A Wonderful Time was had by all at Another Great Taste of Monaghan Festival 2015

2016 Dates for your Diary – Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October, for another great Taste of Monaghan!

The Taste of Monaghan Committee thanks everyone who helped to make Taste of Monaghan 2015 such a great event.  We’ll be updating our website soon and maybe event have a little preview of what’s on the menu for next year … In the meantime, thank you again and we hope you call back soon.

jenny bristow taste of monaghan

Ireland’s Good Food Ambassador, celebrated chef and author –
Jenny Bristow

Practical, good humoured and direct, Jenny Bristow’s personal cooking style  endears her to the hundreds of thousands who watch and enjoy her television programmes, read her books and experience her Masterclasses.

Her unique style of “cooking with a twist” balances the traditional with the modern, healthy with convenience and value with style.

Jenny’s passion for cooking and the home has inspired many, both young and old alike and created enthusiasm world-wide in the kitchen.

You’re bound to enjoy and learn from Jenny’s Cookery Demonstrations at Taste of Monaghan Festival of Food on Saturday 3rd October 2015.

Adrian Martinadrian martin taste of monaghan

Marrying culinary and butchering skills,  Adrian Martin trained with and worked under Neven Maguire for six years.   Adrian is a font of knowledge on how to chose, prepare, store and cook a range meats to enjoy them to the full.   Expect knowledge, expertise and interaction at Adrian’s demo in the Taste of Monaghan marquee.

joe shannon taste of monaghanJoe Shannon

Joe is a resident chef on TV3’s Ireland AM and is also Executive Chef of the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa Sligo.

Joe is a seasoned award winning chef, whose work has taken him to all parts of the globe. As guest chef to the Irish Festivals in Abu Dhabi, he was invited to partake in the preparations of one of the Royal Family’s wedding.

Joe is a regular face and voice for media, where he is a regular contributor with Aidan Cooney on the hugely popular TV3 “Ireland AM”. He is also well known for his radio work with stations such as Ocean FM, MWR, Today FM, Newstalk, 2FM, BBC Northern Ireland to mention but a few, contributing a light hearted approach to recipes – adding fun and laughter on the way.
Joe is also well known for his charity works, raising hundreds of thousands of euro for many many worthy causes.

Join Joe at Taste of Monaghan 2 – 4th October 2015.  There’s a great treat in store for you.

Jenny Eustace, Silver Hill Foodsjenny eustace silver hill farm at taste of monaghan

We are very pleased to welcome Taste of Monaghan Favourite ,  Jenny Eustace, to our 2015 Festival.

An experienced and  expert chef,  Jenny is also New Product Development Manager at Silver Hill Farm

You’ll enjoy and learn from Jenny’s wonderful cookery demonstration  and find out more about how to make the most of our wonderful local duck – produced in Emyvale and sought and relished  throughout the world!

David Mageean Nuremore Hotel Taste of MonaghanDavid Mageean, Nuremore Hotel

David hails from the little coastal village of Portaferry in Co Down. His love for food began when fishing with his father and baking bread with his Mother. David picked up his first job at the age of 13 as a commis chef at a local seafood restaurant, where his mother was the pastry chef.

After leaving School David went to BIFHE Catering College in Belfast and was soon advised to apply for a position at Nuremore Hotel. Working under the incredibly talented Raymond McArdle, David worked his way up the kitchen brigade to Chef de Partie. After 5 years it was time for David to gain more experience in pastures new.
David was offered a position as Head Chef in the newly reopened Victoria restaurant in Belfast. However after 3 years absence his love for the Nuremore brought him home to Carrickmacross

 Latton’s very own RTE Masterchef Finalistjacinta caraher taste of monaghan
Jacinta Caraher

Wife, mother and amazingly talented chef, Jancinta got right through to the finals of RTE’s extraordinarily demanding Masterchef competition in 2012.

Janinta treated us to a great cookery demo at Taste of Monaghan 2014 and we look forward to savouring her culinary talents again this year.  No doubt, a few surprises in store!


Cocktail Demo by renowned Cocktail Maestro
eddie edvis coctails taste of monaghanEddie Edvis Rudzinskas

Eddie has won so many accolades at this stage that it is hard to keep count of them all.  Can’t wait to welcome him back to Taste of Monaghan to witness and sample his cocktail magic!

And there’s more – Lots of competitions,  exhibits, tastings, live music by Monaghan Arts Network, entertainment and fun for all the family at Taste of Monaghan 2015. 

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