The Festive Season Has Kicked Off In Style At The Winter Debut of Taste of Dublin

  • 13,000 visitors

  • 120 Christmas trees adorned the RDS

  • 24 Christmas turkeys were roasted

  • 1,000 mince pies were enjoyed

The festive season has well and truly kicked off with the 13,000 people who attended Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition inspired by Tesco Finest* in the RDS this weekend, now fully prepared for the weeks ahead! Turkeys roasting and the smell of festive baking filling the air with the sound of bottles of fizz popping making a great backdrop for all who attended over the weekend which was a tremendous success.

Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition launched in style with over 13,000 attending the event. So many fantastic tips and tricks from the country’s best-loved and admired culinary talent along with the masters of festive drinks left festival goers ready to tackle the busy entertaining season with full gusto. Rachel Allen, Mark Moriarty, Rory O’Connell, Adrian Martin and Paul Kelly were just some of the chefs cooking up a winter storm in the RDS. 

Those who attended over the weekend will also be well prepared to entertain this Christmas having attended masterclasses in cocktail making, tablescaping, butchery and chocolate making. Sunday at Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition saw families enjoy the experience with something for the junior members. Classes in Christmas crafting, making healthy treats for Santa Claus and gingerbread decorating had all the family getting very excited for the next few weeks.

Avril Bannerton, Managing Director of Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition inspired by Tesco Finest* said “We were thrilled to see so many familiar faces from our summer edition joining us plus many first-time Taste of Dublin guests. The RDS was buzzing with festive cheer, the aromas from the Chef’s Theatre had everyone looking forward to the next few weeks. Plenty of winter warmers meant there was something for everyone to enjoy!”

Taste of Dublin will return in summer 2020 to Iveagh Gardens on June 11-14th.