Culture night is an amazing annual nationwide event with events happening all over the country this September 19th.

Performances, open houses, tours, talks and of course some foodie events will take place in some of Dublin’s most beautiful buildings and landmarks. It’s all free of charge and there are some great opportunities to do something completely different on a Friday night. Below are some of my picks which of course have a focus on food!

Dine in the Dark @ No.63 Merrion Square

Allow yourself to be guided through a culinary experience by the Science Gallery’s neuroscientist Fiona Newell. The focus is to explore the effect our senses (or lack thereof) have on our experience of eating food. Run by the Irish Times, 8 guests will dine blindfolded at a time, but get there early, it’s based on a first come first served basis. Servings will be every half an hour from 5-10pm. This is definitely the highlight for me!

Waterways Ireland

Sugar really is the buzzword of the moment so why not head to Waterways at Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock to talk and explore all things sugar related. Sweet tooth’s at the ready! From 6.30-9pm.

The Chocolate Factory

Meet some of Irelands artisan producers for talks and workshops in Dublin’s Kings Inn Street. Their new cafe will also be opening on the night if you’re feeling a bit peckish! More information here.

National Museum of Ireland

From 6.30-7.30pm, food historian Regina Sexton and Jessica de Búrca from Montague Heritage Services will be discussing all things food related from the Viking era in Ireland’s Gaelic Countryside.

For more information on Dublin’s Culture Night 2014, click here

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