Finest dining at Electric Picnic

Story by Fergal Lynch

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 2:32pm

Finest dining at Electric Picnic

EP The Banquet.

The ‘Banquet at Electric Picnic’ is once again set to tantalise taste buds at this year’s festival in Stradbally, as Derry Clarke and Mark Moriarty announced an exclusive partnership to serve a fine dining banquet at the three-day event using only the finest ingredients.  
Partnering with Tesco finest Derry and Mark have co-created a mouth-watering menu for Picnic patrons to enjoy, while also raising much needed funds for Temple Street and Pieta House charities.
Guests will be treated to a gastronomic dining experience in sumptuous surrounds of Stradbally Estate with silver service at this year’s Picnic. 
Lucky ticket holders to Electric Picnic are invited to join The Banquet fit for a King and sign up for a five star experience at the festival. Tickets to the Fine Dining Picnic are priced at €120 and are available via  https://www.giv2go.com/thebanquet2019

Electric Picnic is renowned for having some of the best festival food and this year it’s raising the bar with this gourmet gastronomic five course banquet which will also cater for vegetarians, with delectable choices. 
The luscious line-up of food will consist of a starter of Irish smoked salmon or smoked cauliflower cigars, baked Orzo with chili prawn and fennel to start; BBQ West Cork dry-aged rib eye beef or soy glazed BBQ portobello mushroom mains; followed by salted lemon tart, pine nuts, frozen sorrel with Tuscan olive oil for dessert.
“The Banquet at Electric Picnic is such an innovative, exciting and delicious way to help raise vital funds and we are so grateful for the support once again this year," said Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Temple Street Foundation.
"While festival-goers will be enjoying the fun and sunshine of the Electric Picnic weekend, sick children and their worried families will continue to come through the doors of Temple Street around-the-clock in need of world-class treatment. 
"The funds raised at this year’s banquet will help to ensure that these children continue to have access to the very best equipment and care, when they need it most. 
"From all of us here in Temple Street, we would like to warmly thank our wonderful partners Tesco along with Derry Clarke and Mark Moriarty and all at Electric Picnic for making this special banquet possible,” said Denise.
“We are delighted to be a beneficiary of this unique banquet at Electric Picnic," added Elaine Austin, CEO, Pieta House.
"The unique culinary skills of Derry Clarke and Mark Moriarty will definitely delight and create an exceptional experience for the campers.
"We are thrilled to be involved in such a positive and uplifting event, where the funds received help us to provide nationwide therapeutic and counselling services free of charge to people who are in suicidal distress, engaging in self-harm and to support people and families bereaved by suicide. 
"At its heart Pieta is about helping people to bring a little bit of hope back into their lives, to help them to improve levels self-care, and to support people and families that have been impacted by the loss of a loved one to suicide, to provide care, compassion and to nourish hope.
"We wish to express our deepest gratitude to Derry, Mark and Tesco finest and Electric Picnic for their continued and passionate support for our services and for working with us to reduce the stigma attached to mental health in Ireland. 
"It is so important that we make it easy for people to ask for and to get help they need, to make the difference in their lives,” concluded Elaine.
Seats are limited, with four sittings over the weekend, two on Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 5.30pm with each sitting lasting approximately two hours. Time is ticking and in order to absorb the sights and sounds, tastes and smells or just the fantastic vibe which will be at the Banquet at Electric Picnic.
The dress code for the Ultimate Picnic Banquet is Black Tie come Festival Fabulous – attire will be provided but guests are more than welcome to bring along their Sunday best. 

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