World gathers for unique food fest


Published 16/05/2013 | 12:30

Kildorrery International Food Fair.
The unique element of the Kildorrery International Food Fair is that all the dishes are ethnically authentic, but cooked by local residents with foreign heritage.

THE village of Kildorrery will be transformed into a melting pot of international haute cuisine next Sunday with the welcome return of its annual international food fair.

Now in its sixth year, the fair is unique in Ireland as it is run by local residents from a variety of different countries across the world.

Each of them will be showcasing dishes from their home countries, offering visitors a welcome opportunity to enjoy ethnic dishes they might otherwise never have the chance to sample. It is also different from other food fairs in that there is no commercial involvement, guaranteeing that all of the food is homemade and 100% authentic.

This year's festival menu will include dishes from Latvia, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, the UK and of course some good old traditional Irish home cooking.

There will also be a dedicated section with vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options.

Admission to the fair, at the local national school from 2pm -4pm, is €5 for adults or €15 for a family.

"Once people go in they can sample as much of the food as they wish, at no extra charge," said festival spokesman Danny Sheahan.

Entertainment on the day is by The Frontiers and New York jazz trumpeter Donny Arnold, who made his debut at the event in 2010.


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