THE PLOUGH & THE STARS EXPERIENCE
Our first experience comprises a day of learning and tasting with the team at the two Michelin-starred Aimsir restaurant, followed by a specially created dining experience at the Mill Restaurant at Cliff at Lyons. Arrive to Kildare’s Cliff at Lyons resort where you’ll be afforded a 3pm private tour of Aimsir restaurant’s Farmín with gardeners Tom and Stina. Following your farm experience, enjoy a champagne tasting with Aimsir co-owner Majken Bech-Bailey in Aimsir’s polytunnel, before the restaurant’s stellar head chef Jordan Bailey will deliver a demonstration and talk in the Orangery. Next, stroll around the corner for a private dinner at the beautiful Mill at Cliff at Lyons restaurant, where head chef Sean Smith has devised an exclusive menu with matching wines for Food&Wine guests. Do book early for this one, as only 25 tickets are available.
Date: Saturday November 13th 2021
Ticket price: €215 per guest
WINTER WILD GAME & FINE WINE EXPERIENCE
The second Food&Wine Experience has certainly got game. The Winter Wild Game & Fine Wine Experience at The K Club is an evening to warm the senses. At 7pm, you’ll be welcomed to The K Club Wine Cellar where chief sommelier Lisa O’Doherty will guide you through the ideal wine pairings with game, as you meet with fellow experience guest and enjoy light hors-d’oeuvres. From there it’s to dine, where The K Club executive chef Philip Brazil will greet you to discuss the evening’s menu, and to share some information on the local suppliers that will feature in your experience. During your meal, which comes with matching wines as part of your ticket price, you’ll have the chance to ask the chef questions about the produce and the process, plus garner tips on preparing game at home. And there are more treats in store, making those who attend this limited capacity event among the lucky ones.
Date: Wednesday November 3rd 2021
Ticket price: €125 per guest
MURDER & MYSTERY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
What is an experience without a touch of intrigue? Food&Wine has been cooking up a plan with the five star Glenlo Abbey Hotel in Galway. On Wednesday November 24th, arrive for a 6pm champagne reception at the River Room, before you are invited to step aboard the Pullman Restaurant, which comprises two original dining carriages from the Orient Express. Once on board you’ll be treated a specially created eight course tasting menu inspired by the flavours of the Orient Express route, plus an evening of interactive theatre as your experience comes alive. Who is an innocent fellow diner, and who has murder in mind? This promises to be a unique and memorable experience.
Date: Wednesday November 24th 2021
Ticket price: €120 per guest