Gourmet Festival food bites

Kinsale Gourmet Festival

2nd week in October

Kicking off with a champagne reception on the opening night in the Blue Haven Hotel and then heading off to your chosen GFC restaurant for a delicious 3 course meal.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all events have been temporarily suspended — we will keep you up to date with any changes.

Seen as the main event is the Mad Hatters Tea Party on the Saturday, ticket holders gather in Actons hotel and are treated to a glass of bubbly before been lead off with their leaders Alice, Queen of Hearts, March Hare and the infamous Mad Hatter.

Escorting their groups on a walking food tour to 4 venues of which all 11 restaurants along with local producers will prepare spectacular display and delicious dishes for you to enjoy. The Fruit de Mer Luncheon rounding off an amazing weekend on the Sunday offers a tiered seafood extravaganza accompanied by fine wines, beers and gins. Great fun ensues especially with the Dial a Diamond of which all monies donated goes to a chosen local charity followed by a live band.

  • Cooking deliciously fresh locally grown vegetables

    Kinsale Gourmet Festival

    Weekend Ticket

  • Table set for the Kinsale Gourmet Festival opening night dinner

    Kinsale Gourmet Festival

    Opening Night

  • Oysters

    Kinsale Gourmet Festival

    Fruits de Mer Seafood Spectacular

  • Mad hatter

    Kinsale Gourmet Festival

    Mad Hatter’s Taste of Kinsale