It has been announced that Jamie Oliver, celebrity British Chef, known for his drive and determination to educate about food – including changing the school dinner systems in the UK – will open the Taste of Dublin on Thursday 14th June.
Taste of Dublin is set to feature more than 25 Dublin city restaurants and restaurants from around the country who will pitch up in Iveagh Gardens for the event.
Following his duties opening the festival, Oliver will give a demonstration in the Chef’s tent. Other famous Chef’s to look out for during the festival include some of Ireland’s home grown talent such as Rachel Allen and Neven Maguire.
It will be food v football that night, as his appearance clashes with Ireland’s match against Spain in Euro 2012, but festival organisers are still expecting roughly 5,000 people in Iveagh Gardens, and have arranged for the game to be shown on the big screen, so those attending can enjoy both.
Dublin is well known for its fantastic restaurants and fine dining, and the Taste of Dublin is sure to reflect this, so if you are planning your vacation in Ireland and looking to combine some of the fantastic landmarks and must see attractions with some fine Irish cuisine, why not coincide your trip with the A Taste of Dublin and who knows you might even see a celebrity chef or two!