Thursday 19 April 2018

Foodies rejoice! Taste of Dublin returns for 2016

Taste of Dublin
Taste of Dublin
Independent Newsdesk

Independent Newsdesk

The Iveagh Gardens will transform into the ultimate foodie destination for four days of eating, drinking and entertainment between June 16 and 19 as Taste of Ireland returns for 2016.

This gastronomic celebration of Irish food and restaurants, featuring talks, demos, tasting plates, top chefs, and artisan producers, pulls the punters, with over 30,000 foodies attending last year.

They come to eat, drink and be merry as they soak up the relaxed, summertime vibes in the stunning surrounds of one of Dublin's grandest Georgian parks.

They're also seduced by the basking in the possible July sunshine, glass of Prosecco in hand as they enjoy live entertainment and think of the many exciting ways they can spend their florins (the Taste currency with one florin equalling €1).

They also have the chance to sample some of the top dishes from Ireland's best-loved restaurants and mingle with award-winning chefs and like-minded foodies.

To celebrate the launch of the iconic festival, Taste of Dublin welcomed home some of its ‘homecoming’ chefs, including Robin Gill, Anna Haugh, Danni Barry and Simon Lamont, for a special visit to Dublin on April 27th.

They'll be joined bu the likes of Washington-based Cathal Armstrong, Anna Haugh, Gordon Ramsay’s former Head Chef, the critically acclaimed Robin Gill, US celebrity TV chef Stuart O’Keeffe (“Chef Stuart”) and London-based “Lazy Chef” Simon Lamont in the Iveagh Gardens this June.

This four-day event will celebrate the vibrant and diverse Dublin culinary scene, as well as some the Irish chefs who are making waves abroad with the festival’s special “homecoming” this year.

Taste of Dublin will continue their sponsorship with Electrolux but this year they have announced an exciting partnership with The Open Gate Brewery, the home of experimentation and innovation at St James’ Gate, who have created an exclusive Taste Brew for this year’s festival.

Brewers at The Open Gate Brewery have created a small batch special brew ‘Strawberry Porter’ for Taste of Dublin inspired by an Irish summer

The Taste of Dublin ‘Strawberry Porter’ will be available at the Open Gate Brewery for the month of June and visitors to Taste of Dublin Festival will have the opportunity to sample the small batch brew alongside a number of other experimental and new world beers at The Open Gate Brewery experience.

For the first time, the festival will champion the new kids on the block of the Irish food scene with Bunzl McLaughlin backing the Rising Star award, proving that the festival is dedicated to supporting and nurturing new Irish culinary talent.

Visitors will be able to create their own personalised experience menu with a choice of over 12 restaurants each featuring three signature tasting plates, visitors can sample the best produce in the world from over 60 exhibitors. 

Enjoy tips and insights from some of the most talented chefs at home and abroad and experience many of the unique features across the four days.

Tickets from €15 are on sale from April 2016 at

For further information and updates on Taste of Dublin 2016, visit and follow Taste of Dublin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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