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Taste of Dublin Festival 2015


Taste of Dublin Festival 2015


Thursday 22nd October – Sunday 25th October

Hub at Christchurch Cathedral


Taste talent competitions

Enjoyable dining experiences

Free Street food fair in Christchurch

50 food and drink events throughout Dublin city to Ranelagh.


This year is the 10th Anniversary of the Taste of Dublin festival.  Customers will experience delectable food from the most prestigious restaurants in Dublin.  Over the course of the four days, people will taste over 50 different varieties of food and drinks.  The Taste of Dublin team have also established a new event, Taste City Fusion.  This offers Bespoke wining and dining, and Chefs from Michelin starred restaurants who will offer their expertise at Master classes, which will be held in Christchurch Cathedral.  There will also be various food events throughout the city.


The chefs exhibiting at Taste

Gavin McDonagh

Gavin is a chef at Brioche Restaurant in Ranelagh.  He has worked with two Michelin Starred restaurants, L’Ecrivain and Patrick Guilbauld.  He has also worked in France, Germany and the U.K.  He is an expert at cooking French cuisine and enjoys creating traditional Irish food.  Gavin has won numerous culinary contests and was voted Irish Young Chef of the Year.

Mark Moriarty

Mark created a pop up concept called “The Culinary Counter” with another chef, Ciaran Sweeney.  Mark won the San Pellegrino World Young Chef competition.

Ciaran Sweeney

Ciaran created the “Culinary Counter” pop up concept with Mark Moriarty.  This entails engaging with the customers and creating an 8 course menu.  The Culinary Counter occurs on a monthly basis and tickets can be purchased online.

Kwanghi Chan

Kwanghi has gained experience in both the hotels and restaurants while working with the top chefs in Ireland.  He has competed in international culinary competitions and has won many of them.  He was awarded a silver medal in the Culinary Olympics in Germany in 2008.

Niall Sabongi

Niall established Rock Lobster and was voted Best Seafood Restaurant in Ireland in 2014.  He opened Klaw in Templebar and is the manager of Sustainable Seafood Ireland.  This is a wholesale business which sells Irish seafood.

Ross Lewis

Ross is an Irish Michelin chef and co-owner of Chapter One restaurant.  He has worked in America and London.  Ross is the Commissioner General of Euro Toques.  He was also the head chef for the State Banquet when Queen Elizabeth 11 visited Ireland.  Taste of Dublin is thrilled to have Ross Lewis as their ambassador this year.

Paul Kelly

Paul is an excellent pastry chef and he is a judge on TV3 the Great Irish Bake Off.  On RTE he is worked with Nevin McGuire on Homechef, and on Rachel Allen’s Sweet Things Christmas Special.  He has won numerous competitions while representing Ireland for his culinary abilities.  He is now a judge for the World Association of Chefs at international events.

Stephen Gibson

Stephen has worked in a Michelin Starred restaurant in France.  He has also worked in prominent restaurants in Australia, London and Sweden.  In Dublin he was the head chef for L’Ecrivain Restaurant and in 2009 he opened Pichet on Trinity Street.

He was awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide and has been considered one of the top ten chefs in the 2010 Bridgestone Guide.

Sunil Ghai

Sunil is the leading Indian chef in Ireland.  He has won many awards for his impressive culinary abilities.

He was named Food and Wine magazine’s Best Chef of the Year 2009, and Best Ethnic Restaurant 2010 by the Restaurant Association of Ireland.  He is the Executive Chef at the Jaipur Restaurant Group in Dublin.


Masterclasses in Christchurch on Friday 23rd October 2015

Introduction to Raw Foods

The Music Room, Christchurch Cathedral

6.30pm – 7.15pm

Andrea Baines, a Raw Food Coach and founder of The Raw, will teach you how to eat healthy raw food to help increase your vitality and boost your health.


Italian Style Crudo

The Music Room, Christchurch Cathedral

3.30pm – 4.15pm

Niall Hill from the Butler’s Pantry will show you how to prepare and plate raw fish


How to style your home when hosting a party

The Music Room, Christchurch Cathedral

4:30pm – 5.15pm

Maria Reidy will show you how to style your home while hosting parties.  She will explain how to elegantly style a table and generate an ambient environment.


World Tapas Day: Tapas and Rioja Wine Tasting

The Music Room, Christchurch Cathedral


Kevin Ecock a sommelier from Hospitality Ireland, WINE +, i.e., Checkout Magazine will provide you with delicious Spanish wine and a tapa to celebrate World Tapas Day.


Masterclasses in Christchurch on Saturday 24th October 2015


Food Styling

The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral

12.30pm – 1.15pm

An introduction into Food Styling and Food photography with Eugene Langan and Johan Van Der Merwe.


Cookies & Craft Beer

The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral

13.30pm – 14.15pm.

Jenny and Elaine, from The Dublin Cookie Company will teach you about flavour parings.  You will be introduced to Irish craft brewers and taste high quality Irish craft products.


Bitters Making Workshop – Off the Cuffe @ Christ Church

The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral

3.30pm -5.15pm.

Discover how to create your own bitters in this workshop. You will learn about the history of bitters and you will taste tinctures.


Irish Cider – An Expression of Terroir

The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral

5.30pm – 6.15pm

Simon Tyrell will explain to you the different soils, growing regions and apple varieties which are needed to make Irish Cider, and how this affects the taste of it.


Whiskey with a Twist

The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral

6.30pm – 7.15pm

You will discover and taste 5 unique Irish and Scotch Whiskies during this class.


Do you know your Vegetables? By Nádúr Collective

The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 8

2.30 pm – 3.15 pm

This workshop, which is presented by Niall O’Sullivan, is for both adults and children to test their knowledge of vegetables and wild plants.


Masterclasses in Christchurch on Sunday 25th October 2015


Exploring vegetables of the Sea 

The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral

3.30pm – 4.15pm

In this class you will learn about Seaweed foraging & cookery. You will be shown how to prepare and cook seaweed from Irish shores, and about the nutritional properties of them for your health and skin therapy.


Festive Meats by the Market Butchers

The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral

5.30pm – to 6.15pm

The Market Butchers will teach you how to prepare and cook festive and unique meats.


A Masterclass in Sherry

The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral

1.30 pm – 2.15 pm

Taste wines and Sherries from Spain’s oldest and most intriguing wine region.


Settings for Versatile Wines for a Dinner Party

The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral

6.30 pm – 7.15 pm

O’Brien’s Head of Wine Buying, Lynne Coyle will bring you through some of her favourite wines for winter. This includes tasting samples of delicious wine.   Lynne is a member of the Champagne Academy and The Institute of Masters of Wine.  She is the only female master of wine in the Republic of Ireland.


Afternoon Tea by Paul Kelly, in association with Barry’s Tea, 

The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral

Time: 2.30 pm – 3.15 pm

Paul Kelly will demonstrate how to present Afternoon tea at home with a modern twist. Guests will receive an afternoon tea goodie box.

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Phone: 476 2000



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