Taste of Christ­mas al­ready in the win­ter air

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DEN­NEHY

BALLYROE Heights Ho­tel was packed to the rafters last Thurs­day as Ard­fert Na­tional School held its an­nual ‘ Taste of Christ­mas’ cook­ery demon­stra­tion.

Chefs Kevin O’Con­nor and Noel Keanne of ‘Croi’ Res­tau­rant in Tralee, Mar­cus Eid­ner of Nick’s Res­tau­rant in Kil­lor­glin, Max­imo of ‘Once upon a cheese’ and Peter Cur­ran of ‘The Well Bred Butcher’ in Ard­fert were the main draws on the night as they worked hard to serve up a rich com­bi­na­tion of culi­nary de­lights.

The au­di­ence en­joyed tast­ings through­out the evening, vary­ing from parsnip, car­rot and gar­lic soup to veni­son and monk­fish and from gnoc­chi to steak. All these de­li­cious dishes were en­joyed af­ter a com­pli­men­tary mulled wine and mince pie re­cep­tion in the foyer on ar­rival.

“The school wishes to thank all who worked so hard on the night par­tic­u­larly the chefs who show­cased their tal­ents, Ballyroe Heights Ho­tel for host­ing the event and pro­vid­ing the drinks re­cep­tion, the Par­ents’ As­so­ci­a­tion for or­gan­is­ing the raf­fle, and all who spon­sored spot­prizes,” a school spokesper­son said.

“The school wants to thank all who at­tended on the night, help­ing to make it such a suc­cess and en­sur­ing that much needed funds were thank­fully raised for the Ard­fert School Hall De­vel­op­ment Fund.”

Betty Stack (prin­ci­pal Ard­fert NS) and Ard­fert teacher Billy O’Con­nor (at rear) with chefs Mas­si­m­il­iano Ba­gaglini, Kevin O’Con­nor and Noel Keane (Croí), Mar­cus Eid­nez (Nicks) and Peter Cur­ran ar the Ard­fert NS ‘A Taste of Christ­mas’ in Ballyroe Heights...

ABOVE: Ash­ley Bax­ter,Edel O’Con­nor and Aoib­hín Fer­ris hav­ing a great time at A Taste of Christ­mas in the Ballyroe Heights Ho­tel last week.

LEFT: An­toinette Wise­man, Fidelma Dil­lon, Mags Cahill and Ce­ceila O’Cal­laghan at­tend­ing the Yule­tide cook­ery ex­trav­a­ganza in aid of Ard­fert NS at Ballyroe Heights Ho­tel on Thurs­day.

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