Update, Sat 12 noon: Free entry before 4pm today and tomorrow, and just €5 after 4pm. Under-16’s free with an adult.
Another event worth a look: the Dublin Bay Taste and Music Festival. This weekend in the People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire, from noon until 10pm.
There’s cooking demos, music and entertainment, and a selection of food for sale from restaurants including China Sichuan, Alexis, Caviston’s and Bon Appetit.
Here’s a very quick review after attending today’s event:
Event under canvas, so punters don’t have to worry about getting wet. MUCH better value than Taste of Dublin. Prawns pil-pil from Nosh restaurant are delicious: four huge prawns for 5 tokens (€5) with a big chunk of crispy bread. Other samples are also very generous. Enjoyable music, plenty of places to sit. Great cookery demo with Kevin Dundon. There’s a few items – such as two individually wrapped chocolate truffles for €1 – which allow you to spend any leftover tokens. Lots of samples to go around.