Friday 21st September

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Taste The Emerald Isle

Taste The Emerald Isle


Taste The Emerald Isle is a two-month celebration of Irish food and drink held at Selfridges Foodhall.

Organised by Bord Bia, Tourism Ireland and Selfridges, it will shine a light on the rich, bountiful and high-quality food and drink produced in Ireland today. Customers can expect a mouth-watering line up of Ireland’s finest cheese and butter makers; bakers; gin distillers; meat curers; and a host of other quality products, all under one roof.
The celebration runs until 9 October, giving adventurous foodies the opportunity to touch, see, taste and learn about products from over 50 artisan producers – some of which are exclusive to Selfridges.

Visitors can peruse the vast array of products throughout the extravaganza and get to know the personalities behind the products. There will also be an Irish Tasting Afternoon in the Foodhall and Wine Shop on 13 September, 3-7pm.
In addition, there are three ticketed events that will tantalise gastronomic taste buds and culinary aficionados. They include:
– 11 September – Carlingford Oyster and Glendalough Gin tasting evening, hosted by Simon Lamont: Fresh off the back of winning 3 gold stars at the Great Taste Awards, Carlingford Oysters has teamed up with Glendalough for a gin and oyster pairing evening hosted by chef, Simon Lamont.
– 10 September – Ireland’s best culinary talent dinner, hosted by Clodagh McKenna: A dinner hosted by Clodagh McKenna, showcasing the crème de la crème of young Irish chefs with each contributing to a five-course meal that champions the quality of Irish food.
– 17 September – Ballymaloe Cookery school dinner, hosted by Rory O’Connell and JR Ryall: A dinner hosted by Rory O’Connell, one of Ireland’s most experienced cookery teachers, and JR Ryall, who is famous at Ballymaloe for his dessert trolley. These two prominent Irish food titans will bring an element of their celebrated creations to life for guests.