Kevin Thornton | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe

"The magic of nature and the seasons is what drives me to transform the wonderful produce of this rich land to dishes that excite and tell our story of Ireland. A root nestles deep in Irish soil: a sorrel leaf is blown by the damp wind: a scallop is plucked from briny water: a flame sears a fillet ;- Earth, Wind, Water, Fire. Food can be art and it can be theatre. It can be memory and it can be emotion. It can be the taste of our heritage and the flavour of our future in one single bite". Kevin Thornton.

Kevin is widely regarded as Ireland’s leading culinary light. Thornton's Restaurant has been Michelin starred every year without fail since 1996. With 25 years of unparalleled culinary brilliance behind us Thornton's has been among the most respected, ambitious and awarded dining establishments in the country.

Years at Litfest: 2015


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About Litfest

Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks.
It is the only festival of its kind in Ireland and has created an important hub for food and drinks enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other.

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