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Where: L. Mulligans Grocer, 18 Stoneybatter, Dublin When: 26 August 2014, 20:00

954653_707409502618872_2041265237_nPull out those cookbooks and polish your Google-foo, it’s time to get ready for Culinary Quiz 2014! For €60 you can field a team of up to four culinary experts ready to destroy all competitors in a battle royale of gastronomic knowledge. Or, just bring three of your closest friends to have a laugh, enjoy some tasty food and libations and possibly win a prize or two.

This year our quiz will be held at L. Mulligan, Grocer in Stoneybatter. Mulligans is a very special pub and a great friend of Slow Food. Their craft beer selection is stellar (but don’t go looking for Guinny, Heiney or Carly–you won’t find it) and you’ll love their whisk(e)y selection. Of equal quality is their food. The Scotch eggs are legendary and they are obsessed with seasonal, local, artisan food.  Special tasting platters will be available for purchase if you come peckish.

Some of our very generous prize donations come from L. Mulligan, 3FEBaggot Street Wines,  Bean & Goose ChocolatiersBeoir, Bewley’sBig Red Kitchen, Birdcage BakeryBlind Pig, Caryna’s Cakes,  Christy Stapleton Produce, Clontarf WinesCornucopia, Dingle DistilleryDungarvan BrewingEasy Food, Green SaffronKnorrMorton’sMourne SeafoodNewgrange Gold, Nurney Farm, O’Brien’s WinesO’Connell’s of DonnybrookPicado Mexican PantryPurple PantrySheridan’s CheesemongersTeeling Whiskey CompanyTrue Batch Brew, and Viking Direct.

Proceeds from the quiz will go to support Fatima Groups United, a Family Resource Centre in the Rialto area of Dublin. 

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When: Saturday, 9 August 2014, 11:00am
Where: Glenageary, Dublin

Judy Friel has been developing her suburban garden in Glenageary for over ten years. Benefiting from the best practices in organic gardening and biodiversity, the garden now boasts over two hundred culinary, medicinal and cosmetic herbs. From this home garden, Judy hosts herb tastings for culinary students and provides edible flowers to local restaurants. She even has visits from a leading Dublin chef or two. 

Judy’s garden also contains a small apiary, which is continuing a bee keeping heritage from both Judy and her husband’s families. 

Judy will host a Slow Food Herb Tasting and Tour on Saturday, 9 August 2014

The tour and tasting will include 

  • Tour of the garden with tips for herb growing and composting success
  • Introduction to and basics of residential bee keeping
  • Blind tasting of up to 40 herbs and edible flowers
  • Demonstration of crystallising flowers for decorating desserts
  • Tasting samples of recipes made from Judy’s herbs and honey, including nasturtium and mint pesto
  • A tasty beverage of Pimm’s with blue borage flowers or chilled lemon verbena tea
  • A take home surprise

Come and be inspired as to what is possible in ‘your own back yard’ and learn more about growing and using herbs, composting, and beekeeping. 

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When: 01 July 2014, 19:00
Where: The Blind Pig Speakeasy, Dublin City Centre

Join us, Patrick Ryan from the the Firehouse Bakery, Rebecca Bell and Michael Reddy from Teeling Whiskey and Mixologist Paul Lambert for a night of whisk(e)y and donuts. Taste five different whiskies from around the world each paired with a different donut from the Firehouse Bakery. Fancy a nice American bourbon with a bacon donut? Or perhaps a Japanese whiskey with a lemon curd? As we’re tasting Paul will walk us through the whiskies and Patrick will tell us the story of the bakery. Also, Rebecca and Michael will tell us about Teeling, their whiskeys and the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years.

Our tasting will be held at the Blind Pig, a speakeasy in Dublin city center. Instructions for arrival will be provided to tickholders prior to the event.

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