A giant taste of Northern Ireland's sustainable food and drink

A giant taste of Northern Ireland's sustainable food and drink

Ireland, Ireland (excursion)
Offering delicious, sustainable and completely original food and drink, Northern Ireland's local produce provides an unrivaled palette of flavours.

Offering delicious, sustainable and completely original food and drink, Northern Ireland's local produce provides an unrivaled palette of flavours.

As a destination, Northern Ireland is simply bursting with gastronomic delights, excellent restaurants and a wide range of delicious and entertaining food tours.

With a short and sustainable farm-to-table supply chain, as well as restaurants, pubs, hotels and more, all of which specialize in local sourcing, the ingredients on your plate - organic whenever possible - are always fresher, tastier and full of seasonal surprises.

Whether you visit a Michelin-starred Belfast eatery, an ice cream maker in County Antrim that believes Ireland's dairy products are the best in the world, or a craft brewery in the Lake Districts of County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland's outstanding food culture and the wealth of local specialties you'll love you can try, they provide everywhere you go.

Among the sheer number of bars, farm shops, markets, festivals, restaurants, tour companies and food organizations bringing the best organic, local produce to the plate is Taste Causeway, a collective of passionate artisans creating extraordinary dining experiences across Antrim's famous Causeway and Glens coastline.

Head there to enjoy tours, food events, and self-guided visits such as the Truffle Shuffle Experience with chocolatier Geri Martin of Chocolate Manor, who will help you make hand-shaped and hand-rolled truffles. Or how about an exclusive luxury lunch at the cliff-edge Mussenden Temple? Dishes prepared and seasoned with Mussenden Sea Salt, pure natural sea salt hand-harvested and seasoned on the Causeway Coast, where sustainability meets great taste.

You can also head to Broglasco Farm, which produces the Broighter Gold range of rapeseed oils served to Her Majesty the Queen when she visited the Titanic in Belfast, and distill your own gin with Giants Basalt Rock Gin, located next to the world-famous World Heritage Site UNESCO Dear Giants.

In Belfast, a founding member of the Sustainable Food Cities Network, long-established Taste & Tour runs seven community food and drink tours, each featuring organic, local produce.

New for 2022 is their Spirit Circle, consisting of two radical and unexpected drinks. Situated on four floors of the prestigious National Bank building on High Street, where guests can currently take part in 'Belfast by the Glass', a celebration of Belfast's history, and 'Sensorium', a fully immersive cocktail experience that challenges all the senses.
You could visit a seventeenth-century barn in County Armagh, tasting cider and artisan products with the Armagh Cider Company, or you could savor County Down seafood at Cutch 27 in Kirkubbin - cafe by day, restaurant by night.

County Down is also ideal for those with a sweet tooth. Discover the best of chocolate making, chocolate tasting and chocolate storytelling at NearyNógs Stone Ground Chocolate, Ireland's first chocolate bar makers.

Guided tours, tastings and masterclasses showcase their amazing products and flavors - all in small batches, with no additives, emulsifiers or artificial flavours.

County Down is also home to three different and exceptional whiskey and gin distilleries, but elsewhere there may be goat and veal, Lough Neagh eels, bread and baked goods, rare breed beef and pork and a range of award-winning cheeses. The Northern Irish menu goes on and on.

So, with so much choice, perhaps it's time to plan a visit to tantalize your taste buds? Better grab your appetite.

Source: media.ireland.com

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