After the excitment of Bloom last weekend, don’t forget that the fifth Taste of Dublin event will be taking place from this Thursday, 10 June, to Sunday 13 June. It’s again located in my favourite Dublin park, the fabulous Iveagh Gardens, just off Harcourt Street – just a stroll (or stumble!) from Stephen’s Green.
This year there are 16 restaurants participating – see below – but my own personal picks would be modern Indian food from Jaipur, Oliver Dunne’s Michelin starred-cooking at Bon Appétit, Conrad Gallaher’s new Salon des Saveurs and the intriguing Pichet, especially after taking a look at their menus on the Taste of Dublin website.
As well as the eating side of things, there will be cooking demonstrations from Darina and Rachel Allen, Catherine Fulvio, the ever-interesting Conrad Gallagher, Clodagh McKenna, Oliver Dunne and Donal Skehan of Good Mood Food. Fellow blogger Lilly Higgins will also be doing a demo with her sister, comedian Maeve Higgins and, if you’re a European celeb chef fan, Jean Christophe Novelli and Gino D’Acampo will also be cooking live and in person.
Tickets, starting at €15 (plus a €3.50 booking fee), are now available online. Fingers crossed for the weather!
Restaurants at Taste of Dublin, 2010
Balzac, Bon Appétit, Chapter One, Diep Le Shaker, Eatery 120, Ely, First Floor Restaurant at Harvey Nichols, Jaipur, Pichet, Roly’s Bistro, The Cellar Restaurant at the Merrion Hotel, The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel, Salon des Saveurs, Town Bar & Grill, Venu Brasserie and Wilde – The Restaurant at the Westbury Hotel