For any visitors who want to see a slice of local Dublin food. A taste of Dublin is here again in the Ivy Gardens from 11-14th of June.
This is a festival of food, where you pay an entrace fee, and then buy tokens to sample the best of Dublin dining. A word to the wise, it ends up not being cheap. Most portions are slightly less than starter size, and range in price between 3-5 euro. You can spend as much or as little as you like after the entrance fee, but I warn you... They are the facts. But, the atmosphere is such that you end up spending, and spending.
What goes beyond facts is that it is one of my favourite Dublin events over the last four years. What you will get for your money is a very relaxed summer vibe, if we can get the sunshine back. Though we haven't been rained out yet. For visitors who have any aspirations toward foodiness, you will get to sample a little from every Dublin restaurant of note, in historic Dublin Gardens with a great ambiance. There is also a great wine tent, which you can buy tasting vouchers for.
I cannot recommend this enough for anyone who likes meandering around, eating, embibing and soaking up the atmosphere.
Unfortunately I cannot make this years one. I will be in San Francisco. For visitors who like food & wine in their own country, I encourage you to go.
What you will find is modern Dublin. Not traditional Irish music, not tourists. But Dublin people in their own habitat, enjoying the best of what our City has to offer in Food/Drink and hopefully weather terms.
I hope someone will post a review. Tapl, I'm looking at you..