Guinness has teamed up with Meatopia, a festival originated in New York and moved to London in 2013, for a weekend of delicious meat dishes, beer and live music on July 1 and 2, 2017. The Dublin venue for the Meatopia Festival is the home of Guinness experimentation at the Open Gate Brewery.
The dishes cooked by the Irish and international live fire chefs will be served up against a backdrop of beer and live music. Festival organisers say the dishes will feature “ethically sourced” meat from a seven-year-old Galloway cow finished on fermented Guinness grain, and aged for 45 days in Kettyle Irish Foods salt chambers. They also included that the Meatopia UK founder Richard H Turner and his team of chefs will create signature dishes not experienced anywhere else.
Beer and meat lovers will enjoy unique dishes, grilled or smoked, over sustainable wood and charcoal, by some of the world’s best live fire chefs including Angie Mar of the Beatrice Inn, New York; Selin Kiazim of Oklava, London; Jowett Yu of the intriguingly named Hoo Lee Fook, Hong Kong; London-based Irish grill chef Niall Davidson; and Derek Creagh of Harry’s Restaurant, Donegal, and Harry’s Shack, Portstewart.
Beer and food expert Melissa Cole will be selecting the best beers from Guinness and independent breweries, as well as leading food pairings, tastings, brewer talks and more. The festival, which is strictly for over-18s, will also include various programmes such as the Meatopia Cutting Room; butchery demonstrations; and panels with Guinness brewers, the chefs and additional beer and meat experts.