And we’re off!
Taste of Dublin 2019 kicks off on June 13th in the beautiful Iveagh Gardens with an exciting line-up of restaurants, many of which are participating in Taste of Dublin for the first time.
We have announced the first batch of restaurants, with more to be revealed over the coming weeks.
This year’s line-up is the most diverse yet, with a variety of options that will please everyone from fans of world cuisine to vegans and traditionalists. There is even a restaurant solely dedicated to cheesecake. (Be still our beating hearts.)
Appearing for the first time at Taste of Dublin is Hang Dai, the cool Camden Street restaurant with an interior inspired by a New York subway car. If you’ve ever tried and failed to get a table at Hang Dai – and you wouldn’t be alone – this is your chance to check out Karl Whelan’s super-tasty Chinese food with a twist. We can’t wait to share what he’s going to be serving.
Luna is one of the most glamorous restaurants in Dublin, known for its sophisticated décor and upmarket Italian menu. Chef Vish Sumputh and his team will be bringing some of Luna’s signature dishes to Taste for the first time. We know that whatever Vish decides to serve at Taste of Dublin, it’s going to be delicious.
Korean food is currently one of THE big trends, so anyone who would like to see what all the fuss is about should beat a path to Arisu, where there will definitely be some serious kimchi action going down. We’ve got our fingers crossed for fried chicken and dumplings too.
And anyone with a sweet tooth should beat a path to Pleesecakes from London who are bringing their amazingly inventive cheesecakes – first seen on Dragon’s Den – to Taste of Dublin for the first time. The flavour combinations are out of this world. (Yes, we have sampled more than a few, all in the name of research. Ahem.)
Returning to Taste of Dublin this year is Pickle, Sunil Ghai’s hugely popular Camden Street restaurant, where the menu is inspired by the street food of Northern India. Sunil’s supremely flavoursome food is bound to be a big draw again.
Also returning to Taste is Jaipur, the Dalkey restaurant beloved of celebrities. Their classic Indian dishes are always a hit at Taste.
The Porthouse serves Spanish tapas in its atmospheric restaurants and will be bringing a delicious selection to Taste of Dublin again this year, reminding us just how good simple food made with great ingredients can be.
King Sitric in Howth is synonymous with wonderful seafood, and the McManus family will be back at Taste with luxurious plates that celebrate the very best catch from local waters.
Everyone’s favourite gastropub, The Exchequer, will return with crowd-pleasing favourites, as will San Lorenzo, Temple Garner’s Georges St. restaurant.
Meanwhile, Nutbutter will be back with its delectable, healthy offerings including vegan options. We don’t understand quite how they make food that’s so wholesome taste so damn good, but we are delighted that they do!
Stay tuned to hear more!
*Please note this lineup may be subject to change