You may not know everything. You probably don’t know Nicole Kidman’s middle name*, the country that won the Eurovision in 1968, or what county in Munster those Olympic gold medal rowers hail from. That’s okay. Read this and you will know about the most important things - food events happening very soon.
*Mary, her middle name is Mary.
Rías Baixas Wine Dinner at Circa
Hosted by wine writer Leslie Williams, Circa are celebrating the end of summer (and the addition of some new team members; the restaurant equivalent of gold dust), with a specially curated six-course menu matched with Rías Baixas wines from Northern Spain. We’re told it’s going to be a laid-back evening with a menu that includes dishes like swordfish ceviche with chili, ginger and yuzu, croquettas with nduja, and red snapper with brown shrimp and hispi cabbage. Kicking off with pre-dinner drinks and snacks at 18:30 on August 30th, dinner with wine is €90 per person and can be booked by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbecues, Budding Chefs And Lunchbox Inspo At Airfield Estate
We love Airfield Estate’s line-up of demos and workshops that have just gone live on their website. From barbeque sides to Thai and Italian there’s lots there for adults, but also classes focused on younger food fans including a two-day teen baking workshop, a Young Chef workshop, and a three-day camp aimed at preparing college students for life away from home, that covers everything from recipes to knife skills to safe food storage. In early September the family-focus continues with back-to-school midweek dinner demos, and a class that will leave you with lots of ideas for healthy school lunchboxes. Courses need to be booked in advance through their website.
Harvest Day at Eatyard
If you’re a keen gardener, or looking for a bit of inspiration to finally give it a go, book your place in Eatyard on September 4th and be prepared to be amazed at what venues like The Lighthouse, The Square Ball, Wigwam, The Back Page and The Bernard Shaw have managed to grow in backyards and on rooftops. Various producers and vendors will also be there to talk about their experience and share learnings. There’s a food market with fruit, vegetables and sustainable goods, a flower market, demos, panel discussions, quizzes, competitions and, of course, lots of food and drinks, including a garden to table menu. The event runs from 10am to 4pm and booking details are on the website.
Spanish Gastronomy Tasting Menu At Urban Brewing
Spain beer brand Estrella Galicia has launched Gastronomy Month for September, and they’re teaming up with Urban Brewing in the IFSC to offer a special tapas plate paired with Estrella Galicia lager for the month. On September 25th, Head Chef Daniel Keane will host a tasting menu using Irish and Spanish ingredients and dishes like Morcilla boxty, confit salt cod with smoked trout roe, Spanish pork, 35-day aged sirloin, and a dessert of coffee Diplomat with salted chocolate soil and milk sorbet. Ideal if you’re missing Spanish beer and Spanish food in actual Spain. Tickets for the five-course tasting menu with beer pairings are priced at €50 per person and can be booked here.
Taste of Dublin
Running from September 1st - 5th, Taste of Dublin is back in the Iveagh Gardens for 2021. This year's restaurant line-up includes Pickle, Hang Dai, The Salty Buoy, Three Twenty Ice-cream, King Sitric, Naughty Neighbour (a new venture from Daniel Hannigan of Treehouse Treats and ex-Mister S), The Port House and Jackrabbit. The demos line-up is pretty packed and features chefs and producers including Holly Dalton, Eric Matthews, Aoife Noonan, Kevin Thornton, Jordan Bailey and loads more. Info and booking details are on the website.