Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud was the very special venue to host the official launch of Taste City Fusion, Dublin’s new city-wide food and drink festival, from the team behind Taste of Dublin.
Taste City Fusion begins today until Sunday 25th October, and will see the Capital transformed into the ultimate gourmet destination, across a range of venues. A showcase for the immense culinary creativity of Dublin’s restaurateurs and chefs, Taste City Fusion celebrates the Capital’s world-class food credentials, with bespoke dining experiences, a street food fair, masterclasses and workshops, and more than fifty unique food and drink experiences citywide. The food festival is expected to attract over 5,000 visitors to free and ticketed events across Dublin.
Christchurch Cathedral is the festival hub where visitors can take part in a host of masterclasses and workshops in the Music Room, as well as graze on gourmet delights at the eclectic Food Truck Fair.
Irish culinary greats feature in the festival line-up including Paul Kelly, The Merrion Hotel’s executive pastry chef, Kevin Thornton of Thornton’s Restaurant, Sunil Ghai, Ireland’s foremost Indian chef, Gavin McDonagh of Brioche, and Niall Sabongi of Klaw in Temple Bar, Ireland’s first seafood shack.
Mark Moriarty, named best young chef in the world earlier this year at the prestigious San Pellegrino awards, will present a medieval banquet in the five-star Merrion Hotel on Friday evening.
“Taste City Fusion is about highlighting the calibre of Irish restaurants and food brands, and meeting consumer demand for high quality dining and interesting food experiences. We have a strong local consumer demand, and will build to attract visitors and overseas tourism to Dublin, on the strength of this unique food festival experience”, Avril Bannerton says.
My vision for this festival is to roll it out on a bigger scale and add a line-up of international talent, and to confirm Dublin as a must visit city on the food tourism map. This journey begins here today, organiser, Ms Bannerton expands.
“CityJet is ideally positioned to promote Ireland’s reputation for fine foods and hospitality, with our Dublin and Cork routes into major European capitals. In supporting Taste City Fusion, we are delighted to remind our clients and business associates, and the wider public, of the high standard of Irish food and creative talent in our restaurants sector”, said Cathal O’Connell, CityJet Chief Commercial Officer, at the festival opening today.
Tickets from €10 can be purchased at www.tasteofdublin.ie or at the box office at Christchurch Cathedral