Bord Bia’s Bloom, may have set down its roots as a gardening festival initially, but over the year the bank holiday weekend festival has grown into one of the most anticipated good food and drink experiences of the year too.
Coming back to Dublin’s Phoenix Park from Thursday 1st June to Monday 5th June, this year’s Bloom will be no exception with over 100 local food and drink producers onsite, many of Ireland’s top chefs and a whole host of stages and features for those looking to learn.
The Food Village, which will once again be a key feature at Bloom 2017, this year will host debates on topics such as the social media phenomenon that is #FoodPorn, the rise in the popularity of premium Irish Gin, and the so called “clean eating” craze.
At The Food Village visitors can also check out over 80 live talks, debates, workshops and cookery demonstrations from some of our best-known chefs and food personalities, including Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio, Edward Hayden, Rory O’Connell, Paul Flynn, Roz Purcell, Donal O’Shea, Aoife Hearne and Paula Mee.
Ireland’s Olympic rowing heroes Paul and Gary O’Donovan will also visit Bloom on Friday (June 2nd) to kick start Bord Bia’s 2017 Eggs Campaign, cooking up some delicious egg recipes with food blogger Roz Purcell at the Quality Kitchen Stage.
At the heart of the Food Village is a bustling hub of Irish food and drink retail, consumer sampling and opportunities to meet some of Ireland’s best producers.
The Food Market will showcase 64 of Ireland’s best smaller, local and organic producers. This year Bloom will include 33 new food and drink exhibitors and a range of new product launches.
The Bloom Inn will feature 15 exhibitors, 10 of whom will bring new and exciting products such as Black Twist, a spirit infused coffee liqueur; six new exciting gin offerings from Gunpowder Gin, Mor Irish Gin, Listoke Gin and a trio of Gins from James Joyce Gins.
Bloom not only showcases the best of Ireland’s thriving food industry, but also provides visitors with a great choice of culinary options to fuel their day. This includes formal dining options such as The Country Crest Food Fayre restaurant and Bistro Bloom.
For a more casual dining option visit The Picnic Area at Bloom, the perfect place to nibble on some of the products picked up at the food markets or from various food vendors located around the site, or The BBQ BLISS area will offer traditionally matured Irish steaks, burgers, sausages, lamb burgers and ribs; Indian barbecue delicacies, a hog roast and a marine barbecue range including Irish fish and paella dishes.
Tickets are on sale now on www.bloominthepark.com and can also be purchased on the gate.
For more information on Bord Bia visit www.bordbia.ie.