Nothing says summer in the city like the return of the beloved Taste of Dublin to the Iveagh Gardens.
Running from June 12 until June 16, this year’s festival will be celebrating the so-called revolution of the Irish menu and aims to champion the chefs across the country taking culinary risk to provide dining delights.
Avril Bannerton, Managing Director of Taste of Dublin said: “Over the past 14 years, Taste of Dublin has championed Irish Chefs, restaurants and artisan producers who put Dublin on the international culinary map.
“This year we are championing the evolving Irish dining experience, the revolutionary new menus and the new dynamic chefs that are changing perceptions of Irish food and the Irish menu.”
Here’s our pick of some of Taste’s highlights this year.
A New Irish Menu
One of the festival’s main sponsors, NEFF, will be hosting a taste kitchen featuring some of Ireland’s most renowned chefs, as well as those who are shaping a new concept of the Irish menu.
Those expected to make an appearance include Kevin Dundon, Clodagh McKenna, Rory O’Connell, and Edward Hayden as well as rising culinary stars including Mark Moriarty, Holly White, Aoife Noonan and JR Ryall.
Taste Tea Garden
This year, Taste will provide a rare opportunity to enjoy Afternoon Tea in the historic Iveagh Gardens, produced by one of Dublin’s most creative and popular bakers, The Cupcake Bloke. Booking is advised on site and is subject to availability.
The Lazy Basics
Simon Lamont, also known as The Lazy Chef, is back this year with The Lazy Basics. Hosted by Regina Wish, it’ll provide handy hacks for cooking everything from day to day basics to a delicious dinner party.
There is an eclectic line up of music at Taste of Dublin 2019 to kick off the summer, from party tunes to live music. Smash Hits, The Swing Cats, Ryan J, Qween and Spring Break are on the line up for the Taste Entertainment Stage. DJ, Chef and Comedian Marcus O’Laoire will DJ a mouth-watering BBQ with delicious, food drinks and music.