This is the second in a series of 12 conversations building up to the 2019 Savour Kilkenny Food Festival.
The festival, in partnership with KCLR and Kilkenny Local Enterprise Office have introduced a new award for 2019 – the Savour Food Provenance award, looking to recognise eateries for their local and regional produce and seasonal cooking.
In the weeks leading up to the festival, I’ve been tasked with visiting 12 different eateries around Kilkenny city and county to find out about what’s going on the menu, what’s going on the plate and have a chat to the people behind the food.
This week it’s the turn of Damian Finnegan – living in Kilkenny a few years and running things on the food front for Statham’s by Pembroke on Patrick Street in the heart of Kilkenny city.
Damian’s a fish lover and is doing some great stuff with local food and producers and when we sit down, he’s prepared a dish with Kilkenny producers right in the heart of it.
Next week I’m back in the studio and joined on the phone by Kitty Colchester of Second Nature Oils in Kilkenny.
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