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Chefs Bring a Taste of Ireland to NYC

Three of Ireland's most high profile chefs joined Tourism Ireland in New York, to cook a St. Patrick’s Day feast and to raise the profile of Ireland's culinary scene.
Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cooking School, Noel McMeel from Lough Erne Resort, and celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna delivered an Irish culinary masterclass to guests includingepicurean and lifestyle journalists, as well as travel trade contacts. The event was called Cooking By The Book, and took place in Tribeca.
Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America and Australia, said: “We were delighted to be joined by three such eminent ambassadors for Irish food – showcasing all that is great about our food scene and helping to spread the word in New York about the culinary experience our American visitors can expect on a vacation in Ireland. From Michelin Star restaurants, to gastro pubs and farmers markets, the island of Ireland truly offers a culinary experience to rival the best!
“In 2018, we welcomed a record 2m North American visitors to the island of Ireland. This year, we’re looking forward to further growth and our culinary offering is certainly now one of a long list of reasons for American travellers to choose Ireland for a vacation.”
PIC SHOWS: Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland; chefs Noel McMeel, Darina Allen and Clodagh McKenna; Niall Gibbons and Ruth Moran, both Tourism Ireland, at the ‘Cooking by the Book’ culinary event in Tribeca, New York.
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