The Taste of Dublin is possibly one of the luckiest events on the Irish social calendar when it comes to the weather. Baking temperatures brought out the crowds (some 35,000) over the weekend for a celebration of the culinary highlights of some of the city’s most popular eateries and food producers.

Ireland’s top blogger, Pippa O’Connor looked relaxed and chic as ever in this double breasted blazer and we’re betting her Poco jeans, finished off with a pair of the season’s must have mules.

Taste of Dublin, Blogger Pippa O’Connor presents the Best Dressed prize to Megan O’Riordain  Photo: Nicholas Mac Innes

The mum of two presented the Connaught Gold Best Dressed Award in association with The winning look went to Megan O’Riordain who attracted the judges’ attention in this ASOS dress and suede boots.

Taste of Dublin, Best Dressed winner Megan O’Riordain          Photo: Nicholas Mac Innes

Pippa was joined by judges, Sybil Mulcahy, editor of and Laura Birmingham, Beauty Editor of who also picked out two runners up for Best Dressed, opting for relaxed, understated, feminine looks.

Taste of Dublin, Judges Pippa O’Connor, Editor of Sybil Mulcahy and beauty expert Laura Birmingham  Photo: Nicholas Mac Innes
Runner up Marianne Walsh, Best Dressed Megan O’Riordain     Photo: Nicholas Mac Innes

Some 30 top chefs from around the world congregated at Taste this weekend to talk food and discuss culinary ideas. 

A key theme for this year’s Taste of Dublin was Flavours of the World with chefs creating exotic dishes to sample and delight

Some big name chefs appearing at the Electrolux Taste Theatre include Danni Barry, Robin Gill, Kwanghi Chan, Darina Allen, Sunil Ghai, Neven Maguire and Clodagh McKenna. The woman who puts this mega event together each year is PR maestro Avril Bannerton, seen here taking a well deserved break.

Taste of Dublin, organiser Avril Bannerton taking a well deserved break            Photo: Nicholas Mac Innes

The Champagne Taittinger VIP Suite in association with Celebrity Cruises was the spot to sip bubbly and mingle in luxury surroundings, among them’s Aisling O’Loughlin.

Taste of Dublin,’s Aisling O’Loughlin spotted coming out of the Champagne Taittinger VIP tent in association with Celebrity Cruises   Photo: Nicholas Mac Innes
Taste of Dublin, PR sisters Sharon and Avril Bannerton with’s Aisling O’Loughlin (middle)  Photo: Nicholas Mac Innes

Tanning guru Marissa Carter also took some time out of her hectic schedule to enjoy some nibbles and fizz with the team from

The family friendly event also welcomed parents of small children giving it an all inclusive feeling. With the added bonus of record temperatures, Taste of Dublin 2017 will go down as one to remember.