This family-friendly food festival is the perfect day out this weekend

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    We can’t wait for Slow in the City this Saturday, November 2nd — the family-friendly two-day event which aims to highlight local food and drink, the importance of urban growing and community.

    We were super excited to hear that they have just announced the details of the 2019 slow food festival, including a full lineup of activities! On Saturday, the festival will offer a line-up of ticketed local experiences, including a special walk with Fab Food Trails and a Cocktail Masterclass at the Roe & Co Distillery. On Sunday, NCAD in Dublin 8, will host a day of festivities around three areas: The Workshop, The Symposium, and The Market. Throughout the day, Slow in the City will highlight the flourishing Dublin food scene, collaborating with local producers, restaurants and chefs all of whom live and breathe the Slow Food ethos every day in their work.

    At the Soil Symposium, attendees can dive into an in-depth, informative day exploring talks and panel discussions on growing, composting, soil degradation and the importance of soil in an urban environment, with speakers including the growing community in Dublin, Aaron Jewel of Permascape, Bríd Carter from Neighbourfood Glasnevin, Sustainable Food Dublin, and Craig Benton of Stop Food Waste.

    The Workshop will be an intimate space for learning and sharing, with a lineup of tutorials, demonstrations and hands-on workshops for children and adults. For kids, there is a butter-making class in the morning, then chef Erica Drum of Drums Kitchen will host a soda breadmaking class, and Devin O’Sullivan from FEAST Ireland, the sustainable schools initiative, will be bringing kids through a tasting of Irish artisan foods. Later in the day, Eoin Cluskey of Bread 41 and Niall O’Sullivan, head chef of Bang Restaurant will be creating a Zero Waste Workshop; Craig Benton from Stop Food Waste will be demonstrating the art of composting; a special “Tasting of Ireland’s Historic Liquid; Aqua Vitae brought back to life” by Off the Cuffe; beer tasting with local brewery Dot Brew, and lots more.

    Held in the yard of the National College of Art and Design, The Market will showcase some of the best of Dublin’s current food and drink producers and businesses including Clonanny Farm, the Bretzel Bakery, Maria Lucia Bakes and King of Kefir, and enjoy food from one of our favourite Dublin street food vendors – The Market Kitchen.

    Tickets for Slow in the City are now on sale on Eventbrite.

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