Day one for me at the Irish Quality Food Awards, held at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Catha Bruga Road (behind the Gresham Hotel).
I got the Aircoach from Belfast to O’Connell Street at 6.30 arriving at 08.45, ready for 9am start. The category was bread. I along with 8 other judges tried/sampled 50 varieties of bread. Never realised there were so many, totally carbed out!! There were four categories and we had to choose our top 3. These were then whittled down to winner and highly recommended. The winners to be announced at the IQFA Dinner at The Round Room, Mansion House on 16th September. 
Will be returning tomorrow. Meantime I’ll have a nap on the bus. 
Ciao for now.