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General News / June 6, 2017

There’s a big food festival coming to one of Dublin’s most iconic venues

General News / June 6, 2017

There’s a big food festival coming to one of Dublin’s most iconic venues

An army of chefs will descend on Dublin City this July to celebrate meat and beer.


Meatopia was staple of New York City until its crew decided people east of the Atlantic deserved to experience what they’re all about. It skipped over Ireland in 2013 to set up shop in London, but now the festival of food is coming to Dublin. They’ll set up shop in St James’s Gate eccentric offshoot, The Open Gate Brewery.

On July 1 and 2, Meatopia and Guinness will combine their efforts to bring Richard H Turner and his posse of fire chefs to the capital.

Other headliner chefs include Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn, New York, Selin Kiazim of Oklava, London, Jowett Yu of Ho Lee Fook, Hong Kong, London-based Irish grill chef Niall Davidson and Derek Creagh of Harry’s Restaurant, Donegal and Harry’s Shack, Portstewart.

Here’s what the festival says those in attendance can expect:

“[Chefs] have been tasked with creating exceptional meat dishes cooked over fire and ethically sourced wood and charcoal.

“Over two days, the very best Irish meat will be cooked by top local and international live fire chefs and served up alongside bold tasting beers, great conversation, live music and all the magic that can be expected from Guinness and Meatopia.”

Check out last year’s event in London.

There’ll also be a selection of live music over the course of the weekend, as well as tastings, discussions and butchery demonstrations.

The event will take place on Saturday, July 1 (4-10pm) and Sunday, July 2 (1-6pm). Tickets are €70.00 for Saturday, 1 July and €65.00 for Sunday, 2 July. Tickets include four dishes, each paired with a taster serving of an experimental brew. A specially brewed GUINNESS X MEATOPIA beer will also be included in the price. Click here for more.