Now in its fifth year, The Big Grill returns to the leafy surrounds of Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 from 16th – 19th August 2018.
The festival celebrates the art of cooking with fire & smoke, bringing chefs, cooks and pitmasters from Ireland, UK and further along with over 20,000 visitors to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of barbecuing, grilling, smoking, vegetables, meats, delicacies and drinks.
Angie Mar joins for the first time from New York, bringing bold flavours from The Beatrice Inn, her underground version of the traditional Manhattan chophouse, best known for working with whole animals, live fire and dry ageing techniques.
Billy Durney brings his award winning Brooklyn Hometown BBQ to Dublin, widely regarded as the best BBQ joint in New York. Straight from opening London’s hottest new barbecue joint Smokestak, David Carter will showcase his grown up street food barbecue and wood smoked meats. Nomadic BBQ warrior Andy Stubbs from Low’n’Slow Birmingham will dish up his unique unauthentically authentic Mexican, taking influences from traditional Texas BBQ. Expect lots of tacos, brisket, ribs and barbacoa.
Gráinne O’Keeffe head chef at Clanbrassil House and culinary director of BuJo will bring her charcoal grill skills and burger expertise. Renowned Irish chef Paul Flynn joins us from Waterford on the Sunday bringing a taste of his award winning restaurant and cookery school The Tannery. He’ll be joined by Fingal Ferguson of Gubbeen Smokehouse who shares his wealth of smoke knowledge and knife making & sharpening skills. Returning pitmasters include Robin Gill (The Dairy, London), John Relihan, Ramo Bassilo, Jack May and Mark O’Brien. Hunter Gather Cook led by Nick Weston returns with a weekend of wild food, fire lighting and bushcraft themed demos alongside a wild game water wheel rotisserie and the Whole Dexter Steer Roast returns this year, to be served on the final day of the festival.
While the barbecue takes centre stage, the devotion doesn’t stop with the food. DJ BBQ our head of ‘catertainment’ hosts Bastecamp the smoking hub of the festival bringing barbecue experts and novices together for in-depth butchery, barbecue and smoking workshops. Nick Solares from of Eater.com Meat Show returns to feast his way around the festival and host heated chats and interviews with our pitmasters. The wildly popular, crowd pleaser Hot Wing and Chilli Challenges are back, bigger and better than ever. Watch brave souls who think they can take the heat live on stage.
Further details on the festival and tickets (from €15) for the events are available on the website http://biggrillfestival.com/
Corporate groups and parties can avail of special rates
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