It was great to be part of Taste of Dublin again this year. I arrived on Thursday morning to kick off the festival with the traditional Taste of Dublin photo in front of the fountain alongside a fantastic line up of well known chefs.
One of the highlights of the festival was to be shoulder to shoulder with Michel Roux Jr. and Kevin Thornton talking about Japanese food.
I was overwhelmed with the demand for my sushi masterclasses in the SONY tent with every session booking out from Thursday to Sunday along with a waiting/cancellation list.
I was truly impressed with the knowledge and interest from the public in not only sushi but Japanese food in general. I had so many interesting conversations with people who came up to me after the demos learning about how they became fans of Japanese food.
I was lucky to have the wonderful staff from Banyi Japanese Dining next door to me who were serving delicious sake cocktails and freshly made sushi.
The Goastbridge trout caviar proved very popular as a topping for the temaki rolls!
When I wasn't giving demonstrations I was enjoying the live music and delicious food with my family and friends. If you haven't been to Taste of Dublin be sure to stick it in your calendar for next year as it's such an incredible festival for everyone. The Minions appearance was the highlight of the festival for my little boy.