Dine in Dublin to be bolder and braver in 2015 – Your Complete Event Planner

Dine in Dublin Launches with a Delectable Showcase of Dishes
From the Capital’s Finest Eateries

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On Thursday, 12th of February, Dine in Dublin launched its sixth year of the city’s favourite foodie festival with an exclusive showcase of Dublin’s hottest culinary offerings! Kicking off Dine in Dublin 2015 in impeccable style, DublinTown hosted an event like no other, welcoming a bevy of foodie elite to enjoy an elaborate tasting menu prepared by five of the city’s top chefs, boasting delectable dishes along with exciting live demos.

Event organisers, DublinTown were in good company with Brendan Courtney, Sinead Burke, Vicki Notaro, Jo Linehan, Caitlin McBride, Stuart Clarke and Liz Doyle of Evoke.ie among the many present on the night. Hosted by Andrew Rudd in the private and stylish surrounds of the soon to be opened The MGN on South Anne Lane, guests were treated to a unique and enviable experience with each of the five sumptuous dishes paired with a wine hand-picked by Liam Smith, Wine Manager at Fallon & Byrne and cocktails from Aaron Wall, General Manager at The Meeting House.

Phillip Hughes, Head Chef of Opium started off the evening serving up Asian Umami chicken broth, pork & prawn dumplings, baby pak choi and young ginger with shiitake mushroom and chilli. Followed by Derek Brown, head chef of Le Bon Crubeen who tantalised taste buds with crispy crubeens, choucroute and apple and hazelnut mayonnaise. San Lorenzo’s owner and head chef, Temple Garner whipped up magnificent scallops al forno, baked in the half shell served with mashed potato, creamy crab peperonata, basil and parmesan as the next dish. Guests then delighted in Pichet’s offering by owner and Head Chef Stephen Gibson, guinea fowl accompanied by butternut squash and spelt & slow cooked onions. To round the night off with salient, sweet sensations Shane Smith of Fallon & Byrne presented a tasting plate of hand crafted chocolate, salted pecans & raspberries.

Guests enjoyed some funky music to accompany the food courtesy of Sarah of the famed DJ ensemble Mother and DublinTown peppered the event with spot prizes for foodie trivia with treats including cook books from The Happy Pear, Rachel Allen, Catherine Fulvio, and Andrew Rudd and vouchers for participating eateries such as Opium, Salamanca, San Lorenzo’s, Pichet, Rustic Stone and Le Bon Crubeen.

This year’s Dine in Dublin Festival is set to be bolder and braver than ever with an exciting programme of bespoke events, including the Dine Pavilion, Gentleman’s Academy does Disco Brunch with Dine in Dublin, Wine & Dine in Dublin at Ely IFSC and a host of special offers from over 50 participating restaurants. Foodies will also have the opportunity to enjoy incredible live chef demos from your favourite foodie authors thanks to in-store collaborations with Easons and Arnotts. Commuters will also be surprised with pop-up cooking showcases that will take place on board the Luas at St. Stephens Green and inside Heuston Station.

Dine in Dublin 2015 is set to bring you the very best of fresh local produce, cooked to perfection and served up in style with quality festival offers available from the city’s most loved eateries.

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SAT FEB 21ST

Andrew Rudd Cooking Demonstration
2:30pm, Arnotts, Henry St.
Andrew Rudd will do a four course demonstration
in Arnotts on the 21st from his cookbook ‘Entertaining with Andrew Rudd’

Zaragoza Paella Day
12:00–6:00pm, Zaragoza, South William St.

SUN FEB 22ND

Disco Brunch @ Drury Buildings
2:00pm, Drury Buildings, Drury St.
The Gentleman’s Academy is teaming up with Drury Buildings and Dine in Dublin to start the week off with a disco brunch featuring Chewy Chewerson bangin’ out the tunes all day.

MON FEB 23RD

Dine Pavilion
12:00pm, Front of Clery’s, O’Connell St.
Come out and sample some amazing food from a few of Dublin city’s best chefs and restaurants including Pichet, Saba, The Church, and more!

Cocktail Masterclass
7:00pm–10:00pm, Fire, Dawson St.
Come to FIRE and ignite your taste buds a Cocktail Masterclass – Exclusive price for dine in dublin. €49.50 pp including Dedicated mixologist, talk you through each cocktail step by step in a private area of the venue, finished with a dinner in FIRE.

Blue Brass Jazz Quintet
7:30pm, The Blackboard Bistro, Clare St.
Blue Brass Jazz Quintet will kick off Dine in Dublin in The Blackboard Bistro. They aren’t normally open on Mondays so they are opening specially for Dine in Dublin and putting on music.

Whiskey Tasting
5.30pm-6.15pm, Saba, Clarendon St.
Saba will have Conor McCrohan from Dalcassian wines coming in to speak about Whiskey. He will start off with a brief history of Whiskey in Ireland and abroad, the history of his company and a bit about the different whiskeys that the guests will be tasting from the Walt Whiskey Distillery. There will be 6 types of whiskeys provided as part of the tasting session. Saba will also be providing canapes (Sabatisers) at this event.

Craft Beer & Pizza Night
7:00pm, Gotham Café, South Anne St.
Enjoy a craft beer tasting night with Cameron Wallace of Cork’s Eight Degrees Brewery on Monday 23rd February. Cameron will be talking you through a tasting session of some of his more popular brews whilst the crew at Gotham Café serve up some saucy pizza. €20 per person, tickets can be bought from Gotham Café.

TUES FEB 24TH

Dine Pavilion
12:00pm, Front of Clery’s, O’Connell St.

Dine-on-the-Line
1:30pm, Luas Stop, St. Stephen’s Green.
A Luas tram will be parked at the Stephen’s Green stop on the 24th with food samplings from 3 restaurants ( TGI Fridays, Mao, and The Church)

Sangria Tasting
7:00pm-9:00pm, Salamanca, 1 St. Andrew’s St.
Diners will be given samples of our 4 different types of Sangria, along with an explanation of each one and some tapas to match. It is a night not to be missed.

Cocktail Masterclass
7:00pm–10:00pm, Fire, Dawson St.

WED FEB 25TH

Dine Pavilion
12:00pm, Front of Clery’s, O’Connell St

Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstration
2:30pm, Easons, O’Connell St.
Celebrity chefs demonstrate their favourite cookbook recipes on O’Connell Street.

Wines to Watch this Year
7:00pm, ely bar & brasserie, IFSC
See the stunning 200 year old wine cellars of ely bar & brasserie for a wine tasting that promises to be a fun, informal and interesting evening. €35 p/p

Cocktail Cooking Class
7:00pm, TGI Fridays, St. Stephen’s Green.
Win a guest pass for you and a friend to a special cocktail class in the all new TGI Friday’s St Stephens’ Green on Thursday 26th February 2015 @ 7.30pm. You will learn the secrets and magic behind the creation of some of TGI Friday’s signature drinks and get a VIP sneak preview of the up coming new cocktail menu as well as sampling all that you make!

Cocktail Masterclass
7:00pm–10:00pm, Fire, Dawson St.

THURS FEB 26TH

Whiskey and Food Tasting
8:00pm, The Church, Jervis St.
Pop down to The Church for the perfect evening filled with whiskey and food tastings. Tickets will be €35. All cocktails are 2 for 1.

SAT FEB 28TH

Cocktail Masterclass
3:00pm–5:00pm, Fire, Dawson St.

Live Music
11:30pm, The Church, Jervis St.
Enjoy a meal in Dublin’s most unique venue and follow it up with live music in the bar.

SUN FEB 29TH

Cocktail Masterclass
3:00pm–5:00pm, Fire, Dawson St.

MAR 1ST

Gospel Brunch
2:00pm-4:00pm, The Church, Jervis St.
Enjoy lunch as a Gospel choir entertains you with both traditional and contemporary music. No booking is necessary. Family friendly event.

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These were the events confirmed at the time of print, for a full list of events please see www.dineindublin.ie/festival-events

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