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Derry’s Food-And-Drink Scene To Get One-Month Celebration

By Dave Simpson
Derry’s Food-And-Drink Scene To Get One-Month Celebration

Derry City will host a month-long campaign to celebrate its food-and-drink scene next month.


The ‘Love LegenDerry Food Month’ campaign has been launched by the LegenDerry Food Network, in partnership with Derry City and Strabane District Council and Visit Derry, and it will feature a series of events and food experiences. In addition, a new food trail will be launched, as over 40 businesses from across the city and wider area come to showcase how they are using local food to offer a visitor experience.

The events that will take place during Love LegenDerry Food Month include Urban Foraging on 11 February, the Beer & Cheese Longtable on 17 February, the Couples’ Cooking Experience on 17 and 18 February, the Sperrin Goat Experience on 17 and 18 February, and the Oyster & Stout Festival on 24 and 25 February.

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Statement By Visit Derry’s Chief Executive

Visit Derry’s chief executive, Odhran Dunne, said, “This city has always been known for its warm and welcoming hospitality, but now it is really making a name for itself around the world as a foodie destination.


“From food trucks serving exciting dishes to fine-dining restaurants, we have such a wide selection of wonderful food and drink on offer in Derry.

“Our local produce is second to none, and it is fantastic to see such an exciting and dedicated group of outstanding chefs determined to serve the very best seasonal ingredients in their businesses.

“From growers, producers, chefs, brewers and restaurateurs, there is something really fantastic happening in Derry at the minute, and the Love LegenDerry Food Month will create the perfect platform to showcase this to visitors.”

Dunne added, “Our oyster is perhaps symbolic of the food scene here in Derry. A once-abundant resource was in real danger of dying out before a major effort was made to help it flourish once again.

“Today the oyster sustains a buoyant local fishing fleet, with local chefs embracing this wonderful product and making it the star of some of their dishes. It doesn’t stop there, either, as the Walled City Brewery have used the oyster to brew their famous Foyster stout.


“The food-and-drink scene in Derry is thriving, and certainly worth raising a glass to!”

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