Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition inspired by Tesco Finest* which takes place at the RDS from November 28th to December 1st, is offering you the premium foodie experience with our wide range of masterclasses taking place across the weekend. Whether you’re looking to better your culinary skills, broaden your taste palate, or are simply looking for some quick tips for Christmas, we’ve got you covered with our Festive Masterclasses in association with Regina Wish. Learn all the tools, tips and tricks you need to prep for the festive season all in one place. Make this the easiest season of goodwill you’ve ever had!
Ballymaloe favourites Rachel Allen & Rory O’Connell will chat with Erica Drum on how you can prep smartly for the festive season. Their tips and tricks will leave you stress-free and ready to relax in the festivities. We are also delighted to welcome Tara Walker (East Coast Cookery School) as she chats through her ultimate Christmas checklist.
FESTIVE TABLESCAPING & CRAFTING – Deck the halls (and tables!) with festive tablescaping and crafting masterclasses. Whether it be a Christmas Eve dinner or a Christmas Day lunch you will be given some incredible ideas to work with, which will wow your guests and certainly enhance your hosting status. We’ll have The Little Craft shop on hand to host a card making class and event planner extraordinaire Maria Reidy giving tablescaping tips.
FESTIVE CHEESE BLOCK – Meet the finest Irish cheese producers at our festive cheese block. Some of Ireland’s top artisan cheese producers will be taking part over the 4-day festival so it’s your chance to meet the makers. Young Buck, Corleggy, Ballylisk and Galway Goat Farm are just a few of the fantastic names popping up.
ZERO WASTE CHRISTMAS – We talk sustainability and zero waste as Conor Spacey of FoodSpace discusses how the food choices you make over Christmas can be more sustainable. Let Chef Conor give you tips and demonstrate a zero waste Christmas that is good for you and the planet.
TROLLEY OF THE YEAR TRIUMPHS – Earlier this year the Ballymaloe House dessert trolley was awarded “Trolley of the Year” at The World Restaurants Awards. Created by Myrtle Allen when she opened the doors of Ballymaloe House, the sweet trolley has added a little bit of magic to every meal at Ballymaloe ever since. Today JR Ryall oversees the pastry kitchen ensuring the dessert trolley offers old fashioned generosity that we nostalgically remember – he’ll be at Taste Festive to talk all things sweet.
BUTCHERY & CHARCUTERIE MASTERCLASSES – Bored of turkey? Michael Bermingham of MK Meats will introduce visitors to plenty of tasty alternatives from spiced beef to duck and goose. Find out what a turducken is and sample some for yourself. We’ll also have artisan charcuterie producer The Wooded Pig who will be handing out their tasty products and speaking about their passion for producing the highest quality Irish charcuterie using ethically raised free-range Irish Meat.
TASTE CHOCOLATE WORKSHOPS – Ireland’s most talented chocolatiers will be on hand at Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition to show you how they go from bean to bar with their amazing skills. Join Bean & Goose as they host a live hot chocolate demo which invites passers-by to learn how to make the ultimate gourmet winter warmer. Neary Nogs will also be on hand to talk through their chocolate-making process and they’ll be sampling some of their tasty treats.
FESTIVE DRINKS THEATRE. Taste Festive is delighted to launch the first-ever Drinks Theatre. Sample craft drinks and hear the stories behind some of the most innovative and interesting Irish, artisan drinks on the market. Unsure what wine to serve with turkey? Want a simple at-home cocktail for your New Year’s Eve bash? Patrick Mulcahy will also be on hand to talk ‘Winefulness’ – which is his mindful wine tasting and being drink aware during the holiday season.
WINE TASTING EXPERIENCES – This is your chance to sit and taste delicious reds and whites brought to you by Campo Viejo wines. They’ll be doing wines and tapas tastings over the festival to bring the vibrant Spanish culture to life. Taste Festive will animate the concept of a ‘life more colourful’ through and a multitude of interactive and creative experiences, showcasing the vibrancy of Campo Viejo and modern-day Spain.
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Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition at the RDS, Merrion Road Ballsbridge Dublin 4, from the 28th Nov – 1st Dec 2019
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About Taste Festivals: For 14 years, Taste of Dublin festival has played a vital role in progressing Dublin’s food revolution, showcasing the range of eclectic restaurants, producers and chefs that make up the city’s vibrant culinary scene.
Taste of Dublin has truly contributed to the city’s flourishing food scene. Through one to one Q&A’s, live interactive cooking demos with Michelin-starred chefs, taster plates from a melting pot of cuisines and boutique food and drink stalls hosted by artisan producers- this festival is a one-stop-shop for all foodie fanatics looking to excite their taste buds.
About Equinox Events: Since the 1990s, the team behind Equinox Events have been responsible for some of Ireland’s most exciting large-scale public consumer and private corporate events. They are the driving force behind the hugely successful Taste of Dublin, now in its 14th year; the brand new Thrive Festival in The Convention Centre Dublin and Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition in the RDS.