BelFeast Food Festival To Take Place In Belfast March 23-25
BelFeast, a new three-day food and drink festival taking place during the weekend of March 23-35, is promising a ‘taste’ of Belfast that will have visitors and residents asking for more.
The event is planned to boost Belfast’s reputation as a food and drink destination by showcasing the finest in local produce, the skills of local chefs, and the best of local restaurants, cafés and bars. Based around the Cathedral Quarter, it is being complemented by an entertainment programme that includes live music performances, street artists, tours, workshops, and talks, as well as an artisan street market and street food village.
BelFeast is funded by Belfast City Council and sponsored by Destination CQ BID. It is being delivered by the team behind Culture Night in collaboration with Food NI and supported by local producers and the wider hospitality industry. Tickets for all the events can be purchased from individual venues.
Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister said, “BelFeast will be a fun experience for everyone, and boost our reputation as a food destination. Lonely Planet 2018 has already named us as one of the best places to visit and a big reason for that is our food culture.
“BelFeast will shine a spotlight on Northern Ireland’s outstanding food and drinks industry from the farmers and artisan producers who offer a dazzling variety of choice, to the restaurants and chefs who combine local ingredients to create mouth-watering meals and memorable dining experiences.
“The festival will also celebrate the unique role that food plays in our lives, encouraging people of all ages to get involved and learn more about what they eat and where it comes from.”
More information on the festival programme is available via www.belfastcity.gov.uk/BelFeast.