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Pictured are Clodagh McKenna & Derry Clarke 
at the announcment launch of Tesco’s involvement in the Banquet at Electric Picnic in L'Ecrivian, Dubln.
The ‘Banquet at Electric Picnic’ is set to once again tantalise taste buds at this year’s festival, as Derry Clarke & Clodagh McKenna today announced an exclusive partnership to serve a five star fine dining banquet at the three day event using only the finest* ingredients.  Partnering with Tesco finest*  Derry & Clodagh have co-created a mouth-watering menu for picnickers to enjoy, while also raising much needed funds for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and Pieta House. 
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Electric Picnic Launches A Finest* Dining Experience for this year’s festival

The ‘Banquet at Electric Picnic’ is set to once again tantalise taste buds at this year’s festival, as Derry Clarke & Clodagh McKenna today announced an exclusive partnership to serve a five star fine dining banquet at the three day event using only the finest* ingredients.  Partnering with Tesco finest*  Derry & Clodagh have co-created a mouth-watering menu for picnickers to enjoy, while also raising much needed funds for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and Pieta House.

Guests will be treated to a gastronomic dining experience in sumptuous surrounds of Stradbally Estate with five star 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/ticket-events/the-banquet-65

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 salmon gravlax, dry-aged Irish Angus beef followed by honey roasted Peach with Amaretti crumble for dessert. While vegetarians will be treated to a sumptuous menu of tempura vegetables with Asian fusion flavours, gnocchi with wild Irish mushrooms, leek paired with truffle and parmesan dressing,

Denise Fitzgerald, chief executive, Temple Street Children’s Foundation, “We’ve a long standing partnership with Tesco and Electric Picnic; to pair the two and raise vital funds for the little heroes of Temple Street is a recipe for a great weekend”.

Brian Higgins, CEO, Pieta House, “We are delighted to be a beneficiary of this brilliant initiative by Tesco and Electric Picnic.  The culinary skills of Clodagh Mc Kenna and our own Ambassador Derry Clarke will make for a lot of very happy campers and two very happy charities”

Derry Clarke, “Electric Picnic is an iconic event I look forward to and this year I am delighted to be heading up the Fine Dining Experience thanks to Melvin Benn, Festival Republic & Tesco Finest Range. Proceeds for this sold out venue within EP are being split between Pieta House (very close to me heart) and Temple Street Children’s Hospital – both such worthy causes.”

Clodagh McKenna, “There is nothing I love more than music and food. So to be creating a delicious Banquet at the iconic Electric Picnic is a dream! Derry Clarke and I will be cooking delicious seasonal dishes using the best of produce from the Tesco finest* range and all proceeds will be going to Pieta House and Temple Street. So guests will be enjoying delicious food, with live music setting the ambiance and knowing that they are supporting these great Irish charities. It’s going to be epic!”

Seats are limited, with four sittings over the weekend, two on Saturday and Sunday at 1.00pm 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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About Temple Street Children’s University Hospital

Sick children need great care right now – and that’s why we are committed to supporting the hospital so that it can continue to save little lives. Every single day, hundreds of sick children and their worried families come through the doors of Temple Street in need of world-class medical care. We raise the funds needed to ensure that these children have access to the very best paediatric equipment, facilities and supports when they need it most. Tesco and Temple Street have been in partnership since 2014, with a recent extension announced until 2019, where Tesco aims to raise €5m in 5 years.

About Pieta House

From humble beginnings, Pieta House has grown to almost 270 therapists and administration staff, and the demand for our service hasn’t let up. In 2016 alone, almost 6,000 people came through our doors suffering from suicidal ideation and/or engaging in self-harm, or to avail of suicide bereavement counselling.

 

Banquet Menu

Amuse Bouche

Gazpacho, Dill, Cucumber Salsa

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Cured Salmon Gravalax

Summer Herbs, Rosemary Soda Bread

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Harvest Corn & Crab Salad, Fennel

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finest* Piccolo Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil Emulsion, Parmesan

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finest* West Cork Dry Aged Irish Beef Fillet, Onion, Wild Mushroom, Leek, Curd, Truffle Pommes Frites

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Honey Roasted Peach, Amaretti Crumble, Vanilla Ice Cream

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Irish Goat’s Cheese

Beetroot, Orange Blossom

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finest* Coffee & Petits Fours

 

Vegetarian menu

Amuse Bouche

Gazpacho, Dill, Cucumber Salsa

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Tempura Vegetables, Asian Dressing

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Harvest Corn Salad, Fennel

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finest* Piccolo Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil Emulsion, Parmesan

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Gnocchi, Onion, Wild Mushroom, Leek, Curd, Truffle, Parmesan

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Honey Roasted Peach, Amaretti Crumble, Vanilla Ice Cream

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Irish Goat’s Cheese

Beetroot, Orange Blossom

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finest* Coffee & Petits Fours

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