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It’s that time of year again! Taste of Dublin returns for 2019!

Vive La Révolution!
Taste of Dublin 2019 is celebrating Ireland’s eclectic cuisine and the chefs revolutionising the Irish menu.

Taste of Dublin 2019 is returning to the Iveagh Gardens this June 13th – 16th and will be celebrating the revolution of the Irish menu! Championing the chefs that are taking culinary risks, fusing Irish and international cuisine, creating revolutionary Irish menus, offering foodies wonderful, eclectic dining experiences. This year at Taste of Dublin 2019, experience and youth meet as the masters and the next generation of Irish chefs champion the revolution!

Attendees will enjoy an idyllic weekend of gorgeous food, drinks, markets and entertainment at the Iveagh Gardens, where over 32,000 people are expected to attend over the 4 days. 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.”

Taste of Dublin’s 2019 sponsor NEFF are hosting the NEFF Taste Kitchen which will feature cooking demos from the chefs that are shaping the future of the Irish menu. NEFF have designed a state of the art cooking demo kitchen which will feature renowned Irish Chefs Kevin Dundon, Paul Kelly, Ed Cooney, Clodagh McKenna, Rory O’Connell, Sunil Ghai and Edward Hayden as well as the rising stars Chef Mark Moriarty, Holly White, Chef Aoife Noonan and JR Ryall to name a few.

This year Taste of Dublin is delighted to announce that Australian TV Celebrity Chef and My Kitchen Rules Australia judge, the Irish Chef Colin Fassnidge will be making a guest Chef appearance and hosting an exclusive cooking demo at the NEFF Taste Kitchen. Chef Colin is a household name in Australia and his direct manner has earned him quite the following!

From fine dining to easy street food, taste the signature dishes of the best dining venues that Dublin and surrounds has to offer including Hang Dai, Arisu, Opium, Gralinn, Lil Portie, Bowls by Kwanghi, Shaka Poke, Nutbutter, Jaru, San Lorenzo’s, Pickle, Jaipur, King Sitric, Pleesecakes, The Exchequer and The Porthouse!

New for 2019!
There will be no Florins at Taste of Dublin 2019! Mastercard have partnered with Taste of Dublin 2019 to provide contactless payments for attendees who can use their chip and pin cards, throughout the festival.

It’s worth noting that the restaurants and bars do not accept cash, but exhibitors in the market do. All restaurant dishes at Taste of Dublin will be priced at €5 which means guests can maximise on the sensational food and drink offerings from the Taste of Dublin eateries.

Taste Tea Garden
This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the tradition of Afternoon Tea exclusively in Dublin’s historic Iveagh Gardens. What better way to spend a summer afternoon in the city? The Iveagh Garden grounds lend themselves perfectly to this grand tradition. The Taste of Dublin Afternoon Tea is produced by one of Dublin’s most creative and popular bakers, The Cupcake Bloke and will be served with a theatrical flair. Winner of several Blas na hÉireann Awards and proud creator of The Best Scone in Ireland. For a further indulgence, visitors can include a glass of bubbles. Booking is advised on site and is subject to availability.

The Lazy Basics
Chef Simon Lamont – The Lazy Chef – is back by popular demand with The Lazy Basics hosted by Regina Wish. Handy hacks for cooking everything from day to day basics to a delicious dinner party, with minimal work! Simon will also be joined by a host of chefs and food experts who will be bringing their unique take on lazy basics – keep an eye on the schedule for more!

Taste Brunch
When it comes to the weekend, brunch is always the order of the day. Taste of Dublin is offering a Taste VIP brunch ticket for 2019 where included in your ticket price will be the Taste of Dublin VIP experience plus €10 worth of Taste dishes. This is the perfect way to enjoy a lazy Sunday in the city. This is a ticketed event and early booking is advised.

Japanese Taste Experience
Experience the buzz of central Tokyo’s entertainment district, Shinbashi at Taste this year, brought to life by Asahi Super Dry beer. Partnering with Opium Bar and Restaurant, an authentic Japanese culinary and Karakuchi (辛口) tasting experience awaits with curated DJ set and interactive experiences.

No Lo Bar by Fentimans

Fentimans have been producing delicious botanically brewed soft drinks for grown-ups for over 100 years. Brewed to a traditional brewing method, the cleverly crafted drinks which include Traditional Ginger Beer and Rose Lemonade provide the refreshments No Lo style for Taste attendees.

Taste Talks

Whether you’re interested in Grow Your Own or the latest world food trends, there will be a talk for you. So grab a signature dish and take a seat at one of the Taste Talks.

Taste Tunes!

There is an eclectic line up of music at Taste of Dublin 2019 to kick off the summer vibes, from party tunes, to live music, keep everyone in the festival mood. Smash Hits, The Swing Cats, Ryan J, Qween and Spring Break are on the line up for the Taste Entertainment Stage. On the Friday and Saturday evening, revellers can enjoy Chefs On Decks, for Meats and Beats. DJ, Chef and Comedian Marcus O’Laoire will DJ a mouth-watering BBQ with delicious, food drinks and music.

Fire Pit BBQ
Who doesn’t love a barbecue in Summer? This year, KSG will host the Fire Pit BBQ where you will be able to taste the most delicious and avant garde barbecue dishes cooked by KSG Chef and Fáilte Ireland Food Ambassador Chef John Relihan, Chef Jack O’Keefe and Chef James Keogh.

Taste Fusion
An all new dining experience at Taste. This is a chance to enjoy a fusion of foods from exciting restaurants from Dublin and further afield! Try oysters from King Sitric, Korean dishes from Arisu or delectable desserts from Pleesecakes.

Lounge at Taste
The VIP lounge at Taste of Dublin offers visitors an exclusive experience all weekend long. Guests are welcomed to the Lounge at Taste with a complimentary glass of crisp Laurent Perrier Champagne to sip from the comfort of luxurious VIP lounge overlooking the Iveagh Garden’s Victorian Waterfall.

Friday Fashion & Food
Start the weekend in Style on Friday afternoon at Taste of Dublin 2019, in association with Evoke. Fashion and food have always shared a synergy and Chef Paul Kelly from The Merrion Hotel and Chef Aoife Noonan will bring this synergy to life as they host a Fashion themed sweet treats cooking demonstration.
Vegan Cookbook writer Holly White will also be showcasing her vegan recipes at Taste on Friday

Father’s Day At Taste of Dublin
This Sunday 16th of June is Father’s Day and for the perfect family afternoon, why not treat Dad to a day of enjoying the best food and drink Dublin has to offer. There are kid focused cooking demos parents and children can enjoy together. A range of interactive games and of course delicious treats for everyone’s taste buds!

Taste Marketplace
This is an opportunity to see the very latest artisan, creative and fun ingredients and produce being made today. Samples and special offers exclusive to Taste are available over the four days.

Taste of Dublin 2019 offers a wide range of unique, unmissable experiences for food lovers including:

The Ketel One Kitchen will host cocktail and pairing masterclasses by day, while transforming into a Kitchen Disco and shaking Espresso Martini’s by night.

✓ Making an exclusive appearance at Taste of Dublin 2019 will be the Roe & Co Tram 21 offering attendees a series of unique fine drinking experiences. Here, Taste of Dublin visitors can enjoy contemporary Irish whiskey cocktails aboard the specially crafted Roe & Co Tram 21. Operational between 1872 and 1940, the Dublin tram system was an integral part of the city’s life and co-existed alongside the original Roe & Co Distillery on Thomas Street.

✓ The Port House offering flavours of the Iberian Peninsula.

✓ Just Eat making your weekend at Taste as blissful as possible by taking your food and drink orders so you can sit back and relax!

✓ Lindt Master Chocolatiers watch a live demonstration and enjoy a sampling of the creation of Lindt’s iconic truffles.

✓ O’Briens Wine Experience a sell out every year at Taste with wonderful wine tastings and a master class.

✓ Rioja Wine Terrace will allow you to unwind outdoors and enjoy gorgeous tapas and wine.

✓ The Schweppes Ultimate Mixer Bar let the professionals create your next favourite cocktail.

✓ Fever-Tree Ireland’s premium mixer will offer a tasting experience on their premium, 100% natural, free from artificial flavouring and preservative mixers.

✓ Kopparberg Bar will provide the perfect summer drinks to celebrate eating and drinking outdoors this summer. You can try their KopparCocktails and Kopparberg Slushies exclusively at Taste 2019.

✓ Foxes Rock will showcase their rock-solid Irish Craft Beers, where you can have a chat with their innovative brewers while sipping on one of their cold craft beers.

Stay tuned to hear more news here

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