It's that time of year again, Taste of Dublin 2019 is on its way. Here is everything you need to know...
If you like long summer evenings spent eating and drinking the best of food with your favourite people, then Taste of Dublin is the festival for you.
A highlight on the Dublin summer social calendar, Taste of Dublin is a foodie's definition of paradise. Situated in the beautiful surrounds of the Iveagh Gardens, Taste celebrates Ireland's most eclectic cuisine and the chefs who are invigorating and reimagining the traditional Irish menu.
Over the course of four days, from June 13-16, enjoy the revolution of the Irish food scene with food demos, tastings and talks with those behind the shift.
Who will be there?
There is a wonderful list of some of Ireland's latest and greatest culinary names. New additions to this year's line-up include award-winning chef Bryan McCarthy, Holly White, James Keogh, Richard Stearn of Suesey Street, , Nicola Curran Zammit and Patrick Ryan of Firehouse bakery.
Meanwhile, old favourites such as Clodagh McKenna, Lizzy Lyons, Kevin Dundon, Rory O' Connell, Jack O' Keefe and Jeeny Maltese are joining the line-up once more to create some delectable dishes in the interactive demo space.
What can you eat?
You have the opportunity to sample food from over 60 mouth-watering dishes over the four days. With every cuisine from Italian to Hawaiian on show, from restaurants such as Arisu, Grálinn, Jaipur, and Nutbutter.
Taste also offers attendees a range of complimentary activities. You will find yourself immersed in anything from whiskey tastings to wine masterclasses. This year includes The Ketel One Kitchen which includes immersive masterclasses by day and a Kitchen Disco accompanied by Espresso Martinis at night.
The Rioja Wine Terrace will include some of the best wines from the Rioja wine region of Spain, with everything from whites to reds on display along with delicious tapas.
On Friday the much-loved style afternoon will take place in the 12-4 pm session, where you can display your very best #ootd; while My Kitchen Rules Chef Colin Fassnidge will be demoing in The Neff Taste Kitchen.
Markets and bars will line the festival. Here you can sample and shop from some of the best in the country with Choc Allure, Keogh's, Keelings, The Port House and Fever-Tree showcasing their artisan produce.
Even though the food and drink are important, Taste knows the entertainment is just as vital too. The Entertainment Stage at Taste has the perfect accompanying entertainment for the weekend with Smash Hits, Ultrasound, Spring Break, The Swing Cats (and many more) providing the tunes.
Taste of Dublin sessions are split into both afternoon and evening sessions on all four days, and each lasts for four to five hours. The afternoon sessions take place from 12-4 pm while the evening sessions run from 5.30-10.30 pm*.
*Note Sunday evening closes at 9.30pm
Ticket prices start at €15 euro and are now available to buy on tasteofdublin.ie
Taste of Dublin, inspired by NEFF, returns from 13-16 June in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin and is destined to be the highlight of the summer foodie calendar. For its 14th year, Taste is set to transform the Iveagh Gardens into the ultimate food lovers day out with over 20 top restaurants, world-class chefs, interactive masterclasses, delectable drinks and live entertainment plus more. For its 14th year, Taste are celebrating the revolution of the Irish menu by championing the chefs who are taking culinary risks and fusing Irish and international cuisine.
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