Savour Kilkenny 2012

What a better opportunity to showcase Burgundy wines than when 2 of the best chefs in the Country are joining force to cook a dinner based on Game and Autumn flavours. Yep, it`s all happening this evening at Campagne Restaurant, where chef/owner Garret Byrne will be joined by Peter Byrne, head chef at the Powerscourt Ritz Carlton`s Gordon Ramsay Restaurant. Not sure if I am allowed to do this, but here`s a peep at tonight`s menu; unfortunately the event is fully booked, so if you haven`t secured your table, there`s always next year... Bourgogne ‘Saint-Vincent’2010, Vincent Girardin Game consommé,brioche foie gras crouton ***** Glazed oysters, cured wild salmon, spinach and hollandaise Chablis 1er cru ‘Montmain’2009, Gerard Tremblay ***** Partridge, pear, lentils and caramelised walnuts Cotes de Nuits Villages 2008, Louis Boillot ***** Wild venison ‘en croute’,crushed pumpkin, red cabbage and brussel sprouts Nuits Saint- Georges 1er cru ‘Chaignots’2007, Chauvenet-Chopin ***** Apple, porcini ice cream Tres Vieille Fine de Bourgogne, Joseph Cartron Here are some related website links: The Festival will continue throughout the week-end with lots of really interesting events, including the following `not to be missed` : Irish Food and Film in Kilkenny Design Centre (Thursday 25/10 from 6pm) Kilkenny Tasting Menu in Zuni Restaurant (Friday 26/10 and Saturday 27/10 from 7.30pm) Initially planned for Friday only, Zuni have decided to add a second date. Maria Raftery and her team will propose a 7-course dinner based on the multitude of first-class ingredients found in County Kilkenny. Irish Craft Beers and Tapas in The Grapevine (Saturday 27/10 from 2pm) Kevin has invited 8 Degrees Brewing Co. to demonstrate how Artisan beers can be food friendly. Five beers to sample and tapas to match each one. Lots of demonstrations on the Parade on Saturday and Sunday, including the visit of Rory O`Connell `Ballymaloe House - Warm winter flavours in the cool Marble City` on Saturday at 2.30 pm Plenty, plenty more to be enjoyed so if you are not sure what to do this week-end, Kilkenny has all the answers!
Pascal Rossignol

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