Dine in Dublin 2016 Dates Announced
Foodies mark your calendars as Dublin’s favourite food festival, Dine in Dublin 2016, returns in February for the eighth year running.
Taking place from Monday, 22nd February to Sunday, 28th February, the capital will come alive with a feast of culinary delights. Brought to you by DublinTown, Dine in Dublin sees the biggest names in the Dublin foodie scene offer an unparalleled dining experience over the course of seven days.
Over 50 of Dublin’s most famed restaurants will participate in Dine in Dublin 2016, offering the very best of fresh local produce, cooked to perfection and served up in style. The 2016 line-up includes Dublin hot spots Pichet, San Lorenzo’s, Saba, The Church, Fallon & Byrne, Zaragoza, Red Torch Ginger, Le Bon Crubeen and Flanagans to name but a few.
What’s not to love…quality festival promotions available from some the city’s most loved eateries?
Those shopping and socialising in the city centre can soak up the flavours of the festival at Dine in Dublin’s “Dine Pavilion”; an exciting outdoor kitchen situated on the city centre streets throughout the week of Dine in Dublin 2016. Here the city’s top chefs will host live demonstrations showcasing the very best of their most loved Dublin dishes.
Speaking on this year’s festival, CEO of DublinTown, Richard Guiney said: ‘Dine in Dublin has established itself as a key annual culinary event in the Dublin calendar. For many Dubliners, as well as our visitors, it is an opportunity to sample the best cuisine that the city has to offer, while also welcoming in spring. In recent years, Dublin’s restaurants have really put themselves on the map for quality and variety, with 50% of Dubliners regularly choosing to visit the city to dine out. Each year, we see new and exciting restaurants open their doors, adding to the already exciting culinary mix the city has to offer. Areas such as The Creative Quarter, which 5 years ago was struggling, is now bustling with evening time diners. There are as many people on South William Street at 11pm, as there are at 10am. Now with the economy growing we expect even more people to take this opportunity to come out and enjoy themselves. There is so much choice on offer from the participating restaurants that it is well worth a visit to www.dineindublin.ie to see what appeals to your tastes.’
Adding to this, Minister for Tourism, Transport and Sport Paschal Donohoe, commented ‘Tourists to Dublin are rightly enthused by the dining offering that they find here. Those of us lucky enough to call Dublin home know why. The restaurant sector was particularly badly hit when our economy crashed. Government recognised this and introduced measures such as the lower 9% VAT rate which supported the hospitality sector and enabled it to recover during a difficult time. Dine in Dublin is a fantastic event that allows us celebrate all that is good about the Dublin culinary scene. It is particularly rewarding to see how well visitors and those living in the capital get behind the initiative and come out to experience new places or enjoy old favourites.’