We’re VERY excited to bring you the 2019 lineup – here are some of the highlights!
This summer we’re fired up to welcome Canadian chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, internet sensation and VICE favourite Matty Matheson to Dublin for his first ever Irish festival. He’ll join forces with his good pal, Lee Tiernan from the brilliant Black Axe Mangal in London for a very special live fire feast with details and tickets announced very soon.
James Beard nominee Billy Durney will once again bring his award-winning Brooklyn Hometown BBQ to Dublin – last year he served us a perfect rendition of the Texas-style beef short rib using local Irish beef. And we’re thrilled to add a few more legendary USA barbecue experts to the lineup – Mike Johnson from Sugarfire Smokehouse, St.Louis, USA and Jiyeon Lee & Cody Taylor from Heirloom Market BBQ, Atlanta, Georgia.
As our homegrown talent continues to go from strength to strength we’re chuffed to have Grainne O’Keefe back, bringing her expertise of cooking on charcoal every day in Clanbrassil House and her burger knowledge from Bujo to the festival. We’ve some exciting new Dublin names joining us too, Holly Dalton from Gertrude and Gaz Smith from Michael’s, Lucky Tortoise Dim Sim, Bowls by Kwanghi Chan and Caribbean pop-up Lil’ Portie. And a few more returning Irish based scorchers include Jess Murphy from Kai in Galway, Paul Flynn from The Tannery in Waterford and Fingal Ferguson of Gubbeen Smokehouse.
Pioneer of London’s high-end barbecue scene, Neil Rankin from Temper Restaurants, returns to the festival with his exceptional nose-to-tail cooking. He’ll be joined by his Soho head chef and asador expert Martin Anderson and Goatober’s & Cabrito’s James Wheltor. BBQ expert and author Genevieve Taylor joins for the first time along with some of our favourite returning pitmasters Andy Stubbs from Low’n’Slow Birmingham, Smokestak’s David Carter, John Relihan, Rama Basilio, Jack May and Mark O’Brien. Hunter Gather Cook led by Nick Weston returns with a weekend of wild food, butchery, fire craft and woodland themed demos.
More to come!