Taste of Dublin

27 Jun

Recently , the very nice people in Electrolux offered me the opportunity to head along to Taste of Dublin. I had never been and  was interested in heading along. Add in  a few good mates, some reasonably good weather and some tasty food- it promised to be a good night!

Unfortunately this year the weather was not the kindest. Luckily for us we decided to head along on Saturday evening and it seemed we lucked out with the best of it.

Railway curry (Photo courtesy of David over at Kitchen 72)

Railway curry (Photo courtesy of David over at Kitchen 72)

 

After some initial liquid refreshment we were in the need of something tasty. Myself and Pete went for the ‘Railway Lamb Curry’ from the Ananda/Jaipur stand. It was served with chapatis. It was a wonderful dish. As it was pouring down at the time, a warming curry was just what the doctor ordered. After that we called over to the lovely people at Il Primo and sampled their leek and parmesan risotto. Head-chef Anita Thoma finished each risotto in a wheel of parmesan. Check out their twitter stream to see the hollowed out remnants at the end of the festival.

At this point we were in need of something sweet and sampled the delicious peanut-butter parfait from Pichet. It was an outstanding dessert. Sweet and a little bit salty, it was myself and Pete’s favourite dessert of the night. After a drink or two enjoying the live entertainment we bumped into Laura from The Seasonal Kitchen and her entourage.

Is Taste the most gastronomic event you will ever be at? No. Is it a good night out? Absolutely. I was with 5 other friends and we all agreed it was a very pleasant night but it’s not cheap. By the time you buy your ticket in, your florins and you have a few tasting plates and drinks, the bill adds up very very quickly. If they knocked a florin off here and there it could make it a bit more affordable and more about the food.

 

(Note: I was provided with two entry tickets for Taste of Dublin 2013 by the sponsors of the event. The opinions, as always, are my own.)

  • The Dublin Diary

    I’m glad someone else enjoyed Taste, quite a lot of negativity out there! 🙂 I thought the railway lamb curry was supurb! 🙂

  • Whenever I go there at Dublin, I always wanna something Indian to eat. I always find sanjaykitchen there for me. They are Awesome!!