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Culture Night 2023 - Food Highlights

The biggest collective celebration of culture in Ireland returns on September 22nd as Culture Night comes of age and celebrates its 18th year!

This One Night For All evening shines a light on the quality and breadth of Ireland’s incredibly diverse cultural offerings, while introducing audiences to new venues and emerging talent.

With Culture Night turning 18, here are some of the food highlights and what to expect:

University College Cork Confucius Institute – A Taste Of Chinese Culture: From Ancient To Modern, in The Lough, Cork

Join in for a captivating event that promises to transport you on a journey through the rich tapestry of Chinese heritage. Delight your senses with an array of immersive experiences that showcase the essence of China's illustrious history and contemporary vibrancy. Be enchanted by the melodic tunes of traditional Chinese music, performed on authentic instruments that have transcended generations.

Embrace the allure of the past as you witness a spectacular display of traditional dress. Savor the flavors of authentic Chinese cuisine. Engage your creativity with hands-on arts and crafts activities.Come and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Chinese culture, where this enchanting event promises to leave you with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for the wonders of China's cultural heritage.

Roscommon Cultural Food Fest, Cloonybeirne, Roscommon

An evening of celebration of multicultural food , international cultures and traditions of the world as experienced in Roscommon town with contributions from local community groups and residents of the new communities of Ukraine and others. Hosted by Roscommon Leader Partnership on behalf of the Ukrainine Forum Community Integration workgroup at Margaret’s Kitchen, The Walk. Admission FREE but STRICTLY by prior registration only. No admission on the night without preregistration . Register with

Snowy mooncakes are a non-baked pastry originating from Hong Kong. They are a festive, sweet food Cantonese usually have at Mid-Autumn Festival.

In this three-hour workshop from 5-8pm, visitors are invited to learn to make this delicious mooncake. Through chit-chats and hands-on experience, you will definitely enjoy this fun and educational workshop, and bring home three to share with friends and family. Taught by food lover Joanne Lee, the workshop will be in both Cantonese and English.

From tutor Lee:'I started enjoying cooking only after my arrival in Ireland. Through trying to do different cuisines, I recall the great time in Hong Kong and hope to retain the HK taste here.'

The Instituto Cervantes Dublin offers a vibrant programme open to all audiences and ages to enjoy Spanish culture in Ireland.

This enriching event will delve into the intricacies of Asturian cuisine, answer intriguing questions, and embark on a captivating journey through the food and culture of this unique region.

Presented by food writer Blanca Valencia, the talk aims to explore the region's best sidrerias (cider houses), renowned restaurants, producers and food markets. It will also offer the opportunity to learn about the fascinating cheeses from the region, and the influence of dairy on the region's delectable desserts, including the mythical rice pudding.

One of the highlights of the event will be the deconstruction of the iconic dish, fabada asturiana - a hearty bean stew infused with flavours of pork, black pudding, and saffron.

The Embassy of Lithuania is excited to present an evening of traditional cuisine, music and national costumes for Culture Night in Dublin this year.

Lithuanian cuisine has a variety of interesting dishes. There are five regions in Lithuania, within which the people cook traditional dishes that differ in character and content. All regions will be presented in the evening. Guests will try various types of cured meats, cheeses, sweets, rye bread and many more different traditional foods and beverages, and experience an authentic process of baking Šakotis (Tree cake). Šakotis is a popular Lithuanian traditional cake. Its name means "branched" and describes it's distinctive shape. It is baked by painting layers of batter onto a rotating spit over the wood-burning fire in a special oven. Šakotis is one of the most loved desserts in Lithuanian celebrations, especially at weddings or other most important family gatherings.

Join Gnó Mhaigh Eo on their Food & Drink Tour (Camchuairt Bhia & Dí) of Castlebar to try the culinary delights Castlebar has to offer! Eat, drink, speak Gaeilge (whether it is the cúpla focal or more) and explore Castlebar through its food. The route includes the renowned House of Plates. More venues to be announced! From produce to plate, you will see how local producers and chefs work together to create the magic of your meal. They will have fun with food including a cookery demonstration with mystery ingredients. Bigí linn!

Bí inár gcuideachta ar Chamchuairt Bhia & Dí le triail a bhaint as scoth an bhia agus na dí atá ar fáil i gCaisleán an Bharraigh. Bí ag ithe, ag ól, labhair Gaeilge (is cuma más cúpla focal nó níos mó atá agat) agus téigh ar thuras timpeall Chaisléan an Bharraigh agus an bhéim ar bhia. I measc na n-ionad, tá an bhialann chlúiteach House of Plates. Tuilleadh ionaid le bheith fógartha! Feicfidh tú an bealach a n-oibríonn na cócairí agus táirgeoirí as lámh a chéile le go gcuirfear an béile ar an bpláta. Beidh spraoi againn leis an mbia agus i measc na n-imeachtaí, beidh taispeántas cócaireachta le hoidis rúnda. Bígí linn!

Open House - Free Tour of Stillgarden Distillery & Gardens, in Inchicore, Dublin

Tour Stillgarden’s small but beautifully formed Distillery & Garden! See how they create spirits, cocktails and aperitifs with state of the art equipment in their Laboratory area. This creative Lab session will be followed by a Q&A from one of their liquid experts. Stillgarden will run three Distillery tours and three pre-sunset Garden tour sessions. Booking is essential for this 18+ event.

The full programme is available at

Slán go fóill.


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