A time to Grill: BBQ and Craft Beer festival returns to Dublin in August

The Big Grill returns to Dublin's Herbert Park this weekend
The Big Grill returns to Dublin's Herbert Park this weekend

Top chefs and "pitmasters" handpicked to cook up a storm in Dublin's luscious Herbert Park on 17 - 20 August.

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19 May 2017 | 0

The Big Grill festival bills itself as the biggest, boldest outdoor cooking bash of the summer, celebrating the art of cooking with fire & smoke and giving 20,000 visitors the chance to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of barbecuing, grilling, smoking, meats, delicacies and drinks from around the globe.

Festival co-founder Andy Noonan handpicked some top chefs and “pitmasters” to cook up a storm in Dublin’s luscious Herbert Park on 17 – 20 August. The only rule is that they must cook with real fire, using charcoal and wood only. No gas or electricity is allowed! With that in mind, the chefs always aim to outdo one another with their builds, as well as entertain the crowds!

Some of the top chefs that will be attending The Big Grill 2017 include:

Andy Ricker from Portaland, Oregon, whose Pok Pok restaurants recreate authentic street food of Northern Thailand; Robin Gill, Masterchef judge and one of London’s most respected chefs and restaurateurs; Josh Katz of Berber & Q, who revolutionsed “meast on a stick” will bring his shwarma to Dublin for the weekend; Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn of the Hang Fire Smokehouse in Wales will share their smoking secrets; Neil Rankin of Temper in London pioneered London’s high end barbecue scene and is well known for his nose-to-tail cooking.

The barbecue takes centre stage at The Big Grill, but the devotion doesn’t stop there. The event will also play host to a world class selection of drinks from all over Ireland and further afield. 25 craft breweries and spirits producers will be present to demonstrate their magic, including Jameson Barrellman’s Feast, Dingle Gin, Rascals, O’Hara’s, Brewtonic, Wicklow Brewery, Wicklow Wolf, Franciscan Well, Eight Degrees, Mac Ivors Cider, Kinnegar, Porterhouse Brewing Co., Hope Beer and many more.

These attractions and many more will make up one of the biggest food events of the year, not to be missed. Sunday is family day at the Big Grill, while children u12 go free all weekend.

For all the details visit biggrillfestival.com

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