We were very proud to work in conjunction with Ross Lewis to deliver probably the most important and historic State Banquet ever hosted by the Irish Government, for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 2011, held in Dublin Castle.
This historic event is part of With Taste’s entertainment repertoire, which is an evolution of hospitality throughout the years and has seen some truly iconic events in both the public, private and corporate arenas. In 1993, a biblical number of 5,500 people sat for dinner in Royal Dublin Society, Simmonscourt, Dublin for the International Golden Oldies Rugby Festival. This still remains as the record for a sit-down banquet in Ireland. While none have broken this number, there have been some significantly large and prestigious events of note over the years; the International Bar Association in 2012 saw 3,875 people dine in the RDS, in 2013 the EU Presidency Dinner was held in Dublin Castle and was attended by world leaders, also held in Dublin Castle was the inauguration dinner of President Mary McAleese in 1997 and more recently in 2016, the 1916 Centenary Commemoration saw 4,000 people dine in the RDS and 3,500 in Dublin Castle.