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4 events for... food and drink fans looking for something special

Bottomless brunch, a Hennessy history lesson and a craft beer tour.

IRELAND TODAY HAS a buzzing food and drink culture. And what better time to celebrate it than the summer?

Here are four events taking place around the country celebrating everything food and drink related from refreshing craft beers to refined tasting dinners.

1. Indulge in a delicious tasting dinner in the Liberties

When: Sunday July 29, 7pm

Where: Legit Coffee Co, Meath Street, Dublin 8

Marcin Kotwicki is a chef with a passion for pop-up food events. Kotwicki runs the blog T-Ancaire Gorm, where he posts about dining in Dublin along with promoting his wonderful tasting menu dinners, which he hosts regularly in The Liberties. The latest dinner, Endless Summer, will include four courses, each paired with a different organic wine to compliment the flavours of each dish.

Secure your place at the table and buy a ticket, here.

2. Chicken, waffles and prosecco – a recipe for the perfect summer weekend

When: Saturday July 28, from 12pm

Where:  Odeon, 57 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Chicken ‘N’ Waffles is the latest craze in the world of weekend brunching. Merging a menu of delectable dishes with music from artists like Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Stormzy, it’s an ideal way to get in the partying mood. Amongst the many highlights of this afternoon of food and tunes is bottomless prosecco.

Tickets for the BBQ Brunch can be purchased here.

3. Sample the finest craft beers from around the globe at the fourth annual Hagstravaganza

When: Saturday July 28, from 2pm

Where: The White Hag Brewing Company, Ballymote Business Park, Ballymote, Co Sligo

Founded in 2014, White Hag brewery has become one of the most popular brands producing craft beer in Ireland. The Sligo based company has coveted several accolades over the years, and this July they’re celebrating their fourth birthday with Hagstravaganza. This event brings breweries from across the globe to Ballymote providing an opportunity for enthusiasts to sample beverages  not available on our isle.

Tickets for Hagstravaganza are available to purchase, here.

4. Enjoy the #GrapeToGlass experience at this brandy tasting masterclass

When: Tuesday July 31, 7:30pm

Where: The Sky & The Ground, 112 South Main Street, Whitewall, Wexford

Ireland is best known for its whiskey, but the man who set up one of the world’s biggest names in brandy – Hennessy – was born here too. This tasting session is an opportunity to learn more about the history of brandy and cognac (and perhaps even learn the difference). It’s led by Paul Tuohy of Hennessy and several varieties will be available for tasting.

The event is free but you must sign up for a place on the tasting session.

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