Urban Biodiversity Ramble and Winter Bounty Dinner at L.Mulligan Grocer, Dublin
November 24€70.00 – €85.00
This It’s a Wild Game event will take place in collaboration with Seáneen Sullivan of L. Mulligan Grocer in Stoneybatter, Dublin on Sunday 24 November 2019 to highlight urban wild life and its winter bounty. Book tickets below.
Beginning at 2.30pm at L.Mulligan Grocer, Seáneen and her team will welcome you with a warming drink before we set off on a Stoneybatter walk to learn about Urban wild life and its winter bounty.
After a short walk, we will head to see one of Stoneybatter’s community gardens with Michelle Halahan, sustainability officer for Trinity College Dublin. Nestled within the Artisan Dwelling Company cottages, it is a thriving example of biodiversity in urban spaces. Next, we will visit the Old Jameson Distillery to see Dublin’s only maturation warehouse and learn about urban whiskey production.
Finally, Kaethe Burt-O’Dea of BÍ URBAN, a studio for social creativity based in Stoneybatter, will invite you to taste a selection of raw Irish honeys that argue case for partnering with nature in the regeneration of the urban environment. Bí Urban’s study of honeybee democracy in their Broadstone Park Apiary is the first phase of their core project ‘The Lifeline’, a nature corridor that will connect the Botanic Gardens with the Liffey, creating a ribbon of biodiversity and fertile ground for social innovation, green enterprise and nature-based solutions.
Returning to L. Mulligan. Grocer, a long table feast will await celebrating the journey of produce from farm, woodlands, shores to plate. Renowned for their food and drink pairings, L. Mulligan Grocer will pair a different Irish made drink with each course. This is a unique opportunity to discover and taste what our urban and wider landscapes has to offer. During the meal we will be joined by producers to introduce their products and celebrate the winter bounty.
In summary (timings subject to change)
- 2.30pm arrival at L.Mulligan Grocer.
- 2.45pm to 3.15pm visit Stoneybatter’s community garden.
- 3.15pm to 4.15pm visit Old Jameson Distillery.
- 4.15pm to 5.15pm visit Bí Urban.
- 5.15pm to 8pm Long table feast at L.Mulligan Grocer.
Welcome drink: Manor Street made marmalade and tea punch
Winter barley broth, foraged and cultivated mushrooms, apple treacle scone, Phoenix Park blackberry butter
Sharing boards of game terrine, whole baked cheese, Lilliput Stores oils, nuts, dried fruits, house made almond breads, poached and pickled fruit and vegetables, chutneys, relishes, Cockagee cider (StoneyB connection)
Venison hand raised pies, winter vegetables from the other side of the Phoenix Park, lashings of lovely gravy, Ballymakenny potatoes in a Powers whiskey black garlic butter, Wicklow Way Wine Blackberry
Dark ginger and apple steamed pudding, brown bread ice-cream and Broadstone honeycomb, Spiced winter ale
Featured producers: Ard Mhacha Mushrooms, Highbank Orchards, Clonanny Farm, Wild Irish Game, Ballymakenny Farm, Stameen Farm
- This is a popup dinner with a set menu. Please let us know of any major food allergies or dietary restrictions. We will endeavour to cater for your needs if at all possible.
- Please dress accordingly for walking around Stoneybatter in warm and comfortable clothes. If raining, please bring a rain coat and an umbrella.
About Seáneen Sullivan and L.Mulligan Grocer
Seáneen Sullivan is the Executive Chef and Culinary Director of L. Mulligan Grocer in Stoneybatter, Dublin. L. Mulligan Grocer is a gastro pub located in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 and prides itself on showcasing the best in Irish produce but also the people behind them. Whiskey, beer and food menus are seasonal and change regularly. Each of their dishes is matched with a range of delicious Irish drinks to compliment and enhance the flavours. Sustainability and seasonality inform the kitchen’s practices and a keen emphasis is placed on working with local farmers, foragers and growers. Tastings and dinners are a regular feature at L. Mulligan Grocer. They now also run a whiskey shop at Powerscourt Town Centre in Dublin 2. lmulligangrocer.com
About It’s a Wild Game – A Celebration of Ireland’s Winter Bounty
It’s a Wild Game is a series of producer activities and dining events around the island of Ireland, where chefs celebrate Ireland’s winter bounty. The events are hosted by Euro-Toques Ireland, a member-based community of chefs, cooks and producers who pride themselves on being the custodians of Irish food heritage. Part of the Taste the Island celebrations, the events focus on provenance, seasonality and the journey of the produce from farm, woodlands, shores to plate.
Throughout the month of November, Euro-Toques Ireland is hosting three special It’s a Wild Game culinary experiences in three different member locations.
The key element of these special winter events will be wild game, fruits and produce from the woodlands and the seashore. These once-off events are open to Euro-Toques members as well as the general public and will offer an immersive dining experience with activities that range from meeting producers, farmers, growers and makers, to woodland walks, foraging and hunting.
Alongside the three events, Euro-Toques Ireland is hosting a NATIONAL It’s a Wild Game celebration on Thursday 21 November 2019 where many of their chef members working in cafés, pubs, bistros and restaurants will offer either a special or a full menu experience showcasing Ireland’s wild game and the winter bounty. Full listing of restaurants participating is available here.
All Euro-Toques members and the wider public are encouraged to join in the online conversation using the hashtags #itsawildgame and #tastetheisland.