It's safe to say there's never been a better time to be vegan in Dublin. Every week there seems to be a new vegan pop up or permanent spot opening (Veginity, The Garden of Vegan, The Electric Vegan and Vurger Face in the past few months alone), and now there's a whole vegan events series coming up with places like Ananda and The Shelbourne hosting events and dinners to show off their plant-based cooking skills.
The 'Chef-Led Vegan Culinary Events Series' is being organised by husband and wife Scott and Sivan Renwick from Vegan in Ireland, who run vegan based food tours of Dublin, and have been vegan for 10 years. It kicks off next Tuesday 21st August at Ananda with a demonstration and tasting by head chef Karan Mittal, followed by a four-course dinner (guests can take part in one or both).
On Sunday 16th September, Chef Kwong Yew Liew from Kyoto will be giving a masterclass in vegan sushi, followed by a four-course dinner, and on Sunday 30th September there's a vegan cheese and wine tasting at Hugo's. Who says vegans have no fun?
On Tuesday 23rd October, the Executive chef from The Shelbourne, Gary Hughes will give a talk and demo on making vegan treats, with a vegan afternoon tea afterwards, and on Tuesday 6th November you can learn how to make vegan cocktails and finger foods at Bow Lane so you're all set for your next vegan getogether.
With the number of vegans in Dublin (and Ireland) growing month on month, we're expecting these to be sell outs, and of course non-vegans who are just interested in eating more plant-based foods are also welcome. The only people who might not be happy about this new events series are Bord Bia who are desperately trying to figure out a way to reverse veganism. Best of luck with that guys.
You can get full details of the events and how to book here.
Vegan in Ireland Culinary Events Series
Various dates Aug - Nov 2018