Embrace a giant Taste of the Causeway Coast and Glens
This autumn you are invited to embrace a Giant Taste of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Taste Causeway and Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council have teamed up to bring you a mouth-watering series of food and drink based events and experiences from now until February 2023. It’s time for you discover new tastes and new skills in the Causeway Coast and Glens.
This year, thoughts of handmade gifts will be on everyone’s list. Why not book an experience with family and friends or give it as a special gift? You can learn how make your own edible treats with a visit to Broughgammon Farm in Ballycastle, or try the Truffle Shuffle and let Chief Chocolatier, Geri Martin from The Chocolate Manor help you craft ganache and flavour your own truffles, maybe even with a nip of your favourite tipple! Or if you prefer it straight up, book one a special river whiskey tour with Causeway Coast Foodie Tours and White River Charters.
Have you ever fancied yourself as a barista? Causeway Coffee will be running courses on how to make that perfect coffee, and for that sweet treat, learn fail proof recipes for the most delicious pastry and luxurious mincemeat with Jam at the Doorstop in Armoy, before the festive season.
You can of course let someone else do the work and indulge in a mouth-watering afternoon tea at a number of venues.
This year, Atlantic Sessions (18– 20 November) will also be part of a Giant Taste of the Causeway Coast and will be adding to the festival line up with some food experiences of its own. And if that wasn’t enough, some exclusive dining experiences in unique places are being planned over the coming months. As the only Slow Food accredited destination in Northern Ireland, you can also expect some events highlighting the many benefits of slow food cooking, featuring Paula McIntyre.
At the recent Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival, Sharon Scott, Programme Facilitator from Taste Causeway said: “Our food and drink products have gained significant reputation share over the past few years. Taste Causeway was named as the runner-up in the 2019 All Ireland Foodie Destination and in 2020 was accredited as a Slow Food Destination and our producers have excelled in recent Great Taste and Blas Awards. This programme is a mix of exciting and innovative events, experiences and workshops that really showcases the best of our food and drink.”
Kerrie McGonigle, Destination Manager – Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council said, “We know that visitors want to experience food and drink-based activities, such as meeting producers, distillers and farmers and tasting fresh, locally sourced, seasonal food. Taste Causeway will deliver these opportunities through food events and festivals, food trails, food tours and cookery demonstrations.”
Speaking about the programme, Gary Quate, Food and Drink Manager, Tourism Northern Ireland encouraged all to: “Embrace a Giant Taste of the Causeway Coast and Glens and experience the region through our world-class food and drink. The Causeway Coast and Glens food and drink culture is thriving and there has never been a better time to visit.
“Visitors will be spoilt for choice with a packed programme of events and experiences, with something to suit every taste and budget. Taste Causeway has curated an immersive programme of events and experiences that will showcase the very best of the food, drink and award-winning talent from this region.
“Tourism NI is delighted to be supporting the programme and encourages new and returning visitors to bring their appetite as they Embrace a Giant Taste of the Causeway Coast and Glens.” For more information on A Giant Taste of Causeway Coast & Glens sponsored by Tourism NI, go to www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com/food-and-drink/giant-taste or tastecauseway.com.