Fancy meeting a trio of chocolate producers in Kilkenny this weekend?
The final Biabeag Meet The Makers event takes place in its home at Highbank Orchards this coming Saturday evening, 6.30pm.
Regular readers of Any Given Food will know I’ve had a hand in covering all of the events this year and this weekend will be no different, but what better way to send the year home than with some serious talk and tastings around all things chocolate.
One of the gems on the chocolate front in Kilkenny is Mary Teehan of The Truffle Fairy. Truffles, dark chocolates and a definite contender for Best Brownies In Ireland (may be somewhat of a fictional award I’m adding here), Truffle Fairy can be found in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny and most days at the Thursday farmers market in Kilkenny.
Wexford-based Bean and Goose have some solid branding and single-origin bars behind them and they’re only off and running not much more than a year. Co-founder Karen Keane will be in the hot seat / couch on The Green Room stage.
Adding international flavour to the night is Blyss Chocolate’s Alyssa Jade McDonald who I’ve been introduced to via Keith and know online simply as BlyssLyss. As a chocolate maker, Alyssa has a serious passion for chocolate and story to match, sharing hers from bean to bar, plantation to mouth.
Get Your Tickets
You can either buy your tickets here for the wallet-friendly price of €8, or hop over to So Kilkenny (my way of introducing you to my next project) and leave a comment on the event post telling me what your favourite chocolate is. If you do that before 6pm Thursday, it could be your name out of the hat for a pair of tickets for the final night of the year. These events have been sold out, jam packed and thanks to the limited capacity and craic had, they’re literally ‘hot’ tickets.
For more, see biabeag.com.