Irish food and drink is now world renowned as some of the highest quality produce and most sought after in the world. Bridget Bray and her upcoming event FarePlate are bringing the story of Irish cuisine to the community of New York City this St. Patrick’s Day season.

Offering the opportunity to taste products, connect with Irish brands and gain awareness of Irish fare the event aims at changing the perception, as well as a lack of awareness of Irish cuisine. At the March 12 event New Yorkers, both Irish food aficionados and those unfamiliar with the quality, innovation and craftsmanship of products originating from Ireland will be in for a treat.

FarePlate will celebrate the culinary offerings Ireland brings to the table. From the commitment to sustainable practices to the centuries old and contemporary craftsmanship, from the charm of the Irish culture to the rich green fields the country – all of this inspiring innovative restaurants, chefs and food writers.

Irish #smoked #salmon from @hanlonsmokehou1 will be joining the celebration of Irish food & drink on SUN. MAR. 12 #inforatreat #fareplatenyc pic.twitter.com/TlSaj22npr

— FarePlate (@FAREPLATE) February 24, 2017

Exactly a week before Ireland’s national holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, attendees at FarePlate will avail of tasting tables, meet and greets with founders and ambassadors of food, travel and related products (cookbooks and food travel) in a fun and social setting to connect with others.  Whether you are a foodie, a fan of Irish heritage, a buyer of gourmet and specialty products or looking for a fun day out - FarePlate is the place to be. 

The key sponsors of the event is Coole Swan alongside companies such as Kerrygold, Flahavan’s Oats, Irish Taste Club, Lakeshore Mustards, Hanlon Smokehouse, Brennan's Bread, Just Great Mash, Donegal Rapeseed Oil, Football Special, and Grahams Mustard. Also sponsoring are Crafted Ireland (Irish culinary holidays) and Dufour Editions (Irish cookbooks).

The event will be held at Houston Hall, in the West Village, on Sunday March 12 from 2pm to 8pm. Tickets are offered at the General Admission level with access to the tasting tables or with a more enhanced level as a VIP which include a series of tasting plates, an artisanal food box from Ireland.

For more information and tickets visit www.fareplate.com.

Looking to highlight and create awareness around Irish food and drink this March in #NYC #prrequest #journorequest pic.twitter.com/5iOexuCHPK

— FarePlate (@FAREPLATE) February 22, 2017

Just some of the Irish treats on offer at last year's FarePlate event.