March 08, 2012

March Foodie Events

SAVOUR Limerick

On March 15th why not head along to SAVOUR Limerick. Limerick’s celebration of food will  showcase what the region has to offer in terms of top quality produce, fantastic chefs, cookery demonstrations and more. Participating restaurants include CafĂ© Noir, The Cornstore, the Mustard Seed, The French Table, Hamptons, Adare Manor, River Bistro, Brasserie One @ No 1 Pery Square, Bella Italia, The Strand Hotel, Carrygerry Country House and more. There will be tastings, live cooking demonstrations and there may even be the odd rugby player or two!! 

This Limerick Food event is in aid of the CARI Foundation and takes place in Thomond Park from 6pm until late. The event is coordinated by 2nd year Event Management students from Limerick Institute of Technology and is supported by the Restaurants Association of Ireland. Tickets for the event are priced at €20 are available from participating restaurants and also directly from Thomond Park Stadium on 061-421106/061-421109 and
Dine In Dublin
Dine In Dublin is taking place this March from the 26th to the 1st April. It aims to promote city dining while encouraging restaurants to showcase their offerings. For foodies this means good food at a great price and at time that doesn't involve rushing from work to get a table in case you miss the early bird! There are three menu price choices of €20,€25 and €30 which kick off at 7pm in a variety of restaurants throughout Dublin. To see what restaurants are participating click here and don't forget to quote 'Dine in Dublin' when making your reservation.

Irish Craft Beer Festival
This festival will take place over Paddy's weekend, 15th to 19th March, at George's Dock IFSC. So far the list of brewers supplying beer to the festival are O'Hara's, Dungarvan, Eight Degrees, Fransciscan Well, Galway Hooker, Messrs' Maguire, The Porter House, Trouble Brewing, White Gypsy, Dingle Brewing Co and Hilden. It will run from 12pm to late every day with live music and entertainment throughout the day. There is free admission from 12pm – 7pm Thursday 15th and Friday 16th and a €10 admission applies from 12pm Saturday and Sunday. Please note that this event is strictly for over 18yrs.
For more info have a look here.
Slow Food Dublin Urban Foraging 
On March 24th join Slow Food Dublin for  a guided urban foraging expedition for wild garlic, nettles and other wild comestibles followed by a cookery demonstration and lunch. The meeting will start at 9.30 in O'Connells restaurant in Donnybrook, Dublin 4  with a light breakfast. Then the group will head out into the wilds of Donnybrook to find the foods that grow all around us. Afterward, Chef Udo Wittman will demonstrate the preparation of several dishes made with foraged foods followed by a main course lunch. Price for members is €22.50 and €25.00 for non-members (beverages not included). Please RSVP to

Urban Garden Picnic
This Saturday, March 10th, an Urban Garden Picnic will be held at a vacant allotment, Lullymore Terrace, Dublin 8 from 2-3pm. This vacant allotment is the first on the terrace, just by sally’s bridge and can be accessed easily through a pathway cleared in the bush. So why not grab yourself a blanket, a picnic basket and the all important tea and head on down to take advantage of our open green spaces. The event will be filmed as part of a project.

If you would like to have your foodie event added please contact Kat at thepurplepageireland (at)

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