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Taste of Dublin 2013

The Taste of Dublin is back and the exhibitors and organisers are probably putting the final touches to their spaces, their wares and of course to the food glorious food and drinks as I type and lick my lips.

If you haven’t been to the Taste of Dublin in previous years, I would recommend you take a trip into Dublin and to the Iveagh Gardens to check it out. I went last year and had a great day.

With guest appearances by some of the best chef’s around including …

Rachel Allen, Jean Christophe Novelli, Clodagh McKenna, Jonray & Peter Sanchez, Nevin McGuire, Darina Allen, Sunil Ghai, Stephen Gibson, Derry Clarke, Oliver Dunne, Catherine Fulvio, Ross Lewis, Edward Hayden, Ryan Stringer and Eurotoques Young Chefs … you’ll be spoilt for autographs!

Famous faces and talented palettes aside and there are so many attractions to choose from, including …

Electolux Taste Theatre, Electrolux Chef’s Secret’s, Chef’s Skillery, Food For Thought Theatre, Taste of Thailand, Bulmers Ireland World Beer Bar, Jacob’s Creek, Mumm Champagne VIP Suite, Beaujolais Bar, O’Brien’s Wine Experience, The Butler’s Pantry, The Exchequer, Paris Bakery, Dublin Wine Rooms, Moy Park, Live Entertainment, Lifestyle Awards.

… And if these highlights get your belly rumbling you have a host of Irelands finest restuarants on site ready to take your order!

Bon Appetit, The Green Hen, Chop House, Diep Le Shaker, Kilkenny Cafe, Il Promo, Pichet, Jaipur, Aniar, Knockranny House, Wineport Lodge, Ice House, Brasserie Le Pont, Matt the Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill, Gordon Ramsay @ Powerscourt, Dylan Restaurant, Ely, Rock Lobster, The Hot Stove and Clodagh’s Kitchen.

… And if you’ve eaten your fill of delicious-ness you have all these exhibitors wares to check out, shop, nibble on or drink …

Adriatico, Artisan du Chocolat, Asia Market Ltd, Ballymaloe Country Relish, Beaujolais Wine, Baked, Brady Family, BMW, Bulmers Ireland World Beers, Cassidy Wines, C&R Drinks, Chai Xpress, Choc Allure, Clonakilty Blackpudding Co, Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Cuisine de France, Danucci Chocolates, Dubliner Cheese, Dublin Wine Rooms, Electrolux, Embassy of Argentina, Empire Donuts, Flint & Flame Hammer Stahl Knives, French Wines, G.H Mumm Champagne, Ginos Homemade Italian Gelato, Great Wines of Spain, Havana Club, Hi-life Diners Club, Ireland’s Blue Book, Jacob’s Creek Cool Harvest, KBC Bank, Keoghs, Kettle One Vodka, Lindt, Living Social, Linwoods Health Foods, Lynda Booth’s Dublin Cookery School, Mitchell & Son Wine Merchants, Mash Direct, Microsoft windows 8, Moy Park, Mövenpick Ice Cream, Newgrange Gold, O’Briens Wine Masterclass, Paris Bakery, Perfect Pans, Picturehouse photography, Pink Lady Apples, Premier International Beers/Beer Heaven, Pukara Estate, Regina, Rudds, Sacla UK Limited, Select Hotels of Ireland, Shocka’s Coconut Hub, SO Prosecco, Taste of Thailand, The Absolut Bar, The Coffee Bean, The Collective, The Czech Republic – Prague, The Exchequer, The Westin, Zwilling.

It’s pretty obvious by now that I’m really looking forward to heading along. Some say you should plan your day. It sounds like a great idea. I plan on soaking up the action and going with the flow … although I have to admit there are a number of Chef’s I’d like to see, Restaurants I’d like to dine at and Exhibitors I fancy checking out … so I probably should go make a plan then!

Following last years’ attendance what can tips can I share? Well … bring sunglasses, an umbrella, shoes you can dance in, a camera and a little wad of real money to buy your Taste of Dublin money ‘Florins’.

For more information on tickets, times, florins and of course the Chefs, Restaurants and Exhibitors you can visit the Taste of Dublin website by clicking here.

After the event I’ll share with you my experience but for now here are a few snaps from my Taste of Dublin 2012 … I particularly like my Galway Hooker shot … 🙂

Taste of Dublin 2012

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Edwina O'Connor
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