Our favourite foodie festival, Taste of Dublin, inspired by Neff returns to the Iveagh Gardens on the 14th-17th June, to showcase the very best of all things food and drink.
This year's theme, "a food lover's playground," reminds us enjoy the fun in food and to not take it too seriously. As for just some of the unmissable experiences taking place across the weekend, check out our top five below.
1. The Neff Taste Kitchen:
Learn innovative and exciting tips and tricks from a fantastic line-up of celebrity chefs including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall of River Cottage. Renowned for his seasonal and ethical cooking, his highly-anticipated demonstration will be followed by a Q&A session. Avril Bannerton, Managing Director of Taste of Dublin said,
“We are so delighted to welcome Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to Taste of Dublin. We are incredibly excited to see him work his magic at the Neff Taste Kitchen, we love his approach to food and ingredients and his passion and honesty. It’s a great honour for both Neff and Taste of Dublin.”
Candice Brown, winner of the Great British Bake Off will also take to the Neff stage and is sure to use local, Irish ingredients. Check out what she is most looking forward to from the festival in our interview here.
Neff are the headline sponsor for Taste of Dublin and are committed to working with Irish food producers like Macroom Buffalo Cheese, Irish Atlantic Sea Salt, Sadie’s Kitchen Bone Broth and Glenilen Farm.
2. The Roe & Co Tram 21:
All aboard the Roe & Co tram for a touch of glamour and a taste of old Dublin. The tram ran across the city from 1872-1940, alongside the original Roe & Co distillery on Thomas Street and now will play host to a contemporary Irish whiskey cocktail bar and masterclasses by an expert mixologist. We'll cheers to that!
3. Think Pink:
Popular Indian restaurants Jaipur, Ananda and Chakra have created special dishes for the festival with a pink theme, in honour of the women of the 'Pink City' in Jaipur, India. Try out the Rhubarb Prawn Curry from Ananda, Pink Gin-infused Railway Lamb from Chakra, or Pink City Chicken Tikka from Jaipur.
4. Lazy Basics:
Simon Lamont, also known as The Lazy Chef, will teach 20-minute handy hacks like how to make sourdough and butter from scratch, as well as basic kitchen tips. If you, like us, love food but often run short on time, this is the demo for you. We'll see you there!
5. Irish Producers:
We're big supporters of all things Irish here at FOOD&WINE, especially when it comes to food producers. Journalist, Dee Laffan's interviews with Irish start-up producers for the Neff Producer's Table will include; Irish Atlantic Sea Salt, Sadie’s Kitchen Bone Broth, Newgrange Gold and Glenilen Farm.
Not only will they be discussing their wonderful ingredients and products, but also all things entrepreneurial, how they got started and what it is like to be a food producer in Ireland.