Pictured promoting the Foodscape launch were Johnny Murtagh, chef Clodagh McKenna and Kevin Manning
The Longines Irish Champions Weekend will feature a small collection of Kildare’s best restaurants, in its Foodscape section.
They are Hartes and the Silken Thomas of Kildare Town, the Dewdrop Inn, Kill and Lock 13 in Sallins.
All of the these participants are members of FoodScape Kildare. The innovation is intended to showcase a variety of high-quality restaurants and artisan food producers from County Kildare, and celebrates Kildare’s food heritage.
Racegoers at the Curragh will be treated to a specific Kildare-themed menu with the emphasis on showcasing the variety of products available locally in the county.
Situated in the racecourse’s Food Paddock area, conveniently located close to the track, parade ring and Grand Stand, guests can taste the dishes on offer without missing out on the action.
The Foodscape event at the Curragh was launched by Clodagh McKenna with the help of Irish Derby winning jockeys Kevin Manning, Seamus Heffernan and former jockey now trainer Johnny Murtagh.