In search of London’s ultimate dining experience? There’s no shortage of Michelin starred restaurants vying for the status, but while it’s one thing to wow diners with wondrous gastronomy few of the capital’s finest restaurants can compete with the singular experience on offer at St Katherine Docks this September. London In The Sky offers a skybound dining experience that grants guests glorious views across the London and amazing food prepared by some of the capital’s most celebrated chefs. This truly unique pop-up dining experience invites diners to convene around a ‘sky table’ that’s suspended 25 meters in the air. While guests (who are securely fastened to their seats) enjoy a spectacular open-air view that encompass an expansive Thames-side cityscape from Canary Wharf to the South Bank a world-class chef will prepare a very special meal. This year’s airborne chefs include Martin Morales, the capital’s foremost purveyor of Peruvian cuisine, Daniel Doherty, Executive Chef at Duck & Waffle (both of whom will be on breakfast duty), Mark Sargent, who’s worked as Head Chef at Claridges and now oversees Morden & Lea in Soho and Tom Aikens, widely acclaimed as one of Britain’s best chefs.
After a smash hit debut last summer The Big Grill returns to Dublin this August with an even meatier platter of gourmet grilling and all round merriment. This year’s BBQ bonanza brings a competitive dimension to proceedings with Ireland’s first ever American style low ‘n’ slow BBQ competition which will take centre stage alongside a peerless procession of pitmasters including John Relihan of Barbacoa, DJ BBQ from Channel 5’s ‘Rad’ and Tyson Ho of Brooklyn’s Arrogant Swine Beer Hall. The jam-packed programme is brimming with all manner of gastronomic goodness including appearance by Levi Roots, Garrett Bradshaw and Jim Carroll. Great music comes courtesy of DJ Yoda, urban brass outfit Stomptown Brassband and the Brazilian samba ensemble Morro 16 and there’ll be plenty of craft beer and cider to wash it all down with thanks to an extensive line up brewing companies including Kinnegar, Franciscan Well and Eight Degrees.
If you’re into food then don’t miss the chance to pick up a ticket for Taste, Dublin’s ultimate foodie festival. This summer, the Iveagh Gardens plays host to the festival, which features a fantastic line-up of established and emerging culinary talent, including the likes of Michel Roux Jr, Monica Galetti, Ross Lewis and Rachel Allen. The festival, which takes place over four days, is an outstanding celebration of Dublin’s unique and increasingly popular progressive dining scene. The city’s most celebrated and exciting restaurants will put together some enticing taster menus, as well as offering you the chance to sample their signature dishes. You’ll also get the chance to meet and mingle with top chefs and like-minded foodies as you browse an abundance of handpicked, premium food and drink producers. For budding cooks there will be workshops and interactive foodie features, all taking place in the beautiful and picturesque Iveagh Gardens.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing Dublin’s Tapas Trail then you won’t want to miss out on this very special birthday celebration. And don’t worry if you’re new to the scene, everyone’s invited and this birthday party will be the ideal introduction to the Tapas Trail. The event will be held at the Zaragoza restaurant and promises to be a fun filled night of food and drink accompanied by live jazz. The city of Zaragoza, situated in the North East region of Aragon in Spain is the destination of choice for food lovers and the Zaragoza restaurant has transported a little piece of this foodie hotspot to Dublin. The restaurant has a growing reputation as one of Dublin’s best Spanish restaurants and is known for its warm welcome and buzzy atmosphere as well as delicious and authentic Aragonese cuisine. So book your tickets now and get ready for an incredible 4-course tapas diner, a glass of bubbly and a slice of birthday cake! Get in Touch: www.tapastrail.com +353857747005 Info@tapastrail.com You can book tickets here
Now in its tenth year, the Foodies Festival continues to go from strength to strength, reflecting the nation’s evermore-adventurous appreciation of gastronomy with a gut-busting platter of culinary events across ten geographically disparate locations. The Foodies Festival Roadshow kicks off in Brighton on the first weekend of May and winds down for the summer in Oxford at the end of August having visited Birmingham, Syon Park, Bristol, Alexandra Palace, Tatton Park, Clapham Common, Edinburgh and Harrogate along the way. Syon Park in West London plays host to the festival’s first London leg on 23rd, 24th & 25th May and looks set to transform the grounds of 16th century house in Brentford into a haven for foodies of every persuasion. Alongside a mouth-watering array of foddie attractions, celebrity chefs like Aldo Zilli, Jesse Dunford Wood and 2014 MasterChef champ Ping Coombes will be showing off their culinary skills in the Chef Theatre, which will be hosted by another MasterChef winner, 2010 champion Dhruv Baker. Happily the Foodies Festival isn’t just opportunity to gawp at gourmet goodies being whipped up on stage, there will also be plenty of chances to get stuck in yourself! An array of pop up restaurants courtesy of top eateries from London and beyond are presenting special signature dishes for your delectation while a variety of street food vendors will be touting tasty treats from every corner of the globe.
This special event takes place over the last weekend in April and promises to be a fun packed festival for the whole family. Regardless of how you like to eat and prepare your prawns, there will be something for everyone’s taste. Whether you like them whole or shelled, marinated, sauced or barbecued, the many participating, award winning restaurants of Howth have got you covered and will be serving all your favourite prawn dishes in bite-sized portions at the incredible food village of this years Dublin Bay Prawn Festival. The food village will also feature exciting cooking demonstrations that will be fun to watch as well as educational and suitable for all skill levels from beginner to pro. There will also be some fish filleting & fishery skills demos. As well as the demos, the food village will feature a market selling local produce. And, over the course of the weekend, some of Howth’s best restaurants will present a very special three-course festival Menu and will, of course, be showcasing their very own Dublin Bay Prawn dishes.