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12th Nov 2019

Taste of Dublin is returning for a massive Christmas food festival

Brian Dillon

People at Taste of Dublin

Foodies, Taste of Dublin is coming back and this time, things are getting festive.

Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition inspired by Tesco Finest* is set to take over the RDS from Thursday, November 28 to Sunday, December 1.

Organised by the crowd behind the majorly successful Taste Of Dublin summer festival, the festive edition will feature celebrity chefs, Ireland’s best restaurants, cooking and baking demonstrations, masterclasses, live entertainment and loads more.

Here’s just a taster of what’ll be on offer.

Festive table scaping and crafting

Live your Come Dine With Me fantasy and put on the best dinner party with the most beautiful decor.

This will show guests how to WOW their guests when hosting a dinner party this festive season.

The Little Craft shop will host a card making class while planner extraordinaire Maria Reidy will give her top tips on table scaping.

crafting workshop at Taste Of Dublin Christmas festival

Taste Chocolate Workshop

Chocolate lovers (all of us) will be flocking to this one.

Some of the country’s most talented chocolatiers will be there to show you how they go from “bean to bar” to create the most unbelievable chocolate.

Bean & Goose will host a live hot chocolate demo where guests can learn the ultimate winter warmer drink. Plus, Neary Nogs will be there to explain their incredible chocolate-making process, and there will, of course, be samples.

chocolate workshop at Taste of Dublin

Wine tasting

Brought to you by Campo Viejo wines, you’ll try some amazing reds and whites at this tasting experience.

Throughout the festival, there will be wine and tapas tastings as well as a number of interactive and creative experiences showcasing the vibrancy of Campo Viejo and modern-day Spain.

wine tastings at Taste Of Dublin festive edition

Drinks theatre

I know what you’re wondering. What is a ‘drinks theatre’?

Basically, you’ll be able to sample craft drinks and hear the stories behind some of the most innovative and interesting Irish and artisan drinks on the market.

Plus, Patrick Mulcahy will be there to talk all things ‘Winefullness’, AKA being mindful when wine tasting and being drink-aware during the festive season.

drinks theatre at Taste of Dublin festive edition

Butchery and charcuterie masterclass

For those who are looking to shake things up this Christmas, Michael Bermingham of MK Meats will be there to whip up spiced beef, duck and even goose.

Also, artisan charcuterie producer The Wooded Pig will be handing out some samples of their tasty
products. They’ll also talk about producing the highest quality Irish charcuterie using ethically raised free-range Irish Meat.

taste of dublin butchery masterclass

Zero Waste Christmas

Christmas time produces a lot of waste, but it doesn’t have to.

Conor Spacey of FoodSpace will be at the festival to explain how we can make more sustainable food choices during the festive season. He’ll give tips on how to do Christmas in a way that’s good for you and good for the planet.

Festive Cheese Block

Over the four-day festival, you’ll be able to meet some of Ireland’s top cheesemakers.

Young Buck, Corleggy, Ballylisk and Galway Goat Farm are just a few artisan cheese producers that will feature.

cheese block at taste of Dublin

Trolley of the Year triumphs

The Ballymaloe House dessert trolley nabbed the title of ‘Trolley of the Year’ at the World Restaurant Awards earlier this year.

And now, the delicious sweet trolley is coming to Taste of Dublin.

JR Ryall, who ensures the dessert trolley still offers old fashioned generosity, will be there to talk all things sweet.

desserts at taste of dublin

That’s just some of the excitement expected at this year’s Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition.

Plus, there’ll be plenty of entertainment in the form of live music.

For the full roster of deliciously exciting events, head to