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Electric Picnic’s Theatre of Food line-up has been revealed

Food lovers heading to Electric Picnic this year will have the opportunity to taste a vast variety of food and drink at the festival.

Theatre of Food returns to the grounds for its fourth year running and will feature a mix of chefs, writers, artisan food producers, bakers, brewers and other food heroes.

Described as a celebration of food and drink, the Theatre of Food situated in the Mindfield area, will host food demos from people like Ireland’s own Neven Maguire, chef Paul Flynn and author Lilly Higgins.

This year’s theme “Africa, A Rising Continent”, will see  Michelin-starred chef Kevin Thornton cooking up a storm and showcasing food from Ethiopia using ingredients brought specially over to Ireland. He will also be highlight his journey with an exhibition of his photography from the country.

Aside from food demos, the event will also play host to cocktail demos from champion mixologists Darren Geraghty and Oisín Davis and Paul Lambert from Kinara Kitchen will put together flavours inspired by Pakistan.


On Saturday evening food writer and former Hot Press journalist, John McKenna will talk music with chefs Paul Flynn (The Tannery), Kevin Thornton (Thornton’s), Declan Maxwell (Chapter One), Joe Macken (Jo’ Burger), and Hot Press editor Niall Stokes,

 “Theatre of Food Tastes” will be around all weekend treating the audience to delicious tastings of exciting foods almost every hour. The kitchen will be orchestrated by chef Caitlin Ruth from Deasy’s Harbour Bar in West Cork, and the audience will hear from the innovative producers, chefs and bakers behind the tastings, such as: cocktails with Newgrange Gold; a “Taste of Nepal” from Lina Gautam of Monty’s of Kathmandu; cakes from Eunice Power; frozen delights from Chilly Moo, and African curries from Michael Quinn.

Note: there will also be ice cream beers served as an addition side show!

For those who’re looking to scoop up a prize, Electric Picnic will see the the return of their Food Awards where picnicers are asked to tweet a food photo that will be judged during a talk with Le Cool and Forkful TV.


More information on what’s going on can be found on the Electric Picnic website here. The Theatre will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

(Images via Theatre of Food on Facebook)

Saba’s Lobsterfest is returning this September

Clarendon Street’s Vietnamese and Thai restaurant Saba is once again hosting their annual shellfish shindig in house this September.

Lobsterfest, running from Thursday 18th to Sunday 28th September will see diners tucking into lobster fresh from the shores of Inisboffin, along with freshly shucked oysters from Carlingford Lough.

Throughout the fest they’ll have a special menu, combining seafood with cocktails, wine and beer to match each dish.

Saba, 26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, is open seven days a week from 12 noon.

See www.sabadublin.com for the menu. Call 01 679 2000 or visit the restaurant to make a booking.


Date set for Westport food festival’s Secret Supper

Tickets are flying out the window for Westport Food Festival’s new headline event, Secret Supper.

Secret Supper is described as being similar to “Come Dine With Me”, but with the twist being that dinners won’t know where they’ll be eating until the night itself.

Featuring a five-course meal, dining venues will be revealed on September 7th at a pre-dinner drinks reception in the Clock Tavern, High Street at 5.30pm.

Diners will then head off to their secret meal at 7.30pm before returned for the festival’s closing party. Diners will be invited to scor their meals and the venue with the best scoring average will be crowned the winner of the Michael Ruane Memorial Chefs’ Challenge.

This is the fourth year of the annual festival and will be taking place over the weekend of September 5th – 7th.

Tickets for this event are priced at €35 each and are on sale now from The Wyatt Hotel or online (+€5 online booking fee).

For more information on the Westport Food Festival, visit www.westportfoodfestival.ie.

(Image via Westport Food Festival on Facebook)