With a ticket in hand, I’m going along to the Tipperary Food Producers‘ Cooking at Christmas Extravaganza at the Clonmel Park Hotel tomorrow night. With a crowd in the hundreds expected, there should be a fantastic foodie buzz in Tipp tomorrow night.
Organised in association with Bord Bia, tomorrow evening aims to showcase the very best the Tipperary has to offer when it comes to food, along with some Christmas cooking tips and tricks. While tickets have been available through the wide network of Tipperary food producers, I can only guess that it’s safe to pick up a ticket on the night with kick off at 7:15pm and admission priced €15.
All food served tomorrow night comes from local producers with over 30 members of the Tipperary Food Producers network on hand while Bord Bia chef Sheila Kelly presents some Christmas cooking ideas alongside Sarah Baker of Cloughjordan Cookery School and Pat Whelan of James Whelan’s Butchers. I’m wondering will we find any tasty wagyu beef bites on the menu!
Along with food and tips, wine is on the agenda with Jane Boyce and Gary Gubbins (Red Nose Wine) helping you to choose the perfect wine to compliment any dish.
Originally intending to make the trip to sample all that Tipperary has to offer in terms of local produce, I’ll now be part of the Twitter panel on the night alongside fellow Kilkenny heads @keithbohanna, @goatsbridge and a few others from the region that Pat Whelan has kindly invited along. If you’re not already following me on Twitter (for the food stuff anyway), seek out @anygivenfood and in hoping the batteries on the phone and backup last, I’ll have plenty to share from tomorrow’s event.
If you’re following the proceedings on Twitter tomorrow night, keep an eye out for the #tippfood hash tag.
Of course, if it’s anything like walking into the food plaza at Savour Kilkenny, I’ll be in right bother and coming back a bit lighter in the wallet department. Or here’s hoping anyway, wouldn’t mind picking up a foodie treat or to in the build up to the weekend.
Disclaimer: My ticket price for tomorrow night (€15) is covered as part of the Twitter panel for the event.