Dublin’s favourite food festival is back and better than ever

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    Taste of Dublin 2021 Easy Food

    Taste of Dublin is back this September at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens, with some of the best cuisine the city has to offer!

    Returning to Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens from Wednesday, September 1st to Sunday, September 5th, this year’s Taste of Dublin will operate at a reduced capacity, in line with government guidelines; however, additional sessions have been added. The event will now run over five days instead of the usual three. Savour the moment with good food and good friends — tickets from €20 (ex. booking fee) are on sale now at tasteofdublin.ie.

    Taste of Dublin 2021 Easy Food

    Always central to Taste is the culinary talent that takes to the Taste Theatre stage. This year is no exception, with over 25 of Ireland’s top chefs added to the line-up. Jordan Bailey of two-starred Aimsir, JP McMahon of Aniar, Galway and Jess Murphy of Kai, Galway join Taste stalwarts Rachel Allen, Kevin Dundon, Aoife Noonan and  many more. Other additions include Instagram favourite cookalong hosts Eric Matthews and Trisha Lewis, as well as Euro-Toques Gareth Mullins and Gráinne Mullins.

    From sophisticated street food to indulgent high end cuisine, Taste of Dublin 2021 will host some of Dublin’s best restaurants offering inspired dishes for every palate, including 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.  Each restaurant will offer a signature dish that they are best known for, along with a selected menu of their iconic dishes.

    Why not experience Taste of Dublin from the luxury of the Fercullen Irish Whiskey VIP Garden running at each session? Upgrade your ticket to skip the queues with fast-track entry to the event and head into the VIP Garden to grab a comfortable spot. Savour every sip of tempting cocktails and join the distillery team for some exclusive masterclasses all while soaking up the atmosphere of the festival.

    Looking for a day out with the ladies? In partnership with Dyson, the Style Afternoon promises to be a chic affair at the Friday 12-4pm session. Time to dust off the high heels — it’s the perfect excuse to get dressed up while enjoying a glass of bubbles!

    Whether you’re a serious foodie or just hoping for some inspiration, there will be something for everyone on the Food for Thought stage. Join chefs, food writers and producers as they discuss everything from Hidden Ireland (inspiring talks revealing the country’s hidden food spots) to the evolution of street food and much more!

    Taste of Dublin 2021 Easy Food
    Photo: Allen Kiely

    New for 2021 is the addition of arts and culture to Taste of Dublin. Taste is delighted to be partnering with Culture Vultures, The Laughter Lounge and The Gaiety School of Acting to bring performances, comedy and theatre shows to the festival. Grab some food and relax in the stunning Iveagh Gardens for these 30-minute bite-sized morsels of entertainment.

    Visitors can enjoy browsing through top Irish artisan producers, including Hot Chip Dublin, The Cupcake Bloke, Ballymaloe Foods and Glowberry. After you have sampled your way around, relax over a chic Schweppes cocktail and have the Just Eat Waiter service serve you your dish of choice from one of the Taste restaurants.

    Mastercard has partnered with Taste of Dublin to provide contactless payments for attendees throughout the festival.

    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.

    With some sessions already sold out and reduced capacity, tickets for Taste of Dublin are already in high demand. Book yours now at tasteofdublin.ie.