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Food / July 14, 2021

The lineup for Taste of Dublin 2021 has been announced

Food / July 14, 2021

The lineup for Taste of Dublin 2021 has been announced

Words: Emily Mullen

The 15th edition of Dublin’s ultimate food festival is taking place in the Iveagh Gardens from September 1st to 5th

Hoping to rectify nearly a year and a half worth of banana bread and flat cinnamon buns, Taste of Dublin is returning this year. The food festival will be taking place in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens from September 1st to 5th.

The festival will run 12 sessions over five days, with organisers adding that “to ensure that Taste of Dublin can be delivered in a safe environment, additional sessions have been added with a reduced capacity per session. Using the Government’s most current guidance, organisers will adapt the event to run in accordance with any restrictions in place at that time while still maintaining the much-loved Taste format.”

At the Taste Theatre stage there will be talks from Jordan Bailey of two-starred Aimsir, JP McMahon of Aniar, Galway and  Jess Murphy of Kai, Galway, Rachel Allen, Kevin Dundon and Aoife Noonan. Cookalong hosts Eric Matthews and Trisha Lewis as well as Euro-Toques Gareth and Gráinne Mullins.

Some of Dublin’s best restaurants like Pickle, Hang Dai, The Salty Buoy by Niall Sabongi, The Chop House, Bites by Kwanghi, The Port House, Jackrabbit, King Sitric and Three Twenty Ice Cream, will be serving up dishes. Each restaurant will offer signature dishes, a showpiece creation that they are best known for, along with a selected menu of their iconic dishes.

2021 Taste Chefs:

  • Rachel Allen – Ballymaloe House
  • Jordan Bailey – Aimsir
  • Jess Murphy – Kai
  • JP McMahon – Restaurateur & Author
  • Kevin Dundon – Dunbrody House
  • Eric Matthews – Content Creator &  Previously Head Chef at Chapter One
  • Gareth Mullins – The Marker Hotel & Head of Euro-Toques Ireland
  • Aoife Noonan –  Multi-award-winning pastry chef & aoifenoonan.ie
  • Gráinne Mullins – Grá Chocolates
  • Graham Herterich – The Cupcake Bloke
  • Trisha Lewis – Trisha’s Transformation
  • Holly White – Vegan Chef & Holly.ie
  • Kwanghi Chan – Bites By Kwanghi
  • Holly Dalton – Conbini Condiments & The Thing About Dublin podcast
  • Erica Drum – Chef, Food Stylist & Cookery Teacher
  • Lily Ramirez Foran – Picado Mexican Party
  • Edward Hayden – School of Cookery
  • Conor Spacey – FoodSpace Ireland 
  • Nicola Curran Zammit – Two Cooks, Sallins
  • Tom Flavin – Chef & Food Consultant
  • Chris Starr – Dunraven Arms, Limerick

2021 Taste Restaurants:

  • Pickle
  • The Salty Buoy by Niall Sabongi 
  • Hang Dai/ Hawker 
  • The Port House
  • Three Twenty Ice Cream 
  • The Chop House
  • Jackrabbit 
  • Bites by Kwanghi 
  • King Sitric

There will be stands from top Irish artisan producers, including Hot Chip Dublin, The Cupcake Bloke, Ballymaloe Foods and Glowberry. With cocktails available from Schweppes and Fercullen Irish Whiskey and a Just Eat Waiter service which serves you a dish of your choice from one of the Taste restaurants. 

There’s also 30-minute performances from Culture Vultures, The Laughter Lounge, and The Gaiety School of Acting.

Tickets starting at €20 (ex booking fee) are available from the Taste of Dublin website.

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