The weekend is here and with it the food and drink rituals we’ve been waiting all week to savour.
But in between brunch, cheeky takeaways, and drinks with friends there are a host of foodie events that will satisfy every craving.
Here are our picks of the eight fabulously fun filled food events taking place across the country this weekend, August 26th-27th.
From August 24th to the 27th, the vibrant suburb of Dalkey will be the place to visit to enjoy the freshest Irish seafood, specially lobsters, cooked in all your favourite ways by local chefs. This year and for the first time, Castle Street will be closed on Saturday and Sunday and 20 marquees will be serving the finest of Dalkey Lobster from their local waters.
Zozimus Bar is bringing back its Street Rhymer party, an evening of great music, world class cocktails and talented street entertainers that will have you celebrating until late at the venue’s front area in Anne’s Lane. The party starts at 9:00 pm and tunes by a guest DJ will have you dancing through the night.
DublinTown and local businesses in this district have come together to showcase the best of the Quarter with a festival this weekend – and the best part is, entry is free! Running over two days, the Creative Quarter Festival has a jam packed line up of events with on-street cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, comedy, an outdoor movie screening and exhibition stands from local businesses.
The Taste of Donegal Food Festival is returning to Ireland’s coolest county this weekend and will play host to more than 120 food and drink exhibitors, hotels and restaurants, much to the delight of food lovers. Some well known faces in attendance include Catherine Fulvio, Neven Maguire, Gary O’Hanlon, Derry Clarke, Shane Smith and Simon Delaney.
Intertwining seafood, music, film and entertainment Sea Food Rocks Festival is set to take over Clogherhead, Co. Louth, for unforgettable weekend this summer. A family festival with a unique seafood theme, the two day event will include an artisan seafood food market, open air cinema, circus acts and live music- you can guarantee you won’t leave with an empty stomach or a without smile on your face.
If you have yet to experience the Bow Lane Drag Brunch then make your way to the Aungier Street cocktail bar for the August edition, taking place this Sunday 27th from 3pm. Take a seat, with brunch tables available from 2.15pm, and sit back and enjoy the outrageous antics of DJ and Host Davina Devine and her compatriots Dolly Grip and Mizza.
In a celebration of the river Boyne, Trim Salmon of Knowledge Festival takes place August 27th set against the magnificent backdrop of Trim Castle showcase cultural, historical and sporting activities both local and throughout the Boyne valley. Along with traditional music and dance, drama performances, and stalls from Trim and Boyne Valley craftspeople and artisan food producers.
Taking over New Market Square, Dublin 8, on the last Sunday of each month, the May edition of the Dublin Flea Market takes places this Sunday 28th. Alongside the bizarre bazaar of vintage clothing and bric-a-brac, the Dublin Food Co-op, The Green Door Market will be alive with their regular food traders, along with flea market favourites like Sceal Bakery (grab a ‘cruffin’ before they sell out!) and Katie Sanderson‘s White Mausu, selling Asian rice bowls and her incredibly delicious Peanut Rayu.