Tesco Finest is backing ‘The Banquet at Electric Picnic’, a fine dining experience at the Stradbally Festival which will feature dishes prepared by chefs Derry Clarke and Clodagh McKenna.

The two have designed a special menu which will also help to raise funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Pieta House.

Tickets for the five-star Banquet experience are on sale now to those who already have their Festival ticket at a price of €120.

For this, they will enjoy a starter of Irish salmon gravlax, dry-aged Irish Angus beef followed by honey roasted Peach with Amaretti crumble for dessert.

Vegetarians will be treated to a 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 have 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,” said Denise Fitzgerald, CEO of Temple Street.

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“We are delighted to be a beneficiary of this brilliant initiative by Tesco and Electric Picnic,” added Brian Higgins of Pieta House.

“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.”

“There is nothing I love more than music and food,” said McKenna.

“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 ambience and knowing that they are supporting these great Irish charities. It’s going to be epic.”

There will be four sittings over the weekend, two on Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 5.30pm with each sitting lasting approximately two hours.

The dress code for the Ultimate Picnic Banquet is Black Tie but in case you don’t want to pack your own attire will be provided but guests are more than welcome to bring along their Sunday best.