You can learn how make your own edible treats with a visit to Broughgammon Farm, in Ballycastle, or let chief chocolatier Geri Martin from the Chocolate Manor help you craft ganache and flavour your own truffles, or book a special river whiskey tour with Causeway Coast Foodie Tours and White River Charters.
Causeway Coffee will be running courses on how to make the perfect coffee, and for a sweet treat, you can learn recipes for pastry and mincemeat with Jam at the Doorstep, in Armoy.
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Atlantic Sessions (18-20 November) will be adding to the festival line-up with some food experiences of its own, and some dining experiences in unique places are being planned over the coming months.
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 [na hÉireann] 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 at Causeway Coast and 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, said, “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 and Glens, sponsored by Tourism NI, go to visitcausewaycoastandglens.com/food-and-drink/giant-taste or tastecauseway.com.