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Magical Long Table Supper at The MArt

Last night, Jette Virdi, one of the most creative girls I know, hosted Long Table Suppers in aid of Men’s Shed at The MArt in Rathmines and ah! what a spectacular gathering it was!
I went to The MArt with my hubby and our friend Peter. We were treated to beautiful wine and four seasonal courses (celeriac, smoked haddock & hazelnut, beef short rib with pumpkin, mushroom & crispy kale, donuts and my favourite: winter-spiced pannacotta) cooked for us by wonderful Hilary.
I can think of only one word to describe the Long Table Supper: magical! Just take a look below and you’ll know why!

Long Table Supper Dublin

Long Table Supper Dublin

Long Table Supper Dublin

I already look forward to the next supper! See you there? :)

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My top Dublin’s Christmas food markets & events

The number of food festivals, markets and events in Dublin over Christmas and New Year’s Eve period is positively mind-boggling and rocking with an abundance of food to taste :)

Here is my own combined list of highlights for that Festive season;

Christmas on the Square
29 Nov, 10am–6pm

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Christmas on the Square returns for one day only! :)
Irish Design Shop has brought a mix of our favourite Irish artisan food producers to Merrion Square with a special selection of artisan food gift products.
And to keep our energy up drop in to the pop-up cafe open at No. 63 Merrion Square where Luncheonette of NCAD will have plenty of treats to tempt you on the day.
More info here: Christmas on the Square

The Long Table Supper
4th Dec

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Jette Virdi, a girl who loves creating, will be hosting Long Table Suppers on December 4th, with the aim of giving back to the community.
It will be the first supper of the series which will gather food lovers “to create a place where you can be inspired, create and connect over food and use that power of being together to help and give back to the community”. Starting at 7pm, guests will enjoy welcome drinks, four seasonal courses, and plenty of surprises and live music.
More info here: Long Table Supper

A Film About Coffee
4th Dec, The Science Gallery Dublin

A Film About Coffee is a love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee. It examines what it takes, and what it means, for coffee to be defined as “specialty.” The film whisks audiences on a trip around the world, from farms in Honduras and Rwanda to coffee shops in Tokyo, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York.
More info here: A Film About Coffee

Xmas Exhibition
4th Dec – 30th Jan, Bernard Shaw

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The annual Xmas Exhibition in The Bernard Shaw is back! There’ll be over 35 illustrators, photographers, designers and artists taking part with over 50 unique works hanging off the walls. The Exhibition launches at 7pm with complimentary drinks from Peroni.

ARTISTS
Andrea Figuera / Andrew Nuding / Annie Atkins / Aoife Dooley / Cait Fahey / Chris Judge / Dave Darcy / Denise Nestor / DMC / Fuchsia Macaree / Gianni (DolceMerda) / Guy Cresswell / Jacky Sheridan / Kevin Waldron / Lorcan Finnegan / Louis Scully / M&E / Maser / Melissa Doran / Niall McCormack / Paula McGloin / Peter Donnelly / Sarah Bowie / Sean Jackson / Steve Doogan / Steve McNamara / Steve Simpson / The Project Twins / Trevor Finnegan
More info here: Xmas Exhibition

Bia Beata in the United Arts Club
Next event, 29th Nov

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I have never heard of Bia Beata before until they messaged me on Twitter and if I only didn’t already have plans for that Saturday, I’d definitely go. I gladly read though that from Feb 2015 they will have a monthly supper club…yay!
Each month, in the United Arts Club, a different host takes guests on a journey of discovery into Ireland’s cuisine, and thus its people and society, throughout history and in contemporary times.
The host for the dinner on the 29th will be Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire, well known as an award winning chef, culinary historian and food writer.
More info here: Bia Beata

Dublin Flea & Block T’s Christmas Cracker Market
12th – 14th Dec

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Here’s Cracker’s awesome promo video!

Christmas Market at the MART
4th Dec

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Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival
26th Nov -23rd Dec 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council asks us to swap city centre crowds and stuffed out-of-town shopping centres to browse, shop, relax and soak up the festive spirit of magical seaside town of Dún Laoghaire :) One of the key features for the festival will be Christmas Cookery and Craft School on Dec 5th and 6th.
More info here: Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival

NYF Food Village
30th Dec – Jan 1st

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With plenty of Irish food markets serving an array of tasty treats and the launch of the Irish Year of Design 2015, the exquisite grounds of iconic Dublin Castle are a place to be as they’re transformed into the NYF Food Village.
More info here: NYE Food Village

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Raw Food & Veggie Workshop

When on Wednesday evening I found an email from Katie about the last minute Raw Food & Veggie workshop, I didn’t have to think twice.
I emailed her straight away and confirmed my attendance. There were at least three reasons to spend this Saturday morning at The Stables on the Fumbally Lane.

Firstly, I really wanted to meet Katie. I heard so much good about her and because I never made it to Connemara to her Dillisk project, this workshop seemed like an amazing opportunity to finally meet her.
Secondly, many of my friends are vegetarians/ vegans and even though I have lots of veggie cookbooks (PlentyThe Happy Pear, The Extra Virgin Kitchen are only a few to name) I usually end up cooking quinoa salad, safe and tasty but so terribly booooring!
Finally, I had no other plans and considering absolutely dreadful weather outside, cooking workshop sounded like a fantastic idea to spend Saturday!

Katie shared with us some scrumptious, vegan recipes like Kale crisps, Raw Lasagne or Irish Kimchi. Not to mention those divine truffles, mmmmm…..
The mix of flavours, colours and textures in every dish was simply beautiful!

Here are some pictures from this awesome workshop!

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