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Many thanks to the 54 venues dotted around the island of Ireland who got on board for #IrishCiderFoodDay. There truly were some excellent cider and food pairings. And of course many thanks to everyone who made it out to all the bars, restaurants and hotels and enjoyed a most Irish culinary celebration! 


Irish Cider & Food Day (#IrishCiderFoodDay) is Great Irish Beverage’s new one-day celebration of Irish ciders and Irish food, taking place in bars, hotels and restaurants throughout the island. On Thursday 3rd September 2015, participating venues will pair one of the following Irish ciders with an Irish food dish of their creation.
Irish Cider & Food Day aims to showcase the huge variety of excellent Irish ciders on the market today. Each of the broad range of styles featured here is produced using Irish-grown apples treated with respect by small-scale craft producers. By pairing Irish cider with great local food, we also hope to prove the surprising food-friendliness of what is after all the closest thing to Irish wine.
Sound like a tall claim? Like wine, cider is fermented rather than brewed, and like grapes, apples contain tannins that can come through in the final product. But unlike wine (which, let’s face it, we’re never going to have the weather for) cider is experiencing an exciting renaissance here on Irish shores. Time to get pairing and savouring!



Have a read below about the brilliant Irish ciders featuring in this one-day event, and some of the venues in which you can sample an Irish Cider & Food Day pairing.


We are in the process of finalising venues for Dublin Cocktail Fest, taking place from October 12th-17th and will showcase Ireland’s best spirits and liqueurs. Please stay tuned through our social media! 

Drink Producers

Venue List

(Want to sign up your venue for participation? Just click on the registration button below.)