September Bitesize: Veginity, Bia Bó Finne, Saba And More


Posted September 12, 2016 in Food & Drink Features

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To Vegans: Veginity

The Dublin food scene has been welcoming the arrival of a number of vegan ventures lately, the most recent of which popped up this summer in the guise of Portobello based food truck Veginity. Aussie chef Marc Senn’s high quality plant-based food offerings have been wowing vegans and vegan-curious alike with Ethiopian Injera and homemade dosas, and deserts such as luscious peach donuts with cherry gel, coconut cream and chocolate ganache proving especially popular. Open Friday 5pm till 10pm and Saturdays 12pm to 10pm. Veginity, Richmond Place South, Portobello, Dublin 2 www.veginity.com

 

To Ten Years: Saba

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It’s all about celebrations this month at popular eatery Saba as they chalk up an impressive decade cooking fresh, authentic Thai and Vietnamese food in Dublin’s city centre. Saba marks this auspicious anniversary with a ten-day Thai food festival, with Saba Ten lunch specials and a signature cocktail featuring Thai pea aubergine at €10 each. There’s also a great competition for a fabulous holiday to Thailand, with €2,000 in spending dough for the lucky winner. With a sumptuous five-course Thai Banquet taking place on Saturday 10th September, the festival runs until September 12th www.sabadublin.com

 

To Trash: Trash Bash at Airfield

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Diners get to experience first-hand the role fermentation can play in reducing food waste as Airfield’s Food Rescue team create a meal from Dublin’s surplus food at this month’s Trash Bash Supper. Run under the guidance of Head Chef Jose Carbajo, this unique dining experience is just one of a number of events designed to inspire creative thinking on food and health throughout Airfield’s annual Festival of Food. The festival takes place over the weekend of 9th to 11th September and the Trash Bash Supper takes place on Friday 9th September with tickets are €25 per person. www.airfield.ie

 

To Bofin: Bia Bó Finne Food Festival

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Memories of summer may be fading but Inishbofin’s Bia Bó Finne offers foodies in search of a quick fiesta-fix plenty to look forward to. Now in its fourth year, the festival showcases the island’s tastes and flavours, with artisan food demos, wine tastings and a farmer’s market featuring local produce. Other weekend highlights include a poitin appreciation session offering a traditional taste of times past and a Ready Steady Cook Off featuring chefs Phillipe Farineau of Ashford Castle and Jonathan Keane of The Lodge at Ashford. Bia Bó Finne runs from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October www.Biabofinne.ie

 

To Pizza: Dublin City Pizza

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Let’s face it, in recent months Dublin has gone madder for pizza than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on payday. Now, ignore that that analogy makes no sense (who, after all, would pay the Turtles? Splinter?!?) and summon your dialling wand because Aungier Street’s delicious Dublin Pizza Company are now doing delivery. That’s right, you no longer have to either live within a five minute walk of their hatch, or shovel the whole thing down your gullet on the street like some kind of mutant turtle. You can now simply pay them to bring you pizza. Ingenius! Get to dublinpizzacompany.ie or dial 01-5611714. Party!

Words: Martina Murray

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