Happenings, organises cultural events across Dublin City. One is these fantastic events is their Open Air Cinema Festival which takes place in Fitzwilliam Square.
This Thursday, 2nd May we will be taking part providing food courtesy of our most popular traders. Starting at 7.30pm (check Happenings for updates) the film is predicted to be The Big Lebowski – one of the all time greats (in my opinion!).
It was a hugely popular event for the first event which ran on the 19th April showing the classic Some Like it Hot – this Thursday will prove to be just as if not more popular.
Taking part you will find Mango Catering who make the juciest, highest quality, tastest burgers available, alongside them will be Little Marrakesh who delight customers with their Moroccan cuisine – full on flavours, good on price.
Spitfire Pig Roast will be enjoying their first outdoor event with us this Thursday – Spitfire Pig Roast makes exactly what it says – this is something not to be missed, divine delicious. While The Big Cheese has this utterly unique offering which once tasted people just keep coming back for more. What a taster try reading this without your mouth watering – Alpine melted Raclette cheese served on a bed of baby potatoes garnished with chorizo or bacon, sweet red peppers, spicy gherkins and rocket leaves.
Say Fish - who make the very delectable fresh fish in panko breadcrumbs. Serving hand cut chips with seaweed salt with a choice of sauces including lemon, Cajun mayo, garlic mayo, and homemade tartar it can be the perfect accompaniment to watch a Open Air movie.
All in all the movie, atmosphere, venue and delicious food add the perfect ingredients to make the perfect evening. See you there.
We are proud to announce that Irish Village Market will be at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (April 5th-7th, from 12 noon until 8pm) for OFFSET 2013 providing delicious fresh food from a number of our traders on the 6th and 7th.
“OFFSET has become one of the world’s most important creative events, each year hosting 24 of the most inspirational speakers in Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. It returns this year with its strongest line up to date, and will host a weekend of presentations, interviews, panel discussions and debates live on stage, with the very best of Irish and International designers, animators, illustrators, advertisers, artists, photographers and more. They will speak about their work, their ideas and inspirations and give insight into their practices and personal perspectives on their own careers over the course of three inspiring days.”
Our official blurb says
“As OffSet delegates walk outside we will forgive them for thinking they have been transported to a European Food Market. The aromatic smells that will fill the air will tempt their taste buds making it futile to try to resist the flavours and tastes brought to you by Irish Village Markets traders.
Irish Village Markets is an amalgamation of some of Ireland’s finest chefs, growers and producers all under the one umbrella. Visitors to any of the lunchtime markets enjoy the tastes & quality food made with top quality ingredients and flavours from all over the world in the unique city centre settings.
At OffSet delegates will be able to enjoy Indian Street food from Kerala Kitchen, fresh fish and divine chips with homemade sauces from Say Fish, seriously good gourmet burgers from Mango, New York style giros (with an Irish twist) from Grub Hub and authentic Thai Food from Kanum as well as lots, lots more. You can even relax with a perfect cup of coffee from our ever so Irish Dave owner of “Is Maith Loim Coffee”. So while your creative brain takes a break why not get your creative juices flowing (see what we did there! )
People travel from all over the world to come and be a part of OFFSET and we are delighted to be there too!
We hope to see you there!
If you love everything crêpe related, we’ve got some great news for you! Please give a warm welcome to Delicious Bar who specialise in sweet and savoury crêpes.
You can find them every Friday at Grand Canal, so if you want to indulge your sweet tooth or tantalise your taste buds with a savoury option, Delicious Bar have it covered!
Drop by to Grand Canal on Fridays and say hello to Ash!
The Big Cheese are bringing famous “Raclette” dishes to the market. Raclette is a Swiss dish that is very popular in the alpine areas of both Switzerland and France and which is now slowly starting to make its way across Europe.
Raclette is both the name of a cheese and the method of its presentation. The raclette cheese is melted under a special alpine burner before being meted out onto a selection of grilled vegetables, potatoes and cooked meats.
They offer a selection of gourmet toasted cheese sandwiches using locally sourced ingredients including Irish farmhouse cheeses, bacon, ham, and smoked turkey all served on freshly baked sourdough crust.
These may be garnished with homemade condiments including basil mayonnaise, homemade onion jam, and roasted red pepper cream.
Check them out on Thursdays at Mespil and Fridays at Sandyford!
Little Marrakesh is an idea by two friends and fellow food enthusiasts to bring authentic Moroccan food to the streets of Dublin city.
Paul Kavanagh a chef of fifteen years worked at several Michellin starred restaurants here in Ireland and in the United Kingdom including Gordon Ramsay and Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. Most recently Paul was head chef for Domini and Peaches Kemp at ITSA4 Sandymount in Dublin 4. Paul visited Morocco last year to observe first-hand the flavours and techniques used by the cooks of Morocco.
Dave O’Shea, an IT specialist previously employed by KPMG for nine years, always had a keen interest in cooking and in particular ethnic cuisines such as Moroccan, Thai and Korean food.
Paul and Dave from Little Marrakesh comment “As a fan of ethnic foods we had a particular interest in Moroccan food for a number of reasons. The scope for healthy vegetarian dishes was huge. More often than not, vegetarian foods in restaurants is more of an afterthought on the menu and can often consist of a generic house salad or a mushroom risotto or vegetable and mozzarella stack etc. We intend to offer vegetarian dishes as interesting and flavoursome as our popular meat dishes”.
We are excited at having Little Marrakesh at our lunchtime food markets. The fragrance and flavour of the slow cooked meat and vegetable tagines is particularly aromatic when walking through the market since they came onboard, similar to the smells you would enjoy when walking through the streets of Morocco.
Currently at our Sandyford market we gently suggest you give them a try
While you are sitting at your desk avoiding thoughts of sunnier climates, struggling to stay off Facebook and Twitter (well done on that one!), ignoring the rumbles from your lower regions (we’re talking stomachs here) we bring you this week’s “specially selected”.
At one of our markets near you….
From Dave’s Wood Fired Pizza comes Tomato-mozzarella-tuna-olives-roasted-cherry-tomatoes-basil – it looks mouth-wateringly good.
Or you could try Grub-Hub-signature-Steak-Strip-Sandwich-with-Rocket-Mature-Cheddar-Sauteed-Mushrooms-and-Onions-and-Pepper-Sauce. What is it they say Om Nom…
And back by popular demand
Say Fish Fresh Mackerel served in Say Fishs legendary panko bread crumb at all markets this week
Next week we will bring you a new selection of “specially selected”
Enjoy and we hope to see you at a market near you soon.
On the 16th, 17th and 18th of March we invite you to see the festival sights while enjoying the tastes of quality market food while soaking in the atmosphere of the St Patrick’s Festival in one of Ireland’s oldest & most beautiful churches.
Enjoy the tastes, smells and bustle of a street food market which has been running for over 8 years. Irish Village Markets provides the highest quality, authentic foods from all over the world. You will be able to munch on a gourmet burger, delight in the flavours of Thai cuisine or try an Irish gyro while watching the hustle and bustle and enjoying the crack of the Festival in the heart of the city.
St Patrick’s may be more famous, but the city’s second medieval cathedral has an abundance of charm. It is beautiful and open to visitors. The joy of the market is that it is such a modern food market with stall holder and chefs from all over the world situated in what is an ancient and sacred Irish landmark. Dating back to around 1030, it is said that its bells have pealed over the capital since the early 1400s.
The belfry has recently been opened up to visitors, and you can also view the impressive collection of church treasures and parish silver in the treasury.
So why not enjoy your lunch while walking around the grounds of this impressive visitors attraction, we will see you there?
Irish Village Markets SEEKS CYCLISTS FOR DELIVERY SERVICE.
Irish Village Markets is opening a lunchtime delivery service from its markets around the city centre, bringing hot, authentic, market food to offices and homes at lunchtime.
The service will expand to other markets across the week but we are starting on THURSDAYS from Mespil Road between 11.45 and 2.30pm. We are looking for cyclists who know the city, have a bike and are super fit to delivery hot, tasty food to the offices and homes around the Dublin 2 and 4 areas.
Knowledge of the streets and routes is an advantage. Respondents must be enthusiastic, responsible, speedy but safe and have their own bike and safety gear.
Payment is via an hourly rate plus commission.
If you are interested call: 01-2313926 or email email@example.com.
If you’ve been paying attention to food writing and television lately you’ll know that street food is “so hot right now”. We’re not surprised! Quality street food, the likes of which you’ll find at our markets, is prepared with quality ingredients and tender loving care and gives you the opportunity to experience that quality at reasonable prices. As so much of it is prepared on site as well, it gives you the chance to see the process behind your meal.
We are delighted to be taking part in the Tedx Dublin event on the 8th September.
TedxDublin, the epic event of ideas, entertainment and inspiration is usually held at Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. But now for the biggest TedxDublin event to date, Science Gallery will host this one event at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, where 15 great speakers will take to the stage to share ideas and explore the unexpected.
Tedx is is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The theme of this year’s event is “A City of Ideas”. Marking the culminsatino of the Science Gallery’s HACK THE CITY exhibition, the talks look at how we shape cities and how they, in return, shape us.
With tastes from all over the world on offer the aromas will fill the senses as TedxDublin visitors stroll, take in and enjoy the tastes, sounds and smells from our Irish Village Market trader stalls.
We are really excited to be part of such a great event and look forward to taking part.
Learn more about TedxDublin here.