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Take a ‘Bite’ out of this food festival

*** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***  Fiona Falconer from Wild About with Claire Maguire and Paula Dowling from Swords at the Bite Food Festival at the RDS. Over 20,000 Irish food and drink lovers are expected to attend the second annual Festival, showcasing the best of Ireland’s artisan food and drink producers, between November 18-20. Picture Conor McCabe Photography. Media Information: Louise Walsh, Media Consult, 086 3505685 louise@mediaconsult.ie

Over 20,000 Irish food and drink lovers are expected to descend on the RDS between November 18-20 for the second annual Bite Food Festival.

Bite 2016 will showcase the best of Ireland’s artisan food and drink producers to huge audiences in the run-up to the Christmas season.

The Festival will feature top chefs and food experts as well as a huge range of producers, who are there to sell, sample and educate people about their unique products.

Ireland’s smallest distillery, Kilkenny’s Highbank Orchard, will showcase their single-estate apple gin and vodka and possibly the closest thing to Irish Olive Oil will also be on display by Wicklow’s Nature’s Gold.

Ireland’s first snail farm, Shamrock Escargots, which produces a specialised food range on-site will be on hand to demonstrate their range in a cookery demonstration while Wexford’s Naturally Cordial will demonstrate just how playing shopkeeper with a six-year-old has led to a fruitful business venture.

This year’s three-day event will feature a range of winners from the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards, the biggest competition for quality Irish produce.

Presented by the organisers of the National Crafts and Design Fair, the Festival is Ireland’s first and foremost interactive food festival, with attractions for all the family.

The Main Stage at Bite 2016 will feature a superb menu of many of the country’s top chefs and food producers demonstrating interesting ways to cook with the best of Ireland’s artisan food products.

There will also be free cooking classes led by Cook’s Academy which will allow adults and children alike to get creative in the Hands-On Kitchen.

There will be a large amount of artisan food and drink options to eat at the Festival, ranging from Caffe Comino’s authentic Lazio region Italian artisan food to Klaw Crabshack Dining’s wonderful seafood cocktail bar, endless tasting and samples and an imaginative pairing partnership between Corleggy Cheese and French Wines which will see any choice from either matched with a perfect accompaniment.

There will also be craft beer, cider and prosecco bars along with an array of demonstrations at the Drinks Masterclass with experts on wine, spirits, coffee brewing, cocktail and smoothie making and vegetable juicing amongst others.

Bite 2016 takes place at the RDS Main Hall from November 18-20. Full details and booking can be found at www.bitefoodfestival.ie.

For a full timetable of free events on the main stage, drinks masterclass and hands-on kitchen, please see www.bitefoodfestival.ie.


Bite 2016 Food Festival

Main Hall RDS


Friday November 18: 11am-7pm

Saturday November 19: 10am-6pm

Sunday November 20: 10am-6pm


Tickets can be purchased at the door or through www.bitefoodfestival.ie.

Adults: €10.

OAPs: €8

Children under 16 accompanied by a parent or guardian: Free

Group discounts available for 10 or more. Only available if booked in advance of the show. Please contact us on 353 1 6702186.

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