XM&S: 1. Rachel Kavanagh; 2. Padraig Prendergast and Lorraine Wemyss; 3. Karen Koster. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)
Irish produce featured on the evening included free range turkeys from Moy Park, succulent beef and lamb from Linden Foods, smoked Irish salmon from Dunn's and a fantastic selection of cheeses from Horgan's. The Genesis mince pies were delicious served with M&S cream, while LIR chocolatiers showcased artisan confectionary at its best. Over 150 vibrant Wexford grown Keelings poinsettias were also displayed throughout the venue and guests were thrilled to take one home as a gift, compliments of Keelings and M&S.
Enjoying the festive atmosphere were TV3's Karen Koster, Sybil Mulcahy and Sinead Desmond, while foodies Gillian Nelis, Marie-Claire Digby and Ross Golden-Bannon all enjoyed meeting with the various Irish suppliers. Chef Catherine Fulvio got into the festive spirit wearing a beautiful red dress on the evening, while actress Rachel Kavanagh enjoyed catching up with RTE's Claire Byrne.