Taste of Dublin is returning to Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens from June 16th-19th for its 11th year. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘homecoming’ with Taste flying home many of Ireland’s leading chefs who are making waves abroad.

With over 30,000 guests expected over the weekend, the line-up for the festival is as impressive as ever. Chefs flying in for the festival include Washington-based Cathal Armstrong, Anna Haugh, Gordon Ramsay’s former Head Chef, the critically acclaimed Robin Gill, US celebrity TV chef Stuart O’Keeffe (“Chef Stuart”) and London-based “Lazy Chef” Simon Lamont.

Some of Ireland’s favourite chefs including Dunbrody House’s Kevin Dundon, Chapter One’s Ross Lewis, Stephen Gibson of Pichet, Edward Hayden, Neven Maguire, The Great Irish Bake Off’s Paul Kelly, Rachel Allen and Jaipur’s Sunil Ghai will also be showcasing their favourite dishes at the festival.

A new addition to the festival this year is the signature Taste brew created by the Open Gate Brewery at St. James’ Gate exclusively for the event. Inspired by the Irish Summer, the Strawberry Porter will be available for festival goers to sample over the weekend alongside a number of other experimental and new world beers.

Competition: Taste of Dublin have kindly offered a pair of tickets to give away to one of our readers. The tickets will be valid for the Saturday session from 12-4pm. To enter the competition, check out Gourmet Grazing on Twitter here! – ***COMPETITION NOW CLOSED***

The competition will close at midnight on Wednesday June 1st and the winner will be contacted on Thursday.

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Kevin Dundon, Chef Dunbrody House, Anna Haugh, Chef with Gordon Ramsay, Simon Lamont, Chef The Lazy Chef and Danni Barry, Chef Deanes Restaurant pictured at the 2016 Taste of Dublin launch, sponsored by Electrolux