Tuesday, 2 June 2015

June Food Events: French Foodie's Picks



I can't believe it's June already. Well the sun might not yet be shining but here is a selection of events chosen by yours truly which I think may be worth checking out (including some shameless self-promotion).

Bloomsday Festival

Bloomsday is a festival in honour of Thursday 16th of June 1904, the day famously depicted in James Joyce's Ulysses. There are some food related events that sound like fun including 'Feast of Epiphanies' on Thursday 11th of June, a high tea and a discussion on how to make James Joyce's work more accessible to a modern audience. There will also be a Georgian High Tea on Saturday 13th of June in the James Joyce Centre and a Joycean Pub Crawl on Sunday at 6pm. I love it when culture and food combine!

More information here.

Taste of Dublin 2015

Taste of Dublin will take place in the Iveagh Gardens from the 11th of the 14th of June. Many well-know Irish and International chefs will give cooking demos and restaurants will sell tasting portions of their dishes. If the weather is nice it's quite fun and the atmosphere is great. I suppose it's good for people who don't eat out too often and want to try as many dishes as they can from places they haven't visited yet. I blogged about Taste of Dublin back in 2013 and shared my tips.

More information here.

The Merrion Hotel Intelligent Afternoon Tea

I've been to the Merrion Hotel for their Art tea a while back and I really think it's the best in Dublin. In June the Merrion Hotel is doing a special afternoon tea to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Irish poet W. B Yeats. Pastry chef Paul Kelly has created some very special pastries for this 'Intelligent Afternoon Tea' which is priced at €38 per person.

More information here.

Summer Rising at the IMMA

Summer Rising is a festival that takes places at the Irish Museum of Modern art between the 4th and 14th of June. There will be some family-friendly food workshops, food related discussions, foraging, butchering, food fermenting and much more. They also have 'picnic bindles' full of goodies which can be pre-booked and are made for two people to share for €25.

More information here.

Meet the producer - Craft Beer

Keith Bohanna from Biabeag hosts a series of discussions during which Irish food and drink producers share their stories and passion. The next one is going to be on craft beer with members of the panel being Caroline Hennessy (8 Degrees), Barry O'Neill (O'Brother Breweing) and Daire Harlin (BrĂș Brewery). The event will take place at Cooks Academy on Monday 15th of June from 6 to 8 pm and is priced at €15.

More information here.

Social Media for Food Businesses Workshop

I am running a 3 hour workshop on social media for food businesses on Monday 15th of June from 2pm to 5pm in Brooks Hotel. I will show attendees how to promote their food business, increase their following and engage with their audience across various social media platforms during this three hour workshop.  

More info here.

Delicious Dublin Tours

I'm delighted to announce my new venture 'Delicious Dublin Tours'. I am now running Irish food tours of Dublin every Saturday and bring small groups to some of my favourite cafes and food shops for tastings. It's a great way to spend a few hours (re)discovering your city through its food, learn a bit about Irish food history and discover Dublin's current food scene. Private tours in English and French are also possible during the week for a minimum of 4 people.

More info here.


Oh and not quite a food event, but I am running a Blogging for Beginners workshop next week, More info can be found here.



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