This year Theatre of Food celebrates 15 years at Electric Picnic with a wild, iconoclastic line-up of the hottest food talents in Ireland’s food culture. This sensationally scrumptious area is where you will find the food heroes who put the ‘great’ into great contemporary Irish food the international mavericks who enrich our restaurants and food carts with their cooking – and where you can get your fill of fabulous food to keep your energy stores up over the sold-out three-day festival weekend!
On the Main Stage we welcome Galway’s world-conquering Dough Bros, famed for their exquisite Neapolitan style pizza, voted #1 Best Pizzeria in Ireland 2022. We also welcome Irish chef, restaurateur and author JP McMahon. On the Garden Stage, Smokin’ Soul from Wexford will show the barbecue skills and set-ups that have swept the nation. Aoife Carrigy will welcome a welter of great talents to the Drinks Theatre, so expect Dublin’s hippest cocktails from Dave Mulligan of 1661, booze-free booze with Majken Bech-Bailey, and vermouth from Valentia.
We will have the world’s champion sausage maker, musical bites with Marcus O’Laoire and Richie Castillo, and toasties from Daddy’s of Dublin and 51CornMarket from Cork, while our international menu has Argentinian street food, Middle Eastern mezze, Japanese sushi and Malaysian masterpieces.
Over the last 15 years Theatre of Food has showcased the best new talents in the food firmament, and 2023 sees another new generation striding forward, so be sure to come and check out the names of tomorrow: Mike McGrath of Cork’s Miyazaki; Sam Moody of Abbeyleix’s Bramley; Niamh Hegarty of Cork’s BKultured; Jarred Cuffe of Dublin’s Off The Cuffe.
Galway’s Cathal McBride will explore wine rituals, and we promise that there will be ‘Spirish’ tapas, and champagne supernovas. Hear your fave chefs and wine merchants put on their DJ headsets, discover what drinks pair best with sushi with Cork’s L’Atitude 51, and unlock your mind with the potential of regenerative farming in Ireland.
Theatre of Food showcases and celebrates all that is best about Ireland’s food culture, and our 15th birthday celebrations are not to be missed at Electric Picnic 2023. From Friday to Sunday, our three stages will be buzzing with the hottest talents you can find in Ireland’s food universe, brought to you by Samuel McKenna of FoodHaus Productions.