Join us as Rachel Allen launches the very first Taste of Kildare at Christmas event. Rachel will show you how to prepare her blue cheese & pear canapé salad and a Christmas Mince Meat Crumble Cake dessert.

Date: 6th December

Time: 7pm


Lets Cook Scallops!

Virtual cooking class with Philip Gleeson of the Killashee Hotel followed by a warm welcome to Kildare twinnings in the USA, France, Germany & the UK.

Date: 7th December

Time: 8pm


Sharpen Your Salmon & Cod Skills with Duro Vodic of Fallons and Crafting Christmas Kombucha Kocktails with Barry Flanagan of Lock13


Date: Tuesday 8 December

Time: 8pm

Alex and Dee

Christmas Trout Starter Cookalong with Alex Adams of the Dew Drop Inn & Brewhouse and Christmas Table Designs with Dee Brophy of Decorative Antiques.


Date: Wednesday 9 December

Time: 8pm


Beer pairing has become increasingly popular with the variety of craft and artisan beers that are now available. Ronan Kinsella of The Dew Drop Inn & Brewhouse takes us through the very best beers to drink this Season and with which food.

Date: 10th December

Time: 8pm


Christmas Roast Duck Cookalong with Barry Liscombe of Firecastle


Date: Friday 11 December

Time: 8pm


Cook and Learn – A Christmassy Chocolate & Whiskey Experience Guest Chef Mickael Viljanen and Easy Essentials – Create Dauphinoise Potatoes with Chef Mark Moriarty both from The Greenhouse Restaurant.

Date: Saturday 12th  December

Time: 8pm

Aimsir team

Gift Hampers for the Discerning Palate with Jordan Bailey & Majken Bech-Bailey, in conversation with Rachel Allen and Create the perfect Baileys Martini with James Molloy from Aimsir.

Date: Sunday 13 December

Time: 8pm


Crafting Festive Vegetables with Joanna Fennell from Burtown’s Kitchen Garden and Beer Tasting with Barry Flanagan of Lock 13 and Ronan Kinsella of The Dew Drop Inn & Brewhouse.


Date: Monday 14th December

Time: 8pm

Lemongrass and Nude Wine

Christmas Asian Cuisine with Chef Zabir & Chef Aizad from Lemongrass Fusion and Sparkling Feast – Wine Pairing for Christmas Day with Michelle Lawlor from The Nude Wine Company.

Date: Tuesday 15 December

Time: 8pm


Chocolate lovers will love Anastasia Gaj’s decadent Chocolate & Peanut Yule Log dessert. Ana is  Pastry Chef at Kilkea Castle Hotel & Golf Resort and will create a true showstopper to complete any festive meal!

Date: Wednesday 16 December

Time: 8pm

Pablo Glenroyal Ciaran Silken

The art of making a Traditional Christmas Pudding with Pablo Bernardo of Shoda Market Café and Virtual Happy Hour with Ciaran Knowles of the Silken Thomas.

Date: Thursday 17 December

Time: 8pm


Virtual Venison Masterclass with Nicola & Josef Zammit from Two Cooks

Date: Friday 18th December

Time: 8pm