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New Foodie Celebration ‘Taste Causeway’ Serves Up The Best Of Local Produce

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The beautiful Binevenagh mountain provided the background for the launch of Taste Causeway, a new culinary celebration taking place across the Causeway Coast and Glens from November 10th - 18th. L-R Leona Kane, Broighter Gold pictured on the family farm with Alastair Crown from Corndale Farm, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers, local food ambassador Paula McIntyre and chef Stanley Matthews from The Lime Tree Restaurant in Limavady. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

A new culinary celebration is set to serve up a treat this autumn across the Causeway Coast and Glens.

‘Taste Causeway’ promises a feast of fantastic food experiences across the destination from November 10th – 18th.

The concept, organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Tourism Team, will showcase our vibrant restaurant scene and superb local produce.

It’s set to build on the success of Restaurant Week which has evolved into a bigger celebration of the area’s local foodie offering as the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers explains: “Taste Causeway represents an exciting opportunity to highlight the extensive foodie repertoire of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Built around our fabulous producers and quality eating establishments, diners can look forward to immersing themselves in the very best of what this region has to offer. The variety of goods made and produced here sets us apart and Taste Causeway showcases this in a very exciting way.”

The nine-day programme features pairing menus, chocolate tastings and a chance to indulge in brunch with bubbles. Or what about fireside cheese platters, sparkling afternoon tea by the sea or for something completely different a Pretentious Food Night with wild ales, natural wines and a very descriptive menu! The programme also includes experiences aimed at vegans and vegetarians and for all Game of Thrones fans there’s an event not to be missed in Bushmills.

Alongside fabulous eating experiences, the celebration includes a number of opportunities for hands-on kitchen experience ranging from a seafood cookery class in Portrush, bread making in Ballycastle or a special Taste Causeway Aperoclub showcasing how local ingredients can be used to make impressive French-style canapes. Or why not enjoy a food tour in Portrush, Bushmills or Ballycastle which promise a unique way to enjoy a variety of local produce dishes served up in some of the area’s best eateries.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Destination Manager Kerrie McGonigle said: “Working together with our trade partners we are very excited to unveil our inaugural Taste Causeway programme. The diverse variety of events and menus on offer is testament to our ever growing foodie scene and we are looking forward to sharing this with everyone.”

To reflect this partnership approach, a number of events will take place during Taste Causeway aimed specifically at the local hospitality industry. Covering themes including the growth of food tourism and how to set yourself apart, these are organised in collaboration with Council’s Place and Prosperity team and further details will be available soon.

Taste Causeway will coincide with Atlantic Sessions, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s award winning music festival. It runs from November 15th – 18th with over 50 artists performing in over 20 venues in Portrush and Portstewart. Enjoy free music trails, new collaborations, exclusively curated premieres, plus special launch events from established artists. With great music and great food there has never been a better time to visit!

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