Ireland’s food culture is more diverse than ever before and, having become more outward looking, has become deeply influenced by international cuisine over recent years, according to the people behind Taste of Dublin. Pointing to the increased range of international restaurants throughout the country and the impact of foreign flavours on Irish menus, Taste of Dublin believes there is now greater diversity and a stronger cosmopolitan element to the Irish food scene.
This trend will also be reflected in Taste of Dublin, in partnership with Electrolux, with ‘Flavours of the World’ set to be this year’s theme when the event returns to Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th June. Over 32,000 people are expected to attend Dublin's favourite culinary event over four days, where the best of the Irish food and drink scene will be celebrated. To reflect this year's ‘Flavours of the World' theme, there will be a strong international dimension - with all chefs and restaurants being asked to incorporate a foreign cuisine element into their menus.
There are over 30 leading chefs providing exclusive live demonstrations and cooking of the highest calibre, including Clodagh McKenna, Danny Barry from Deane’s EIPIC in Belfast, Darina Allen, Ed Cooney from the Merrion Hotel, Gill Meller of River Cottage, Edward Hayden owner of Hayden’s School of Cookery in Kilkenny, to Jean Christophe Novelli, Kevin Dundon, Kwan Ghi Chan, Neven Maguire.
There will also be several new feature experiences, including the Style Afternoon on Friday hosted by Pippa O'Connor, "Make Life Delicious" a new cookery school feature, family afternoons on Saturday and Sunday, including activities for parents and children, Producers' Row and much more.
To get even more of a flavour of everything on offer at this year’s Taste of Dublin and to purchase tickets on sale from €15 please go to www.tasteofdublin.ie.
Opening Hours Taste of Dublin 2017:
Thursday 15th June: 12- 4pm / 5:30 – 10.30pm
Friday 16th June: 12- 4pm / 5:30- 10.30pm
Saturday 17th June: 12- 4pm / 5:30- 10.30pm
Sunday 18th June: 12- 4pm / 5:30pm- 9:30pm