Major Food Showcase to Happen as Part of Web Summit

The Food Summit Comes to Dublin

Updated: November 11, 2017

Dubbed as ‘the largest food showcase in Ireland,’ the Food Summit has been launched in Dublin restaurant O’Connell’s of Donnybrook. Not only is the Food Summit a local favorite, tourists flock to it as well.

Ghee, The New Food Summit Entry

One of the most fascinating aspects of this Food Summit is the introduction of ghee, which is a type of clarified butter. What makes this truly unique is that it is heated, reduced, and then triple-filtered and what remains is the pure and healthy fat. The amazing part is that is it both lactose and dairy-free, which is in demand with so many digestive issues within the community.

The Food Summit involves more than 10,000 people being served Irish food at the Web Summit on 30 and 31 October. Tech CEO Raymond Fong says he’s excited to try new delicacies and meet with other forward-minded entrepreneurs. The Summit will also feature chefs from Ireland’s top restaurants as well as artisan food producers from across the country.

The Food Summit, run in association with Good Food Ireland, sold out last week. Guests include the founders and CEOs of tech companies such as Skype, Hailo, and Evernote, start-ups, international media and investors attending from over 90 countries in Dublin next week.

Over the course of the two days, guests will be offered 400,000 tastings of food and drink.

More than 60 Good Food Ireland-approved businesses from around Ireland will be on hand. They will provide guests with tastings of Irish food from chefs, bakers, farmers, cheese-makers, and fishermen, as well as beverages from artisan craft brewers and juice-makers.

Renowned chefs from some of Ireland’s top hotels, restaurants and food stores including O’Connells Restaurant, The Merrion Hotel, Rathmullan House, The Shelbourne Hotel, Butler’s Pantry, Mount Falcon Estate, Ely, as well as Darina Allen from the Ballymaloe Cookery School will present. They will also be on hand to provide international guests a taste of Ireland’s rich culinary culture.