WE’RE CELEBRATING! THE TASTE OF DUBLIN FOOD FESTIVAL RETURNS TO THE IVEAGH GARDENS THIS JUNE, CELEBRATING ‘10 YEARS OF TASTE’
Included in the fabulous tenth anniversary Taste of Dublin Festival is a magical line up of events to delight and entertain any food lover.
This year, to mark ’10 Years of Taste’ Taste of Dublin presented the Taste Icon Award 2015, in association with Waterford Crystal and it’s recently launched Lismore Connoisseur Collection. This prestigious award was presented to internationally recognised mulit award winning Irish chef Richard Corrigan, for his dedication to championing Irish produce and ingredients. Chef Richard follows in the giant footsteps of the Doyenne of Irish food, Myrtle Allen, of Ballymaloe House, in winning this award in 2015. Exclusively to this year’s festival, this iconic chef will be hosting a cookery demonstration in the Electrolux Taste Theatre, followed by a Q&A session.
Electrolux once again returns as head sponsor at Taste of Dublin 2015. The magnificent Electrolux Taste Theatre will be the arena for a showcase of the impressive culinary skills of an array of world class chefs. Visitors to the festival can get up close and personal with their favourite cookery personalities, during interactive cookery demonstrations as part of The Electrolux Chefs’ Secrets programme. The Electrolux Secret Ingredient is a truly sensory experience involving smell, sound, touch and taste, to reveal the key ingredients which give dishes their special flavour. These sessions run hourly on a first come first served basis, so make sure you arrive early!
Also at this year’s special celebration, Sony presents a Taste of Japan. This unique experience includes Sushi and Saki Masterclasses as well as signature Sushi dishes from Banyi Restaurant. Sushi expert Fiona Uyema hosts Masterclasses twice daily, bookable on the day. Early booking advised. Combining the best of Japanese technology with great food, the Sony Taste of Japan stand will have the latest Sony Smart Phones and Tablets and a fantastic selection of sushi dishes and saki cocktails developed specially for Taste of Dublin 2015.
Coffee lovers shouldn’t miss the Experience Nespresso! Nespresso brings an exclusive coffee experience to it’s first attendance at Taste of Dublin this year, with famous Michelin starred Dublin chef Kevin Thornton in attendance in the Tasting Lounge.
Some other events to look forward to at Taste of Dublin 2015:
The National Dairy Council sponsorts The Skillery Inspired by Dairy. Attendees have a one on one Q&A session with chefs and industry experts on dairy inspired matters.
Barry’s Tea Bar presented by Chapter One features Cork born Michelin Star chef Ross Lewis, creating some sensational desserts and treats with Cork’s famous tea! Visitors have a chance to try the exquisite Barry’s Tea collection.
Station Works Brewery of Dublin will be showcasing the real cask ales unavailable anywhere else in Ireland
Those who love taps will adore Tapas Fantastica by Wines from Rioja. Transport yourself to Spain with these famous little dishes made for sharing!
Taste of Thailand includes the exotic food of the country plus insights into Thai culture with massage and traditional dance. Food created by Saba chef Taweesak Trakoolwattana.
Throughout the Taste of Dublin 2015 festival, the inaugural Just Eat Exclusive Waiter Service will cut down on queues for food and drink by taking your orders, queuing on your behalf, bringing your food back in double quick time, and taking your festival florins. Top class service as you would expect from Just Eat.
Aldi is back as exclusive retail partner at Taste of Dublin 2015 – bigger and better than ever for this year’s special celebrations!
And finally, to add pzazz to a superlative festival programme, Taste of Dublin Style Afternoon is brought to you by Powerscourt Hotel and Spa, supported by IMAGE Magazine. A fantastic line up of judges will be on the lookout for the festival’s Most Stylish Lady.