The Taste of Dublin is back in its usual home of the Iveagh Gardens from 9th - 12th June.
I go most years and it's always a fun day of gluttony. I see Chapter One will be at it this year - don't remember seeing them before. A full list of restaurants is here, many are staples of the event. Rachel Allen, amongst many other Irish and international chefs will be doing cooking demonstrations. New features this year include a search for a best amateur chef and a barbeque family event on the Sunday.
Tickets available from their website or at the door on the day start at €15 and go up to €42, purchasing "florins" is parity with the Euro and come in books of 20. Past experience suggests you'll need at least 2 lots of 20 to try everything you fancy. There are plenty of free nibbles to be had from the many many food producers so you could try buying none, but I suspect your tummy will change your mind. If you can go on the Thursday or Friday in the daytime, it'll be far less busy and even more pleasant.