The Big Grill Festival is a BBQ festival that took place for the first time ever last year. I remember the tickets being sold out quite quickly and I never actually made it to the event myself. Last week I was invited to the launch of this year's festival and while I don't usually blog about press/launch events, this one was up my alley. It took place in Jam Park at the Bernard Shaw and if the festival is as cool as the launch it should be a good one.
They had John Relihan (head Chef at Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa restaurant in London) for the evening cooking up a storm of tasters and nibbles for all the guests.
The whole lamb cooked on an open fire pit was pretty impressive and the final côte de boeuf was just amazing.
The Big Grill Festival will take place in Herbert Park in Ballsbridge from the 13th to the 16th of August 2015. It's a festival celebrating all things BBQ related with talks and demos from International chefs, pit masters, BBQ competitions, eating competitions and more.
There will also be a few vendors selling their food onsite as well as craft beer and spirits. The entrance is ticketed and prices vary from €10 to €16 depending on the time/day you're visiting and it doesn't include food. I heard mixed reviews last year but in fairness it was their first time and I'd say they're making it even bigger this year. As an excessive meat eater I've decided that I'm going to go this year and see what this is about. For now I leave you with a few pics of the launch evening.
The Big Grill Festival
Disclaimer: I was invited to this launch free of charge. I gave no undertaking to write an article and the words above are, as always, my honest opinion.