Taste of Dublin 2018 Has Officially Launched And is Set to be a ‘Food Lover’s Playground’

The Irish are a nation of food lovers and this year’s Taste of Dublin is sure to tempt our tastebuds and whet our appetites.

Officially launching today, Taste of Dublin 2018 is set to be a ‘Food Lover’s Playground’ and the theme is one we can definitely get behind.

Food enthusiasts from all over the country will converge in style at Taste of Dublin 2018, which takes place from June 14th to 17th in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2.

Taste of Dublin’s restaurants and sponsors have really embraced the spirit of the theme and are busily dreaming up their playground plans!

Interpretations will include everything enjoying a cocktail on the top floor of a wooden tram to an entire menu composed of food in various shades of pink. Taste of Dublin 2018 promises to be unique and appealing to all the senses.

Some of the guests at this year’s festival include Candice Brown of the Great British Bake Off, Adrian Martin, Executive Chef Anna Haugh, Aoife Noonan of Glovers Alley, Ed Cooney of the Merrion Hotel, TV Chef Edward Hayden, Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House, Rachel Allen of Ballymaloe, Robin Gill of The Dairy and Masterchef judge, Rory O’Connell of Ballymaloe, Food Stylist and Author Sharon Hearne-Smith and Sunil Ghai, Head Chef of Pickle.

A first this year at Taste of Dublin is its biggest ever demo stage, the ‘The Neff Taste Kitchen’, where attendees will have the opportunity to watch their favourite culinary idols cook their best recipes.

World Class Spirits and Taste of Dublin have joined forces to unveil the ultimate in luxury drinks experiences. Visitors will be invited to explore fresh and innovative cocktails and masterclasses using the finest in luxury spirits, including Roe & Co Irish Whiskey and Ketel One Vodka, all expertly crafted by Ireland’s leading bartending talent.

For the first time, the World Class Bartender of the Year Competition will bring its Irish final to Taste of Dublin with the winner being crowned live at The Iveagh Gardens on Sunday the 17th.

Taste of Dublin 2018

Not everyone is a natural culinary creative, and sometimes it’s hard to get a handle even on the simple stuff. So this year Simon Lamont is hosting a brand new experience ‘The Lazy Basics’ where he will teach visitors handy hacks in 20 mins so they can impress friends and family at their next dinner party. Really embracing the theme, this will definitely be the opportunity to get to grips with how to create great dishes that are “all play with no work”!

In the line-up of restaurants, the food lovers theme will be showcased by restaurants like Greene’s of Cork, Roly’s Bistro, China Sichuan, The Port House, Saba, Suesey Street, Pickle and Jaipur.

Top returning attractions at this year’s Taste of Dublin include the Daily Specials, the O’Brien’s Wine tasting experience, the Style Afternoon and Destination Thailand, who will once again allow visitors to transport themselves to Thailand through cuisine and cocktails.

Speaking about Taste of Dublin, Managing Director Avril Bannerton said: “Taste of Dublin is a four-day gastronomic experience that brings so many styles of food and experiences together. It really is the ultimate food lover’s playground!”

She added: “But it’s not just all play, Taste of Dublin aims to educate and inspire through masterclasses and specialised workshops where you really learn exciting cooking skills and tips. Discovering more in-depth knowledge of what you’re passionate about as a food lover is the reason Taste of Dublin attracts such a wide audience.”

For more information about Taste of Dublin and to get your tickets, visit www.tasteofdublin.ie.

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