwards,  Max’s, Man Friday, Fishy Fishy, Pier One @ The Trident Hotel, Toddies @ The Bulman, White Lady.

Bookings being taken at all GFC restaurants for evening dining

Tel: 021 4773571
71 Main Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork


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