Jamie Oliver to open Taste of Dublin 2012

Could it be? A blog post title that actually taunts you with the idea of Jamie Oliver in Ireland? Yep! He’s coming to kick off this year’s Taste of Dublin festival. I’m sharing the official press release here to give you all the details to plan your very own Dublin road trip for the event. So polish off your traveling shoes and get ready!
Jamie Oliver to open Taste of Dublin 2012
Taste of Dublin is delighted to announce that Jamie Oliver will launch this year’s seventh annual food and drink festival on Thursday June 14th at the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2.  Jamie will also be giving a live cooking demonstration on stage in Ireland for the first time.
Jamie will join a stellar bill of Irish and internationally famous chefs who will feature throughout Taste of Dublin from Thursday June 14th to Sunday 17th June. These include Valentine Warner, Thomasina Miers, Rachel Allen, Oliver Dunne, Ross Lewis, Derry Clarke and many more to be announced.
Jamie’s television programmes have been broadcast in over 100 countries and his books translated into over 30 languages over the last 14 years.  His 2010 book, Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals, became the first million-selling book in the UK as well as the fastest-selling non-fiction book since records began.
Taste of Dublin is Ireland’s premier summer food festival attracting up to 30,000 visitors each year. Enjoy a feast for the senses with 20 of Dublin’s best restaurants, interactive masterclasses, two live entertainment stages and over 100 exhibitors. Pick up informative tips with culinary demonstrations in the Chef’s Theatre and intimate Q&A sessions with top chefs at the Chef’s Table.  
General Release Tickets go on sale from 18th April or sign up to the Taste of Dublin Newsletter at www.tasteofdublin.ie for the chance to purchase Early Bird Tickets in March. All advance standard tickets are now only €20* discounted from the 2011 price of €25.
*Booking fees apply
Photography © David Loftus

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