Would you like to have a guaranteed Saturday night table for two at one of Dublin’s trendiest restaurants, without having to book weeks in advance, or join a mad rush for a reservation release? Chef Daniel Hannigan’s Food for Thought initiative, which supports suicide prevention charity 3TS, is having a big party on Saturday 3rd September, backed by many of Dublin’s best restaurants.
Two-Michelin-starred Liath, critics’ favorite Uno Mas, Library Street and Orwell Road, where Hannigan is head chef, are among the restaurants that will book a table for two that evening, to serve customers a ‘premium “. menu”. Tickets (€150 for two) will go on sale on Eventbrite on Monday, August 15 at 10 a.m. And there is a twist. , restaurant reservations will be randomly assigned.
Food for Thought was started by Hannigan in 2017. “The pandemic has been very tough on everyone, and especially on restaurants and the hospitality industry. Now more than ever, it’s important for restaurants to be aware of how their teams are doing and look for ways to reduce the stress and strains that are too present in the pressure cooker that can be the life of the kitchen,” did he declare. “All funds raised through this initiative will go directly to providing SafeTalk, which has been described as ‘first aid training’ for those at risk of suicide, self-harm and mental stress, to all participating restaurants.”
Participating restaurants are: Liath; library street; Charlotte Quay; Orwell Road; woodruff; Locks; that of Michael; Uno Mas; Richmond; To note; Jones variety; Host; Mr S; Mr. Fox; Delahunt and Rosa Madre.
cork on a fork
Cork on a Fork is a new food festival taking place in the city center next week (August 17-21). Street events, food trails, cooking demonstrations, family activities and tasting masterclasses feature on the full programme, which can be explored at corkcity.ie/corkonaforkfest. You can also view a map listing all the venues hosting events or offering Cork on a Fork tasting plates or menus highlighting local produce.
On the festival’s opening night, Princes Street will be transformed into an al fresco dining venue, with 200 guests seated for a long-table dinner. In a nice touch, the Market Lane Group, which includes Elbow Lane Smokehouse & Brewery and Market Lane Restaurant, is working with Lower Oliver Plunkett Street Food Bank to ensure Cork on a Fork is a food festival for all, in offering a prepared nutritious main dish to their users throughout the week of the event.